What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
We’ve been thinking about that very question. You see, we love how Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to reflect on what matters most in life. Here are just a few of the responses from the Classique Floors + Tile team.
Thankful for Family, Friends, Colleagues and Customers
As the owner of Classique, I’m especially grateful for the compassionate team members we have. Over the last year I lost my sister and my dad, who founded this business in 1977. The team rallied and handled the day-to-day operations of the business many days, even weeks, without me. They took care of customers and the business.
They are truly an amazing group of people. I’m grateful to know them and work with them.
Mark Herron says,
“I am most thankful for my family. “Turkey-day” has always be a big family-focused event and this year continues to be a time where the whole family spends the day together…only this year my daughter, Whitney – who got married one month ago – is taking over the tradition and hosting the spread for the first time. I am very excited to be passing on the hosting duties and enjoying the festivities as a guest!”
Delayne Brown explains that she is most grateful for a loving family and a peaceful, productive place to work
Thankful for the Gresham and Portland Community
Delayne is also quick to hold up first responders as her local heroes. Why? Because they give up their holidays to save others when they set their kitchens on fire.
Mark is very thankful for the many ways to serve his community during the holidays, as well as what Snow Cap does here in the Gresham area. We hope you’ll help us spread the warmth with coats and winter accessories…
Thankful for Products to Share with Customers
If it weren’t for the beautiful products available in the Classique showroom, it would be challenging at best to deliver on our promise to delight you. We’re thankful for the high quality, dependable and creative suppliers who work with us. Some of them are located close by in Portland, and others farther away. All of them feel as strongly as we do about delighting you.
For example, we are loving the fresh, new textures and designs being offered in the tile lines we carry. You’ll be amazed at how porcelain tiles can look like so many different products such as realistic-looking wood plank tiles to three-dimensional geometrics and more.
For example, check out How to Bring Mid-Century Modern to Your Portland Home.
Or, see Create Bold Patterns with Hydraulic Porcelain Tile (and check out the photo below!).
Delayne is particularly excited about PET carpet, which is primarily a recycled fiber, different from nylon and that is stain resistant. She has it installed in her own home and it’s very soft.
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities in the Portland Area
Thanksgiving festivities in the Portland area include corn field mazes, pumpkin vaulting, apple cider and caramel apple treats, and trick or treating. Houses are sometimes decorated with lights, cemeteries, etc.
Mark likes to visit the pumpkin patch for Thanksgiving. It’s on his must-do list. His goal is to find a couple of uniquely shaped pumpkins for the front porch.
Delayne likes to stay home cooking. She does not shop on Thanksgiving. However, she does love to drive around Portland and look at the Autumn leaves, which are splendid this year.
My family celebrates Thanksgiving like so many families getting together for the holiday dinner. We do it potluck-style with everyone bringing their own delicious specialty dish. Mum brings her world famous broccoli dish. We often hold the dinner at our home and we play cards after dinner, usually a game called 31.
Favorite Classique Floors + Tile Thanksgiving Traditions
When it comes to Classique Floors + Tile Thanksgiving traditions, we often have a potluck pre-Thanksgiving dinner in the store with the team, including our installation crews.
We close the store on Thanksgiving day and the following day.
How Will You Celebrate Thanksgiving?
We would love to know!
And, when you are ready to explore or consider options for your home, we look forward to helping you.
We hope you’ll visit our Portland, Oregon showroom. There, one of our Classique Floors + Tile project consultants can show you what’s available and guide you through everything from initial estimate to product selection to final installation.
You’ll be delighted, we promise!
We wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving celebration!
Thanks for reading,