Sunday, June 6, 2010

Making Your Lake House or Cabin Cozy for Summer

At the Gilded Lily, we're delighted to help you decorate and provision your lake house, cabin or vacation condo for the summer. Stock up on fragrant candles, gourmet foods, and accessories for entertaining.


Pamper your guests with luxurious bath and body products from Archipelago Botanicals. The scents we carry are Grapefruit, Mint, Oat Milk, Pomegranate, and Sugar.

For the kitchen and powder room, stock up on our hand washes in your preferred scent.

For the bath, provide your guests with bath milk, body wash, hand cream, body lotion, body butters and a sugar scrub.

For fragrance sensitive guests, we suggest the Oat Milk line. For fragrance lovers, we recommend the very popular Pomegranate line.


"Pacifica" Jar Candle from Archipelago Botanicals, $18.75

Our Archipelago Botanicals "Excursion" jar candles are perfect for vacation homes. Just blow out the candle and close the lid when you leave at the end of the weekend, to preserve the scent for your next visits. Our selection of scents includes Jaipur, Luna, Pacifica, Madagascar, Havana, Lanai, Paramour, Positano, and more.

Seda France "Japanese Quince" Diffuser, $50

We also carry home fragrance diffusers from Seda France, Agraria Home and Archipelago Botanicals.

We also stock Vance Kitira's rustic unscented candles. We sell decorative pear shaped candles, his line of Timber pillars, and his Marble pillars and tapers.


Waechtersbach Dinner Plate in "Kiwi," $15

We love Waechtersbach dinnerware for summer homes. It's so colorful and festive, and sturdy enough to take a lot of use over long weekends filled with guests.

We carry Buttercup, Cherry, Kiwi, and Orange Peel colorways. The pieces we carry include mugs, salad plates, dinner plates, tea pots, pitchers, latte cups, and pasta bowls.

Michael Aram Ginkgo Trivet, $59

If you're a fan of Michael Aram's serving and entertaining pieces, be sure to stop by to see all the lovely things we carry. We have cheese boards, olive dishes, serving trays, salad bowls, servers, serving bowls, platters, trivets, candleholders, trays, vases and more.

Forest Serving Tray from Beatriz Ball

Our Beatriz Ball serving pieces go from freezer to table to oven as needed. We carry servers, trays, platters, bowls, and casseroles.

Guzzini Salad Servers, $11.50

Our line of Guzzini acrylic outdoorware is from Italy. We carry salad servers, napkin holders, bread bowls, salad spinners, cutlery, and other essentials for outdoor entertaining. We've chosen bright spring and summer colors: citrus green, yellow, orange, and fuschia.


Stock your lake house or cabin pantry with everything you'll need to entertain your summer houseguests.

For breakfast, serve your guests toast or bagels spread with our Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Pear Marmalade or Tangerine Marmalade.

We also occasionally like to tuck a teaspoonfull of marmalade or our Bellini and Mimosa Brunch Jams into freshly made crepes with ricotta.

Also from Stonewall Kitchen, we carry a variety of gourmet mustards, snack sticks, gourmet crackers, lemon curd, black bean dip, brownie mix, Barefoot Contessa cupcake mixes, chocolate sauces for ice cream, chutneys, and gourmet salsas.

Serve your guests pitchers of delicious, ice cold cocktails using our convenient Stonewall Kitchen martini mixers. We carry Bellini, Kir Royale, and Mimosa. Perfect for weekend brunches or outdoor patio parties.

Italian Harvest "Mother in Law Tongues" Pasta, $22

Delight your guests with our colorful Italian Harvest pastas. We carry black-and-white bow ties, colorful striped linguini, "Mexican Hats," spinning tops, and rainbow bow ties.

Top your pastas with one of our tasty Rossi Pasta sauces. We carry Artichoke Sauce, Sun Dried Tomato Sauce, Mushroom Sauce and Italian Red Pepper Sauce.

We also sell a wide selection of cookbooks. Be sure you have your favorite at hand in your cabin or vacation home. Or pick up a new cookbook you've been dying to leaf through and try a few things.


Guildmaster Bamboo Wing Back Chair in Mustard, $610

Accessorize your vacation home with some of our home furnishings. We carry chairs, occasional tables, side tables, lamps, chandeliers, chests, dressers, coffee tables, armoires, and buffets.


Jellycat's "Dogadoodle," $28.50

Do you have grandchildren visiting, or friends' small children? Have a cuddly friend waiting for them on their bed. Our Jellycat plush toys are extremely soft.

Lilliputiens Musical Handles Ball, $21.95

For a baby age 2 or under, our Lilliputiens line of Belgian plush toys are a great way to welcome and busy a young visitor.

Lilliputiens "Josephine Dancing," $17.95

We also have a fun assortment of books for babies, toddlers and children in the Baby Corner of our shop.


From Domestique, we carry aprons, chef jackets, and kitchen towels. Be sure to have plenty of kitchen towels on hand so your houseguests can help out after dinner!

From Le Jacquard Francais, we carry colorful French tablecloths, tablerunners, napkins, and napkin rings.


We also carry decorative pillows, throws, totes, wheeled coolers, coffee table books, Goody Goody slippers, and other things that make a vacation house feel like "home."

Come visit us in downtown Wenatchee. Your own Gilded Lily "personal shopper" will help you select the items you need to help you entertain fabulously this summer!

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