21 December 2009

Midwest-CBK decorate Blair House

MIDWEST-CBK PARTNERS WITH THIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE TO DECORATE PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENTIAL GUEST HOUSE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. from a press release

MIDWEST-CBK PARTNERS WITH THIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE TO DECORATE PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENTIAL GUEST HOUSE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

(Cannon Falls, MN – December 21, 2009) – Midwest-CBK, leading designer and manufacturer renowned for its design, style and sparkle in home décor, gifts, holiday and candles, is proud to announce their ornaments and garlands were recently selected to decorate the Blair House, President Obama’s guest house for foreign heads of state and dignitaries visiting the president, in Washington, D.C. Colette Scanlon Ortiz, the design editor of This Old House magazine, selected more than 20 ornaments, garlands, candleholders and candles to decorate the presidential guest house, located just a few doors down from The White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Midwest-CBK ornaments, including the Knitted Sweater, Stocking and Mitten Ornaments; Green Glass Ball Ornaments; and Snowflake Ball Ornaments are prominently shown in photos of the decorated Blair House.

The United States Department of State, which manages the use of Blair House, teamed up with the Magazine Publishers of America to decorate the venue. The editors of This Old House magazine decorated the Lincoln Room and Truman Study, and selected Midwest-CBK holiday décor to recreate the style of Christmas 1951 during President Truman’s time in office. The Blair House held a reception hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to honor families with spouses serving in the military overseas. Prominent editors also attended the event, including This Old House’s Colette Ortiz, Martha Stewart, and editors from Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Natural Home and Mother Earth News.

“Everyone loved the Truman Study, and we received rave reviews on Midwest-CBK’s ornaments,” says Ortiz.

“We’re honored to have our holiday décor chosen to decorate such a prestigious venue in our nation’s capitol, as well as partner with Ms. Ortiz and her team at one of the country’s most popular shelter magazines” says Frederic Contino, Midwest-CBK President.

Midwest-CBK’s designs have also appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” NBC’s “Today Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and in many high profile consumer magazines including O The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and more.

About Midwest-CBK
Midwest-CBK sparkles as a national design leader in home décor, gifts, holiday, and candles. Midwest-CBK is proud to bring independent retailers more choices in style, design and sparkle of exclusive and unique products, made simple with one simplified ordering program and four convenient ways to order. Please call 800-394-4225 or visit www.mwcbk.com for more information or to locate a showroom near you.

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