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Monday, October 13, 2014

High Point Market & Halloween

It’s not even the second half of October, and yet fall is in full swing; the weather continues to cool and our sunny skies turn to grey, rainy skies. But don’t let the advent of rainy, cool weather get you down! Rain or shine, there’s still plenty of fun in store for the second half of October. Here’s what’s coming up.

Fall Furniture Market:

Every fall, thousands of furniture manufacturers and retailers head down to High Point, NC for The High Point Market. As usual, Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses takes this opportunity to travel on down to the furniture market to pick out the latest trends and styles of brand new furniture we know you’re going to love.

In fact, the High Point Market is the world’s largest furniture tradeshow in the world, brining more than 75,000 people together from more than 100 countries on 11.5 million square feet of showroom space! Now that’s a lot of furniture! And as the High Point Market Website says, “if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.”

So, that’s why we make the trip down to High Point in the fall, to bring the newest and best furniture back home just for you. We come back with fashions that are in style year-round for your living room, bedroom, dining room, kid’s bedroom, as well as occasional furniture and accents from the most trusted brands like Ashley, Broyhill, Flexsteel, Magnussen, Vaughan Bassett, and more!


Halloween will be here in a little less than 3 weeks! Whether you have kids who will be trick-or-treating, you’re an empty nester or a single family, we have several fun ways to celebrate this Halloween!

  • Invite trick-or-treaters over: If you’re not out trick-or-treating with your kids, it’s a ton of fun to turn on the porch light and pass out candy. Just put up some decorations – like a fake cobweb, and stuff some of your leaves into an orange pumpkin bag – dress up in a costume and buy a few bags of candy for the kids and have fun passing it out! It’s always a blast to see the smiles on the kids’ faces.
  • Go trick-or-treating: It’s always fun to go trick-or-treating with your children, nieces or nephews or a group. Offer to chaperone your family around and have a blast with the little ones while they gather candy!
  • Drive through your neighborhood and look at Halloween decorations: Anymore, it seems people spend as much time decorating their homes for Halloween as they do for Christmas. From inflatable pumpkins, fake tombstones, spiders, to scarecrows, it can be a blast to drive the neighborhood and see the decorations. So pack the family into the car and take a drive!

From all of us at Connell’s Furniture & Mattress in Mt. Vernon & Newark, we’re wishing you a very safe and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fun Family Fall Outdoor Activities

Isn’t fall great? As the days get shorter and the weather begins to cool, we tend to want to get outside more and enjoy the season. And why not, fall brings new changes, such as leaves changing colors and seasonal fruits and vegetables. With that said, below are some fun seasonal activities from Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses the whole family can enjoy that will get you outside to enjoy the new season.

  • Go apple picking: One great place to take the entire family is Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, OH. Right now, families can pick apples (including Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, and more!), and later in the season, pumpkin picking and sweet corn is also available. Plus, they offer a corn maze and plenty of safe and fun activities for the kids. You can’t go wrong at Lynd in the fall!
  • Take a hayride: Hayrides are a great way to get out and enjoy the weather, and kids sure love them! Many offer hot apple cider, hot chocolate and other warm beverages for autumn’s cool nights. And if you’re adventurous, some hayrides are even “haunted” to add a little excitement to the experience. Click here to find some local hayrides in Northwest Ohio, and other fun activities like corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more!
  • Make a fire pit and build a bonfire: It’s easy to build an attractive fire pit with some inexpensive retaining wall that the whole family can get years of enjoyment from (always check with your local fire department to make sure a fire pit is permitted at your home, and you’re not building it too close to property lines and/or fire hazards). Once constructed, it’s easy to start a bonfire and roast hot dogs, smores and enjoy the cool crisp season with family and friends.
  • Football Friday nights: Even if you don’t have a teenager that plays high school football, it’s still fun to go and support your local high school’s football team. It’s a fun environment and you’ll get to watch a fun football game and watch two marching bands perform.

As the season changes, let Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses in Newark and Mt. Vernon help you with your home furnishing needs. We have exactly what you’re looking for – whether you want to decorate your living room with fall’s best colors or your husband wants to outfit his “man cave” in the colors of favorite football team – with our great selection of furniture and mattresses at unbeatable everyday low prices. Come check us out, we promise you can’t make a mistake at Connell’s!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

High Point Furniture Market Highlights

Whatever you want, Highpoint Furniture Market is sure to have it. Each year, home furnishing retailers travel to the furniture capital of the world, High Point, NC to take in the sites, sounds and smells of new home furnishings from all over the world. Retailers are able to check out new offerings from their favorite manufacturers, gaze at one-of-a-kind home decor, and network with others in the business.

Connell’s makes the trip to High Point, as well as to other markets throughout the year to stay on top of the happenings in the home furnishings industry. The last market was held in October, and we took some showroom snapshots for you to experience first-hand what we experience. As a buyer, we know what we like, but we have to think like our customers when perusing merchandise. Let us know what you think of some of these cool, fun, and interesting finds!


Patterns and texture.

Shabby chic.

A bed fit for a princess.

Gorgeous Flexsteel sofa.

Buffalo hides, ostrich feathers and croc hides, OH MY.

Fit for a duck blind, a man cave, or your home?

Outdoor “living”.

Reclaimed wood.

Dramatic dining.

Stop by one of the two Connell’s locations in Mt. Vernon and Newark today to see if we chose any of these to offer in the stores. Visit us on Facebook to stay connected.

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!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summertime Stay-cations Right at Home in Mt. Vernon & Newark

June’s the month to git-up-and go! Hit the road for some highway hijinks and take a break to enjoy the sunny warm weather at these local attractions we know you’ll have a blast exploring.

Explore Mt. Vernon

  • Catch the spirit with a cemetery tour. Research your family tree, brush up on your genealogy and visit the gravesite of the Wild Men of Borneo. Creep into the crypts and check in on Chief Sac-A-Manc’s ancient Indian mound.
  • Open your imagination to the undiscovered worlds of lush beauty at the Children’s Garden. Spend a day with your children and enjoy musicals and theatrical performances at the open-air steel amphitheater plus check out the gorgeous half-acre garden displaying a hand-painted mural of the life of Johnny Appleseed.
  • Journey back in time at the New Testament Stone Garden. Take a guided tour through stone arrangements illustrating biblical passages and discover their significance and references to the Bible.
  • What do a fireman and a motorcycle mechanic know about decorating your home? “Git-up-and go” to Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses on Upper Gilchrist Road to find out! Take home souvenirs for your living room, dining room, bedroom, kids room, entertainment room and home office.

Explore Newark

  • Check out the World’s Largest Basket! Tour the birthplace of Longaberger Baskets and sail back in time to the 1950’s at Popeye’s Soda Shop.
  • “I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!” at Ye Olde Mill Velvet Ice Cream Factory. Indulge your sweet tooth on Velvet Ice Cream, watch its cool production and tour Ohio’s only ice cream museum.
  • Birds of a feather flock together for nature lovers at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. Explore the 970 wooded acres primed for bird watching, hiking, biking, canoeing and visit the sacred Indian Territory where no man was to raise his hand in another.
  • Cruise on over to Connell’s on North 21st Street across from the Grill to see for yourself how a grocery store was transformed into a gorgeous store chockfull of fab furniture at amazing prices!

The best reason to get-up-and-go to Newark and Mount Vernon is Connell’s Furniture and Mattresses! Everything at Connell’s is in stock and ready for immediate Dream Team Delivery for only $39.95 – and it’s all covered by Connell’s trademarked No Oops™ guarantee! If you don’t like your new furniture for any reason, Connell’s will take it back – no questions asked!