Last Updated on November 20, 2018

In a world where we’re programmed to think big, shopping on Small Business Saturday may be the exception to the rule.

Timing is everything

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, SBS has made a name for itself over the past 10 years as millions of shoppers have shelled out big bucks on this unofficial holiday to support local businesses in their communities. So why is SBS such a big deal?

For starters, don’t let the name fool you. In the United States, small businesses account for 99.7% of all registered businesses which breaks down to about 28.8 million businesses. That’s no small potatoes. In fact, the impacts are greater than you would expect. Shopping on SBS keeps local money local.

Deals that set them apart

Competing with big retailers is all about the approach. By focusing on the benefits of shopping locally, small businesses are giving their customers a reason to skip the Black Friday rat race. Here are some ways local businesses are earning their SBS business:

  • Creating incentives that big companies can’t meet
  • Offering specialized services that only small businesses can provide including special gift wrapping, personal shopping assistance or home delivery, for example.
  • Business card contests at points of sale and online
  • Sending out coupons for upcoming events

While it’s true everyone loves a good sale, people are also loyal to their neighborhoods and communities. Granite and Trend Transformations prides itself on offering its customers a state-of-the-art, one-on-one shopping experience. Unlike shopping at big box retailers, Granite and Trend Transformations’ customers who are looking to remodel or update their kitchens or bathrooms can expect personalized service that is second to none. With independently owned and operated stores throughout the United States and Canada, each customer who walks through our doors can expect extraordinary displays of today’s trendiest designs and styles. Plus, our professional design team is trained to guide you in making the best choices for your home. From colors and patterns to designs and accessories, Granite and Trend Transformations is your hometown expert who can get the job done right.

This year, skip the Black Friday lines and instead support your local community for Small Business Saturday!. Stop by, call or email us to learn more about how Granite and Trend Transformations can transform your kitchen or bath before the holidays—with most jobs completed in just one day. Contact us today for a free in-home design consultation.


Last Updated on November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving may be one holiday where the menu stays pretty much the same, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch things up when it comes to dressing up your table. If you’re like most who hosts this traditional holiday, then you know how the creation of a new Thanksgiving tablescape can be one of the highlights of your holiday planning. After all, welcoming your guests to a beautifully set table can set the tone for things to come.

Here are some traditional – and not so traditional – Thanksgiving tablescape ideas that are sure to impress your guests and set the holiday mood.


Nature’s Bounty

This elegant centerpiece showcases artistically placed white pumpkins in a lush patch of nature. Soft greens and pine cones round out the look.

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Harvest Beauty

This simple but elegant tablescape uses seasonal fruits and vegetables to create a serene and natural setting. Fresh cut flowers placed in simple white pitchers and bowls add beauty and freshness to the table. Tap into your own creativity by using your favorite flowers and fruits to create your own theme and color scheme.

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Pumpkin Vase

This Thanksgiving, how about ditching your glass vase for a pumpkin vase? Simply carve out the top of a pumpkin, remove the seeds and fill it with your favorite flowers and seasonal foliage. It’s a fun and unique way to create a showstopping centerpiece.

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Pumpkin Planter

Planters are a great way to design the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Here, white and orange pumpkins are nestled in the planter surrounded by white taper candles and fall foliage. It’s an easy way to show off your holiday spirit in one place.

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Kid-Friendly Table

Kids love to have their own space and parents love the break. This kid-friendly table is covered with brown paper, so there’s no need to worry about spills. And, this plain but useful cover can double as a drawing pad, so be sure to fill jars with crayons and colored pencils and let the kids draw their favorite turkeys, holiday sketches or even play a friendly game of tic-tac-toe.

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Granite and Trend Transformations wish you and your family a bounty of blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.