Friday, December 25, 2009

Step Into Christmas!

Step Into Christmas!

Welcome to my Christmas song
I'd like to thank you for the year
So I'm sending you this Christmas card
To say it's nice to have you here
I'd like to sing about all the things
Your eyes and mind can see
So hop aboard the turntable...
Oh step into Christmas with me

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free

Take care in all you do next year
And keep smiling through the days
If we can help to entertain you
Oh we will find the ways
So Merry Christmas one and all
There's no place I'd rather be
Than asking you if you'd oblige by
Stepping into Christmas with me!

Oh step, step into Christmas
Oh, forever and ever
Yeah, come along with me!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Just in the "Nick" of Time!

Santa Tea Set for sweet little girls or boys!
Santa Platter and Teapot with
two cups and saucers.
We enjoyed Hot Chocolate in ours yesterday.
Perfect with sugar cookies!

Gift ideas for a little something extra!
Or maybe you're saving your shopping
for the thrill of Christmas Eve!
So, just incase you wanted to know, Santa...
He are a few things she has on her wish list:

Serve oneanother with love!
A be-ribboned  red polka dot cake stand and dessert server.
Anything red is ideal; we can use it for many holidays:
Christmas, Valentines, 4th of July
or any patriotic holiday and best of all birthdays!

Whimsical Holiday Platter with Christmas Candy Canes.
Nice generous size for lots of holiday goodies!

LoVe the TrEe ChIp and DiP!
Divided Christmas Tree Dish, large enough for
generous portions of dip and chips or crackers!
Notice the extra large Santa bowl and
snowman tealight holder, very cute!

She will love our snowman platter!
Just right to serve homemade goodies all through the holidays!

Or maybe she would like the Gift Package Platter.
Salt and pepper set in the most gorgeous shade of red; 
memo board, coasters, and spoon rest in
red, taupe, cream, and wheat.  She will love it!
Stained glass Christmas Tree spreader
is all wrapped and ready as a quick pick up gift.

Iron napkin/letter holder stuffed with holiday napkins;
notice the Fleur de Lis design!  Need I say more?
Matching Fleur de Lis Trivet available too!

And, a little more personal and for all ages!

FABULOUS metallic Totes and insulated Lunch Bags!
We can stick in a gift certificate for an after
Christmas monogram or fill it with goodies!

A GREAT little bag! 
Perfect tote:  It folds up to store and opens out
to a very generous bag to stash you goodies
when shopping, books, athletic gear,
music, or serves as a very durable overnight bag!
Again we can provide a gift certificate for
after Christmas monogramming!

Christmas Tree decorated NOEL scented candle is
so beautiful and peaceful!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Glory to the newborn King!
Angel adorned Bayberry scented candle for the angel lover!

Specialty square 20 oz. candle in Natural Bayberry Scent
 for Bringing Health, Wealth, and Prosperity.
Bayberry Candle Lore:
"A Bayberry candle burnt to the socket
brings food to the table and gold to the pocket"

Fleur de Lis lovers Alert!
Extraordinary notecards: five design package or all five alike:
Black and Gold-Saints
Purple and Gold-LSU

Beautiful Gold Cross in two styles and petite ornate frames:
square, rectangle and oval.

Monogrammed Zebra and Giraffe Can Wraps for guys and gals!
Unique velcro closure so they will open and store flat,
then velcro closed around water bottle or cans!  Neat!
If we don't have your letter, you can order for after Christmas or
give the can wrap and a monogramming gift certifcate!

Giraffe/Camo pattern Monogramm in Hunter Orange for the guys
and hot pink or lime for the gals!

Just for fun: Long Fireplace Matches!

Last Minuite Goodies for the Party!

Dip mixes require a little work: mix sour cream and
mayonnaise with mix and serve!

Just add serving Dish and Chips for the Salsa!
Lemon and Cheese Straws just need to be arranged
on the platter (see above!)
and pour locally made salsa in a bowl!


Remember! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!
Santa likes Cookies and milk!
Wouldn't it be nice to have a plate and mug just for him?

We'll see you soon!  We're delighted to help you with your last minute Christmas shopping or your Traditional Christmas Eve gift selections!

Just call if you need help!
Your Lusiana Traditions Elves:
Miranda Parnell
April Gregory
Chelsea McKinnie
Myra Hogan
Our faithful giftwrapper: Katie!
Hwy 80 @ the Caution Light
Downtown Choudrant, LA

Monday, December 21, 2009

We Say "Merry Christmas" Around Here!

Why of Course!  We Say Merry Christmas
Feliz Navidad!  Joyieux Noel!

Rejoice and Proclaim "Joy to the World"!

When we found this special Nativity we just had to get it for you! Look closely, it's different: All eyes are on Baby Jesus. And, I love that it has the Christmas Story scripture from the gospels engraved in the robes of every figure, from Mary and Joseph and the Angel to the shepherd and wisemen. I just want to stand in front of it and ponder the miracle!

Oh, Worship the King!

Beautiful Christian Ornaments!

Madonna and Child

We Three Kings

Beautiful Crosses

Chrysallis Butterfly

Inspirational Calendar with Scripture and artwork on
every page motivates us to be better!

The cross is for everyone!
Graffiti cross appeals to younger set especially!


Christmas isn't just a holiday; it's a magical time of the year! It's the celebration of the Birthday of The King! Jesus Christ! The "Reason for the Season"!  It's so clear! The "magical" part is the effect He has on all of our hearts, we all seem to Love One Another more, overflow with love for those we know, even those we don't know. Yes, I'm going to ponder the miracle once again and love more next year!  So Merry Christmas Y'all!

Love ya' Honey!
Miranda Parnell
Lusiana Traditions
@ the Caution Light
Downtown, Choudrant, LA


Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Children Were Nestled All Snug In Their Beds...

Better get your sugar-plums ready! Time is precious and short! Christmas slipped up on us this year and you may be just like us, trying to finish up last minute shopping so you can really celebrate those cherished Christmas moments with your family, dear friends, and work pals. We can help you complete that shopping chore, maybe even make it fun! Well… maybe you just want to finish up, so we can help! If you see something on these pages or hear about it from a friend, just call 318-768-2460 and we will be glad to take your order over the phone, charge it, and wrap it up ready for you to pick up!

Engraved and monogrammed gifts are a very nice personal gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Choices, Choices, Choices! Monogrammed shell, silver, porcelain stone, copper, and beautiful chocolate copper pendants, rings, and bracelets are top choices on wish lists! The deadline has come and gone for ordering monogrammed jewelry for Christmas Eve delivery, but Da! Da! Da! Dah! We can save the day with a special gift-card letting her know that it has been ordered and will be arriving soon! Engraving is FREE and we do have a great assortment of beads and necklaces that we can giftwrap, so you won’t be empty handed come Christmas morning!

Snazzy METALLIC totes and insulted lunch bags are the rage! Also personalized zebra and giraffe can-wraps are in! I love mine-it velcros, so it opens to store flat and it has my big Curlz “M” on it so I know it’s my diet coke! If we don’t have your initial, call by Fri.and we can place your order to be delivered next Mon. or Tues.! We have gorgeous monogrammable (is that a word?)teal and lime paisley totes, chic chocolate brown, black, and fuchsia fold-up totes, small purses, and bright light weight totes. Monogrammed guest towels or dish towels make a very nice personalized gift also! We’ve had a run on monogrammed APRONS, they look quite charming with a Curlz name or monogram! Our MONOGRAM LADY is FABULOUS and a true miracle worker! She can dress up our most simple items into a very special gift! One color monogramming: single initial, three initial monogram, or name is just $5! Make it very special, on a budget! Deadline for ordering monogrammed items is Saturday December 19th.

Stocking stuffers for the kids: holiday cupcake bath fizzies; kitty, butterfly, and cheer notepads and pens; cupcake lip gloss; ice cream cone and pen lipgloss combination; colorful little bracelets; dotty purse and ice cream cone manicure sets; and lipstick pens! Lots of baby and toddler gifts too: cuddly frogs, dogs, cats, bears and lambs that sing Jesus Loves Me and say bedtime prayer Now I lay me down to sleep, little bitty lovies, great big lovies, and animal nap pillows (monogram it!); tub toys to Santa teasets!

“Little Happies” for more adult kids: zebra, damask, & paisley initial notepads, initial candles, inspirational notepads and note cards, humorous Dolly Mama and jeweled initial purse notepads, new small delicate picture frames, bright photo wallets, and purse tape measures in zingy metallic cases!

For the guys we carry BUCK knives: Eddie says they are sharp right out of the box! Church knives are perfect stocking stuffers! For his desk:glass block paper weight that holds his favorite photo of you, the kids, or his dog! Or an initial etched glass block picture frame. We still have LSU and Fleur de Lis grilling tools. LTU fans will love our tough Bulldog statue, bookends, and doorstop. If he is a gourmet:we’ll fix him a basket with cheese and lemon straws, Salsa, and dip mixes! Gourmet Cook: Parnell Cookbook-“Dining With the Parnells”-stuffed full of 700 recipes and history; it’s a good read too!

Need a little something for the party table at one of your many Christmas celebrations? We can fill your platter with delicious cheese or lemon shortbread straws! YUMM! Or just pour Annie Mae's Salsa in a festive dip bowl and serve with chips! YUMMY! With just a little sour cream and mayonnaise, mix up our zesty dip mixes or slice red and green apples to surround one of our sweet dip mixes: caramel, just plain vanilla, or key lime pie!

 Don't forget the party napkins! We have whimsical Santas, snowmen and stockings, more sophisticated gold or red toile, holly, and Oh! Christmas Tree napkins available. Good gift hint:iron napkin holder (just $15.98!) and buffet napkins ($6.98)! Or the Fleur de Lis iron trivet with dish or guest towels…so many things to choose from!

Select your little cherub's special Christmas outfit for next year at a reduced price: 40% off! See the designs pictured on this page! They are soooo cute in person!

Candle Update: Just barely available:Creme Brule and Blueberry Muffin votive candles. Yummy wrap your “Snuggie” around your shoulders comfort candles:warm cinnamon buns, vanilla pound cake, lemon ice-box cookies, pumpkin vanilla, harvest spice fragrances are OMGoodness good! Lux candles embellished with nostalgic jeweled Christmas trees and Joy proclaiming angels are ready in fragrances: Noel and Oh! Tannenbaum. We have Currant Thyme candles with initials (votive and medium sizes) and with Fleur de Lis charm.

Unique note cards-in-a-book make a nice gift for bird lovers, floral devotees, and musicians. Who Dat! Watercolor Fleur de Lis note cards and magnets in Saints and LSU colors plus a mixed package with five Fleur de Lis watercolor designs: Let met tell you, they are all very nicely done! To quote Cinderella “Shoes can change your life.”! Fancy-Smancy feathered, bejeweled, and butterfly shoe note cards make writing those notes to very special friends a pleasure!

This is just a synopsis of all the gift selections at Lusiana Traditions! I’ll bet we have something special for every WISH on your list! Remember! We’re on the count down for Christmas and we're ready to help you with lots of gift suggestions! See you soon!

We'll keep the gate open!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holly Days!
The Elves at Lusiana Traditions
Miranda Parnell
Chelsea McKinnie
Myra Hogan
Opal Hammons
Cathy Aswell
LeeAnn McDonald
Lori Barr
*our new elf, Katie LOVES to wrap gifts after school!

Hwy.80 @ the Caution Light
Downtown Choudrant, LA
Holiday Hours:
M-F 9-6; Call on Sat. 11-4

Saturday, December 5, 2009

He's Making a List!

...and Checking it Twice!

Santa Checking His List Figurine

More formal gold
BELIEVE sign accents
all of your Christmas decorations.
The very realistic Holly Garland is lovely
swagged across the mantel,
swirled around candles and
figurines on a table,
or draped corner to corner on your china hutch.
Black damask decorator plate
highlighted with Christmas Red
Merry Christmas! Perfect!

Santa's Workshop Cookie Jar!

Very detailed Santa Cookie Jar nestled
in very realistic holly garland.

A table full of Christmas delights!

Two sizes of Mercury-Glass Apothecary Jars in

the most luscious shade of RED!

Candlewick Cake Pedestal, Nutcracker Teapot,

and beautiful Guest Towels.

Most wonderful Christmas gifts at:

Lusiana Traditions

Hwy 80 @ the Caution Light

Downtown Choudrant, LA


See you soon!

Open Sat. 11-5


Merry Christmas from your Christmas Elves:

Miranda Parnell

Chelsea McKinnie

Myra Hogan

Cathy Aswell

Opal Hammons

Lori Barr

LeeAnne McDonald

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Fusion Glass Santa Platter

Santa strings the tree lights

for a frolicking good time!

Fun to display and to use!

Whimsical Star Tipped Polka Dot Tree Platter!
Snowflakes flutter down the red dish!

3-D Christmas Tree accents the side of this
charming rectangular platter.
Red candy stripes surround the edge with a
touch of lime green beads.
Stained glass Christmas tree spreader comes
in it's own protective sleeve packaging!
Perfect "Little Happy" gift or for the
Dirty Santa gift exchange!

Louisiana Santa Gator Guest Towel
for your out of state friends
or your own Louisiana Kitchen or Bath!

Remember the milk and cookies!
Santa's milk and cookie set for Christmas Eve!
Santa would love the cocoa too:
white chocolate raspberry, milk chocolate
caramel truffle, or double chocolate! Yum!