Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Timeless Monogrammed Towels

There is truly nothing more beautiful than pretty, fluffy, soft, monogrammed towels!  A unique monogram on your towels can really make your bathroom decor.  For example, if you have a simple, spa-like bathroom in shades of soft blue or ivory - add these dramatic, damask towels in chocolate brown for a graphic punch that will really look fantastic!  We special order these towels, so they can be embroidered in lots of different thread colors to compliment any colors you are using.  These would make a great MOTHER'S DAY GIFT for your mom or mother-in-law, too - so order early!

The monogrammed towels shown below would make great gifts for girls or guys.  If you know the colors they are going to use next year in the dorm, we can customize the embroidery to match their colors!  If you don't know their colors, pink and green is almost always a sure thing for girls, and blue and brown is a popular combination for guys.

Kids' bathrooms are another area where pretty monogrammed towels can really add a special touch.  These two styles would be so cute in a bathroom, and you can customize the colors of the monogram to fit your space.

The children's bathroom in our house also does double-duty as our guest bathroom, so we have one set of towels on display, plus another set on reserve to stack neatly on the dresser when guests are staying with us.  Your entire life might be chaos, but somehow everything is right in the world when you walk in to see a stack of beautiful, monogrammed towels awaiting you!  Aaaahhhh.....

Come in and check out all the other new graduation gift ideas arriving daily at FRESH INK!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Graduation Party Ideas!

Graduation Season is one of our favorite times of the year! In a big city, that really feels like a small town, it seems like everyone loves to celebrate with the seniors and their families and wish them the best for college and beyond. What could be more fun than a GRADUATION PARTY?!?  The perfect graduation party starts with a really cute graduation party invitation!

There are many classic graduation party themes including crawfish boil, cookout, pool party, or mexican fiesta graduation party!  Some of these graduation party invitations would be perfect for such a party...

Maybe you are looking for an even more unique graduation party idea?  Here are a couple of our favorite recent ideas for graduation party ideas:

Dorm Room Dirty Santa: Typically this party is for girls, and everyone invited brings a gift with a $15 limit suitable for life in the dorm. When everyone gets there, the gifts are exchanged “dirty santa style” and everyone gets to take away something fun for their senior year.

Drive In Movie: Wasn’t it fun to watch a movie outdoors on the big screen? Bring that feeling back for a group. Use an outdoor movie screen and projector that are easy to rent, and add speakers. You want to show a flick that is nostalgic and that both guys and girls will enjoy – great music helps, too – Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or Bull Durham are always favorites! Add popcorn, beverages, and enjoy!

Check out Fresh Ink's graduation invitations at www.fresh-ink.com/graduation.html or some of the other invitations for pool parties, cookouts, and more at www.fresh-ink.com/summer.html and www.fresh-ink.com/theme.html


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


It's starting to feel like spring outside, and you are probably getting ready to set your table and get your house ready to host family and friends on Easter Sunday.  One of our favorite new items are these adorable glittery bunny silhouettes from Wendy Addison. 

The larger bunnies (above $16.95) can "hoppily" hang from your chandelier for a festive touch. The smaller bunnies (left $8.95) are on wire stems. All you need to do is purchase a pretty blooming plant and add a couple to it for a perfect and inexpensive centerpiece that will last long after Easter!

If you are hosting the easter meal, you should treat yourself to some pretty linens.  These wonderful "easy care linen" napkins from Deco Style are beautiful.  They are a thick, substantial linen, and you can wash them in the washing machine and dry flat.  We love the rainbow of colors they come in.  And as an EASTER SPECIAL OFFER we are giving you 20% off all linen napkins, placemats, and napkin rings to help you save when you come in and set your table - today through March 22nd.  I love a beautiful table!
Napkins and Placemats are both $48 per set of 4.
We love the linens mixed with our beautiful Juliska dinnerware.  Treat yourself to a pretty Juliska serving piece this easter like a cake stand, glass pitcher, or centerpiece bowl!

These botanical candles by Rosy Rings capture the essence of spring with the pressed flowers in the wall of the candles.  You burn the candle and then even after the wick inside has burned down, you can still use a small votive candle to contiue to enjoy the beautiful floral exterior for a long time.
Sometimes it's the little details that really stand out for your guests.  Place a bottle of this divine liquid hand soap in your powder room and your guests will rave about it's delightful fragrance.  Tiramini by Shelley Kyle is the top seller - very fresh for spring! 
Liquid hand soap is $21.00. Even the bottle is very regal!

Lastly, if you are going casual this easter, you would definitely enjoy a set of beautiful custom frost-flex cups.  The sizes shown here are 16 ounce and 24 ounce and sold in minimums of 50.  I know 50 cups seems like alot, but you will really enjoy them on the deck, pool, boat, or beach this summer - and they are so classy.  So much nicer than handing your guests a red Solo cup.  They are top rack dishwasher safe so you will use them for a long, long time!  You need to order right away to get them in time for easter, but even if you don't get them for Easter, come in and get them so you will be ready for summer cocktails on the back deck at your cookout or next party!
Custom frosted plastic cups are $86 and $122.40 per set of 50.

Come in and see us and get inspired for Spring and Easter!
From your friends at Fresh Ink

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shelley Kyle Collection at Fresh Ink

If you love Seda France hand soap, you will love our discovery at one of the spring trade shows. We fell in love with the exquisite fragrances of the Shelley Kyle Collection - particularly their hand soaps. Perfumed liquid hand soaps are so popular becuase they are a delight for your guest (or you!) to use. Each time you wash your hands, a little bit of the wonderful fragrance lingers on your skin. Perfumed liquid hand soaps are one of the items customer most frequently return to Fresh Ink to purchase.

The Shelley Kyle Colletion has 5 different fragrances: Tiramani is my favorite. With notes of Blood Orange, Madonna Lily, White Nectarine, Cashmere Musk and Jasmine, it's divine! We have the hand soap and the pump lotion in this fragrance and it makes a great gift set. We also have McClendon, Sorella, Annabella, and Shelley Kyle Signature hand soaps in stock. The line has been featured in countless publications including InStyle and Southern Living - come in today to try it for yourself!

See you at Fresh Ink!  - Elizabeth


Friday, March 5, 2010

Coming Out Of Your Closet

Sometimes it feels like my life is lived between trips to 4 year old soccer games and washing out Dr. Brown bottles with 800 small pieces. On wonderful occasion, though, a kind friend asks us over for dinner. I am always thankful, and show my gratitude by showing up bearing nothing but kids and hungry husband in tow.

But no more.

This week, I'm starting a gift closet! I laughed at the thought before, calling it unnecessary and for packrats. But somehow my day shrunk when I had my second baby and there is never enough time for a stop to get a gift before that birthday dinner or group gathering.

Here is what's going to be coming out of the closet:
Japanese quince candle - never met someone who did not delight in receiving one of these. Recipient will think you have fantastic taste!
Seda france hand soap: a little less expensive than the candle, but still a great luxury for that special person.
Luggage tags: who does not need a new one? Tepper Jackson ones are my favorite, and I love to tie on a note that says "I'd be lost without a friend like you!" love to mail these, too.
Lollia petite treat hand cremes: so compact and easy to store/deliver, but so often appreciated.
Festive foam or frost flex cups are always a great gift for the hostess, too.
Of course Fresh Ink is my go to spot 99% of the time, but I have found some delightful items in the most unexpected places, too:
Wal-mart: I can not live without the $2.00 square glass salad bowls in their housewares section. Add a spice packet for someone to make a quick dip.
Montgomery Hardware: I got the cutest tiny collander there, it's lime green, and a very handy kitchen helper.

Who knows what else will find it's way into the closet?  I guess you need to invite us over for dinner to find out.


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