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Share the Luck ‘O the Irish and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Lillian Vernon

  When Irish eyes are smiling, St. Patrick’s Day is probably right around the corner.  What began as a religious holiday in Ireland, March 17th is now a world-wide celebration of culture, religion and folklore…mixed with a bit of buffoonery.  Though St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland, he was not born Irish.  Originally from England, he became an integral part of Irish heritage, mostly through his missionary ...

Nesting into the Near Year: Foolproof Tips for Starting the Perfect Fire

  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get in gear for the new year.  Whether you’re starting a new diet or turning over a new leaf, cozying up to a roaring fire will probably be on your January agenda.  Here are our top foolproof tips to fire things up in just minutes, along with some of our favorite items to keep you comfy all winter.   Four Easy Steps to Starting a Fire   Step 1.  Crumble newspaper sheets ...

Make Plans for the New Year: Stylish Photo Calendars for Friends and Family

2017 Graphic Photo Keepsake Calendar features a different monthly die-cut to frame your 4 x 6″ photo. Buy 1-5 for $14.99 each; 6-11 for $11.25 each;  12 or more for $9.00 each Photo calendars make the easiest and most memorable gifts.  Plus, it’s always fun to look back and re-live your family travels and memories throughout the year.  Shop our exclusive and personalized photo calendars featuring you! Exclusive to Lillian Vernon, ...

Ring in 2017 with a Sweet and Chic Cakes & Cocktails Party!

  Lillian Vernon loves to come up with fun new ways to entertain at home that set the tone of a gathering. Our most recent concept is a “Cakes & Cocktails” theme for New Year’s Eve.  Forgo the confetti, noisemakers, and goofy party hats–plan a pretty, elegant, and sweet evening that all your adult friends will love. Internationally known event planner Sofia Crokos is famous for the magical weddings and events ...

Ladies Who Brunch: Our Exclusive Quick and Easy Quiche Recipe for the Holidays

  Thinking about throwing a quick brunch during the holidays?  Baking a delicious, savory Quiche Lorraine is always a good idea!  A perennial holiday favorite around the globe, especially on a cold, snowy day, quiche is not only delicious, it looks fancy and is super-easy to make.  From our kitchen to yours, here’s a traditional family recipe from Lillian Vernon. Ingredients: 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie 6 slices bacon ...

Get Santa’s Little Helpers Organized with our Top Five Tips to Staying Tidy

      If you’re like most mothers, keeping your home tidy is sometimes a never-ending battle.  Add the holidays, decorating, cooking and cleaning to the mix, and things can get chaotic.  Teaching your children good organizational skills will not only help you, but will stay with them for a lifetime.  Check out some great tips for tidy kids and some of our favorite items to help you get your home in order.   1. Kids ...

Christmas is Coming! New Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

    Whether you’ve already decked your halls for Christmas, or just beginning, it’s always a good idea to combine the old with the new:  Family heirlooms and keepsakes, mixed with fresh ideas for the new season.  When the boxes come down from the attic, take a quick inventory of what you should keep and what needs updating.  Is your tree skirt looking so 10 years ago?  Do you need some festive pillows on your chairs or ...

Keep it Simple! Entertaining Tips and Gifts to Breeze Through the Holidays

  Set Up a Festive Self-Service Bar at Home -It doesn’t have to be a fancy bar cart, but instead any side table you have handy.  If it has a shelf on the bottom, even better.  And if it’s not in great shape, no worries!  Cover it with a small tablecloth, runner or placemat.  Guests will like to make their drink exactly how they like it, freeing you up to chat and be the best host. -Be sure to include an assortment of sodas, ...

Design and Shine with Five of our NEW and Versatile Gifts for Your Home

  The best designers are experts at seeing things in a new or different way.  Whether it’s simply moving a comfy chair from a corner (where no one ever sits) to the middle of the room, or reupholstering a tired ottoman in a bold fabric, it’s about being creative and thinking of design without limitations.  Many of our exclusive products can be used in various ways, from season to season and in different rooms of the house.  ...

All is Merry and Bright: Introducing Our Personalized, Keepsake Ornaments for the Holidays

  Christmas is a sacred time to celebrate old and new traditions.  Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition in the 16th century when devout Christians brought trees into their homes decorated with candles.  Some of the first Christmas ornaments were shiny red apples, nuts and marzipan cookies.  It was commonly believed that apples were used as ornaments because of their relation to the winter solstice (the shortest day ...

Set Your Thanksgiving Table in Style with Lillian Vernon

When Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863, the turkey feast itself was considered decoration enough for most family tables.  If accessories were added, they consisted of fall fruits and vegetables that represented the bounty of the family’s own farm or garden.  Since then, we have created our own special traditions and ways of celebrating this day of giving thanks, mixing the old with the new.  Whether ...

Set a Spooky Stage for Your Halloween Party with Lillian Vernon

      Lillian Vernon loves to celebrate Halloween.  It’s such a festive, family holiday and decorating the house for trick or treaters and costume parties is so much fun!  At Lillian Vernon Halloween Headquarters we’ve got a treasure trove of ghouls, witches, skeletons, and lots of spooky and stylish tabletop decor to choose from.  Check out our recent Halloween photo shoot, featuring some of our best-selling ...

Impress for Less: TWENTY Lillian Vernon Exclusive & Personalized Gifts Under $10!

Whether you’re entertaining at home, looking for that special gift, or getting a jump-start on the holidays, keeping expenses down is always a great idea − but that doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style!  This season at Lillian Vernon we have put together a dream team of designers and artisans to create 20 personalized and exclusive items that will delight your friends and family…..AND they’re all under ten ...

Lillian Vernon Debuts Exclusive Design Partnership with Anders Ruff

  Lillian Vernon is excited to announce our new design partnership with Anders Ruff, the go-to online shop for unique and stylish invitations, stationery, printables and party accessories.  We have teamed up with Maureen Anders to bring you some of her exclusive designs that can only be found at Lillian Vernon, from personalized paper products and sleeping bags, to water bottles, towels and even dog accessories.  They all make great ...

Show Off Your Style With Our Personalized Napkins for All Occasions

The art of entertaining can often look effortless, but it takes planning, creativity and attention to detail.  Beside the food and festivities, the décor is what distinguishes a truly special dinner or event.  The key is to show your personal style and make it your own! One of our favorite ways to attract attention is with personalized napkins and hand towels, whether in the dining room, kitchen or bath.  Transform your table with Lillian ...

FALL in Love with Your Home: Five Personalized Ways to Spruce Things Up for Autumn

Fall is in full swing, and it’s time to start nesting!  Get out the cozy blankets, stock up on firewood, and spruce up your home with some of our most popular, and personalized fall favorites.  Let the colors, sights and scents of the season inspire you, whether it’s changing a few toss pillows on your sofa, creating a beautiful harvest centerpiece, like our gold basket above, or throwing a cocktail party to celebrate family and ...