Friday, July 31, 2009

B.I.A. Cordon Bleu Fondue Set 50% Off This Week

It's a bit too hot to think about enjoying fondue right now, but consider how much you'll enjoy this in the fall. Use it for cheese or chocolate.

The fondue set comes with a white porcelain bowl and base, four stainless-steel forks, and one tea light to get you started.

See this and our other 50% off sale items at The Gilded Lily's sale rack, and at our Sidewalk Sale August 6-8!

Waechtersbach Dishes at the Gilded Lily

We carry several colors of Waechtersbach ceramic dinnerware, including Cherry Red, Buttercup, Orange Peel, Green Apple, Lemon Peel, and Turquoise.

We offer square rimmed plates, pasta bowls, salad plates, serving bowls, rimmed soup bowls, pitchers, cereal bowls, platters, teapots, and latte mugs.

Perfect for provisioning a lake house, decorating your cabin, or as wedding gifts.

Come see these and our other Waechtersbach dinnerware and serving pieces at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee, corner of Wenatchee Avenue and Palouse.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sailor Clothes for Baby Boys

We love sailor-themed clothes for baby boys and girls in the summertime and into September. Here is our Hartstrings Anchor sweater vest, over a yellow polo. Pair it with our blue and white Hartstrings pinstriped pants.

For hotter days, here is our Hartstrings Sailboat romper in blue and white.

We also carry Hartstrings sailor dresses for girls, in blue and white stripes. See these and our other Hartstrings baby clothes at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee.

Candles on Sale at Gilded Lily: Caldrea, Archipelago

On sale this week at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee: Caldrea limited edition fragranced candles. They're eight ounces and burn up to 50 hours. Each candle is poured into colored glass, and comes packaged elegantly in a round decorative gift box.

Above is Saffron Quince.

Vetiver Ginger is a unique blend of essential oils, fragrance and wax. Besides vetiver and ginger, this candle contains a bit of frankincense.

These candles are 50% off original prices.

Also on sale for 50% off: Archipelago Monogram soy candles. We currently have P (Pomegranate & Currant), E (Eucalyptus & Sweet Basil), T (Tea Rose & Pear), A (Azalea & Violet), I (Iris & Sweet Pea) and Q (Quince Fruit & Pear).

See these and our other 50% off sale candles on the sale rack at the back of The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Gilded Lily's Summer Sidewalk Sale in Wenatchee

In August, The Gilded Lily will be participating in the Wenatchee Downtown Association's Summer Sidewalk Sale.

Thursday, August 6 through Saturday August 8, we'll have special sales both inside the store and out on the sidewalk.

Our summer baby clothes are 50% off, including Le Top swimsuits, Hartstrings summery outfits, sundresses by Room 7, and clothing by Nest.

Many of our Lodis handbags will be on sale from 30% up to 70% off during the Summer Sidewalk sale.

We're also offering incredible deals on mirrors and lamps - gently worn floor models we've used as displays in the store.

Come on in for a refreshing ice cold drink and see what other delights we might have on sale, August 6-8 at the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee.

New Michael Aram Pieces at The Gilded Lily

Our new shipment of Michael Aram serving pieces just arrived! This Rose Petal bowl is polished aluminum with an enamel coating. Perfect for serving salad or showcasing fruit.

This heart-shaped cake server is 11 inches long, made from nickelplate and stainless steel.

We also offer the Vine cake server and Botanical Leaf cake server.

For serving wine, we suggest the Vine Stopper & Coaster Set from Michael Aram's "Fairy Tale Collection." Use the stopper and coaster together to elegantly display an opened bottle of wine while it waits to be enjoyed.

The Botanical Leaf wine rest displays your wine elegantly on a sideboard, buffet, dining table or on your kitchen counter. It's nickelplate and marble.

See these and our other Michael Aram serving pieces at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month!

We feel it's our duty to celebrate this holiday. We've been enjoying Dreyer's Butter Pecan and other new summertime flavors. (Have you tried their Peach Pie ice cream? It comes with bits of pie crust in it!) But sometimes we kind of wish the delightful Owl Soda Fountain wasn't in such easy walking distance of our shop!

This article on Our Favorite Ice Creams is located at Epicurious. It really inspires us to make our own ice cream at home!

Waechtersbach Ice Cream Bowl

Stop by the Gilded Lily to see our ice cream bowls, serving spoons, Caspari napkins, polkadot bowls, martini glasses, and other items to help you throw a fantastic ice cream social!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Baby Shoes at the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee

Daisy in Pink or White

Just arrived at The Gilded Lily: new infant shoes from Goody Goody! They're leather with soft soles.

Strawberry, for Boys or Girls

They look adorable peeping out from a car seat, stroller or bassinet as your baby kicks his legs!

Vroom Vroom Cars

Butterfly in White

Airplanes in Blue or White

Apples and Pears

To see these and our other adorable baby shoes by Goody Goody, Pediped, and Jack and Lily, visit the Baby Room at the Gilded Lily. We're on the corner of Wenatchee Avenue and Palouse.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gifts Under $20 at The Gilded Lily

Looking for a lovely gift for someone, but want to keep your purchase under $20? We'd love to show you a few nice gifts you can find at The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee that cost less than $20 before tax.

These Archipelago Botanical tea lights from the "Excursion Collection" make an excellent hostess gift. For $11.00 you get nine nicely scented tea lights. We're currently carrying the Dubai, Petale, Provence, Amalfi, and Enfleurage scents.

Also from Archipelago, you might like the Milk or Pomegranate hand wash for $16.75, lip butter for $13.25, or grapefruit soap for $13.50. And our Archipelago Botanicals jar candles are $18.75. The scents we carry include Zanzibar, Provence, Meditteranean, Charleston, Soleil, Dubai, Jaipur, Pacific, Tuscany, Versailles, Lanai, Luna, Amalfi, Savannah, Positano, and Paramour.

Our MOR soaps are already exquisitely packaged in elegant modern style. They are $16.50 each, and the scents we carry are Black Cherry Plum, Lavender Periwinkle, Frangipani Tiare Flower, Italian Blood Orange, Hibiscus Bloom, Moroccan Mint, Oolong Tea, and Belladonna.

Want to treat someone to something tasty? Our colorful pastas, cupcake mixes, balsamic vinegars, cocktail peanuts, and dipping oils all run less than $20. Our 12 or 14 ounce bags of Raven's Brew coffees are $15. And don't forget our "Bite Me" sugar cookies ($2.50) and our chocolate truffles ($2.80).

In the home section of our store, you can pick up a cobalt martini glass for $15.00, a teal blue carved glass votive holder for $17.75, Caspari crepe placemats for $15.00, a cheerful yellow Waechtersbach coffee mug for $8.50, a yellow and white striped small mixing bowl for $18.95, and a Two's Company set of four hot pink reversible coasters for $15.00.

In the jewelry/gifts section of the store you can get a fun hot pink feather pen for $7.50, blue and green bangles for $15.75, a Kali Basi snake style necklace for $20 even.

Did you know The Gilded Lily has a free gift packaging service? We can package up your gifts at the counter while you finish checking out, or perhaps while you help yourself to our complimentary coffee and browse for another couple minutes.

Lodis Leather Sale at the Gilded Lily

This week many of our Lodis leather accessories are on sale for 50% off: purses, handbags, totes, wallets, clutches, coin purses, flight bags and laptop cases.

Stop by the Lodis sale cart in the front of our store to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Items are selling out quickly!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Children's Plush Toys and Stuffed Animals

At the Children's Room in The Gilded Lily, you can find a variety of cuddly, soft stuffed animals for babies and kids. Perfect for birthday gifts, baby showers, and surprise gifts from Grandma.

We typically carry lions, bears, bunnies, lambs, horses, cows, cats, puppies, and sometimes giraffes and elephants. And we couldn't resist the pink poodle (shown above).

Visit the Gilded Lily's baby room next time you are in downtown Wenatchee, for these and other fun children's gifts.

Recipes From Our Father's Day Event

After our fun Father's Day Tasting event, we've had so many people asking for the recipes we used in the tasting. Here they are!

Gone in 60 Seconds Cheese Balls

Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Form into a flat ball and chill for two hours (or overnight). Top with 1/2 cup of Aloha From Oregon Jalapeno Pepper Jelly or Aloha From Oregon Plum Ginger Jelly.

Italian Harvest Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • 1/2 pound Italian Harvest Farfalline Zebra Pasta
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, diced medium
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and diced (we used Costco's)
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella pearls (Costco sells these)
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

    For the dressing:

  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Bittersweet Herb Farm Balsamic Vinegar (choose your favorite flavor)
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves, julienned

1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for seven minute as directed on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

2. Dressing: Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt, and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

3. Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss - add the Parmesan cheese and basil just before serving.

This will serve 6-8 people. The salad sits well, so you can make it early in the day before your event!

Paula Deen Gourmet Foods at The Gilded Lily

Savannah Marinade

Hosting a barbecue this month? For the Fourth of July perhaps? Stop by the Gilded Lily Home in Wenatchee to stock up on delicious Paula Deen sauces, spices, salts, rubs, and marinades.

We carry Paula Deen Vidalia Onion Peach Grilling Marinade, Savannah Marinade, Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce, Peanut Butter BBQ Sauce, Paula Deen's BBQ Sauce, and Honey Mustard Glaze.

Paula Deen's "Silly Salt"

Add flavor to your barbecued meats and veggies with Paula Deen's Silly Salt, Southern Spice Rub, Steak Seasoning, and .. dare we say.. Butt Massage.

Handcooked Virginia Peanuts

For cocktail parties or the pre-dinner appetizer hour, we suggest Paula Deen's Handcooked Virginia Peanuts. Choose from peanuts with steakhouse seasoning, Creole pepper seasoning, or House seasoning.

We also carry Paula Deen cookbooks to help you plan your summer festivities!