I was going through some old photos to clean up my hard drive and came across this. It is amazing how much fun you can have with a camera and a needle
Category Archives: Just For Fun
I think most designers and installers agree that the “puddled” style originated as a mistake. I have personally witnessed designer/client interactions very similar to the one depicted in the video below.
I am sure there is a an unwritten “code” to discourage the release of this type of information……which only serves to make it more fun to divulge…..
OH SNAP! the beloved and always-complementary Skittles machine is empty! Please do not panic, we are headed to the store to get an emergency bag, and the larger order will arrive soon.
Our good pal Tom at Specialties By Joanne stopped by to pick up his drapery hardware order in the Camaro that he personally restored. He built his own auto rotisserie and replaced or restored every little nut and bolt! Tom pays very close attention to details, and is a very successful window treatment fabricator and installer…..Coincidence? No way!
Laura “Lovie” Helser’s friend, Christian “The Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye had chilly ears after their dinner date. Thinking quickly, Lovie slapped a beanie on his melon and snapped a photo so that her favorite brother would have something to blog about……Christian, I think you just endorsed a drapery hardware company….. I am so sorry
A drapery installer submitted his bill to the home owner after an installation. The homeowner protested “Three hundred and eighty dollars!?!? You have only been here for two hours!! I am a lawyer and I only make $150 per hour!” The installer replied “yeah, that’s what I used to make when I was a lawyer.
This economy is a real b*tch, but my brother and I have made fifteen years of good financial decisions and we are happy to report that Helser Brothers inc. is strong like bull!!!! I asked mark how he felt about the current economic environment and he said “Do you remember that scene in Forest Gump?……….” Brother, I am right there with you…..Bring it on!
Our own Heather Quinn demonstrates her natural camera charisma on Fox news. Good Job “H-factor!”
Everyone knows that Tableaux is a very high impact addition to any space, but did you know that it can actually improve your life? Until the installation of his Tableaux, this man (We’ll call him Joshua) was socially-challenged and, sadly, very unsuccessful with the ladies. His dates would always end with an awkward peck on the cheek and a marginally believable promise to call. He practiced in the mirror for hours and hours, but no matter how polished and smooth his lines were, he just could not entice his dates beyond the threshold of his front door. Lately however, when Joshua is dropped off after an evening on the town (he does not have a driver’s license) his lady-friends have been noticing his beautiful Tableaux. They are typically a little shocked by his good taste at first, but then start asking questions. It did not take Joshua long to discover that a polite invitation to “have a closer look,” a nice box of wine, and a dash of Barry White were the only ingredients needed to bake himself up a delicious love-cake. Joshua said “I am no longer a lonely man thanks to Tableaux and Helser Brothers.” You are welcome Joshua, godspeed my friend……
Our crack team in the Helser Brothers Creative Department has done it again! They wanted to do something fun to break up the winter grind. They wanted to let our clients in the frozen parts of the country know that we love them and have not forgotten about them. They wanted…..well…..they wanted……………..to increase online traffic by enticing folks with a shiny new toy, effectively attracting the attention of hundreds of potential clients, who, hungry for a reliable drapery hardware source, will open accounts and spend seventy million dollars on new drapery hardware. Muhwah…muhwah..muhwahahahahahaaaaa (in sinister tone that starts loud and then fades to a low growl)!
The super simple details and instructions:
*Entrants must be Helser Brothers Account holders! (anyone can vote)
*Privately request one of our beautiful and stylish Helser Brothers Beanies via email@example.com
*BOOM! we will send it to you. (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)
*Take a photo of the beanie in use.
*Post the photo on the Helser Brothers Facebook page “wall.”
*The top three (3) participants with the most “likes” will win an HD Flip Mino camcorder!
*Voting (liking) ends on April Fools day (4/1/11)
You may notice that the we asked for a photo of the beanie “in use.” Those words were, in fact, carefully chosen to avoid any restriction of creativity. You are welcome to repurpose it, Wear it, embellish it, or abuse it. Your photo can be polite, irreverent, goofy or beautiful. In other words, GO FOR IT! All we ask is that you do not harm any animals, try to keep it decent, and have fun.
Mark and Jay