Display Your Cabernet

Beer may be the big advertiser on Super Bowl Sunday, but wine is becoming the drink of choice for many of today’s adults. According to Fox News, beer sales are down 20 percent over the last 20 years while wine sales are up.

 

From merlot to malbec, pinot grigio and pinot noir, a glass of wine elevates any event to an experience in taste and sophistication. In fact, one of the most common hostess gifts is a bottle of vino. So where do you store yours?

 

Don’t hide bottles in a kitchen cabinet. Instead, showcase your collection in a wine bar or sideboard. Take a look at these four toast-worthy options available at Art Van Furniture:

 

Sheridan Server Wine Rack

 

Our Sheridan Server, in a fitting rich merlot finish, is a great addition to a dining room or gathering space. Store four bottles in its open wine bays, and keep your collection of wine glasses inside the two cabinets. The open shelving gives you a chance to display your decorative glasses or accent pieces, and a drawer conveniently holds a corkscrew, wine charm assortment and cocktail napkins.

 

Keegan Server Wine Rack

 

The unique Keegan Server and Wine Rack will also hold your wine in style. With a beveled mirrored back and warm cherry brown finish, it adds sparkle and grace to your room. Five bottles of wine are held in its wine bays. Storage capabilities also include a total of five felt lined drawers, two cabinets and one display cabinet with an elegant glass door. The top features a starburst veneer pattern for a surprising detail.

 

Tocara Wine Bar

 

The serious wine consumer will love the Tocara Wine Bar Curio. Two full-length glass doors showcase a collection of wine, champagne and martini glasses on glass shelves. A felt-lined drawer easily holds your corkscrew, aerator and foil cutter. Set up a bar on the curio’s pullout work surface, and organize, store and display your wine collection in three pullout racks.

 

Wine Cabinetzhang wine bar

 

Finally, add a splash of color to your room with our Asian-Inspired Zhang Wine Cabinet. Part of our Urban AV Collection, the piece is constructed using traditional Chinese joinery. One of a kind, it’s hand-painted in aqua and hand-distressed. It holds glassware inside its deep doors and dozens of bottles inside its wine bays.

 

Keep the Partridge and the Tree

Since the late 1700s, carolers have been singing some variation of The 12 Days of Christmas. Have you ever wondered what a Christmas like that would cost your true love? Well, if you bought all 78 items on the list, you would end up parting with $23,439.38, which is way cheaper than if you bought the 364 items repeated in all the song’s verses — from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree — that would cost $96,824.*

Assuming you don’t have that kind of money to spend or the space to store all those presents, Art Van Furniture has a solution: we’ve uncovered 12 (plus a few extra) fantastic gift ideas that won’t force you to rent a storage space or leave you broke.

 Good Tidings

 Make your guests feel right at home with an appealing entryway. A nicely-priced cedar chest offers an inviting spot to sit while taking off coats and boots (and a great place for storing them, too).

Once coats have been hung and the cold shaken off, warm everyone up with a festive cocktail from the bar. Our wine cabinet is sure to keep the holiday cheer flowing and encourage lots of mingling. Keep glasses within reach on top, and swing open the swivel door on the bottom to reveal bottles of your cherished Cupid Cabernet or Comet Chardonnay.

 

 

Comfort

Let it snow… while you enjoy stretching out like a lady of leisure on a chaise. “Dressed to the nines,” its form offers a show-stopping presentation. Place a snazzy 17-inch square pillow behind your head (chic at $19.99), nestle in, and cover up with a warm throw (comfortably priced at $29.00). It’s our solution to peace on earth. 

Chances are, you know a gal or guy striking out on their own. If their new place is short on space, try giving a gift that’s two-in-one: The Hide-a-seat Collection features a range of colorful ottomans that conceals a seat and cup holder! It’s innovative, fun, functional, and a must-have for any hip home.

 Joy

After a long day of hauling decorations from the attic and hanging lights outside, give merry gentlemen a place to rest with a reclining massage chair (including power!) that will melt away the season’s stresses faster than the time it takes to untangle tinsel.

For a little more TLC, try a therapeutic massage chair. Three auto massage programs work out the kinks in the back, neck and shoulders like a professional masseuse would. You definitely won’t have to worry about the fire slowly dying with an electric console fireplace. Move it from room to room to feel its warm glow — without ever going out to cut wood in the snow!  And on top is the perfect spot for a flat-panel HDTV from Paul’s TV.

Heavenly Peace

Make sure they get the most of their Silent Nights by offering the priceless gift of sleep. Right now we’ve stocked our sleighs with ultra premium latex pillows for a sweet sugar-plum price of $39.99. For a stocking, slip in a scented candle or relaxing room spray. Even an eye mask can help a tired elf attain sleep nirvana.

Tick-tock. Treasure your time this holiday with a Howard Miller grandfather clock. From now until January 2, we’re taking 40% – 50% off the “compare at” price. Plus, with every purchase you’ll receive a satin brass-finished “Carols of Christmas II” musical tabletop clock (sounds like a good hostess gift to us).

If you’re still scratching your head trying to think of the perfect gift, try an Art Van Furniture gift card. Available online from $25-$500, you can also grab one in-store in any denomination you want! It’s the perfect way to invest in their home and guarantee you’re always welcome to visit!

Christmas Eve is almost here, so come into one of our convenient locations or shop online to see more ideas that will help solve most of your gift-giving dilemmas, and set the stage for a very Happy New Year!

*Based on the 2010 calculations from the PNC Christmas Price Index: http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/CPI/2010/prices.html