Wyoming brothers looking to start a new market in home decorating
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It’s an idea that literally was sketched out on a paper napkin, but one that could mean a new dimension in outdoor home decorating.

Chris and Jeff Gibbons, two brothers hailing from Wyoming, introduced their creation, Connect-a-Clip, during a small party for investors and supporters Saturday afternoon in Dover.

Connect-a-Clip is a U-shaped nylon band designed to instantly, but firmly, attach to downspouts, fence posts, decks and lampposts; it comes with a number of slip-in accessories that allow just about anything, from flags to Christmas lights to security cameras, to be hung safely and securely.

The brothers not only designed their invention, but have used their combined sales and construction experience to set up a company, Gibbons Innovations, to produce and market Connect-a-Clip.

“We see it as the instant display solution for all sorts of products,” Chris said.

The brothers envision the clips as an alternative to screws and nails because they don’t damage the item they’re used on, he said.

“My goal is to be standing in the aisle of a store someday and hear someone say, ‘Why don’t we use a Connect-a-Clip…………… continues on Sussex Countian

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A few home decor trends for 2014
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I was in Dallas recently for market. I didn’t venture to the apparel and accessory showrooms, staying instead in the gift and home decor area. I’ll be back in March for the apparel market.

Wandering through home furnishings showrooms always makes me want to replace everything in my house. Most women who like to be current, fresh and stylish with their wardrobes also like to match that feeling in their homes.

I saw plenty of metallics (most of them mixed), Mercury glass, and navy and other blues, including turquoise. Angular is the new shape in lamps.  And I love industrial-chic pieces such as metal crank side tables and swivel/metal stools with subtly distressed wood tops. They’re a nice change from basic and make a statement, yet look good with transitional, more sophisticated pieces. 

Agates showed up as decor accents and coasters and Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s color of 2014) peeked through a little in pillows and other small doses. And painted furniture, big and small, still looks good.

This could be an expensive month.

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