Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make It A Holiday To Remember

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It’s December already. Where in the world did 2012 go? With the holidays fast approaching, we created a list of a few fun outings to do as a family. In the meantime, stop in to see us! We have sales galore throughout the store! Come get that sofa, loveseat, sectional or new dining room furniture just in time for your holiday entertaining.

And then head out with the family to one of these fabulous adventures . . .

Baby it’s cold outside! Check out some indoor athletic fun. Take the family ice skating at Lou & Gibb Reese Ice Arena. Bowling alleys abound and are an inexpensive way to get the gang together. Water parks are the best this time of year! Locally there is Coco Key Water Resort and Fort Rapids, just to name a few.

What about a Christmas attraction? Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a site to see. The Santa Train at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad is also fun for the whole family.

Get cultured with some art. When was the last time you went to the theatre? The Nutcracker at BalletMet is now going on. Columbus Children’s Theatre always has holiday plays and attractions. Check out an art gallery like Gund Gallery or The Columbus Museum of Art. Smaller kids will enjoy the AHA! Children’s Museum in Lancaster. COSI is also always a hit for kids and adults.

Bundle up and spend some time in nature. Dawes Arboretum is local and well prepared for the holidays with activities for young and old. Or just get out and walk the trails! Lots of local places to do so, including the Heart of Ohio Trail, Kokosing Gap Trail and several within the Columbus Metro Parks.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

October-2012 9.6 out of 10

City Rating Comments Resolution
Centerburg 9 There Was No Pressure.
Mount Vernon 10 We’ve Dealt With Them Before. Lisa A Neighbor, And She Waited On Us. We’ve Always Been Treated Very Well.
Centerburg 9 Just A Friendly Place. The Sales People Were All Good.
Fredericktown 6
Mount Vernon 10 They Had What We Wanted Locally And We Did Not Have To Go Out Of Town.
Mount Vernon 8 I Was Satisfied.
Gambier 10 We Bought A Mattress With A 30-Day Guarantee.  We Were Not Happy And They Were Superb About Allowing Us To Exchange It.
Mount Vernon 10 I Love This Chair.
Mount Vernon 10 They Had The Furniture We Liked.
Mount Vernon 8 I Had A Little Difficulty With The Delivery Process.
Newark 10 It Was Convenient.  The Staff Were Helpful.  It Was Already Put Together, Came In And Put It Where I Wanted It.
Hebron 10 I Am Not Sure.
Centerburg 10 Lisa, The Salesperson, Made It A Great Experience.
Mount Vernon 10 They Were Very Accommodating.
Mount Vernon 10 They Had Exactly What I Needed.
Howard 10 I Got The Mattress Quickly.  The Delivery Time Was Accurate.
Newark 8 We Are Fine Until Delivery. It Was Not Convenient. We Had To Take Off Time From Work.
Newark 10 They Were Really Good With Waiting On Us And Taking Time With Us. We Appreciated It. Danielle Waited On Us And We Really Liked Her.
Mount Vernon 10 I Have Always Bought There. I Like Shopping There. Friendly And Helpful.
Newark 10 Every Time Here It Is Easy And Flawless.
Newark 10 Danielle. She Is Awesome. She Went Way Above And Beyond To Help Me Pick A Couch Out. She Was Patient And Kind.
Marysville 10 They Had The Best Prices, And The Customer Service Was Great,
Mount Vernon 10 The Friendliness, The Man That Delivered Our Furniture Was First Class For Sure.
Newark 6 I Called, And They Did Not Call Me Back Regarding Delivery And Paying. I Kept Calling And Getting The Run Around With Her Telling Me She Was With A Customer Every Time  I Called.
Mount Vernon 10 They Treated Me Right.
Newark 10 The Salesperson Was Really Good.  She Let Us Know About The Savings That Was Available To Us.  Delivery Was Right On The Nose And Everyone Was Professional.
Mount Vernon 10 I Was Satisfied With Everything.
Glenford 10 It Was A Great Experience Because Of The Salesperson And The Overall Congeniality Of The Staff.  It Was Easy To Find Things.
Fredericktown 10 I Am Really Happy With The Furniture.  I Like The Five-Day Trial Period.  We Really Liked The Upholstery Warranty They Offer.
Howard 8 The Only Thing I Didn’t Like Was Having To Pay The Delivery Charge.
Johnston 10 I Bought A Few Months Ago And Paid Off My Last Purchase.  I Was Satisfied With What I Got.  I Have Shopped There Three Times Now.
Mount Vernon 10 It Was An Overall Pleasant Experience.
Danville 10 They Were Very Helpful, But Not High Pressure.  They Allowed Us To Walk Around.  When We Made A Decision, They Very Friendly And Helpful.
Mount Vernon 10 We Got A Good Price For Good Merchandise.  The Service Is Good.
Heath 10 The Staff Were Wonderful.  They Were Very Accommodating.
Thornville 10 Everybody Was Very Friendly And Helpful.  The Delivery Was Timely.
Itica 8 I Am Not Sure.
Howard 10 Everything Went Smoothly And I Did Not Have Any Problems.
Newark 10 The Associate Who Waited On Me Was Very Pleasant.  He Wasn’t Pushy.  He Answered My Questions, Rang Up My Sale And Did Everything Very Professionally.
Mount Vernon 10 Lisa Was Really Nice And Took The Time To Explain.  She Did Not Try To Talk Me Out Of Anything, But  Explained What Was More Durable And Would Last Longer.
Sugarcreek 10 We Have Bought From Them Before And Are Good Friends With One Of The Saleswomen.  She Is Such A Good Salesperson.  The Prices Are Good And There Is A Lot Of Selection.
Mount Vernon 8 Lower The Prices Of Their Furniture.
Mount Vernon 8 We Had A Great Experience.
Mount Vernon 10 They Were Having A Sale.  The Delivery People Were Very Polite And Knowledgeable.  The Saleswoman Who Helped Me Was Great.  The Whole Experience Was Very Positive.
Fredericktown 10 They’re Friendly And Helpful.
Newark 3 I Asked To Talk To The Store Manager And They Would Not Even Give Me His Name. Staff Member Noah Was Very Nice And Did Everything I Asked, But One Woman Was Not Helpful At All And Said The Manager Would Not Call Me.
Mount Vernon 10 It Is Always A Great Experience.
Mount Vernon 10 I Got What I Wanted And It Was Delivered In A Timely Fashion.  Everyone Greeted Me Well When I Was There.
Danville 9 They’re A Hometown Store.  I’ve Dealt With Them For Years.
Gambier 10 Alison And Lisa Were Very Nice.  When It Was Delivered, We Decided It Was Not What We Wanted.  They Were Very Nice And Exchanged It.  The Staff Is Very Helpful.  They Did Not Have Any Clocks On Display.
Mount Vernon 10 The Staff Are Extremely Knowledgeable, Patient And Helpful.
Howard 10 We Got The Chair Sooner Then Expected.  Lisa Helped Us A Lot.
Warsaw 10 The Friendly Sales Woman Made It A Great Experience.
Newark 10 We’ve Used Them In The Past.  I Went To School With The Brothers.
Howard 10 The Staff Were Friendly And Helpful.  They Answered My Questions.
Newark 10 The Sales People, Having What I Wanted.
Utica 9 We Were Able To Get Our Questions Answered And Were Able To Get Things Delivered Quickly And With Flexibility To Our Schedule.
Newark 10 Not High Pressure People, Delivery Was In And Out Quickly, Everything Was Good
Mount Vernon 10 I Got A New Mattress And My Back Does Not Hurt Anymore
Mount Vernon 10 I Like When You Go To A Store And You Walk In And People Let You Walk Around Before They Approach You. It Was A Nice Guy That Took Care Of Me.
Gambier 10 The Prices, Good Financing, The Sale For What We Got,
Zanesville 8 I Had Some Trouble With The Furniture Manufacturer. Stay In Better Contact With The Manufacturer..
Granville 10 Have Dealt With Connell’s, Like The Quality Of The Furniture Friendly
Newark 10 The Sales Person Was Friendly, Helpful, And The Delivery And Set Up Was Great, A Pleasure.
Sunbury 10 They Knew Exactly What I Wanted. They Had Lots Of Magazines And Brochures To Choose From.
Zanesville 9 They Had What I Wanted.
Newark 10 This Is The Third Or Fourth Purchase I Have Made. They Are Courteous And They Answer My Questions.
Newark 10 The People That Work There.
Mount Vernon 10 I Liked Lisa Payne And The Other People Who Were Involved.
Frazeysburg 10 I Have Been Looking Around. When I Went In, I Found What I Wanted And The Salesperson Was Really Good.  I Had Been Looking Around For A Couple Of Months, Knew What I Wanted And Finally Found It.
Fredericktown 10 The Salesperson Was Nice And Helpful.
Newark 10 Julie Made It A Great Experience.
Mount Vernon 10 They Were Friendly, The Store Is Local And The Service Was Great.
Newark 10 They Were Very Polite And Courteous. They Got Me What I Wanted And It Came Fast Enough.
Heath 10 The Salesgirl Was Really Nice And Helpful.
Heath 10 I Found What I Wanted.
Mount Vernon 10 Staff And Selection.
Saint Louisville 9 We Were Able To Find What We Wanted At The Price We Wanted To Pay.
Granville 10 The Service We Got. I Bought It On … And Delivery On Tuesday From 3 Different Locations. Julie Was Very Helpful.
Newark 10 She Was Really Nice. I Bought A Set And Did Not Like The Couch So I Took It Back And Got Another One. Very Comfortable And Low Key. No Pressure.
Newark 10 They Were Helpful And The Delivery Guys Were Good.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Connell’s Is Spreading Holiday Cheer

Christmas is just a few short weeks away! Can you believe it?

In last week’s post, we gave you some fun family ideas as you celebrate winter break and the Christmas holiday season together. This week, we bring you even more ideas, including simple decorating tips and homemade gift giving inspiration. Go all out this year and make it a season to remember. Stop in to see us for a few new additions to your home. We have great deals going on all month long. Then check out these creative, inexpensive ways to decorate and share the season as a family!

Start out with the basics.

  • Put up the tree and hang a Christmas wreath on your front door.
  • String Christmas lights outdoors or opt for simple ornaments hanging from a bare tree.
  • Buy a few Christmas throws, pillows and table tops as simple indoor decorations.
  • Pull out your favorite holiday table top items to display.
  • Keep your holiday CDs in the player, or stay tuned to your favorite Christmas station all month long.

Simple decorating ideas

  • Tie curtains back with red or green ribbon.
  • Hang your stockings by the chimney with care.
  • Create a festive kitchen using a collection of red and green food items.
  • Wrap your front door in plain white paper, or shiny paper and decorate with a large red bow so it looks like a present itself.
  • A collection of white or off white candles are simple and beautiful.
  • Decorate with garland around doors, windows and mirrors or make a simple table runner with garland and pine cones.
  • Make beautiful centerpieces with large glass bowls or vases filled with fruit, nuts, candy or ornaments of matching colors.
  • Build a gingerbread house.

Homemade gift giving ideas

  • Bake gingerbread men to use as name tags on presents.
  • Christmas cookies!
  • Create candle votives from baby jars. Remove labels, adorn with holiday stickers, roll in clear glue then roll in sugar for a frosted effect.
  • Arrange a beautiful fruit basket and cover in shrink wrap, topped with a festive bow.
  • Make cookie dough or hot chocolate in a mason jar and adorn with ribbon and a homemade name tag.
  • Grow herbs to give away arranged in a beautiful basket for the people who love to cook.
  • Cookie cutters on long ribbons make interesting window displays.

Things to do as a family

  • Take a walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the Christmas lights, sights and sounds.
  • Go iceskating as a family at an indoor or outdoor rink.
  • Play in the snow (if we get any).
  • Round up the gang and venture out to a Christmas play or concert.
  • Entertain family, friends and neighbors at home and maybe even do some caroling.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Prosperous New Year, from our family to yours!



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas To All


. . . and to all a Good Night!

At Connell’s, we love the holiday season! Buying and receiving gifts, holly, garland, mistletoe, Christmas trees, stockings by the chimney, holiday cheer and goodwill toward all.

By now, you’ve likely purchased most of your Christmas presents, but if not there’s still time for those last minute gift items. Stop into Connell’s Furniture and Mattresses for decor across all rooms of your home! The sales are unbelievable and gifts for the home are gifts anyone will appreciate.

Right now, we’re offering NO INTEREST for 24 MONTHS or 24% OFF for CASH!

Plus, through this Saturday, December 22nd, we’re running our #ConnellsHolidayGift promotion. For every mattress sold thru December 22, Connell’s will donate $10 to the charity of our Facebook Fan’s Choice! Check out our Facebook page to learn more and join in the fun!

In the meantime, get in the spirit with these festive Christmas trees . . .






And this beautiful song . . .

From our family to yours,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!