Master the course

augusta_clubhouseIt’s that weekend in April when all eyes on on Augusta.

Over the week the practice rounds have been all over the board with weather, but today looked like the usual sunny and breezy course we know the Masters to be.
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Who are you pulling for? Will it be a first timer like Hoffman or Couples playing some of the best golf in his golden years? One of the best parts of watching the leaderboard is how much it can change over the course of the day. (pun intended)

Fairway Collection

With our Fairway collection, it doesn’t matter what changes come your way. Well, changes in weather that is. Our Fairway collection has everything you need to keep your focus on the game. Some of our best year round sellers are our golf seat blankets. Perfect for early morning rounds or as gifts for your favorite golfer.
Fairway Seat Blanket

We hope you enjoy the Master weekend and we hope to be apart of your next round.

Photo Credits:
Augusta.com
HottyToddy.com

Master the course

Sneak Peek from California

We have been hard at work here at Classic Accessories designing completely new items for this Spring. You heard right, totally new products that we are launching in the coming weeks! We began with our highly rated Montlake Collection and have branched out into new color ways for patio cushions, patio umbrellas and patio hammocks.

Our Creative Departments have been working tirelessly to get the items ready for their debut and the latest adventure came out of California at our photo and video shoots. Check out some behind the scenes photos:








It’s hard work … getting our hammocks to look the right way in photos. Those are Heather Thomas’ toes, our Lead Production Artist here at Classic Accessories. Who wouldn’t want to relax on a warm sunny day in California … in a hammock … for work? She said that the house they were staying at was “Really a beautiful place—it was great to be reminded what sunshine felt like. There were a lot of interesting plants both in the yard and in the area. It was windy in the morning, generally cool weather in the evening, with really warm afternoons. I was surprised by the number of butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering about. Less excited to see the vultures, but there were some other large birds—none came close enough to identify, although Jake did see a turkey.”

While waiting for the morning and late afternoon golden hours, the team enjoyed all of what the villa’s outdoors had to offer from morning hikes around the Felsman Loop Trail to evening walks through the grounds. The photoshoot was taken at this home nestled at the bottom of beautiful Bishop’s Peak, located just 4 minutes away from the quaint downtown of San Luis Obispo. Our inspiration behind designing the cushions, umbrellas and hammocks is to simply enjoy more time outdoors. I think our teams did just that.

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We are really excited to bring these new items to market and are thrilled to be more a part of how you enjoy your outdoors, home or away. Stay tuned!

Sneak Peek from California

Every Patio

We can almost feel Spring around the corner, okay maybe that’s just wishful thinking, but really it is – just around the corner! We are kicking into early gear this year and taking 20% OFF all of our Patio Collections now through Monday, March  6th with code: 20Patio

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We have collections for any outdoor space you can think of. Check them out below:

Ravenna Collection – Tailored to Fit Your Life


Hickory Series  – Ruggedly Handsome and Built to Last


Veranda Collection – Durable Style for any Backyard


Terrazzo Collection – Alluring Combination of Style and Strength


SODO Collection – Convenient and Colorful Protection

Take 20% off NOW with promo-code 20Patio now through Monday, March 6th!

 

 

Every Patio

30 Makes 90

We had our friends at Bloodworks Northwest over again today in their blood-mobile.
With over 30 volunteers giving blood today, that makes over 90 lives helped as patients who need blood!
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What’s in a name? Because blood works miracles every day.

Who is Bloodworks Northwest?
Today we touch and save lives far beyond Puget Sound – serving nearly 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. We now provide a wide range of medical, transfusion and lab services that play an essential role in quality healthcare in the Northwest.
Our research sets us apart: we’re one of a few blood centers in the US doing leading edge research on blood biology, transfusion, thrombosis and blood disorders.

Their Mission?
Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

Why Give?
The blood supply for our region depends on thousands of local individuals every week who make the decision to give blood and help keep folks safe when they need the gift of life-saving blood.

Did you know…
• A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
• Only 5% of the population donates
• Each day, nearly 900 people must donate with BloodworksNW to meet the local need
• The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs
• Every 2 minutes, someone in western WA is receiving a transfusion

 

How long does it take?
Actual donation takes only seven to ten minutes. The entire process is about an hour, but can help three people – each donated unit of blood is separated into platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The donor’s body immediately begins to replace the donated blood cells.

After a blood donation the body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours.

30 Makes 90

Love the Great Outdoors

20% off NOW

We love the outdoors. Everything from lakes to the mountains. From Winter to Summer. At Classic Accessories we have teams of people who design for all seasons. Whether that means our customers who play host to Summer BBQs, to those that like to party in the fresh powder. We design for them, and for us.


Sometimes it’s the destination, and sometimes it’s just right outside your window. That’s why we work through all the products that will get you there, or simply give you peace of mind to protect them while you are enjoying the moments away from home.  campfire-984020_1920
Today we are reminded of a simple fact, something worth sharing with friends and family.

It’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy, and we are very thankful that we can be part of your great adventures in the great outdoors – at home or on the way! We are saying thanks for the rest of this LOVE week by taking 20% off site-wide on classicaccessories.com

How do you enjoy your outdoors?

Photo Credits:
Pixabay
QuoteFancy
Classic Accessories

Love the Great Outdoors

What was that Phil?

Happy Groundhog’s Day!
If you haven’t heard by now, the most popular groundhog in the US has declared his forecast, on this second day of February …

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My faithful followers I clearly see,
a perfect clear shadow of me,
6 more weeks of Winter it shall be.

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That’s right – six more weeks of Winter if you believe the little guy. Although he’s been wrong before, and some folks are DONE with deep freeze this season. Some parts of the country are seeing the trees fill in with green leaves and daffodils popping up early. What do you think?

Here are some fun facts about the nation’s furry friend:

1. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.

2. There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life.

3. On February 2nd, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of the winter.

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4. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

5. No, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.

6. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”. The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.

7. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob made on February 2nd, 1887.

8. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.

We are prepped and ready for 6 more weeks of Winter here at Classic. Even if that six weeks turns into two and Spring comes in like the Lion she claims to be, we’re ready. Like we always say, off season is our season, so bring it on. Guess what our forecast is for tomorrow? Freezing, with a chance of ice and snow. Thanks Phil.

Photo Credits:
Menomonie High
Washington Post
CBS News
PBS

What was that Phil?

The dreaded tear down


Does simply looking at images of tangled lights stress you out?
What about mishandled keepsake ornaments …

Wrapping paper bins that you would rather hide in a closet, than really deal with …

or deflated lawn decorations whose boxes you tossed in the mass recycle day after the holidays …
Yeah, me too.
Luckily we have the storage solution that won’t get your tinsel in a tangle. Our Seasons Collection is designed for all of these mementos at the end of the season.

When tis the season to find the trimmings, these clever and beautiful organizers from the Seasons Collection will add comfort and joy. This complete holiday decoration storage line of protectively padded bags and totes keeps your ornaments organized, lights looped and trees tucked safely away. Each is carefully made with high quality materials, and you’ll find thoughtful touches like clear identification labels, windowed lids and a beautiful holiday inspired fabric. All the better to keep your treasures and your memories safe. Try them out this season at classicaccessories.com

 
 
 

Photo Credits:
paramount builders
rebellion of love
WrapIt
K1017 FM

The dreaded tear down

Kayaks in the Snow

It’s the first week of January and it’s been FREEZING. Crystal clear 16 degree mornings have been the norm for awhile here in the South Seattle area. So when two of our designers got the chance to go outside today, they put on hats and gloves and ventured out to Issaquah to Kayak Academy to do some fittings.
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The first thing you think of isn’t kayaking when there is left over snow on the ground? No rest for the weary, but more importantly driven, designers Jake Sornsin and Gail Foster. We were lucky to find a kayak shop open at this time of year. As we say, off season is our season and the kind folks at Kayak Adventure let us fit countless kayaks and some canoes with our new covers we have lined up this year. We always are looking to find the perfect fit and this is just one way we do it.

Although Jake’s dog Tiffany gets to stay warm while he maneuvers kayaks off their stacks onto frozen ground:

Above and beyond for these two today. I think an afternoon hot chocolate is in order.

Special thanks to Kayak Adventures for letting us visit you on this freezing winter day! Check them out for lessons and to shop all their gear at www.kayakacademy.com

 

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Here’s to …

Happy New Year from Classic Accessories

2016 has been such a great year for us at Classic Accessories. A year full of growth with new programs and new customers with the BEST Loyalty Program to brag about.

It’s almost funny to call this a place of work when you get to spend your creative “working” hours filled with people who constantly push the needle. Always moving forward and learning from what can be improved on. We have spent this year listening to our customers and growing our products to meet and exceed expectations. 2017 will be another growing year for us. We have BIG plans ahead and we can’t wait to share them with you and your friends and families.

May 2017 hold many delights for you to uncover and we hope to be a part of spreading joy and peace of mind with you.

From all of us at Classic Accessories – Cheers!

Here’s to …

Cold start to Winter

 

Thankfully we are just wrapping up the ends of Winter Storm Caly that spread its way from the Northwest to the Northeast. The storm brought the first snow of the season for 6 days straight as it made its path across the US.


Could this mean a colder winter this La Nina year? Maybe so. We can at least say that we started out with a deep freeze and the hopes of a white Christmas and Hanukkah are on the rise.

Snow season is our season … and it can be yours too. We hope that this gift giving season you spread a little Joy and Peace of Mind from your patios to your autos. We are offering 20% off site-wide from now through the Holidays on classicaccessories.com



Here are the shipping dates to receive your order by December 23rd, 2016:
Ground Shipping = December 15th
3 Day Shipping = December 19th
2 Day Shipping = December 21st
Overnight Shipping = December 22nd

 

Cold start to Winter