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What People are saying about McLean-Sherwood:

“On behalf of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, I would like to extend our warmest appreciation for all your help and patience. I spoke to a number of of staff members, all were extremely professional, courteous and helpful. Your team understands the real meaning of service!”

Laurie McVittle – OACETT – Toronto Ontario

“All of your advice service and follow-up was outstanding. Thanks for making my daughters wedding reception a huge success!”
Betty Dyer

2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

Posted: Jan 9, 01:54 PM Permanent Link
2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

For those of you that don’t keep track of the latest colours of the year, Pantone has released it’s winner for 2017. “Greenery” is just how it sounds – softer greens that reflex grasses, garden foliage and the leaves of summer. Mother nature would be in her glory surrounded by this relaxing tone. Mix it with other shades of green and plenty of white. But don’t be afraid to add hints of your favorite colours like dusty rose, blueberry or tangerine. The best part of this colour, is that you already have plenty of options to use if you simply incorporate leafy plants in your decor!

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Tracy's Tables - Snowman Edition

Posted: Nov 17, 01:28 PM Permanent Link
Tracy's Tables - Snowman Edition

We can across this picture recently and thought it was very cute. Tracy told us that she’d been doing that at home for a few years now! We thought we should share…

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Hello Fall!

Posted: Oct 5, 04:47 PM Permanent Link
Hello Fall!

Brittany’s Blog

Hello Fall! ’Tis the season of colour.

If you have not figured it out yet from reading my previous blogs, I love colours, so that automatically makes me a fan of all the changing colours of fall. Red, orange, yellow. The warm, cozy colours that go perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte, white hot chocolate, and marshmallows. I know that technically the leaves change colour because they are dying, but the colours of the season bring life to the fall and the colder weather.

Soon, if time be willing, I hope to work in our showroom to help finish off our set up for the Halloween and Thanksgiving season. Using warm colours, basic black, leaves, pumpkins, fake cobwebs and many other items to spice up the showroom. My favourite item for this time of year isn’t actually a decoration, but I think it completes a spooky Halloween look; it’s our soup kettle, but I prefer to call it the black cauldron. It is one of our pieces of cooking equipment, so it could be used for great purpose at a Halloween party, but it looks just like a witch’s cauldron. If you are hosting a Halloween party, trust me, it’s a must have.

Anyways, pull out your sweaters, cute boots, and scarves. Enjoy and embrace the change that comes with autumn.

Brittany

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Brittany's Blog - It's a Doughnut Wall!

Posted: Sep 20, 12:16 PM Permanent Link
Brittany's Blog - It's a Doughnut Wall!

Brittany’s Blog

Earlier this week I came across a Cosmopolitan article describing the new hottest wedding trend, but it simply seems crazy to me.

According to an article written by Lyndsey Matthews on August 25 this trend is “blowing up right now” and obviously more delicious than the flower wall, a wedding trend from 2014.

So what is this must have wedding trend? A doughnut wall.

Oddly enough people have made it part of their wedding using it as a dessert table backdrop or hanging them on pin boards to just have as display. They are often paired with sayings such as “I doughnut know what I’d do without you” and the doughnuts have different icon patterns and colours for a unique display.

Now, I don’t know about you, but personally I don’t care to look at doughnuts on a display, I just want to eat them. And as Matthews wrote, the flower girls and ring bearers sometimes get to the lower treats before wedding guests can even see the display.

Now lastly on the topic of this doughnut wall, I hope they are kept inside and in the AC. The icing on those doughnuts will melt faster than the makeup on the bridesmaids on a scorching hot summer day.

Well, to each their own, but I’d rather eat one than just see them. Oh, by the way, we rent a doughnut wall now.

Happy end of summer! And good luck with back to school.

Brittany

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Carnival Days - Brittany's Blog

Posted: Aug 30, 08:01 PM Permanent Link
Carnival Days - Brittany's Blog

Hello Readers,

We have the perfect weather to celebrate the end of summer, so gather the family for one last day of fun. Host a party for that family member leaving for their first year of college or just because you want to see the family, extended and all, back together one last time before Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Earlier in the summer a family came in looking for everything they needed to host a carnival themed party and what better place to come than Mclean Sherwood?

Our carnival themed rentals:

Yellow and white tent. Perfect to add a little ‘flavour’ to your summer party with more fun than a simplistic white tent top.

Our abundance of food machines. We can provide you with the tools to make cotton candy, popcorn, or hotdogs. Rent out the ice-cream bar for an adorable little display and take a look at our several different drink dispensers including our beverage fountains and coffee urns. Make serving food fun and pleasurable.

And of course, my personal favourite, our rentable party games. Opt in for the dunk tank, horse shoes, volleyball or even our kids fishing pond. You’ll have a day full of fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the final days of summer and the back-to-school shopping to come.

Brittany

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Brittany's Blog - My Brother Is Engaged!

Posted: Jul 26, 12:32 PM Permanent Link
Brittany's Blog - My Brother Is Engaged!

Brittany’s Blog

My brother is engaged! It’s official, he’s getting married to a lovely young women sometime in 2017. Super excited! Although no date is decided upon, we still have many women brainstorming for the engagement party, bridal showers and of course the wedding itself.

The bride and groom are both musically inclined, so I’m thinking maybe a music themed engagement party.

Sheet music for decor, old records as table numbers, white linens with black accents, and instruments on display.

He plays trumpet and she plays clarinet, but they both have talent with other instruments. Table seating could be displayed on the keys of an old piano and everything would be accented with music notes and symbols.

Of course none of the decisions are really mine, but I can always think up ideas.

Congratulations Mitchell and Rachel; best wishes in all of the planning and the many years to come!

Brittany

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