Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Baskets, Bowls and Trays

New this week from Skalny Basket Company: Willow baskets, bowls, trays, planters, fireside baskets, and bottle holders.

Willow Fireside Basket in Medium, $30, and Large, $42.50

Round Hyacinth Bowl in Medium, $48, and Large, $58

Hyacinth Tray, $12.95 medium, $15.95 large

Stop by the Gilded Lily home store in downtown Wenatchee to see these and our other home decor and entertaining supplies!

New Ollipop Rings and Bracelets

New over the weekend at the Gilded Lily: More fun costume rings and bracelets from Ollipop. They tend to sell out of our store fast, so be sure to come in to try them on in person soon!

Jade Agate Oval Floral Ring, $31.50

Dangling Pearls Flower Ring, $31.50

Gold Dome Red Jasper Ring, $31.50

Jet Enamel & Crystal Heart Ring, $31.50

Camellia and Pearl Bracelet, $33.75

Stop by the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee to see these and our other vintage-inspired costume jewelry pieces!

New Cookbooks at the Gilded Lily

We wanted to tempt you with some of the newest cookbooks we've stocked up on recently!

Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen. The author is one of our favorite food bloggers. $18.95.

Do you love eating at our neighboring restaurant, Iwa Sushi Grill? Learn to make sushi at home with our Sushi American Style book, $22.50.

We love the inventive, creative Picnics suggested here: a Sunrise Picnic, a Snowshoe Picnic, an African Picnic and a High Tea Picnic. $19.95.

We love the retro styled cover of Family Dinners, but we really like the spiral binding that makes it stay open flat. "Easy ways to feed your kids and get them talking at the table" is the theme of this cookbook. $14.95.

For kids, we recommend the cute and colorful Packing Up a Picnic, full of activities as well as kid-friendly recipes. $9.95.

Also for children, we just got in Cooking in a Can for little campers. $9.99.

The Rusty Parrot Cookbook features recipes from the acclaimed lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Recipes are presented by season. $50.

While we're pouting that Recipes From America's Small Farms doesn't include any recipes from Wenatchee, we still enjoy their "Fresh Ideas for the Season's Bounty." $17.95.

Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market. Just published in April, this is another lovely offering from Deborah Madison. $32.50.

The Whimsical Bakehouse: Fun-to-Make Cakes That Taste as Good as They Look. Even if you don't attempt the cakes shown here, kids love looking through this book with you and talking about the amazing cakes. $17.00.

We also adore Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse: Cupcakes, Small Cakes, Muffins, and Other Mini Treats. So fun to look through, plus great for planning children's parties. $24.95.

The Vineyard Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes & Wine Pairings Inspired by America's Vineyards. Great gift for wine aficionados! $24.95.

Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain. Over 300 recipes for Spanish style small plates, whether served warm or cold. Great for planning wine tasting or cocktail parties. $30.

Raw is actually more of a no-cook book. It presents fabulous ideas for serving and presenting raw foods or foods cooked below 118 degrees. One of our more popular cookbooks, so this is a re-stock! $24.95.

Visit the Gilded Lily to browse through these and our other selection of interesting cookbooks and gourmet entertaining books.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Cocktail Mixers for Summer at the Gilded Lily

New at the Gilded Lily in our gourmet food section: Stonewall Kitchen drink mixers!

Mimosa Mixer, $10.50

For a more special offering than just mixing champagne with orange juice, add champagne to the Mimosa mixer for a sweeter, more flavorful Mimosa. The mix includes a touch of tangerine flavors as well. Perfect for summer brunches.

Kir Royale Cocktail Mixer, $10.50

Enjoy the flavor of blackcurrants when you mix this with white wine or champagne. Also good with the new Berri Acai vodka from Absolut and a splash of tonic.

Stonewall Kitchen Bellini Mixer

Bellini Mixer, $10.50

Just add Prosecco for a lovely peach sparkling drink to serve guests. Wonderful for summer afternoons on the patio.

Visit the Gilded Lily to see these and our other cocktail party and entertaining supplies.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Link Roundup: Our Favorite Food Blogs

We wanted to share some of our favorite food and cooking blogs with you! All of our employees share a love of cooking and entertaining, and here are some of our favorite places to get recipes to try.


One of the oldest, most famous food blogs. We love the beautiful food photography here and the interesting recipes Clotilde comes up with in her Montmartre home. Recent posts have included "45 Things to Do With Sage," a recipe for "Chicken and Radish Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing," and highlights from her interesting trip to Japan.



A serious food blog with sometimes whimsical posts. Currently discussing bringing back bitters, spicing up your food, how to make skillet cornbread, and how to make rice pudding. We especially enjoy the "Table Manners" blog.



The About.com Cocktails page is updated frequently, bringing seasonal cocktail recipes, plus sharing liquor news and recent alcoholic beverage trends.



One of our favorite cooking magazines has a pretty substantial website with lots you can read for free online. Great vegetarian and vegan recipes, as well as tips for making lighter, healthier fare that's still delicious.



Sometimes you just want to look at a pretty picture of a cupcake!



This blog's posts aren't necessarily centered around potatoes. It's a fun blog written in Ireland.



The mother lode of all cooking information on the web. This is the place to go for practically any recipe you desire. It's also the home of "Bon Appetit" magazine (and the former home of "Gourmet.") Updated throughout the day, it's worth visiting daily.



A sort of almanac of cooking related trivia, facts, and history. Plus food-related book reviews.



Another blog based in Ireland. Currently featuring recipes for chocolate caramel slices, white chocolate cheesecake with summer fruit, beef pho, and purple potato salad.



This blogger is making their way through their cookbook collection, sharing their successes along the way. They focus on healthy cooking. Current posts include pappardelle with spiced butter, quinoa cookies, a turnip green tart, and strawberry rhubarb crumble.



This blogger lives in the country, and shares not just cooking tips, but homemaking, homeschooling and photography advice.



We like this straightforward, no-frills blog. Currently it's sharing Sea Scallops with Asparagus Sauce, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Spanish Tortillas, and Oil-Poached Artichoke Heart Salad.



Everything here is about tea. There's tea news, articles on Japanese tea ceremonies, reviews of Japanese tea gardens, and a huge list of teahouses in the US.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Jewelry from Nakamol Designs

Our new line of playful costume jewelry is from Nakamol Designs, from Chicago. We just wanted to show you a few of the rings we just got in. Visit the Gilded Lily in person to see our other flower and leather cocktail rings.

This five petal stone flower ring is fun and flirty. $21.

This multi natural stone petal flower is set on a leather band. Just $12.75!

This oval flat ring inlaid with faux pearls is $25.50. It was recently featured in Brides magazine.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Tiffany and Fred Handbags

New today at the Gilded Lily: Fun metallic bags from Tiffany and Fred!

Gold with Shirred Ends Faux Leather Bag, $124

Blue with Leopard Shadow (picture not exact) $250

Brown Copper with Leopard Shadow (picture not exact) $312

Large Red Snakeskin Style Handbag, $270

Come to the Gilded Lily on Wenatchee Avenue to see these and our other new Tiffany and Fred purses!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Throwing a Spring Tea Party, Gilded Lily Style

Whether you're hosting a fancy, formal, traditional tea or a casual, fun paper-plates-and-treats spring tea get-together, the Gilded Lily can help you throw a fabulous gourmet tea party. Visit us in downtown Wenatchee to have one of our salesladies help you select the perfect supplies for your party.


Hot day? Serve one of our delicious Tea Forte iced tea flavors: Iced Ceylon Gold, Iced Lavender Citrus, Iced Pomegranate Blackberry, Iced Raspberry Nectar, and Iced White Ginger Pear.

Rainy day? Serve delicious hot dessert tea, using our Tea Forte Dolce Vita. The flavors are Belgian Mint, Vienna Cinnamon and Raspberry Nectar.


Spice up your Tarragon Mustard Deviled Eggs or egg salad tea sandwiches with our Stonewall Kitchen mustards. Some of the flavors we carry include Wasabi mustard, traditional pub mustard, champignon shallot mustard, and bourbon molasses mustard.


Bake delectably tiny lemon curd tarts using our Stonewall Kitchen lemon curd. We like to serve them arranged on a tray with decorative lemon slices.

For an easy dessert, prepare a pie shell (or a tray of tart shells), then fill it with our Country Living Pecan Pie in a Jar. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Bake scones (pick up a quick mix at Safeway) and serve them with one of our tasty Stonewall Kitchen jams, such as this Strawberry Balsamic Jam.

Serve a tempting array of Thumbprint Cookies made with our Stonewall Kitchen Sugarplum Jam.

Set out a small fancy plate of our Pacific Dessert Raspberry Decadence cookies.

Whip up a little treat quick using our Saxon Chocolates Bread mix, Belgian Chocolate macaroons, or Belgian chocolate brownie mix.

Your guests might be delighted with Barefoot Contessa coconut cupcakes. Make them from scratch, or pick up our boxed mix to save you a bit of prep time.

Dress up your cupcakes with our cute polka-dot cupcake wrapper kit!


Make your tea party festive with our large selection of Caspari and Michel Design paper plates and luncheon napkins. Let us help you select the perfect set of paper plates and napkins to make your party festive!


For further inspiration, pick up a copy of our lovely Tea Party Book: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings.

Visit the Gilded Lily in person for these and other supplies for entertaining and creating fabulous gatherings!