Bare walls have plenty of advantages: ample surface area for finger painting, an absence of disapproving Churchill posters, and no mirrors reminding you that your hair is on fire. Fill rooms' middles with furnishings so you can keep walls clear with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home décor and garden supplies at Ellis Home Decor and Garden. This Groupon is valid at any of Ellis Pottery’s five locations in Bossier City; Beaumont, Texas; Marshall, Texas; Longview; and Texarkana, Texas.
Rows of fresh-cut pumpkins and curvaceous gourds line the seasonally shifting shelves at Ellis Home Decor and Garden, a long-running, family-owned outpost buzzing with faux floral décor and a real-life sales staff. Customers can add autumnal charm to a household with a pumpkin that circles 12 inches around ($22.49) and rarely turns evil. Six-inch strands of fall ivy garland ($8.99/strand) decorate homes with the jewel-toned brilliance of changing autumn leaves, and a scarecrow standing 24 inches tall ($9.99) prevents birds from descending on family rooms. Patrons can prepare for Santa’s annual home invasion by perusing the holiday items filling Ellis’s shelves, including glittery bulb ornaments ($9.99) and trees of multiple heights. In addition to its seasonal crush of merchandise, Ellis stocks hundreds of wreaths, candles, and deco mesh to spruce up residences year-round.
Ellis Home and Garden
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.