Nell Hill's Entertaining in Style
Inspiring Parties and Seasonal Celebrations
By Mary Carol Garrity
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 9780740760525, 128pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
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"I love it when I catch someone's reaction at my stores when they turn a corner and come upon something unexpected. Maybe it's something they didn't know they had to have until that moment, or it's the way we've displayed something that's a little out of the ordinary that they might be able to use in their decorating." --Mary Carol Garrity
Mary Carol tries to guarantee that their trips are worthwhile by personally providing them with inspiration on how to improve their homes and decor. This book is the culmination of her many years of experience both selling tabletop and listening to her customers most-often-asked questions about entertaining.
Nell Hill's Entertaining in Style is organized around the changing seasons and the holidays and celebrations that go with them. Nell Hill's is renowned for its tabletop medleys, and the book shows you how you can create similar effects. Also featured are creative party themes, delicious menu ideas, and tips to make every guest feel special. This book is ideal for people who are intimidated at the thought of throwing a party. It gives readers Mary Carol's tips and tricks for breaking each step down into a manageable plan.
The book is filled with spectacular photography of the celebrations in Mary Carol's 130-year-old home as well as in the homes and gardens of her friends.
Mary Carol Garrity, heralded by Forbes magazine as "one of the hottest little retailers," is the dynamic proprietor of Nell Hill's, with locations in Atchison, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. As one of today's top lifestyle resources—with her own paint and home accessory lines—Mary Carol is always on hand to personally answer customers' questions and offer real-life decorating solutions. She lives in Atchison, Kansas, with her husband, Dan.