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    Adventure Awaits In…

    Friday, January 4th, 2013

    It’s the end of the first week of January in 2013. How are your resolutions going? Stick with it my friends! Some resolutions are harder to keep than others. The main thing to remember though is that dedicating time and energy to a goal is the most important thing. So if adding adventure to your year is one of your goals, then how about taking the time to do a little research about where to go this year. Check out these cool places has liked so much that we’ve designed products around them;


    PARIS - The ‘we’ll always have Paris’ trendy tray is perfect for entertaining or desktop. The tray is a must have for every household. Acrylic makes it easy to care for. Inside by the fire or outside by the design, this is an entertaining basic. Also a great piece for organizing your desk and papers, for your den for holding remote controls or your vanity for holding perfume bottles and jewelry.


    NEW YORK - Show off your city love with this holiday card which features the phrase “I ? NY in winter” amidst a snowy background. (Blank inside) Please contact our design studio if you would like this design personalized with a greeting inside,

    This stylish card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and is printed on luxurious warm white card stock (recycled). Warm white envelopes are included.

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness.


    AFRICA - The “Explore Africa” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Donna Ingemanson highlights Africa with all its natural beauty and greatest sights. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kids rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Donna Ingemanson and it comes with the artist’s biography attached to the back.


    VERSAILLES – This gorgeous 100% Dupioni Silk Versailles Dress pairs perfectly with matching bonnet & booties. This classically designed “Versailles” christening dress is fully lined and exquisitely detailed.


    • Available in sizes 0-3, 3-6 & 6-12 months.
    • Matching Bonnet and Booties available.
    • Custom made to order, may not be returned

    This is sure to be a gown that is handed down from generation to generation.


    CHINA - This Whistle & Wink China Doll Crib Bedding set brings the Far East right into your child’s bedroom. The black, white and pink tiny embroidered blossoms adorn this classic toile print pattern and will embellish your little one’s room with elegance and charm. The material is 240 thread count 100% cotton sateen. All machine washable and dryable for a practical and beautiful way to decorate your little girl’s room!


    What corners of the globe do you plan on exploring this year?


    Worth Remembering: Pearl Harbor Day

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

    71 years ago today the attack on Pearl Harbor was initiated. More than 2,400 people were killed with many more wounded in the attacks. Ships were sank, airplanes were destroyed and the following day, the United States officially declared war on Japan, thereby entering World War II. In 1994, Congress declared that December 7th would thereafter be recognized as Pearl Harbor Day, so that American citizens could reflect on the great losses that occurred on that fateful day. With subsequent loss of American lives numbering into the hundreds of thousands, Pearl Harbor Day takes on an even more somber tone.

    While you cannot say that is exactly celebrating the day, we do want to recognize it. Perhaps with pearls? We’ve got a few of them…

    Pink Freshwater Pearl Cluster & Rhinestone Drawer Knob has sparkle, shine and a timeless elegance to your furniture piece. These knobs will look amazing on a nightstand, vanity or desk in your little girl’s room. The magic is how you put it all together! No matter the room you are designing we truly believe there is a magical moment when the finishing touches all come together and create exactly the look you were going for. Country Cottage accessories and room decor items add that final touch to help create that magical ending. With a pinch of personalization and a hint of sparkle our accessories truly are unique and bring out the “one of a kind” details that our customers love. Their handcrafted accessories make a statement and leave a lasting impression for all who see them.


    This stunning Cocktail basket bag is sophisticated and elegant. Shown with black silk and solid white pearl broach. Unique and one of a kind, this bag will definitely make a statement this summer and receive lots of compliments. A must have bag for any summer wardrobe.

    The Sea Star Pearl Broach at center of bag – Each natural pearl is individually wired for this lovely broach. 3″ diameter


    The embroidered & pearled silk christening gown is a supreme classic silk gown elegantly embroidered & pearled. Light ivory in color and ornamented with simple rosette and ribbon. It includes matching bonnet and features 100% embroidered silk dupioni, with slip included. It is packaged with padded preservation hanger and zippered vinyl keepsake bag. The Girls Heirloom Preservation Bag is recommended for long term storage. (18″ wide x 38″ long). Each Bag is made of 100% unbleached muslin which allows fabric to breathe while protecting the Christening or other special occasion set from dust, dirt, light and chemical contamination. Wide overlapped button closure for full protection. (no oil from a zipper) Accessories may be stored in the bottom of the bag.

    There is even matching Shoes Available – Beautifully constructed girl’s Christening shoe made of 100% silk dupioni, embroidered on the toe and includes a beautiful dyed-to-match ribbon rosette. With a bias tie closure. The color is slightly off-white or Champaign white.


    The Ivory Pearl Bow shade is feminine and pretty. Pink pearls create adorable bows on this ivory dupioni silk large shade. As an added touch, lines of pearls dangle from the shade’s edge. Perfect for a nursery!


    There is even an assortment of pearls in the Stella & Dot jewelry line, like this Isadora Pearl Bib Necklace. Over 100 acrylic pearls are carefully hand assembled onto a hematite plated brass chain. Cupchain wrapping & faceted glass beads accent the necklace. This beautiful necklace has been featured in Allure Magazine!

    Christening Gifts

    Friday, February 10th, 2012

    Like your weekend isn’t busy enough, now you have a Christening to attend as well! When was the last time you went to one? Do you remember what the etiquette is? Do you know what to bring as a gift? Let help you chose the perfect Christening gift to present to the newly blessed child in the world.


    Here is a lovely gift to offer on this special day. This beautifully made Christening Frame with cross is a work of art and will be a very welcome gift to any family. This quality frame is of high quality materials and one of a kind. Each frame is made of solid wood and is hand finished. The ribbon is the highest quality of dupioni silk and each rhinestone piece is hand selected for each frame. Measures 4 x 4.


    Another wonderful gift idea is a Christening plate. The Christening or Baptism plate is a classic way to mark these special occasions. The plate features a hand painted cross on a pink background and is finished around the trim with a prayer. For a special touch, baby’s name can be hand painted within the cross. The dinnerware is also dishwasher safe. The back of the plate can carry your personal message (eight words maximum) for the most perfect gift!


    Here is another special gift that will be cherished with love – a personalized christening announcement tile. These hand painted ceramic tiles are some of the most original we have found. Using original hand-painted designs, each 6×8 tile is personalized, and individually hand-finished with your baby’s name. This original artwork is heat-sealed into each tile, ensuring a high-quality finish, and a long lasting keepsake. The tile comes with coordinating ribbon.


    What better christening baby gift than a blanket for their special day. This gift will become a cherished keepsake for years to come. Made from 100% high quality cotton, extremely soft and perfect for wrapping a baby! This classic white blanket is embroidered with a beautiful cross and can also be personalized with a baby’s name and Christening or Baptism date. Available in white with your choice of blue, green, pink, creme or yellow embroidery.


    If the Christening is a little closer to home and your own baby will be the star of the day, you might want to take a look at our Christening Gowns as well. Our collection of christening gowns is unique and special. Each gown is made with the finest materials including silk and cotton. Choose from a variety of styles to suit all tastes. So whether you need a special outfit for a girl, boy or even sized for your sweet little preemie, be sure to see what we have available.

    shamrock christening gown

    Spotlight on Bella Bliss

    Friday, October 21st, 2011

    scalloped pima dress by bella bliss

    You have seen some of their cute items on our site before, but we wanted to highlight this great business today so that you can appreciate them as much as we do. Meet one of our fabulous children’s clothing designers Bella Bliss!


    boys christening gown: 2 piece set

    We love the children’s wear by Bella Bliss, but they have far more than just pretty dresses and comfortable pants though. They also carry christening gowns (like the one shown), layette setsbaby blankets and even clothing for Mom! In fact, Bella Bliss also carries a whole line of accessories to add extra flair to their already fabulous outfits.  You can find belts, headbands, ties, hats, mittens and scarves all to finish off that perfect outfit for your child. Don’t forget their Special Occasion pieces too!


    womens stevie cardigan

    What is the story behind this great company though? Two creative Mothers threw their hat in the ring and decided to bring their vision to the world. Sisters Lisa McLean and Kelley Farish began Bella Bliss in 1999 with an inaugral visit to a trade show in Atlanta. It was well received and the buyers wanted more the following season. Fast forward several years and this dynamic duo now has over 600 boutiques that carry their line. is proud to carry and showcase their wonderful products for you today.


    pima printed footless stretchie by bella bliss

    Now based in Lexington, Bella Bliss continues to provide quality children’s wear that is functional, elegant and attractive to many a celebrity. They have been featured in magazines such as Fit Pregnancy, Elle, Good Housekeeping  and American Baby. Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler have all supported the company at various times as well. It is easy to see why though. This quality line has function, style and so much more.  Once you discover their wonderful pieces, you will understand why they chose the name Bella Bliss. As their company logo claims –  it is 100% bliss!



    How to avoid the Shopping Flurries

    Friday, December 10th, 2010

    I know that everyone is out shopping and fighting through the crowds right now. The malls are packed and the parking lots are enough to put you on Santa’s naughty list for several years to come as you weave in and out looking for that spot closest to the door. You fly by Santa in his red and green throne, but don’t you just want to stop and go over to hug that big guy? Maybe ask him to pretty please turn back the clock, so that you can be 6 again and wish upon a star? Or at least not have to stand in line a dozen deep to get that very last iPad for your teenage son, before whisking off to the grocery store to snag fixings for cookies and a gingerbread house that you will never have time to actually make?

    Yeah, us too…

    You know what though? We can help.

    So stay away from the malls with their insane parking lots and lineups out the door, and do your shopping with us at Plus don’t forget to enter to win our Turtle Twilight Giveaway contest at And to sweeten the deal;

    15% off orders over $1,500 using code: HOLIDAY15

    20% off orders over $2,500 using code: HOLIDAY20

    25% off orders over $3,500 using code: HOLIDAY25

    ABCs Part 2

    Monday, August 16th, 2010

    H is for “hello” to new baby bliss.
    Here is a  Christening Gown to welcome the little miss.

    I is for “I love you”. I can say it in so many ways.
    A kiss, a hug, my passing glance; they all speak volumes of my praise.

    J is for a jumper that you wear to have fun.

    K is for a  kangaroo that hops out of this picture to play with everyone.

    L reminds us to “listen”, as the stories will be plentiful and  sometimes even true. Also to always “love” the tiny creature that is YOU!

    M is for the mat where you play and make merry.
    Enjoy this time as the days do not tarry!

    N is for nursery; the center of your world. Where you sleep, dress and play, make sure the space is a perfect place. Need I say more?

    Spring is here with New Beginnings – Baptisms and Christenings are a Wonderful Celebration

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

    Celebrate your boys Christening with this traditional Fauntleroy style outfit. The classic look features a matching long sleeve jacket that offers a handsome heirloom look for any baby boy. Includes matching hat. Add coordinating shoes, socks, bib and blanket to make this extra special.

    This elegant silk on silk dupioni (slightly off white) christening gown will help make this special occasion memorable. The skirt is overlaid with silk organza creating an exceptionally beautiful multi-dimensional look. Embroidered organza lace ornaments the bodice and skirt. Includes matching bonnet. 100% silk with cotton slip.

    This unique Christening Frame is a work of art and will be a very welcome gift to any family. This quality frame is of high quality materials and one of a kind. Each frame is made of solid wood and is hand finished. The ribbon is the highest quality of dupioni silk and each rhinestone piece is hand selected for each frame. Fits 4 x 6 pictures.

    The Christening or Baptism plate is a classic way to mark these special occasions. The plate features a handpainted cross on a pink background and is finished around the trim with a prayer. For a special touch, baby’s name can be handpainted within the cross. The dinnerware is also dishwasher safe. The back of the plate can carry your personal message (eight words maximum) for the most perfect gift!

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