5 Benefits of Cotton Household Articles and Clothes

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Whether you’re considering buying cotton embroidered hand towels, boudoir pillow cases, or Victorian pajamas, if you decide to purchase custom items made of cotton, you will not be disappointed. Here are some of the many benefits of cotton clothing and linens.

You won’t have to wash it as much as other material
Not having to wash cotton material as much as other linens speaks for itself — what a plus! Since cotton is so breathable and doesn’t retain dirt and debris like oil-based fabrics, you can save plenty of trips to the wash. You’ll also save money and water by not doing all that extra laundry, too.

Cotton is great for moisture control
Because cotton is so transmittable, moisture is able to be lifted from the body and absorbed into the fabric. Cotton towels are great for drying off because it can take up to one-fifth of is weight in water before feeling even wet at all.

Cotton is extremely durable and strong
A tough material, cotton doesn’t have to be only used for nighttime wear or drying off. Cotton can get really dirty and still work great for an extended period of time. Cotton has a high tensile strength, making it much less likely to rip or tear if anything is harming or stretching it. It’s also 30% stronger when wet.

Cotton household articles will make your home look great
Having custom cotton embroidered hand towels in your bathroom and kitchen will help accentuate your home and give it a high quality look. Roughly 20% of Americans actually feel happy with their home decor, and cotton items can certainly help. Don’t forget about stocking your home with other cotton products so people can actually see and enjoy when they stop by.

Cotton almost never smells bad
You can be wrapped in cotton material when you’re sitting at a campfire, cooking a smelly dinner, and even when you’re working out, and you still won’t smell afterwards. Cotton releases all those unwanted odors and and will feel and smell completely fresh after you wash the material.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of this great material or find any cotton embroidered hand towels or white cotton pajamas, contact Jarcanda Living today.

How To Add Charm To Your Home With Embroidered Accents

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Your home’s interior is a reflection of your family’s unique character. While home decor styles have evolved, traditional elegance has withstood the test of time. In fact, about 44% of Americans prefer their homes to look tradition. This is followed by modern (22%), eclectic (13%), country (10%), and global (2%). If you are looking to add some more traditional flare into your home, adding embroidery accents can provide a tasteful choice.

Why Embroidery?
Few popular decor styles are as traditional and charming as embroidery. This timeless craft has adorned clothing and home items for centuries. By purchasing embroidered cocktail napkins, tablecloths, pillow cases, and other items from embroidery artists, you are supporting this crafting tradition. What’s more, you are supporting small businesses that strive to spread the beauty of embroidery to all of their customers.

Ways To Incorporate Embroidery Into Your Home Decor
Including embroidered accents into your home does not require an overhaul of your decor. There are plenty of subtle, creative ways to make your harm just a bit more charming.

    • Embroidered Cocktail Napkins: Entertaining can be even more lovely. Whether you use them at every meal or just pull them out during special occasions, your loved ones and guests are sure to adore the sweet details on these cocktail napkins. You might consider adding some embroidered hand towels to match.

 

    • Boudoir Pillow Cases : You’re sure to sleep soundly when you rest your head on embroidered boudoir pillow covers. You may choose to monogram these for you and your partner, or you may prefer a simple floral design.

 

    • Delicate Wall Decor: Embroidered wall decor has come far from the sewing samples of your grandmother’s childhood. Whether displaying a welcoming message or a delicate design, embroidered wall hangings can add some extra decor into any room.

 

  • Dining Room Tablecloths: No matter the season, embroidered tablecloths are a great way to tie the room together. They can accent the room while not distracting from the delicious food.

Depending on your specific taste and decor scheme, there are seemingly endless ways to use embroidery to complete any room. Your guests and loved ones will feel charmed and welcomed by this subtle traditional feel. And once you add a few embroidered pieces, you might just be inspired to purchase more.

Is Your Best Friend Getting Married? Consider These 7 Excellent Gift Ideas

ladies nightgownsIf your best friend in the entire world is getting married soon, you should start thinking about what you’re going to get her for a present (or two). Keep in mind, however, that you don’t have to only get her one thing or even two! You can always come back to any of these ideas and give her a “just because” gift another time. But for now, these gift ideas should be perfect for any wedding present.

  • Ladies nightgowns — Everyone should have a few ladies nightgowns in their closet and if your friend doesn’t at this point, they will definitely appreciate the gift. Getting your friend some nice white cotton pajamas will be an excellent gift, and you might even find a few pairs for yourself!
  • Freshly cleaned sheets — Roughly three-quarters of people admit that they are much more comfortable at night on sheets with a fresh scent. Don’t let your best friend sleep on dirty bed sheets anymore, either get them cleaned yourself or just buy new ones altogether.
  • Boudoir pillows — You don’t just have to get a single boudoir pillow as your only gift, but buying your best friend pillows and boudoir pillow cases will make for a wonderful wedding present.
  • Embroidered hand towels — To add to your perfect best friend wedding care package, consider tossing in some high quality embroidered hand towels.
  • Tickets to a popular play — Buying your friend items is fine, but getting her something that she and her partner can actually experience is a great idea. Take a look at upcoming shows in your area and find one that’s perfect for the happy couple.
  • Nice picture frames — There will clearly be hundreds of excellent photos over the next few weeks, so getting high quality picture frames is a perfect gift idea.
  • Engraved wine glasses — You can never go wrong with wine glasses for any occasion. Get some nice engraved wine glasses for your best friend and hopefully she’ll pour you some, too.

If you want to check out more high quality ladies nightgowns and find other great gift ideas, contact Jacaranda Living today!

Classic Nightgowns: A Lovely Gift For Any Occasion

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Gift giving is a delicate art. If you’re struggling to select the perfect gift, remember that some presents are simply classic. Nightgowns are among these. When selecting a gift for a woman in your life, the following are just some of the occasions for which ladies nightgowns make a perfect gift. Once you decide to gift pajamas, you can choose style and customization based on the receiver.

The Occasion: Congratulating A New Mother

The Perfect Nightgown: After becoming a mother, sleep is precious, to say the least. To congratulate a friend or relative on their new baby, consider putting together a gift basket with a beautiful white cotton nightgown and a white nightie for the baby, too. This way, they can both spend time together wrapped in matching luxurious fabrics.

The Occasion: Christmas

The Perfect Nightgown: Sleepwear is a classic Christmas gift for a reason. This year, spruce up your giving with Victorian nightgowns for the women in your life. For that extra special touch, consider embroidering them with monograms. There are several types of monograms available, ranging from one to three letters, so consider which is best for your recipient.

The Occasion: A Birthday

The Perfect Nightgown: No matter the age of your friend or family member, personalized white cotton pajamas can make a lovely gift. Whether lacy or simple, a nightgown is a gift that they can use nightly. To give this gift an extra boost, consider packaging it with new sheets, lavender oil, and other ingredients for restful sleep.

The Occasion: A Wedding

The Perfect Nightgown: Victorian nightgowns can be a fun gift for an entire bridal party. Personalize the bride’s nightgown with the word “Bride”, of course, and then have fun choosing the gowns for the bridesmaids. The group can wear them the morning of the wedding while they are getting ready.

By choosing to give ladies nightgowns as gifts, you are choosing both luxury and practicality. This classic combination will allow the receiver to relish their gift for years to come, perhaps giving similar gifts to their own loved ones.

Jacaranda Living has a wide range of ladies nightgowns available on our online store. Browse our selection to find the perfect gift today, and contact us with any questions.

Why Cotton Sleepwear Helps You Get A Restful Sleep

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Cotton sleepwear will help you achieve a better night’s sleep, which is key to your health and wellness. According to research, you get a better night’s sleep on cotton sheets and in cotton sleepwear than in fabric that is made from synthetic fibers. This is because cotton naturally allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t trap heat under the covers. Everyone deserves and needs 8 hours of sleep a night, so why not make every night’s sleep as restful as you can get it in the fabric that has stood up to the test of time:

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Lightweight, comfortable cotton pajamas will make you look and feel lovely. Pair them with some high thread count cotton sheets, and you will never want to leave your bed. Remember that it isn’t just your skin telling you that you should be sleeping in cotton, but there are science-backed reasons that sing the praises of this fabric.

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Whether your daughter prefers a more simple style or an elegant dress with ruffles or lace, be sure that she will be comfortable all day long in these extra soft cotton dresses.

The Proven Benefits Of Cotton

    • Healthy Skin: A study by the Sleeping Council found that cotton allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t trap sweat. It is also less likely to scratch and irritate the skin.

 

    • Clean Fabrics: Cotton does not trap oils and odors like other fabrics, so you can feel fresh and clean while sleeping in your favorite pajamas. And when you do wash them, they are easy to care for.

 

    • Trusted Durability: The material of cotton is strong, as the fibers bind together well. This is especially true for fabrics with higher thread count, so always opt for quality.

 

  • No Cling: You won’t have to worry about waking up surrounded by static cling. You can slip out of bed as easily as you slipped into it.
Ladies Cotton Nightgown
The Amy nightie is beautiful, soft to the touch and perfect for women of all ages.

 

Quality is key when choosing cotton pajamas
When you slip on your white cotton nightgown or white nightshirt at night, you know that it is time for a restful evening and luxurious rest. By choosing sleepwear made from high quality cotton, you can truly enjoy all the above cotton benefits. It is also important to consider the fit of your pajamas, as you want them to hang loosely without falling off. By keeping these factors in mind, you can select the best cotton sleepwear for your needs.

Cotton Nightshirt
The Ally white cotton nightshirt is the perfect option for sleeping or lounging around the house.

There is a reason that white cotton nighties were a favorite for Victorian pajamas and are still used today. Resting in your white cotton nightgown will help you feel fresh and rejuvenated, transforming your nightly ritual into something more beautiful. Once you buy a pair of cotton pajamas for yourself, you might just find yourself buying them for everyone else.

Enjoy the perks of our cotton, and shop now for you, a friend, grandmother or mom. They will enjoy them for years and years to come.

Have a great week!

xoxo,

The Jacaranda Living Team

Fall-Inspired Decor to Add to Your Home

There is so much to love about the fall season, and now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner, there is even more reason to come up with ways to welcome fall into your home. For the most part, pumpkins are a sure way to excite you and your guests about the upcoming spooky holiday of Halloween. Who doesn’t love Halloween? Many kids and adults spend weeks, even months, deciding on their costumes and perfect haunted house party. For the adults, there are ways to take advantage of this fun holiday by inviting guests over for a dinner party, and incorporating your seasonal accessories, accents, and decor into your home. Read through our list of easy ways to give your home the fall makeover it deserves.

The How-to-Guide to spruce up your home with lovely fall-inspired decor:

Pumpkin Display

Everyone loves seeing pumpkins in fall
The key to a fall makeover is in the presentation

A little jar with mini pumpkins is adorable and festive. Who doesn’t love a little color of orange and green in their living room when fall hits? Now that the leaves are starting to change color, it’s important to keep your home up to date with the changing season. Adding mini pumpkins will keep your energy up and serve as a reminder of things to look forward to, i.e. Halloween and Thanksgiving! It will also give your guests a warm welcoming as they step into your home and see these festive touches. Everyone notices small things like this!

Fresh Smelling Plants 

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A beautiful bedroom window with a blooming plant and candle creates happiness in the most unexpected ways.

Spring may be special in all its color and glory, but fall is just as wonderful for growing plants at home. Buy a basil plant and keep it in your window sill where the sun shines, and remember to feed it daily. Soon, you will find it flourishing to be taller and stronger than you could imagine. Plus, the great thing about Basil plants is they smell wonderful, and you can always cut a little off to add to your pastas or salads. Decorate your window sill with plants, great reads, picture frames, and some of our high-end embroidered tissue box covers and curtains seen in the above photo.

Candle decorations, Cafe hygge and Fall apartment decor

Neutral or Beige Colored Bed Sheets

Bring out the high-end bed sheets with little touches of beige to highlight the fall theme

Our Jacaranda Living embroidered bed sheets with a Scroll embroidery are wonderful for a master or guest room, especially in the fall season. Put aside your brightly colored bed linens you had from spring and bring out some fresh beige and neutrals. It’s the perfect touch that will complement your new pumpkins, flourishing plant, and candle decorations you’ve placed around your home. Match your curtains to the scroll embroidered guest towels – either in your shower or around the main windows of your bedroom.

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Add some whimsy cushions to your sofa

Who says animals can’t live on couches? Our Whimsical wildlife designs in amusing settings are just what any home needs during the colder months. These pillows of animals lounging comfortably will certainly put smiles on your and your company’s faces. Choose from our selection of designs that best complement the colors in your living room.

Layer the cushions on your sofa or chair for an elegant look that requires minimal effort

 

Table Setting

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Little touches of greenery and glistening gold acorns are easy ways to bring out the season’s colors

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Dine in high style with these beige fleur-de-lis embroidered cocktail and dinner napkins

Our Jacaranda Living leaf embroidered table and cocktail napkins are a wonderful way to make your dinner party that much more festive. Don’t be afraid to host that next dinner party when you have these table setting arrangements down. Order our matching cocktail and dinner napkins today.

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And one more thing, don’t forget to go apple picking! Apples are another great way to display your love for fall.

The little things count. Other additions and design trends for your home can be found on our Fall Season Pinterest board. Check it out!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

The Jacaranda Living team

Jacaranda Living Takes on NYC: NY Now’s Trade Show at the Javits Center

This week we had a successful trade show at the Javit's Center in NYC! There were a lot of new and old faces who came into our booth, and we are so pleased with the feedback we received about our newer styles. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and shop our collections. Here is a little recap of what we showcased at the show and to give you a peep of our newer styles that you might have missed!

Embroidered Guest Towels

Our embroidered guest towels have always been a customer favorite since we started. Boutiques in both resort areas and cities do really well with our wide assortment of designs on Waffle Weave, Terry Cloth and Linen. They make a perfect hostess gift and powder room pick-me-up! We recently added some new styles to the collection, which customers have been raving about. We really appreciate your opinions as well as your suggestions for inspiration! The new Sand Pipers were a big hit this time around. We showed them in blue and white, and will be doing them in shades of sand following quite a few requests at the show.

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We work closely with our team in South Africa who stitch the designs and make each item with meticulous attention to detail. If you have new ideas for a design you'd like to see, we'd love to hear them.

Children's Pillows

Our embroidered designs on children's pillows have been growing rapidly! We’re excited to showcase even more playful imagery of kids playing to bring smiles to your little one’s faces. Discover the ones we showed at the show below and let us know your favorite!

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Wildlife at Leisure Collection

As you know, we tie most of our designs to our African roots – the very reason we started Jacaranda Living! We recently wrote a blog post on our Whimsical Collection and what makes it so special. It just launched and has already been getting a lot of positive feedback. The cosmetic bags did really well, especially the ones of beautiful animals in the wild or whimsically resting on a couch.

African Cosmetic Bags

These cosmetic bags are unique and the ultimate must-have to hold your smaller items such as pens, lipsticks and toothbrushes. Pick your favorite design from our collection here.

Cosmetic Bag and Matching Slippers

To round out the last bit from the show, here's a shot of our favorite new Bucket of Lavender design, which adds a little French accent to the collection. Hold onto those summer memories of yours in our Bucket of Lavender! You can shop it on tissue box covers, slippers, cosmetic bags, and guest towels.

Embroidered Waffle Weave

Our Amazing Founder in the Booth

Cathy Deale Owner of Jacaranda Living

Thanks again to everyone for coming out. We hope to see all of you lovely people again at the next show. Reach out for any inquiries on the collections, we’d love to hear from you!

Xoxo,

Jacaranda Living team

Unveiling of the Whimsical Collection at the AmericasMart

The Whimsical Collection is a new line the Jacaranda Living team will be unveiling this week in Atlanta, Georgia at the AmericasMart! The team is most excited about their new Whimsical collection, which consists of the Wildlife at Leisure tote bags, beach bags, pillows and more. The Whimsical line has been a big hit for the team as it has in the past consisted of various pieces that are conversation starters – from Julia Baille’s funny guest towels of men and women playing golf or sunbathing to sleepy elephants on pillows next to airplanes. It is a different collection, unique to the brand’s more elevated aesthetic that consists of elegant white linens and it is very exciting to see the company being brought back to its African roots.

AmericasMart information:

Come find us at the show!

 

Below are some of the newer Whimsical styles that will be on display at the show:

Stand out from the beach crowd with these fun, eclectic bags from Jacaranda Living’s newest Whimsical Collection
Grab the orange zebra printed tote bag before your next getaway to the beach!
Electrify your beachwear with the vibrant Elephant tote bag

 

Keep your guests entertained with the Wildlife Airshow pillows. The 2 giraffes behind an airplane will be great additions to any room of the house
Organize your lipsticks and pens into a whimsical cosmetic bag like this one of our sleepy rhino. More styles available

 

So take some time to browse the collection online or visit us at the booth (Atlanta, Bdg 1, 7th Floor, N13) this week! We will be there all week and will also be showcasing embroidered designs for your home and our classic ladies nighties in crisp cotton.

Have a great week!

Xoxo,

The Jacaranda Living Team

 

What to Pack for A Weekend at the Beach

We finally had the first weekend of summer last weekend, and the weather couldn’t have been better! It’s important to spend your weekends doing what you love because that is the time to yourself for rejuvenation, reflection and recuperating from the long work week before. For the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend, I’m sure everyone is preparing to pack for the beach! Here is a list of our favorite things from Jacaranda Living that are essentials when headed out to get some sun.

Sealife Cocktail Napkins

 

Bring the set of 4 Sealife cocktail napkins and indulge in your beach-side cocktail with some style

Monogrammed Cosmetic Bags

A Bikini babe on a cosmetic bag – couldn’t get more whimsical than that! Shop it for the Fourth of July Weekend
If you’re headed out east, don’t forget to bring your own Hamptons embroidered cosmetic bag to store all your personal belongings.
Pick from all our beautiful nautical designs to get your custom monogramming!

Floral Shower Cap

Pack your Moody Blues shower cap to keep your beach hair dry and looking fabulously wavy!

Beach-inspired Slippers

Adorable embroidered Sand Dollar slippers are must-haves for a weekend at the beach

These are perfect natural linen slippers that are easy to slip on after a sandy day at the beach. They are also great for travel as they slide into each other and roll up into any slot in your bag. Order a pair for you and a friend who may be hosting you for the long weekend!

Large Beach Bag

Don’t jet off to the beach without the right waterproof beach bag!

Our Indian Summer tote bag from Jacaranda Living will hold all your precious belongings, like sunblock and a large beach towel, while you’re wandering the sites or walking on the sand.

Have a wonderful long beach weekend, and happy Fourth of July! Celebrate in style with our beach picks from the summer collection at Jacaranda Living.

XOXO,

The Jacaranda Team

The Ultimate Summer Gift Guide for the Host or Hostess

Summer is upon us and there is no better way to spend your weekends than on a beach with your friends. If you are planning to visit a friend’s beach house this summer for a dinner party or a long weekend, be sure to bring a few nautical-inspired beach products to thank your host or hostess and leave them with something beautiful that they can add to their home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite gifts from Jacaranda Living that are sure to make you look good in the eyes of your host and hostess this summer.

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How divine are these Lighthouse embroidered cocktail napkins? They are great to have as decor and for guests to use at their next cocktail party this summer.

Bed Sheets

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These lovely blue sea shell embroidered pillows and matching sheets will look beautiful in a guest room. Every host or hostess would love to have this bed set at their beach home.

Tissue Box Covers

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Freshen up your bathroom or living room with these gorgeous embroidered tissue box covers from Jacaranda Living. They make the perfect host gifts for any room in the house!

Cosmetic Bag

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Help your host stay organized with this cosmetic bag so fishing for their lipsticks, lotions and shades will be less of a pain. Choose your favorite style today.

Embroidered Guest Towels

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Your friend will love these embroidered hand towels for their home’s guest bathroom. They are easy to wash and pretty to look at.

Slippers

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The perfect seaside slip on! Comfortable for you, an appreciated gift for someone special!

Embroidered Pillow

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A crab, starfish and sand dollar embroidered Boudoir Pillow – give to a friend so they can use it for a shady rest in a hammock!

So with these beautiful gifts, you really can’t go wrong! Shop the beachy collection at jacarandaliving.com today.

Have a great Monday and enjoy this (finally) sunny weather.