5 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

Here are our top picks for hostess gifts this holiday season!

1-Towel Set – (From Jacaranda Living)
Who doesn’t love beautiful new towels for your bathroom!  Especially when they are embroidered!  Package them up in a nice basket or even repurpose a dish and put a few nice soaps with them.

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2-Salt and Pepper Shakers that have style (from Zady)
These handcrafted, white shakers go with any table setting.  Fill with salt and pepper and pair with a nice set of napkins.

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3-Hand Poured Soy Candles – (From Vessel Candle Co.)
Gift a beautiful candle your host can enjoy all year long.  These clean burning candles give off a delightful smell!  

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4- Beautiful Mugs – (from Small Glow)
Treat your guest to some nice, personalized and quirky mugs.  Pair it with some coffee or tea for the perfect gift!

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5-Martini Set (from Crystal Classics)
Everyone brings wine to a party.  Set yourself apart by bringing a martini basket!   Buy a nice bottle of vodka or gin, pair with these classic coup glasses, a shaker, olives and write out a recipe.  Cheers!

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Jacaranda Living Expands Its Spring 2014 Lines adding New Bath Linen Designs and Cotton Sleepwear in Shorter Styles

As a leader in the industry of fine linens and embroidery, Jacaranda Living is launching its popular nightgowns in shorter lengths and new styles.  The family-owned company has been showcasing its unique brand of refreshing simplicity and elegance during an expanded gift show schedule.

With more than 10 years of experience in handmade and embroidered linens, Jacaranda Living is releasing new cotton nightgowns in fresh and flirty lengths this spring and summer.   The vibrant styles, created by founder Cathy Deale, come in 100% all-white super soft cotton fabrics with touches of lace, pintucks, or colored embroidery.

Jacaranda Living short Cotton Nightie

The new designs were inspired by Deale’s 22-year-old daughter who wanted cotton nightwear that was soft and casual, but prettier than shorts and a tank top.    As a result, Jacaranda Living’s new fresh looking cotton nightgowns and pajamas feel cool and soft against the skin.   Each set is simply styled with a little detailing, which is the hallmark of Jacaranda Living’s ladies sleepwear collection, and each piece gets softer and softer with repeated washings.

Although the designs were inspired by her young daughter, Deale says the nightgowns are suitable for all ages.   “There’s something peaceful about sleeping in pure white cotton and this new collection brings out the youthfulness in all women,” she says.  The new launch follows Jacaranda Living’s successful shows at AmericasMart Atlanta, NYNow, the San Francisco Gift show and CurveNY.

Jacaranda Living has also released a new 2014 catalog of fine linens which includes new options for pajamas and waffle bathrobes, in addition to their celebrated nightgowns.

Embroidered Linens in Duck Egg Blue for the Spring

Jacaranda Living’s founders, Cathy and Martin Deale, grew up in South Africa where they developed an educated respect and passion for the high quality embroidered textiles made by local Zulu women.  Jacaranda Living was established in 2004 to help them expand their market horizons. In only 10 years, Jacaranda Living has expanded significantly supplying boutique gift stores across North America. This growth has made a positive impact on the quality of life for these talented South African Zulu women, their families and other global suppliers they’ve introduced.

In addition to the new sleepwear designs, Jacaranda Living recently launched a  lifestyle blog to address the latest design trends in fine linens and popular seasonal items.  The company continues to offer both wholesale and retail pricing.  While retail pricing may be found on the main website, wholesalers should contact the company directly at info@jacarandaliving.com for approval to gain access to special wholesale pricing.

About Jacaranda Living:  For nearly a decade, Jacaranda Living has been a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle and cotton linens for home and spa, as well as table linens, bedding, cotton sleepwear, baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit JacarandaLiving.com

5 of 2014’s Design Trends We Love!

Follow our Board on Pinterest as we continue to post our favorite 2014 Design Trends!

Blossoming Prints

“Florals and Chintz: These tried-and-true fabrics are popping up everywhere in fashion and decor. Mix them with other graphic patterns for a modern look.” — Stacey Bewkes, quintessenceblog.com

Shown: Jacaranda Living’s Rosehip Collection ROSEHIP FLORAL DESIGN PILLOWS

Interchangeable Accents

“I think we’ll see a trend towards chameleon decor. Instead of settling on one fixed look, people will opt for a versatile neutral base and use big-impact accents to easily change their decor.” — Arianna Vargas, ariannabelle.com

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A Need for Navy

“Navy blue will be a big trend for 2014. I’m seeing a lot of the shade on the runways, on the streets, in editorials, in chic interiors… I actually think everyone will get it in 2014.” — Mark D. Sikes, markdsikes.com

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Timeless Design

“A return to tradition. After the long-standing trend of modern and eclectic decor, more people will want to feel comfortable and at ease by returning to traditional styles.” — Erin Gates, elementsofstyleblog.com

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A Bevy of Blues

“From rich, saturated colors like navy and indigo to bright, vibrant shades like peacock blue and cobalt, blue will continue to reign supreme in the coming year.” — Paloma Contreras, ladolcevitablog.com

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Our Top Ten Most Popular Embroidery Designs Unveiled!

Waffle weave guest towels are our signature best selling items – it’s what started our business!

These 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Guest Towels are offered in a wide selection of colorful embroidery design themes for you to choose from. Perfect hostess gifts – customers buy for themselves then for their friends … again and again.

Waffle Weave Guest Towel Description

Size:           12 ½” x 25”
Fabric:         White Waffle Weave
Embroidery: Olive Topiary (Green)
Trim:           Ladder Lace
Washing:     Machine washable cold, tumble dry low or line dry

Made by a group of Zulu women in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, they add an elegant accent to any bathroom, are absorbent, durable and easy care.

This month we have decided to share with you, our most popular embroidery designs on our “Waffle Weave” towels. This can help you choose which designs might be a hit with your retail store or the perfect gift for friends, family or clients!

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Our #1 most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Olive Tree.
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Our second most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Corsican Scroll.
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Our third most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Pear Topiary Tree.
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Our fourth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Blue Dragonfly.
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Our fifth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Scarlett Cache Pot.

 

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Our sixth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Blue Scallop Shell.
Our sixth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Blue coral
Our seventh most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Blue Coral embroidery design.
Our eigth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Lavender Wreath embroidery design.
Our eighth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Lavender Wreath embroidery design.
Our ninth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Duck Egg Coral embroidery design.
Our ninth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Duck Egg Coral embroidery design.

 

Our ninth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Orange Coral embroidery design.
Our Tenth most popular selling Waffle Weave Guest Towel Design is the Orange Coral embroidery design.

Availability

We have at least 20 different embroidery designs usually in stock and to ship immediately. Other designs, may take a few weeks to ship.

Jacaranda Living Expands Its 2014 Gift Show Presence to Include a Stop On the West Coast

As an industry leader in handmade linens, Jacaranda Living is reaching out to new markets with its fine bed-and-bath products. The family-owned company is showcasing its unique brand of simplicity and elegance with an expanded gift show schedule.

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With more than 10 years of experience in handmade and embroidered linens, Jacaranda Living has become a yearly fixture in the exciting schedule of gift shows around the U.S. But this year, in addition to its bi-annual presentations at the East coast venues of AmericasMart and NY NOW, Jacaranda Living is expanding its schedule to include the San Francisco International Gift Show.

Jacaranda Living’s first show of 2014 will be at AmericasMart during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which will take place January 7-14 in Atlanta. They will be displaying embroidered linens and sleepwear at Booth N13.

Jacaranda Living is also an exhibitor at NY NOW, a market show for home and lifestyle which will be held February 2-6, 2014 at New York City’s Javits Center. They will be in the Home area, Booth 2754.

The San Francisco International Gift Fair, a key resource for upscale and unique designs, will be held February 15-18, 2014. During that time Jacaranda Living will be in attendance with its latest creations. The company encourages anyone who attends the event to visit Jacaranda Living at Booth 1236.

In addition to this expanded show schedule, Jacaranda Living recently launched new website features including a new lifestyle blog to address the latest design trends in fine linens and popular seasonal items. Jacaranda Living continues to offer both wholesale and retail pricing. While retail pricing may be found on the main website, wholesalers should contact the company directly at info(at)jacarandaliving(dot)com for special wholesale price authorization.

Jacaranda Living’s founders, Cathy and Martin Deale, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. They created Jacaranda Living in 2004 with the mission of importing handmade embroidered linens while making a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the South African women who contributed to the collection.

About Jacaranda Living: For nearly a decade, Jacaranda Living has been a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in currently based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit <a href="http://JacarandaLiving viagra vente.com” rel=”nofollow”>JacarandaLiving.com.

How to Create The Perfect Little Girls Bed from Jacaranda Living

Are you looking for that perfect bed for your little girl, with the perfect amount of pink, a little bit of puff and a crisp cool feel she will love to plunge into.

Here is the “perfect little girls bed” from Jacaranda Living, with just the right amount of pink and puff. Read below to find out how to create this look! Girls room pink bed

The Sheets – Queen Fitted Sheet

The most important part of the bed are the sheets. These embroidered sheets from Jacaranda Living are available in 200 or 400 Thread Count quality on our website (click here to order). Select the sheets here and scroll down to view children’s embroidery designs. Choose “Baby” under designs and “BAT Ballerina and Teddy”.

Throw Pillow Cover – Cotton Percale (Embroidered)**

Once you have the sheets chosen, now choose each of the pillows and accessories that finish the “perfect little girl’s bed”.

The first pillow to the left is our Cotton Percale Baby Pillow located under the “baby” section of our website. Choose again under designs and “BAT Ballerina and Teddy”.

Pink embroidered baby pillow, Pink ballerina embroidered pillow

The two larger boudoir pillows are more rectangular shaped and available under “baby  pillows.”

Boudoir Pillow Cover 12″ x 16″ – Cotton Percale (1 Design)**

Made from soft cotton percale, your selected embroidery design is placed in the centre of the pillow with a satin stitch border and sham edge. There is a convenient envelope closure at the back (no metal zippers!) For this “little girls perfect bed” choose the designs baby boudoir pillow, Sleepy Ballerina in pink and pink satin stitch “Rosebuds” designs.

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Flying Fairy (Pink) Toothfairy Pillow

The “pink toothfairy pillow” is the final touch will make your little girl’s bed extra special. She will always have the excitement of that next tooth and being able to hide it in this adorable baby pillow. Pillow size is 10 X 10″ in White Cotton Percale (with Gingham Pocket for tooth). This is also a great little girl’s gift on it’s own.

Tissue box cover for little girls.Embroidered Tissue Box Cover

A delightful gift or accent for any bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or office.

 

Our Tissue Box Covers slide easily over the standard sized US cube. They are made from the finest linen or cotton/linen fabrics for a crisp, refined look. Available in Natural or White cotton linen, with or without embroidery. Select our BAT Ballerina and Teddy in pink or FFPK Funky Fairy – Pink.

Now go ahead, create this look for your little girl and know that she will love these designs and this bed until she is old enough to enjoy something more grown up!

About Jacaranda Living: Jacaranda Living is a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, and baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit JacarandaLiving.com

Fine Linen Manufacturer Jacaranda Living Launches a New Lifestyle Blog

With a decade of experience in fine embroidered bed and bath linens, Jacaranda Living is launching a lifestyle blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The Massachusetts-based company is using the space to showcase its unique brand of simplicity and elegance.

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Family-owned fine linen company, Jacaranda Living has launched a lively new blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The blog, found at jacarandaliving.com/blog, addresses the latest design trends in fine linens, top selling products, seasonal items, and features on wholesale customers.

Cathy and Martin Deale, who created Jacaranda Living in 2004, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. Jacaranda Living began with the mission of importing beautiful embroidered linens produced by talented Zulu women on the KwaZulu Natal coastline. It quickly grew and made a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the talented African women who contributed to the collection.

Today Jacaranda Living’s products may be found in the catalogs of several major retailers including Wayfair, The Beach House on Martha’s Vineyard MA, Pioneer Linens in Palm Beach FL, Cachet in Wellesley MA and many others. Since then, the company has expanded to include items from women in other countries. Most recently, Jacaranda Living launched a new collection of embroidered linens featuring a classic blue ginger jar on natural and white palettes.
Dragonfly embroidered Waffle Guest Towels, Cosmetic Bag

The company’s new blog will allow Jacaranda Living to spread the word about projects that make a difference in people’s lives, as well as to give design ideas and furnishing tips. Co-founder Cathy Deale explains, “We are extremely pleased to launch a blog on our website which will enable us to feature our wholesale customers, feature new products and new photos, post articles about trends in design and keep our customers informed of everything that is going on at Jacaranda Living.”

Jacaranda Living enjoys close ties with its customers. It also offers both wholesale and retail pricing. Retail pricing may be found on the main website. Wholesalers should contact the company directly at info@jacarandaliving.com for wholesale pricing.Embroidered Tooth Fairy Pillows

About Jacaranda Living: Jacaranda Living is a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, and baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit JacarandaLiving.com

Jacaranda Living Launches Its Spin on Ginger Jars

Ginger Jars, Blue and White Summer Design

Jacaranda Living Launches It Spin on Ginger Jars

Jacaranda Living, the high-end soft furnishings company, is launching a new collection of embroidered linens, featuring the classic blue Ginger Jar on natural and white palettes. The blue and white Ginger Jars are beautiful décor accents that Jacaranda Living is excited to have added to their collection of bed and bath linens.

Collection, Ginger Jars on Natural Linen

Why the Ginger jar?

Ginger Jars were first introduced by the Chinese as a storage canister for food staples (including ginger) in 221 BC. The different patterns decorating them had different significances. For example, many of the blue and white ones had the character for double happiness and were given as wedding gifts. “We chose the patterns with flowers for our embroidery designs because of our love for flowers at Jacaranda Living!” says founder, Cathy Deale.

The accent pieces add an unexpected and fresh complement to any room. A Tissue Box Cover and Guest Towel featuring the embroidered Ginger Jar can transform a bathroom. The throw pillows scatted on a white couch, or the boudoir on a bed. Choose from the blue and white collection for a crisp, timeless look, or the blue on natural linen that is so admired today.

Waffle Spa Bag with Embroidered Ginger Jar, Jacaranda Living

So, are Ginger Jars part of a trend or are they just one of those beautiful accent items that started out serving a purpose and became a classic and enduring decorating staple? “We think that like the candle, which started out to fill a need for light and now fills our need for ambiance, it’s here to stay!”

About Jacaranda Living

Jacaranda Living manufactures high quality bed, bath and table linens, ladies’ cotton sleepwear, children’s cotton leisurewear and baby clothing.

Cathy Deale founded the company in 2004 when she introduced the hand-embroidered waffle weave guest towels made in South Africa to retail gift and linen stores in Boston. Since those humble beginnings, Jacaranda Living has grown significantly to make a positive impact on the livelihood of those African women and many more who contribute to our collection. Jacaranda Living has expanded their line of products, so we have more items made in socially responsible environments from different parts of the world, too.