Thursday, May 28, 2009

Swedish Cocktail Twists for Summer Cocktail Parties

We're tired of merely dressing up our cocktails by dipping the rims of the glasses in sugar. Instead, we're adding a whimsical twist to our cocktails: Party Stockholm's Swedish Cocktail Twists.

They are shaped candies meant to fit on the edge of the glass and be eaten after the cocktail is consumed.

Our assortment pack includes Espresso (use with coffee or chocolate-flavored martinis), Citron (serve in a Lemon Drop), Apple (use it to enhance your Apple Martini), and Peppermint.

Just another way to delight your guests with something delicious and a little surprising.

Summer Swimsuits for Baby Girls

The weather is hot, your pool is ready to go (or you've been invited to enjoy Grandma's), but what is your baby girl going to wear to look cute while she swims?

We carry several styles of Le Top swimming suits for infant and toddler girls.
Above is the red-and-white two piece "Tankini." It features red and white hearts on a background of stripes, with polkadots on the briefs. We also carry the red-and-white polkadot matching hat (not shown).

Prefer a one-piece? This is the "Darling Duckies" bathing suit - blue with white polkadots and a cute yellow duck on the front.

We also have a one-piece in the red-and-white polkadots. It has a sweet lacy heart in the center.

This is the Zoo Fun two piece, featuring a smiling giraffe on a cheery yellow and white polkadot background.

We carry many other styles and colors of infant and toddler girl swimsuits. Stop by the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee before your weekend swimming festivities!

Enameled Butterfly Jars at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee

We love butterflies (as do our moms and grandmoms). Decorating your home with butterflies brings the grandeur of spring inside year-round.

We thought we'd show you our lovely Butterfly Garden enamel cloisonne jars. Use them to decorate a powder room, add a piece of interest to a side table, or welcome guests to your guest bedroom. They give the impression of being antique, but are brand new, without screaming "Reproduction!".

This jar comes in a teal blue color, with gold colored spiral accents, and a black, white and green butterfly.

Or you might prefer the apple-green background of this jar, with a blue-winged butterfly and a black-white-green butterfly.

Related Links:

Cloisonne Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cloisonne, at Wikipedia

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tea Forte Cocktail Infusions for Summer Parties

We love to throw summertime cocktail parties - we'll devise some flimsy excuse any chance we get! Our Tea Forte Cocktail Infusions surprise our guests with their modern, refreshing flavors.

They're easy to use - just drop a cocktail infuser bag into a clean cocktail glass, then pour alcohol directly over it. Dip the infuser in and out of the alcohol a few times, then fill the glass with ice. Let it sit two minutes then serve your lucky guest.

Lavender Citrus can be used to make a Lavender Pear Martini, Cosmo de Provence, Lavender Lime Rickey,

Lemongrass Mint is used to make a Wild Mint Mojito, Lemongrass Gin & Tonic, and a
Bali Breeze.

For something a bit more exotic, try the Silkroad Chai infusion. Use it to create a spicy Chai White Russian, a Bombai Chai Rum & Tonic, or a refreshing
Peach Chai Crush.

Here at the Gilded Lily, we carry all three flavors. We also sell a combination package with all three varieties.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sun Hats for Infants and Toddlers

We love these cheerful sun hats! They provide some UV protection for little faces. (Use sunscreen also to protect your child's skin). Above is a pink and yellow gerbera daisy on a pink sun hat.

This lime green and pink polkadot sun hat is topped with a hot pink flower.

A yellow daisy with pink sequin center adorns this pink-and-yellow striped sun hat.

Come into The Gilded Lily to see our other cute sun hats for little girls.

New Michael Aram Candles - Just In!

New this week, luxury home candles by Michael Aram. They're packaged in elegant black and brown gift boxes. Each candle comes in a keepsake container topped with a Michael Aram decoration on the lid. They sell for $60.00 each.


Lotus Blossom

Sweet Basil

Murval Bags for Spring

Our stylish, colorful Murval bags come from Paris. Chic and affordable, they'll freshen up your wardrobe for spring. Above is the pink paisley cosmetics bag, which sells for just $12.50!

This is the Vintage Toile lunch tote, in aqua and brown.

We love bringing lunch to work in Murval's hot pink Mock Croc lunch bag. It's insulated to help keep your sandwich cold. It also comes in chocolate brown.

The Paisley Ocean Tote is perfect for bringing supplies to the pool or lake, stashing sunscreen, sandals and paperbacks, or ferrying a few picnic supplies. It sells for $35.

Stop into the Gilded Lily Home to see our other Murval bags!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summery Green Frosted Glass Shooters

We can't wait to throw a late-afternoon poolside cocktail party this summer. We'll suspend the "no glass by the pool" rule in honor of these beautiful frosted glass "shooters" shot glasses.

We fill the oversized shot glasses with frozen Gray Goose "La Poire" pear vodka, then serve them on a tray with goat cheese, pear slices and crackers.

Also try Absolut Pears, another refreshing vodka for summer soirees.

Barefoot Contessa Cake and Cupcake Mixes

With all the baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties and cocktail parties coming up this summer, we thought these Barefoot Contessa cake and cupcake mixes might really come in handy.

The Barefoot Contessa Coconut Cupcake & Cream Cheese Frosting Mix makes 12 frosted cupcakes.

We recommend dressing up the Decadent Molten Chocolate Cake with fresh raspberries, although it's fabulous on its own.

You can find them in the Gourmet Food section of The Gilded Lily Home.

The Barefoot Contessa airs on Food Network Saturdays and Sundays.

Seda France Bon Chic Soy Candles 50% Off Sale

This week we've put our Seda France "Bon Chic" candles on our 50% off sale table. If you're excited about the discount on these attractively packaged, fabulous smelling soy candles, you'll want to stop in immediately, as we only have a few left at this sale price!

Plum Apricot Leaf

White Cashmere Blossom

Pink Frangipani Lily

Bougainville Sapote

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cute Spring/Summer Shoes for Little Boys

At The Gilded Lily, we don't just carry adorable pink girl's shoes. We also ooh and aah over our tiny shoes for baby boys.

These Trumpette "Baby Mocs" are made of high quality patent leather. We currently carry them in vibrant orange or soft light blue, and in sizes of 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months.

These are just precious with little Bermuda shorts, plaid shorts or khakis.

New Flower Power "Bite Me" Cookies - Just In!

Look what arrived today - adorable Ladybug and Flower Power cookies! They're made by the "Bite Me!" company, based in Seattle.

The cookies are made with whole wheat flour. This made some of our employees immediately suspicious, but once they tried the cookies, they discovered how amazingly delicious they are!

Bite Me! cookies are made with organic whole wheat flour and brown sugar. They have no artificial colors, flavors or additives, and no hydrogenated oils. The cookies are 4 ounces, and we sell them for $2.50 each.

Besides the adorable ladybug and Flower Power cookies, we carry the Flower Power Mini Cookie Gift Box. For $18.00 you get this cheerful box of 27 mini cookies. Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, tea parties or special treats for your children.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Welcoming Summer with Voluspa's Soleil Candles

We can't wait for summer, here at The Gilded Lily. We love the long sunny days, warm evenings, picnics, barbecues, and cherry season.

We're welcoming summer with the Voluspa Soleil 3 wick tin candle. It's scented with pineapple, orange tangerine, and coconut, with just a hint of vanilla. It has a long 80 hour burn time, so it will last nicely on those long summer evenings on your patio.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tea Forte: Tea Over Ice for Memorial Day Weekend

We're so looking forward to our promised upcoming 79 and 80 degree temperatures this weekend and the weekend of Memorial Day. Time to make some iced tea!

Have you seen our Tea Forte "Tea Over Ice" pitchers? You brew hot tea (using the Tea Forte "Twelve Over Ice" pyramid tea infusers) in the upper pitcher. Next, pour the tea over the ice in the lower pitcher, to flash chill it.

Each infuser brews a 24 oz. pitcher of iced tea.

Perfect for outdoor entertaining, lake homes, or as a summer refresher on your own patio.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pediped Baby Shoes for Spring

"Hailey," in Fucshia

Easter is over, and Easter dresses are likely packed away. But we still can't help admiring our adorable, dressy Pediped shoes for baby girls. They're soft soled and flexible. "Hailey" is a limited edition.

"Naomi," in Silver

"Lola," in Metallic Pink

We also carry Pediped shoes for baby boys, in navy, brown and black.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Colorful Spring Purses at The Gilded Lily

The Lodis Krush Lola Tote, in Apricot

Need to treat someone (or yourself) to a fresh, colorful purse for spring? We're so delighted with our Lodis tote bags, clutches and wallets. (If we say so ourselves!) For spring, we recommend pink, fuschia, yellow, light blue, and lime green. We currently carry Lodis products including flight bags, clutches, wallets and purses.

Lodis Glaze Gala Oversized Clutch in Lemon

We even have some fun metallic clutches for evening, in eyecatching vivid colors.

Lori clutch in "Sorbet"

We also offer a selection of bright, cheery Hobo International tote bags and purses. We can't decide whether we prefer the warm yellow "Sun" leather or the pretty soft pink hues of "Sorbet."

Jaclyn in "Sorbet"

Waverly Wallet Clutch in "Sun"

Ada Mini Crossobdy Organizer in "Marigold"

We also carry laptop bags and organizers.

Stop in today to see our full range of leather, patent leather, and metallic purses, totes, flight bags, clutches and wallets!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Seda France Candles: Scents for Summer

We are excited to offer several summery scents in our Seda France Pagoda line of boxed candles. Perfect for hostess gifts, lake houses, cabins, elegant outdoor entertaining, or your own bedside table. Our favorite Spring scents include Lis Blanc, White Cashmere Blossom, and Parisian Orchid. For summertime, we suggest Fleur d' Abricoter, Pink Frangipani Lily, Japanese Quince and Verveine.

We also carry Seda France's Classic Toile Travel Tins. They come in elegant gold colored tins. Perfect for travel, gift bags or leaving them lit in your powder room when company comes over. They sell for $8.95 each.

Might we suggest these as part of a Mother's Day gift? Come in today to experience the scents for yourself!