September 27, 2016

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The "Golden Age" of Dining . . . create a lavish experience!

Create a treasured dining experience for family & guests this holiday season with a touch of gold from our "Gracious Dining" collection. "French Country Chargers" set the scene for an elegant Provencal feel. Guests will love the soft illumination & fragrance of garden florals as "Delicate Vintage Votives" take center stage on the dining table. Personalize place settings by tying "Nature's Own Pairing" delicate gold leaf frames to"Lightly Linen" napkins, ensuring the perfect seating arrangement for an evening of laughter & lively conversation. View full article →
September 12, 2016

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Lavish baby . . . charming tin wall art & hand-painted wood blocks

Light up the nursery or playroom with these charming tin

wall art displays!

 

"twinkle twinkle" or "little light of mine"

. . . add a few stars to the wall & remind your little ones to "shine" bright!

. . . add a few magnets to display favorite pictures of your "little stars"

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"Splatters & Stripes" wood block sets

These hand-painted wood blocks with magnets are the perfect accent
for easily switching out your favorite "photo of the week"
. . . or artfully display honey-do lists, hold your recipe in place while baking,
showcase a pair of favorite concert tickets, love notes or other simple treasures.
The joyful "splatters & stripes" are certain to capture everyone's attention!
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~ Lavish Three ~
A destination to lavish Your Heart, Your Soul & Your Home.
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
lifestyle tips, traditions & more!
We joyfully donate a portion of our sales each season to a nonprofit
~ visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
White Horse Youth Ranch (WHY Ranch)
* a youth organization providing a safe place for socially challenged children
to experience healing through horse therapy
help us support the Ranch . . . shop "lavishly"
from July 1st ~ December 31st, 2016
August 23, 2016

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"Capture" this look . . . framed DIY inspiration!

"RUSTIC ELEGANCE" frame ~ charcoal black
The shabby chic feel & look of our embossed metal frame will add
a touch of “home sweet home” appeal to any space.
The bold yet washed out color partnered with the stand-out texture
makes an unforgettable impression.
We adore the charm of the little space provided to display just a hint
of nature, a small photograph, a sweet memento . . .
or your very own inspirational message!

Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen."

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"SILHOUETTE" frames
~ a little "lavish" history ~
"In the mid 1800's, Silhouette (profile) portraiture was the popular way to
recreate an image of oneself or loved one before
the invention & common use of photography.
During the years of 1500 and 1860, professional & amateur artists
would either paint or cut profiles ~ using paints or scissors."
Our vintage embossed metal "Silhouette" frames evoke old world charm.
Consider creating your own present day silhouette,
store a treasured keepsake, or script a message on parchment paper
to gift a beloved friend . . .
~ shabby black ~
~ antique ivory ~
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be "lavishly" creative!
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~ Lavish Three ~
A destination designed to lavish Your Heart, Your Soul & Your Home.
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
lifestyle tips, traditions & more!
We joyfully donate a portion of our profits each season to a nonprofit.
Visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
White Horse Youth Ranch (WHY Ranch)
August 01, 2016

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Lavish Planning . . . "BACK to SCHOOL"

~ Lavish Planning ~
The lazy days of Summer are
coming to a close . . .
it's time to set the alarms & schedule carpools for sports, homework &
other activities ~ 
BACK TO SCHOOL is here!
Keep organized with our "Lavish Planner" ~ 
perfect for last minute post-it notes, important events, fun photos &
words of encouragement to carry you
through the chaos . . .
our Planner combines beauty with structure for organizing in
your own personal way . . .
 
"Lavish Planner"
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"Special Delivery"
wood postcards
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Slip a sweet surprise in
with their favorite PB&J sandwich,
a loving reminder to help ease
separation anxiety  
& put a smile
on that adorable little face!
"You and I are the jam"...
& 11 more charming
illustrations & messages
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"Lavish Three Signature"
tote bag
*   *   *
Start the school year off on
the right foot ... 

our Lavish tote will keep
a beloved student, teacher or friend organized.
Profits from each tote purchased
will be joyfully donated to
this season's featured nonprofit,
WHY Ranch.
* read our tote story here . . .

Shop "Lavishly"!
July 18, 2016

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Host a "Lavish Happy Hour" ~ refreshments, tapas & 'tizers . . . recipes to love!

 

"Whimsical tapas & 'tizers floral plate trio"

Gather special friends & host a
"Lavish Happy Hour"
On warm summer evenings just before the sun sets,
take time to relax & enjoy refreshing cocktails & tapas.
Serve a few of our favorite recipes (posted at the bottom of this page)
on these "whimsical" cottage-inspired floral plates.
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Serve guests refreshments, tapas & appe'tizers' . . . simple & tasty recipes they'll love!

 

"Summertime gin & tonic with an herb twist"
2 oz gin (perhaps Bombay Sapphire or Hendrick's)
4 oz - tonic water (for a "subtler" tonic try "Q")
1 lime - slice into 6 wedges
1 English cucumber
3 sprigs of rosemary or thyme
ice
* * *
peel 1/2 of cucumber
add 3 slices of peeled cucumber in a glass with
1 sprig of rosemary & juice from 1 lime wedge & 1 oz gin
muddle w/the back of a spoon
strain through a mesh strainer into
a serving glass
add ice, a few slices of "unpeeled" cucumbers
top with remaining gin & tonic
garnish with a sprig of rosemary or thyme 
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"Mini-Italian garlic bruschetta"

 4 medium - ripe tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of coarse salt - to taste
dash of freshly ground pepper - to taste
fresh basil - coarsely chopped
red onion - finely chopped - optional
2-3 garlic cloves - peel & leave whole
favorite Italian bread or French baguette - sliced 1/2"
* * *
pre-heat oven to 375
halve tomatoes, remove seeds & chop
 place chopped tomatoes in a bowl, mix . . .
 olive oil, a generous pinch of coarse salt,
dash of pepper, red onion & basil
* refrigerate for at least 20-30 mins before serving
lay out sliced bread onto cookie sheet & brush
each slice with olive oil
bake 12-15 mins - keeping a close eye for perfect toasting
while toast is hot, cut garlic cloves in half & rub generously onto
each slice of toast
heap a spoonful of tomato mixture onto toast & serve on 
a lovely tray
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"Sweet tomato caprese kabobs"

cherry tomatoes - rinse & dry
basil leaves 
ciliegine (cherry sized) mozzarella or goat cheese
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 cloves minced garlic
pinch of coarse salt - to taste
dash of freshly ground black pepper - to taste
pinch of brown sugar
balsamic vinegar
pesto - optional
bamboo skewers 
* * *
whisk olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic & brown sugar - set aside
wrap cherry tomato in 1 basil leaf - skewer
1 mozzarella ball - skewer
repeat ~ 2x
lay on a decorative plate
drizzle olive oil mixture & a bit of balsamic
garnish with a dab of pesto
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"Grilled shrimp avocado lettuce wraps"

jumbo shrimp
2-3 tbsp olive oil
pinch of coarse salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro - chopped - more to taste
carrots & daikon radish - julienne
avocado - thinly sliced or chopped
chives - chopped for garnish
butter bib lettuce or endive leaves
* * *
in plastic bag . . .
toss shrimp w/1 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper & garlic
set aside for 5-10mins ~ then grill shrimp
in a bowl . . .
whisk 3 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, lime juice & cilantro
(season to "taste")
julienne radish & carrots - add to dressing & toss
let grilled shrimp cool ~ add to dressing & toss
spoon into lettuce or endive leaf
garnish with a few slices of avocado &
a sprinkle of chives

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Every "Hour is Happy" when celebrated with friends!
bon-appetit!

A destination designed to Lavish Your Heart, Your Soul
& Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our profits each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,

July 12, 2016

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Sweet & "bee"-u-tiful Summer mornings . . . .

'the busy bee has no time for sorrow'

~ William Blake ~ 

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ENJOY & "rest" your first cup of morning coffee
on our 5 piece coaster set!
You'll love the old world charm & vintage designs . . .
 place on your kitchen table or guest quarters
. . . even buzzzz'ing right out to
the garden gazebo!

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"Honeycomb bowl" ~ set of two
Start your day with a bold splash of color!
From one scoop of cereal
to "2" scoops of ice cream . . .
even a bowl of homemade chicken soup
is cheerier when served in
sunshine yellow!
*shown on our country inspired "Harvest Tray"
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Mini love note plate
Deliver a word of kindness, a taste of sweetness ~
gather friends & send them home
with a stack of homemade goodies &
a mini-message of
"LOVE!"
 

*select from twelve charming illustrations & messages

ENJOY a "bee"-u-tiful summer together!

 

Lavish Three ~
A destination designed to Lavish Your Heart, 
Your Soul & Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our proceeds each season to a nonprofit ~
Visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
White Horse Youth Ranch (WHY Ranch)

July 05, 2016

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Servin'up Summer "Whimsy" . . . country-style!

"The food I've liked in my time is American country cookin' ..."

~ Colonel Sanders

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Country "Harvest" tray

Present your family and friends with a picnic-style summer feast 
on our timeless Country Harvest tray!
Generous enough for a bucket of fried chicken, a few homemade sides and
fresh crisp watermelon!

"Country whimsy" plate set
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Homemade or from the "Colonel," serve family & guests
crispy fried chicken, corn on the cob
lathered in butter & a wedge of
fresh crisp watermelon,
mmmmm . . .
 "finger-licking goodness!"

"Country whimsy" bowl set
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Scoop a heap of homemade potato salad, warm baked beans or
a "double" helping of ice cream garnished with 
fresh berries and just a dab, (or so . . .) of
creamy sweet cool whip!
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~ Summer recipes to LOVE ~
"Southern Fried Chicken"
Usually the best fried chicken recipes are made in the kitchens of
Southern women . . . we think your family will love Paula Dean's
~ ingredients ~
3 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 cup hot red pepper sauce (Paula recommends Texas Pete)
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon pepper
1 (1 to 2 1/2 lb) chicken cut into pieces
oil for frying (Paula recommends peanut oil)
* House seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
~ directions ~
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with the water.
Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange.
In another bowl, combine flour & pepper.
Season chicken with "House" seasoning.
Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, then coat well in the flour mixture.
Heat oil to about 350 degrees F in a deep pot.
*do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil
Fry chicken in the oil until brown & crispy.
*dark meat takes a bit longer, about 13 - 14 minutes
*white meat, about 8 - 10 minutes
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"Country Potato Salad"
There are thousands of variations of Potato Salad recipes . . .
even the one your mama use to make probably is a variation of 
another recipe!
This is the one I looked forward to every summer ~ from
my mama's kitchen to yours!
~ directions ~
2 lbs of Yukon or Red russet potatoes
(I like to leave the peel on for a rustic country-style)
After cooking potatoes, cut into bite size chunks
1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 hard boiled eggs chopped
2 teaspoons of mustard (I like a little spicy Dijon)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped purple onion
1 cup chopped sweet pickles
1 to 2 cups of chopped fried bacon (add less or more!)
a good size pinch of coarse salt
a good dash of black pepper
Toss all together in a large bowl,
cover, chill in fridge for at least an hour & serve
* bacon is optional, but sure makes it tasty!
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"Sugar Cookies"
I've made a lot of sugar cookies in my day, (ate them too!), 
but my favorite are from Martha Stewart
~ ingredients ~
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter - room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
~ directions ~
In large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder & salt
With electric mixer, cream butter & sugar until light & fluffly
Beat in egg & vanilla ~ mix on low gradually adding flour mixture
beat until combined
Cut dough in half, flatten into disks,
wrap separately & freeze for 20 minutes
Preheat oven 350
Remove one dough disk, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes
Roll out 1/8" thick on floured cooking cutting board or parchment
*dust dough periodically with flour as needed
Cut shapes with your favorite cookie cutter
Use a spatula & transfer to a prepared cookie sheet
Bake, rotating halfway through, until edges are golden,
about 10 - 18 minutes depending on cookie size
Cool on wire rack
*delicious & perfectly crunchy alone or dressed with your
favorite sugary icing
Send family & friends home with a few on one of our . . .
"mini-LOVE note" plates

ENJOY a "whimsy" & "finger linking good" Summer together!


A destination designed to Lavish Your Heart,
Your Soul & Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our proceeds each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
White Horse Youth Ranch, (WHY Ranch)

June 20, 2016

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"HELLO SUNSHINE" . . . bright pillows, illuminating lanterns & whimsical glasses!

Capture & Release a full-blown spirit of fun in your home & garden this SUMMER!

"Sunny Floral Burst" pillows
set of 2

Bring sunshine into your home & brighten up a nook, or place these 
fabulous floral pillows on the patio for a bold burst of
color & comfort!
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"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
It's what the sunflowers do."
~ Helen Keller
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"Vintage Garden" lantern
in sunny yellow

Illuminate your summer nights with a soft glow & splash of color,
a perfect accent for your outdoor gathering or 
indoor space!
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"Give light, and the darkness will disappear . . ."
~ Erasmus
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"HELLO SUNSHINE" glasses
set of 4

Perk up & refresh with these juice glasses ~ the charming animals &
sunny reminders will put a smile on
everyone's face!
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"If I had a dollar for every time my pet made me smile,
I'd be a millionaire!"
~ unknown

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~ featured recipe ~
"Tart & Sparkling Summertime Lemonade"
10 to 12 lemons ~ freshly squeezed
24 ozs of 7-up, Sprite or your favorite sparkling bubbly
garnish with . . .
a sprig of freshly snipped mint,
sweet strawberries or red raspberries
* for added sweetness, mix in some simple syrup
(1 part water, 1 part sugar; stir constantly over medium heat until clear)
Serve with lots of ice!

Pucker up & ENJOY! 

Happy Summer!

Lavish Three . . .
a destination designed to Lavish Your Heart,
Your Soul & Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our proceeds each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,

~ please note that June will be the last month of proceeds
donated to the Renewing Life Center ~ thank you to all our clients
who have graciously purchased or donated directly,
your contribution matters greatly and is
deeply appreciated . . .

Laurel, Tammy, Lisa

June 13, 2016

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A 'simple' SUMMER feast . . . platters, dishes & recipes to LOVE!

In the good 'ol Summertime . . . 'simple' fish feasts to serve one & all!

"Simply Fish" large Platter
Perfect for serving a "shrimp scatter" ~ or as they call it in the South,
a "shrimp boil"
or
present elegant salmon all dressed up in warm herb butter

"Simply Fish" side dishes ~ set of 3
For just a sprinkling of garnishes, crunchy coleslaw
or
sauces infused with fresh herbs, lemon & garlic

"Lightly Linen" napkins ~ set of 4
Elegant natural linen color,
depth of texture & classic hemstitching ~ 
a tasteful solution for fingers & lips at your 
"simple Summer feast!"
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Caught from the fresh Pacific ocean in Alaska, my husband Tim is not only a
great fisherman, but a great "chef!"
Try Tim's "simple" grilled Alaskan Halibut recipe:
In a large plastic bag . . .
place 4 halibut filets ~ set aside
in a small bowl whisk . . .
2 tblsp Old Bay, 2 tblsp of olive oil, 1 tblsp lemon juice,
a good size pinch of sea salt &
freshly ground black pepper
(all seasonings to 'preference')
* add seasonings to bag with fish & give a few gentle shakes to
mix & coat fish thoroughly
refrigerate for at least 1 hour & take out about 15-20minutes
before placing on grill
Grill on low for at least 10minutes

Simple fish, Simply delicious!
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"Springtime Tumblers" ~ set of two
The welcoming green hue, the charming sunflowers &
embossed detailing on our tumblers will take you back to
the simple summer life at grandma's,
sipping a cool glass of sun-kissed country ice tea! 

Try a few of our favorites this Summer . . .

"Iced Tea, Mango-style"
Pour 6 cups of boiling water over
5 tablespoon of loose Mango-infused tea leaves
*cover & steep for 4-7 minutes
Pour tea through a wire mesh strainer
Add agave nectar or simple syrup to taste
Pour tea over lots of ice
Garnish with a wedge of fresh mango

"Mint tea, Mojito-style"
Pour 4 cups of very hot water over 2 generous sprigs of mint leaves
*cover & let set for 3 to 5 minutes
Steep a pot of your favorite black tea & add a bit of the mint water
Stir 1/2 cup of rum, 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed limes
1/4 to 1/3 cup of agave nectar (or simple sugar syrup)
Pour tea evenly into ice-filled glasses
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint & lime wedges

 * if you're old school like Hemingway, substitute agave for crushed sugarcanes

 ~ a "lavish" tip ~

~ keep those ice teas flavored just right, freeze the tea in a few ice trays & use in place of regular ice . . . cool & refreshing without diluting flavor!

ENJOY a refreshing Summer together!

 

Lavish Three . . .
a destination designed to Lavish Your Heart,
Your Soul & Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions and more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our proceeds each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
The Renewing Life Center

~ please note that June will be the last month of proceeds
donated to the Renewing Life Center ~ thank you to all our clients
who have graciously purchased or donated directly,
your contribution matters greatly and is
deeply appreciated . . .

Laurel, Tammy, Lisa
June 06, 2016

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Summers by the Sea . . .

Some of my favorite memories are those that involve quiet walks on the beach, sand between my toes & the warming rays of the sun!

. . . perhaps you live in the desert like us . . .

To help you "escape," here are a few of our Lavish product picks

to set your own seaside scene!

 

  

 Nautical pillows will add a touch of beach beauty to your seaside cottage,

beach front home or even a room in the suburbs!

~ Select from ~

"Whimsical Sea Creature" ~ beaded pillow
Wrap your heart around this creature from the deep blue sea!
Our whimsical octopus delivers a sparkling punch and adds a touch of 
maritime fun to your days and nights!
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"Coastal Crab & Royal Tweed" ~ set of 2 pillows
This pillow pairing is a "reel catch!"
With a great sense of style, our crab is the perfect
visitor for your beachside cottage.
Paired with a "royal tweed" fringed pillow, this nautical pair promises
days of smooth sailing!
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"Sophisticated sea Conch" ~ beaded pillow 
A nautical masterpiece! 
Invite the beauty of the seashore to your home all year!
Sophisticated beading will remind you of days when the sun is glistening
and dancing on the tips of the tides!
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And as the evening sun begins to set . . .
create a cozy atmosphere & soak in the sights & sounds from your seaside porch.  
Our sweet cottage-style lanterns provide just enough illumination for
gazing at stars, watching waves & sorting shells from your evening stroll on the beach. . . 

"Vintage Garden lanterns"

~ select from rustic red, sunny yellow or burnished blue ~
  

"Smell the sea and feel the sky, and let your soul and spirit fly . . ."

~ Van Morrison

 

 

Lavish Three . . .
a destination designed to Lavish Your Heart,
Your Soul & Your Home
Discover beautiful home decor, heartfelt gifts, lavish jewelry,
inspiring lifestyle tips, traditions & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of our proceeds each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about this season's organization,
The Renewing Life Center.

~ please note that June will be the last month of proceeds
donated to the Renewing Life Center ~ thank you to all our clients
who have graciously purchased or donated directly,
your contribution matters greatly and is
deeply appreciated . . .

Laurel, Tammy, Lisa
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