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August 23, 2018


"Lavish" lifestyle ... Gather for KINDNESS

These days, especially in the Summer months, it isn't uncommon to encounter several of the homeless standing on the street corners of our communities ...


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August 16, 2018


"Lavish" Lifestyle ... just add a touch of bling! ~ courtesy of Penny Thomas

Today we are thrilled to share with our lavish community an inspired idea and photographs from one of our clients, Penny Thomas ... View full article →
September 27, 2016


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


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

Light up the nursery or playroom with these charming tin wall art displays and hand-painted wood block sets with magnets! Capture your "little stars!"... View full article →
August 23, 2016


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

The shabby chic feel & look of our embossed metal frames will add a touch of “home sweet home” appeal to any space. The bold yet washed out colors partnered with stand-out textures makes an unforgettable impression!
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August 01, 2016


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 ~ 
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"
"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
"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


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.

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
* * *
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 
"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
"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
"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!

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


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"

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

*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


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 topped with fresh fruit
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,
lifestyle tips, inspiring stories & more!

We joyfully donate a portion of all sales each season to a nonprofit ~
visit our Lavish "Your Heart" page to learn more about
this season's organization & how you can help.

June 20, 2016


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

Brighten and illuminate your Summer! ... then pucker-up for refreshingly tart lemonade served in sunshine ... View full article →
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