The Dandelion Patch

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Heidi's Picks: Tote With Class

25% Off Select TrendETotes for One Week Only!

Heidi Talks Fall Wedding Invitation Trends on Washingtonian

Fall Wedding Invitation Trends

Since fall is underway, we asked our friends at Dandelion Patch to share their favorite autumnal wedding invitations.

Bride's Night Out and Invitation Workshops

Join Us for a Paper Party!

 Because we LOVE Letterpress, and because we LOVE our brides, one of our favorite vendors is coming to visit The Dandelion Patch and we're throwing a party! Well...actually it's our 2nd Paper Party - complete with goodies and rockstars. Here are the details:


Vienna Location
 Thursday, October 13th * 6-8 PM   

We'll be hosting Spark Letterpress and offering an educational and entertaining invitation workshop. All attendees will have the chance to enter into a FREE invitation suite give-away from Spark! This is a $1000+ value!! (4-piece set, 1 color letterpress, 100 quantity)  

Rockstar designers from Spark will be on hand for personal consultations  
(ask for a timeslot when you register), and everyone will leave with a SWAG bag full of goodies!  We can't wait to see their new couture line! Real showstoppers! Winner must be present to win and you must register for this exciting evening.  

To register, email


The wonderful designers from Spark Letterpress will be in our stores to talk about their beautiful product and meet with potential brides (reserve a timeslot when registering).  Every bride that orders will receive a free 1 color letterpress insert with the purchase of their 4-piece custom suite.

Reston Location

Friday, October 14th * 5-7 PM   
To register, email 

  Vienna Location 
Saturday, October 15th * 11-1 PM
To register, email  

  Georgetown Location 
Saturday, October 15th * 2-4 PM    

Spark Letterpress  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Heidi Answers Stationery Questions on the Washingtonian Online

Vendor Q&A: Heidi Kallett of the Dandelion Patch (Part 1)

You asked, she answered! Our invitation expert answers some tough wedding-related queries

Heidi Kallett is the owner of the Dandelion Patch, a stationery store with locations in Leesburg, Georgetown, Vienna, and Reston. Today, she answers your questions on handling divorced parents on a wedding invitation, when to send out save-the-dates, and what should be included in a wedding program. Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of her Q&A!
To read the full story click here.

Gift Guru Recommends Rethinking Your Coffee Cup on "I Am Modern"

We Americans sure are hooked on our caffeine.  How many times have you read someone’s status on Facebook that referenced how much they love coffee, how much they need coffee, or that they want a coffee iv drip?  It’s certainly a love affair that we have with our cup of Joe.
Now that the fall season is almost here people are jumping for joy for the return of fall flavors to the coffeeshops.  Pumpkin spice latte anyone?
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vera Bradley Winter Line Arrival

Very Vera! The Winter 2011 Colors Are Out Today!

Get Your Holiday Cards Early

Save on Holiday Cards Starting September 21st!

As the saying goes... the early bird gets the worm! And when it comes to holiday cards and The Dandelion Patch, we give you plenty of incentive to be EARLY. 

From September 21st - October 21st, we will  
offer 15% off any custom holiday cards and  
FREE personalization of any boxed cards.* 
So bring in your favorite family photo, get your holiday cards ordered, cross it off your to-do list, and save some money in the process!  
It doesn't get much better than that!

*May not be combined with other promotions, sales, or Groupon. "Personalization" refers to the family name and message on the inside of the card.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to Throw a Killer Tailgate on "Ask Miss A"

Dust off your jerseys, clean out your grill and get your canopies ready because it’s football season—and that’s synonymous with tailgating! For any serious fan, the tailgate party is a time-honored tradition; one that includes lots of booze, lots of food and enough festivities to keep you energized before the big game. What was once an underground operation, tailgate parties have become a conventional way of getting pumped for the big game.  Read More.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kissing Hands Make a Lasting Treasure

Create a Lasting Treasure with Kissing Hands Impressions!

Leesburg Location 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th  *  11 AM - 1 PM
To register contact 

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Back by popular demand! Kissing Hands creates custom ceramic impressions of a child's hand or foot that is a lasting treasure of a moment in time.  These make a loving, and lasting gift for the holidays. Prices range from $30-$70 for each keepsake and will be delivered back to our store in 6 to 8 weeks.Sitting fees are $10 per child and you MUST make an appointment for this special event.  



Final Winner of "Where in the World is the Patch Bag?"

Maggie Mosby in Colorado

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wedding Etiquette Tea

We're hosting a tea for brides, mothers of the bride and bridesmaids, with Anna Post (etiquette guru, and great-great grand-daughter of Emily Post). This event is focused on making wedding etiquette fun and not formal, practical and not particular.

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Highlights Include:  

- Contemporary High Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner -

- Swag Bag Full of Goodies -

- Autographed Copy of Wedding Etiquette: The Definitive
Guide to Your Wedding Experience
(a $28 value!) -

- Love Couture will be showcasing the latest in bridal gown trends -  

Highlights Include:  
- Contemporary High Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner -
- Swag Bag Full of Goodies -
- Autographed Copy of Wedding Etiquette: The Definitive
Guide to Your Wedding Experience
(a $28 value!) -
- Love Couture will be showcasing the latest in bridal gown trends -  

Includes free autographed copy! 
Door Prizes:  
One Weekend Night 
Bed and Breakfast Package ($250 value)
from The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 
 *Inclusive of Deluxe Accommodations, American Breakfast for Two available in Michel, Taxes & Gratuities, Exclusive of Alcoholic Beverages, Based on Availability, Valid for Friday or Saturday Night Stay Only

One 50 Minute Massage in The Day Spa 
Enjoy any of The Day Spas ($140 value)
from The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 
 *Inclusive of Tax & Gratuity; Based on Availability & advance reservation is required; Not Valid Holidays or Special Events.

One Customized Wedding Cake 
(serves up to 150 guests and $2,160 value)
from The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
 *Inclusive of design consultation and  tasting with the hotel pastry chef, tax & gratuity; Based on Availability & advance reservation is required. May not be combined with other offers, cake designs exceeding 150 guests or $2,160 value are subject to additional fees.

$500 Gift Certificate towards a 
Beautiful Wedding Invitation Suite
from The Dandelion Patch
*exclusions apply

...and many more!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

I Am Modern's Gift Guru Recommends momAgenda

Karate, piano, soccer—oh my! Now that school is back in session, so is the endless amount of activities to keep coordinated. Not only am I constantly running the kids from here to there, I am responsible for keeping track of which day to send my child to school in spirit wear, which day the fundraiser money is due and a host of other bits and pieces. And, I’m a working mom to boot!

One of the best ways that I’ve found to keep organized is using a personal agenda by momAgenda.

Children's Etiquette Classes

Children's Etiquette for Everyday!
Beginning in September, we'll be rolling out our first-ever series of children's etiquette for every day. Starting with an hour-long class on the importance of first impressions, we'll cover handshakes, eye contact, appearance, language and much more!
Geared toward the 2nd and 3rd grader in mind, each class will be limited to 12 attendees. The workshop fees will include handouts and age-appropriate training from award-winning, certified etiquette trainer, Kelly Frager.
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First Impressions Count!
Monday, September 19th * Leesburg Location * 5-6 PM
$25 per child
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The Joy of Giving and Receiving a Gift
Monday, October 17th * Leesburg Location * 5-6 PM
$25 per child
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Delicious Table Manners

Monday, November 14th * Travinia Restaurant * 5-6 PM

$60 per child
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Gracious Words:

Thank You Note Writing Practice

Monday, December 5th * Leesburg Location * 5-5:45 PM

Tuesday, December 6th * Vienna Location * 5-5:45 PM

Monday, December 12th * Reston Location * 5-5:45 PM

$25 per child
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All classes are limited to 12 students (ages 8-11) per class and these classes will ABSOLUTELY sell out! Act now!
* We're sorry, but due to the intimate nature of these classes, there is no discount for siblings. Workshop fee may not be combined with other discounts, promotions or Groupon. Registration is a must, no walk-ins allowed. No refunds after 48 hours before the workshops.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Free Washington Bridal Showcase Ticket!

On Wednesday, September 7th, For ONE DAY ONLY... all brides can stop by all 4 locations and pick up a FREE ticket to the upcoming Washington Bridal Showcase at the Washington Convention Center and the Patriot Center.*
- September 11, 2011 - 

- September 18, 2011 - 
 Washington Bridal Showcase

*One per person. Must stop by store for ticket. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Shop and Save This Labor Day Weekend!

YES!! It's our one-of-a-kind, one weekend only, Labor Day sale! Starting Saturday, September 3rd and ending when we close the doors on Monday, September 5th. Hurry for best selection!

*May not be combined with other promotions, sales, or Groupon. No price adjustments.
No special orders. May not be used for Trollbeads.