At Ace Home Center in South Miami, the stockings are hung, sleigh bells are ringing and colorful lights are twinkling.
Ace Home Center held its annual Customer Appreciation day recently to celebrate the magic of the Christmas season and unveil the store’s spectacular Christmas shop. Customers attending the seasonal celebration received a 10 percent discount on Christmas shop items and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, warm greetings and refreshments offered by the Ace Home Center staff.
“We had a wonderful response from loyal customers and new customers alike,” said Betty Phillips, Christmas shop buyer and manager.
Phillips said that the traditional nutcrackers, which come in sizes ranging from 12 inches to six feet, are customer favorites again this year. Collectors will also be happy to find the newest offerings from Department 56, Byers’ Choice Carolers and Mark Roberts Fairies.
Whether your holiday decorating philosophy is “out with the old and in with the new” or you plan are to simply add a few new elements to spruce up your traditional holiday décor, Ace Home Center can help you create a Christmas wonderland in your home. Phillips and assistant Sharon Levy will help you find one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, table-top items, stockings, tree skirts, nativity scenes, wreaths, garlands, arches, floral accents, the ever popular nutcrackers and more. There are holiday looks and themes to fit any décor – traditional, contemporary, tropical, whimsical and everything in between.
“We have a decorated ‘peace tree’ that has peace signs and other elements from the ’60s for a real retro look. We also have a ‘wine tree’ for wine connoisseurs and, for the heart of the home, we have a kitchen tree,” Phillips said.
There is also a UM tree, quirky upside down trees and whimsical trees that are perfect to adorn the bedrooms of little girls and teens. For a more traditional look, the realistic Christmas trees at Ace Home Center come fully lighted in several heights, ranging from two to nine feet.
Customers also will find wonderful gift ideas to go under the tree. Lampe Berger and LeTeeDa luxury fragrances for the home and Beatrice Ball metal serving pieces that never need polishing make beautiful gifts.
“That’s the wonder of our store. People think they are walking into a hardware store and are shocked and delighted to discover that we are so much more,” said Phillips. “We help our customers select the perfect gifts for everyone on their list and we’ll even gift wrap them.”
Ace Home Center offers many options to decorate the exterior of your home. Outdoor lighting in numerous styles and colors, large ornaments in every color, wreaths, garland and life-size nutcrackers will give your home holiday curb appeal and make it a standout in the neighborhood.
Ace Home Center, 7325 Red Road, is open from 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
For information, call 305-667-1195.