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    The True Meaning of Christmas

    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, etc., chances are that you're celebrating a holiday or two this season. With the focus being on decorating your home, arranging your space for guests, providing entertainment with food/drinks, and buying a copious amount of presents, it's easy to lose the real meaning of this season. While religion plays a major role in the holiday we choose to celebrate, there's an even deeper, broader reason to celebrate this December, and we can all join together in joy over the same feeling.

    Arranging Your Home for the Holidays

    During the holiday season, your home is likely to receive more guests than any other time of the year. Often, not only does the amount of people in your home increase, but so does their length of stay. It's important to adapt to these changes and arrange your home so that your holiday gatherings can be both practical and comfortable. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can arrange your home.

    Spotlight on American Leather

    To familiarize our customers with the brands that they're browsing and buying, we like to spotlight a furniture company every now and then to give you a better perspective of the brand/s that may be, or may potentially be, in your home. This week, we're highlighting American Leather. The company was built on the simple concept that they could make and deliver custom furniture within three weeks. They achieved that dream, and they continue to hold true to their promise today. American Leather creates beautiful, high-quality furniture with expert craftsmanship that will last. Let's take a quick glimpse at why you should care about American Leather:

    Be Thankful but Be Prepared

    With Thanksgiving approaching, it is a very exciting time for family, friends, and loved ones to gather around and celebrate what they are thankful for each year. It can also make for a lot of stress, work, and cramming to prepare in the final minutes. Instead of waiting until the night before, or the morning of, use these tips to help ease some of the rush and bring your home together in time for your guests easily.

    Glossary of Key Furniture Terms: Part One

    With unlimited options to choose from, it may be overwhelming browsing or shopping for furniture if you're not sure what you're looking for. Whether you choose to work with a designer or do the research on your own, you are sure to come by some terms that you are unfamiliar with or unsure of their meaning. To better educate you, I compiled a miniature glossary of furniture terms so you can feel prepared in your furniture buying experience. This isn't the entire list, but it's a start at some words that you may have never heard of. Take a look, print it out, and let us know if we can help you in any way.

    5 Things to Do in Baltimore This Winter That Are More Fun Than Building Your Furniture

    Federal Hill is home to many restaurants, bars, and locally owned shops. It's also where one of the largest displays of furniture in the state of Maryland, spreading over 70,000 square feet on five floors, resides. You guessed it; Shofer's Furniture is right in the heart of Baltimore! But while you're here, there are a lot of other wonderful things Baltimore has to offer. Here are the Top 5 reasons to make the trip downtown this season.

    Why You Should Care About The Loft

    By now, we hope that you have heard about The Loft section of our store. If you have visited our showroom, then chances are you've walked to the left of the front desk into a room full of lime green tagged furniture. That's The Loft! If you haven't been here, then you may have noticed the other section of our website, but you may not really understand what it means. So instead of just talking about The Loft, I'm going to explain why you should care about it.

    10 Ways to Bring Orange Into Your Home

    Because, we still love the Baltimore Orioles.

    Prepare Your Home for Colder Weather

    Summer is officially behind us. We're well into fall and the colder weather is here to stay. As you put on your boots and wrap up with scarves, it's also time to start thinking about how the drop in temperature can impact your home. Decorating for the changing seasons, bringing darker colors inside, and hanging up holiday décor is fun, but protecting your home is important.

    Thank You for 100 Years

    In honor of our birthday coming up, I wanted to take a break from giving you design advice and furniture tips, and take time to explain to you what 100 years means to us. Whether you've purchased some of your items in your home from Shofer's, acquired them through your family, are a prospective customer, or just a loyal fan, we appreciate each and every one of you. If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't still be standing on the corner of South Charles Street in Federal Hill; so for that, we surely are grateful.

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