The Dandelion Patch

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's a grand ol' flag

Summertime is the season of celebrating all things Americana. From Memorial Day, to 4th of July, and quickly followed by Labor Day-- clearly red, white and blue rule.

These whimsical figurines are both decorative and collectable! I know the saying "Virginia is for lovers"... but with Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon both in Virginia-- we have no excuse to visit, enjoy and remember our nation's history.

These little guys are bursting with American pride!

Oh say, can you see???

These patriotic pieces of art will make you stand a little taller this 4th of July... let freedom ring!

Dads will flip for these gifts!

Fathers day is right around the corner and we have found the PERFECT gift. When I think of most dads-- I think of them grilling outside on the bbq and watching their favorite college sports team. Mine would also be eating a bag of potato chips and drinking a cold one (or two)....If this sounds like your dad-- then we've got you covered for this sunday.

I think we have every team in the nation.... really! (ok, maybe it just seems that way?) From Clemson to West Virginia, and Penn State to LSU -- Add a little bbq sauce and you will hit the tri-fecta of Father's Day!

These spatulas give a whole new meaning to the word "branded"...

With rings on her fingers...

The only picture that is missing here is the one with my daughter wearing a ring on each finger (but I thought better of posting it for the world to see)!

She may have gone a little over-board, but seriously, she has a point. For $10 you can afford one of these hand-painted gems for every outfit in your closet!

Even if you don't buy one for yourself (or your darling daughter!), buy one for a glam-grad and forever be considered a rock star!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Teacher Gifts Galore!

Did you know that Lilly Pullitzer is celebrating 50 years of style this year?

What better way to accent the 50 year old brand than to launch a new line of stationery and gifts...

Your favorite Patch store has the newest collection of Lilly Pulitzer stationery and gift designs! Seriously, there are so many variations of pink and green to choose from that it will be hard not to purchase the entire set!

These colorful circle notes could be great by the phone or on your favorite teacher's desk!

Thank you cards and note cards are always in style! Jackie O' would be so proud to use some of theseTo me, Lilly has always defined summer with a powerful ( and pink) punch....

Look at these darling colorful patterns and envelopes!

Tired of plain-jane organization? Brighten up your files and your day with these cheerful patterned file folders!

Every teacher and mom needs a pink pen!

What better way to have inspired writing than colorful and trendy diaries and journals?

Who says being practical means being boring? Stay stylish with these chic coasters....

Lilly Pulitzer has some exceptionally cute designs, from paper to pens and everything in between! Sometimes those end of the year teacher gifts can be hard to find, though when you see all her new products here, at The Dandelion Patch, you will not have to look far for some adorable and affordable gifts!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Organize in style!

These adorable, reusable bags are the perfect solution to summer! I can speak from experience that these oil cloth bags wipe up clean after muddy picnics, holds all those water toys and towels that you lug to the beach every summer, keeps your groceries tidy while traveling home from Whole Foods and does it all with style! It's no wonder that these "scout" bags (as their called) have been on Oprah's O-List and featured in almost every magazine you can think of! Treat yourself to one ( or more!) of this season's collection... and add a monogram for that personal touch.

As if they're not delightful enough... the names are just as darling... can you say "twall y'all?"

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

When life gives you rain, buy some rainboots!

As the saying goes... spring showers bring May flowers. Well, the rain has come (a little late), and so have our adorable rainboots! These Trumpette rainboots are simply too cute to pass up.

From the Johnny red and blue boots for your prince, to the darling purple and pink Mary Janes for your princess, your little ones will love splashing around in these!

Match your boots with a rain slicker and you have one very stylish "rain queen". I see many photo ops in your future....