Hello loyal blog followers! Since I haven't updated this blog recently, I have a lot to share.
First of all, we have a new neighbor moving in next door to Lavish. I've been wanting a retail neighbor for the past four years, and it happens to be friends of mine, which makes it even better! Jill Carraway and her daughter, Evan Wortman, have a fashion jewelry store called Mimi's with fun jewelry at amazing prices and they plan to be open on Friday, November 2nd. We are collaborating on exciting events between both stores, including a Men's night, so I will keep you posted on that!
As far as a TalleyHo Trunk Show, we are not able to have one before Christmas. If you are planning to purchase TalleyHo monogrammed bags as Christmas gifts, I have to have orders in by November 1st. Their jewelry rounds and cosmetic bags are classic, quality, and popular for all ages.
In case you haven't heard, Downtown Thomasville's retail shops are having a Saturday Trick-or-treat from 3-5pm. Swing by Lavish for the good candy!
Next up are some pictures around the store...
We have a ton of new products including this new (but around for a long time!) line of Italian shaving products for men. Trying not to neglect the men, because it seems like women are getting all of the attention these days!
Look how BRIGHT and BOLD! I love how these turned out...
Just FYI, all of the bags can have a vinyl outer layer, I just don't have any examples in the store. Also, Talleyho gets extremely busy during Christmas and all Christmas orders have to be placed by November 2nd to ensure that they will be here in time to be wrapped and tucked under the Christmas tree. Hard to believe that it is right around the corner! I am hoping to have a Talleyho trunk show sometime this Fall... I will keep you posted on that!
I am proud to be a Florida State Seminole and in our house, there has been a countdown until kickoff this Saturday. Brent's FSU football enthusiasm certainly exceeds mine, but I always remind him that I...
(1) Am a 3rd Generation Seminole (on my Dad's side)
(2) Am a purebred, meaning both of my parents graduated from FSU
and (3) I went there from start to finish (Brent transferred from Louisvile)
(After proofing, Brent wanted me to add that he did play football at FSU under Coach Bowden, which is the main reason for his enthusiasm!)
In the picture above (December 2007), I was about to graduate with a degree in Exercise Science and Brent with a degree in Social Science. We didn't know it yet, but within a year we would be married and operating our own businesses!
Since my wardrobe is pretty much just bright colors, I've been looking for Game Day garnet and gold and Jack Rogers makes Seminole sandals...
And Lavish just got these bracelets in...
Football season also means cooler days and lots of shoppers in Downtown Thomasville.
Or, if you need a pre-game tailgate, you can find us under the pines, here .
1. Big News - I have an accessible sidewalk. Finally!
2. Market Atlanta was a success and the packages are rolling in. We are restocked in Lollia and my new favorite gift suggestions is this beautifully boxed set of 12 bath salt sachets for $28.
3. We've also just gotten in Lily and Laura stretch bracelets that are especially cute in a set of two or three:
4. Our End of Summer Grand Finale Sale is still going on and there are still plenty of great sale items! Rikshaw dresses, Sun-Sandals, jewelry, and select Tocca have been a hit, but there is still plenty to choose from!
5. We are headed to NYC this weekend for the New York International Gift Show. (Christmas shopping!) Can't wait to share with you what all we find!
As most of you know, it is Market season and we are buying for Fall and Christmas season right now. We just got back from the Atlanta Gift Show and will be going to New York City for their gift show in August. Here is a glimpse of what you will be seeing in Lavish this Fall...
More Dana Gibson hand painted wastebaskets, tissue box covers and pillows. Of course I could not resist the blue and white!
Fouta guest/kitchen towels with a bit of shimmer! I suggest pairing these with some beautifully wrapped Christmas soaps that we also ordered and voila... perfect gift!
Fowl Collection stationary and coasters.
Fair trade felted scarves
I have always stopped and felt these herringbone throws by Brahm's Mount in Maine so we finally decided to put together an order! They are the perfect weight and machine washable.
We also added some of their blankets to our order.
The John Robshaw and Matouk showrooms are so inspiring and fun to go to. I put together our next display bed for the store and couldn't resist the Marisol shams!
Some John Robshaw decorative pillows to add to the bed. I actually have this hand painted elephant pillow in the center of my couch at home. I'll share pictures in my next post!
Trying to get into the Christmas spirit is a little difficult at this time of the year!
So I took a picture of this Juliska tablescape (bad image, sorry!) to get me brainstorming.
In order to make room for all of these goodies, we are planning an end of summer SALE!! It is going to be a good one, so I will keep you posted with more details on that.
I just opened a Talley Ho order and I am always so excited to see how the color combinations turn out. Unfortunately, one of the special order items had the monogram wrong. It was my fault, I left a letter right initial off in the order. This is my biggest fear with monogramming. Kellie is just going to have two bags!
This first one turned out pretty...
This is a rectangular jewelry box with a greek key instead of a monogram...
Every summer my family goes to High Hampton in Cashiers, North Carolina. The Inn has a dahlia garden on the property and they provide you with scissors and mason jars so you can pick and take flowers back to your room. This year, the Easter Bunny put dahlia bulbs in my Easter Basket and my mom and I experimented with growing dahlia's. To my surprise, they are blooming, blooming, blooming!
(Match Bud Vase)
Since we've already taken our "big" trip of the summer, we are filling the weekends with day or overnight trips here and there. I hadn't been to Wacissa in ages, but we went a few weekends ago and had a blast. The rope swings and air boats brings out your inner hillbilly. Just ask Brent!
Speaking of, did you know that my extended family goes on an overnight canoe trip down the Chipola River every summer? It is has been going on for over forty years and now my parents are in charge. It is this weekend!
Have you tried coconut Greek yogurt? It is the only healthy thing that I would say could substitute a dessert. I suggest you give it a try!
Oh, and the construction. Just when I think it couldn't get any worse, it does! It is tempting to call it a beach day and I think that when the cement is poured directly in front of the store, I will!
We have gotten in some great summer jewelry at really good prices. I have added this wrap bracelet ($28) to my daily attire to help jazz things up. We also have an assortment of studs and stack able bracelets starting at only $12. It is all part of the Caroline Hill collection, a mother-daughter jewelry line based out of Thomasville.
Brent probably doesn't think it is possible, but I am adding another robe to my collection. My current terry robe is a bit heavy and large so I have passed it on to Brent and I am trading it for Matouk's Cairo robe. I think I am going to go with Watermelon tape and monogram (it isn't as orange as the image appears).
When it comes in I just might share my full collection!
You may not recognizer her name, but Lulu de Kwiatkowski, more widely known as Lulu DK, is the designer behind Matouk's Lulu DK line of bedding. She studied textiles at Parson's School of Design, then moved to Paris to study art. She has become well-known in the textile world for her fine fabrics with bright and bold designs.
Here is some of her bedding for Matouk used on a daybed in her son's nursery:
She has recently come out with a line of fabrics for Schumacher:
Edie Ross recently decorated a FUN table working around her fabric:
I guess designing her own line of fine fabrics, bedding and table linens for Matouk, and fabric for Schumacher wasn't enough to keep her busy so she has been doing some painting on the side which she will be selling on One King's Lane. I love her choice of colors in these:
Realizing that there are so many pretty little treasures and luxuries all around us, I have dedicated myself to bringing them to you. I hope that you enjoy my site and continue to visit!
You can also visit my shop at 114 West Jackson Street in Thomasville, GA