How to Rock a 1950s Look Inspired by Vintage Appliance Ads

With the economy booming in the 1950s, consumer goods became available to more people, and an array of home appliances began to surface across America. By 1954, P.C. Richard & Son became completely committed to selling appliances, televisions, and radios. Kitchens filled with trendy pastel and vibrantly colored appliances: pink, turquoise, yellow, avocado, and ruby red. New movements were arising with everything from Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll to Andy Warhol and vivid, energetic pop art. Some of the most vibrant trends of the 1950s were the retro fashion styles with everything from funky cat eye sunglasses and winged eyeliner to soft curls and bold lipstick.

Our magnified and lighted makeup mirrors, along with tips from this blog, will help you master the precision and … Read more...

Born to Sell: The Story of Our Founder, A.J. Richard

With sound judgment for business and love for the company, our founder, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.) (1909-2004), lead the charge in developing P.C. Richard & Son into what it is today. We continue to cherish and implement his key values of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability that have become such an important part of our past, present, and future.

A.J. was born on October 11, 1909, the same year that his father, Pieter Christian Richard, opened a hardware store in Bensonhurst. It’s often said that A.J. was “born to sell” as he’s always had such a deep passion for customer service. At the age of four, he was already spending time with his dad in the store. “By the time I was seven, I was waiting on customers … Read more...

5 Hacks That Will Make Your Study Sessions Way More Enjoyable

Between multiple classes, studying for exams, and writing essays, college life can be hectic and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Study sessions don’t have to involve last-minute cramming and pulling all-nighters. A few positive changes can make all the difference.

1.) Find your ideal study spot

The key to a successful study session is finding a space that works best for you. If you like a quiet, relaxing location, you should seek out a spot in your campus library or maybe even peaceful scenery outside. Pack all you need in your backpack and explore the grounds of your campus. Find somewhere relaxing like near a pond or on the quad. I went to school upstate, so there were … Read more...

5 Must-Have Small Appliances That Will Make You Love Mornings

Not much of a morning person? Neither are your family members? We totally get it… mornings can be tough, especially if you’re helping the kids get ready for school and you have somewhere to be. But a few tweaks can change the way you and your family feel about the early hours. Stop, take a breath, and enjoy your mornings with the help of these small appliances:  

1.) Waffle Maker  

If you want some family time before the kids head off, a waffle maker will help you make a quick and tasty breakfast. Using a waffle maker will help you create fluffy, Belgium-style waffles that are way better than frozen ones. You can even add some fruit on top … Read more...

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It’s All About Work Well Done

Employee pricing is going on right now. You pay what we pay, not a penny more! It’s a taste of what it’s like to be a team member. But great prices aren’t our only perk… it’s an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have 107 years of rich history and five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:

Our Rich History

We’ve got an incredible history! P.C. Richard & … Read more...

Decorating Ideas That Will Make You Love Your Dorm

Dorms can be dull, but a few personal touches can transform your room. The semester can get busy between writing essays and taking exams, so you’ll want your space to be a relaxing environment where you can unwind. Express your personality and make it your own! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • A desk lamp can brighten more than just your work space! There’s a huge selection of styles and colors that can liven up your dorm. A floor lamp can also help. With everything from modern to rustic, you’re bound to find something to fit your aesthetic. 
  • Sleek office furniture can help make your space feel more homey. There are lots of different options for computer desks,
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Which Recliner Should I Buy?

Catnapper recliners have the latest technologies and offer supreme comfort. But when they offer everything from swivel gliders to power lifts, the selection can be overwhelming. Not sure which is right for you? Here’s some info to help you choose: 

Swivel Glider  

Swivel glider recliners are ideal for gamers, movie enthusiasts, and sports fans. All Catnapper swivel gliders have 360° full rotation movement, so you’ll get the best TV views. Full rotation movement is especially useful when you have company over; you can direct the chair into conversational areas and never miss a moment. Plus, swivel gliders have plush, deep-cushioned seating, so you’ll enjoy hours of relaxation and maybe even a nap! 

Rocker 

Looking for a super-comfy chair to rock … Read more...

Tri-Color Pasta Salad: A Simple Side Dish for Summer Cookouts

Hosting a cookout and not sure what to make for a side? This delicious tri-color pasta salad is an easy-to-make recipe, so you can spend more time outside with family and friends instead of in the kitchen. It’s the perfect side to complement food off the grill, and your guests will be going back for seconds! Check it out:

Servings: 8 

Preparation time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 box of tri-color pasta 
  • 1 can of black olives, halved 
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved  
  • 1 can of quartered artichoke hearts 
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan (or mozzarella) 
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil  
  • 1 tbsp of parsley flakes 
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 

Directions

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Bose Headphones for All Your Summer Adventures

Bose headphones are made for music lovers. In fact, many Bose engineers are also musicians with a passion for music. So, when you wear Bose headphones, you’ll experience deep bass and incredible sound made by those who love music, too. They’re lots of different options of Bose headphones to choose from, and there’s something to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Whether you’re planning on traveling or just chilling in your backyard this summer, there’s a pair of Bose headphones that’ll keep up with whatever your plans are… even if you’re running a marathon! Not sure which ones are right for you? Here are some features that might help you decide: 

SoundSport Wireless Headphones 

SoundSport® wireless, sweat-resistant headphones are designed for those on … Read more...

Grilled Corn Black Bean Salad: A Healthy & Tasty Summer Dish

Grilled corn on the cob signifies summer’s here, and it’s a total must-have at cookouts. In fact, it’s so delicious that you should mix a bunch of grilled corn pieces right into a salad… everyone will love it! This healthy recipe is perfect to serve as a side dish or pack for a picnic. Plus, it’s easy to make. Check it out: 

Preparation time: about 40 minutes

Servings: 8 

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz of romaine lettuce 
  • 3 ears of grilled corn
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 

Directions

Cook three ears of corn on your grill, and add some … Read more...