Christmas Critical: Biggest Holiday Party Weekend of the Year, You Need Fluff

Published December 16, 2011 by Candy Evans

This weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for parties. Next weekend is Christmas Eve and Day, so this weekend before bears the brunt of holding a ton of parties across Dallas. How do I know?

Every single outside heater in Dallas is rented!

Need a little fluff for your house party decor — garland, mantle, tree or centerpiece?  If you think that all the furniture stores in Dallas are gone,  vanished, you may be right: no more Gabberts or Robb & Stucky. More on that in a future post.

But, there is one man still very much an anomaly in the Dallas furniture business: Mark Lafferty. He has survived and thrived. And he has a brand new secondary store at Preston and Royal, south west side, 10759 Preston Road: The Gallery Interiors. Mark’s other store is Antique Stop. I mean, who opens a second store in the middle of a recession, and thrives? Mark Lafferty.

What I love: everything. The Gallery Interiors offers great gifts and merchandise, and now Mark tells me he has a room absolutely devoted to “fluffling” garlands, arrangements, just about anything we need. Oh and everything in the store is 40% off, too, just for the holidays.

Or as we say around here, holi-DAZE!

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