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Seeing the Good & Last Minute Preppy Giftables

Hello-Hello, and thank you for coming to visit on a day that still seems to have a pall; a nagging sense at the back of the mind that everything is not okay, that for many Christmas and Hanukkah were taken this year and will never be the same. Gifts were bought and trees decorated. Parties were planned. There are toys that were ready to go under Christmas trees. Now they are having funerals.

So it seems like a good day to share a few things that might boost spirits, and another of our little gift guides. Our first item is about the volunteers of Wreaths Across America. The organization was started in 1992 when the owner of a Maine wreath company had extra inventory, he asked officials at Arlington Cemetery if he could put the wreaths on the graves there.  They said ‘yes’ and now wreath-laying ceremonies happen in all 50 States.

Saturday was Wreaths Across America Day.

AP via Huffington Post

AP via Huffington Post

Wreaths were placed on graves at 230 national and state veterans’ cemeteries all over the country. Below, David Galloway with the Scottish American Military Society lays a wreath at Prescott National Cemetery in Arizona.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier

Another look at Arlington on Saturday.

Wreaths Across America Facebook

Wreaths Across America Facebook

You can learn more by visiting the Wreaths Across America website, or the group’s Facebook page.

Our other tidbit is more of a link, one that many may have already seen in one of the mulitple variations now circulating. This one is on Buzzfeed and titled “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year.” It is just as it sounds, below, the first item shared.

Via Buzzfeed

Via Buzzfeed

That’s “The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever.” Another on the list, the free medical help offered to strangers after Hurricane Sandy.

Via Buzzfeed

Via Buzzfeed

Click here to see the entire Buzzfeed list, being reminded of the good in people was a boost. I don’t know about you, but I needed to see this.


Finally, a quick look at last minute giftables from the Princess.



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It’s That Time of Year!

Hello-Hello, and welcome to a new week.  We’re in an especially celebratory mood here at the Prepatorium because it’s our Annual “I’m No Fool” Sale, with the entire store 20% off!

That makes it a perfect time for early ordering of wedding and graduation gifts, our monogrammed iPad accessories from Clairebella are ideal gifts for the grad.

Clairebella at

Always great shower presents, Clairebella’s Personalized Cutting Boards and Melamine Platters, at 20% off these become a smart buy for the discerning gift-giver.

Clairebella at

As mentioned in Friday’s post, we’ve included our brand new Pink Pineapple jewelry collection in the sale, below we see the Nantucket Spout Whale Toggle bracelets and the Port Anchorage Anchor Toggle bracelet, both make a wonderful gift for the grad with nautical inclinations.

Pink Pineapple Jewelry at

Each is only $25.60 with the 20% discount; as always, we’ll gift box and wrap them for you at no additional charge, just let us know in the ‘comments’ section of the order form, we’re happy to do it!

Another stellar gift idea, personalized stationery. Our Preppy Ladybug designs are always popular, the Icon Flat Cards come twelve to a set, they are just $10 today!

Preppy Ladybug at

Other great buys today include our personalized Collegiate House and Garden Flags.

Collegiate House & Garden Flags at

Not to mention all of our Lilly Pulitzer, this spring’s new Melamine and Acrylic pieces are bright and beautiful.

Lilly Pulitzer Nice to See You & Luscious at

We’ve just added the snappy Jonathan Adler Ear Buds to our inventory, they’re cute as can be, $16 with today’s sale.

Jonathan Adler Ear Buds at

The soft silicone buds fit perfectly inside your ear, 6 ear bud tips are included, and best of all, the 46″ cord comes with a free cord keeper, for those of us a little, ahh, ‘ear bud challenged.’  They also match our Adler iPhone 4 cases, offering the opportunity for a coordinated look.

The “I’m No Fool Sale” also offers outstanding bargains on merchandise being discontinued that is *already* on sale, like our Jonathan Adler iPhone 3 Cases.

Jonathan Adler iPhone 3 Cases at

Originally $19.50, they are retailing for $15, with the additional discount the cases are only $12, a great price for a designer iPhone case!

Also a big bargain, the Scout Original Dean-O totes in solid pink, green and blue.

Scout Original Dean-O Tote at

Another bag we are closing out, the Gina Tote from Milano, a fab bag with a magnetic closure, 2 zippered pockets on the front, 1 zippered pocket on the back plus 2 more pockets inside, a big help for those of us who like to have things organized.

Gina Tote at

Originally the Totes were $29.50, but they’ve been marked down to $19.50, more than 35% off; with today’s additional savings they’re only $15.60.

Today’s goofy little post doesn’t even mention our goodies from Sloane Ranger, Lovie & Dodge, Boatman Geller, Sailor Bags or Kiel James Patrick, but they’re all included in the sale. Just use promo code APRILDEAL at checkout to receive your discount.

As always, we’re here to help if we can, don’t hesitate to give us a call, the toll-free line is 877-353-7737.

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Lilly’s Greek Chic Coming for Phone Cases & More

Hello-Hello, it is a wonderful new week here at the Prepatorium.

For almost two years now we have been asked “Why aren’t there phone cases in the Lilly Pulitzer Greek prints?”

Lilly Pulitzer Greek Collection

Today we can share the splendid news that there will be just such an item coming this summer.

First, a bit of background on the Lilly Pulitzer Sorority Collection, the company created its initial group of Greek-licensed prints in 2010, shown below.

Lilly Pulitzer

Delta Zeta, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma were the first to have  patterns designed for them.

In 2011 Lilly took voting online, running a ‘Greek Chic’ contest to select those sororities that would be receiving their very own prints. More than 315,000 votes were cast, winners were announced by Janie Schoenborn, Fashion Director at Lilly Pulitzer. (You can watch the announcement on You Tube.

Lilly Pulitzer You Tube

Those being added to the Sorority Sisterhood included Alpha Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta.

A similar promotion was run to select the sororities receiving prints in 2012, results were again announced on Facebook and You Tube. Janie was joined by sisters from the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at Rollins College for the big announcement.

Lilly Pulitzer You Tube

This time there were more than 1,000,000 votes and five more sororities were selected to have a print designed for them. Those in the Lilly Print Class for 2012 are: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa.

Lilly Pulitzer

All items in the sorority collection include the Original Tote, Makeup Bag & ID Wristlet, and the wildly popular Murfee Scarves. We show them below in the Tri Delt print, a certain TQM was a founding member of the chapter at a great Midwestern University.

Lilly Pulitzer ΔΔΔ Collection

So now the news on what is coming in sorority prints this summer: there will be authentic Lilly sorority iPhone covers (like these), Cold Drink Eco-Tumblers (like these), and Dry-Erase boards (like these).

We’re told these will be available in 14 of the sorority prints, and items should be shipping to us the same time as the Lilly 2012-2013 Agendas, that sounds like the makings of a perfect back-to-school package to me!

We will be taking pre-orders for the collection at the same time we start our Agenda pre-ordering. Because we are sensitive to the pocketbook challenges encountered in school, The Preppy Princess will offer a special volume discount for any orders with 6 or more of the same item.  And our $2 shipping for all orders over $75 will be in effect as well, hopefully this will make things a little more manageable for everyone.

We’ll let you know when we know more, and will share pictures as soon as we have them.

Until next time, may your afternoon be as sunny as ours.


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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Gifts & Stationery

Hello-Hello, and happy Monday.

We thought nothing would be better to start a fresh week than a look at some of the new goodies in our spring Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts collection. We begin with a group of items that is already very popular, the new Acrylic Collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at

There are Pitchers, Tumblers and Wine Glasses in spring’s pretty prints, all are in stock and ready to ship now.  That includes the Nice to See You and Luscious pitchers, they are dishwasher safe, BPA, phthalate, and lead free, retailing at $21.95.  (The pitchers hold 56 ozs. of your favorite beverage, I think even Miss Janice would say that is a heap ‘o sweet tea!)

Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic in Nice to See You & Luscious at

Above we also show the matching glasses, each of these holds 18 ounces, they are $19.50 for a set of two, available in Nice to See You and Luscious.

Of course, there are bright new patterns in the acrylic Wine Glasses that match the tumblers and pitchers. I don’t think I’m alone in saying the Wine Glass Sets have emerged as a go-to hostess gift on more than one occasion, they are $19.50 per set of two.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Wine Glasses at

This spring’s patterns are Luscious, Nice to See You and Fan Dance, like the other pieces in this group, the wine glasses are BPA-, Lead-, and Phthalate-free, as well as dishwasher safe.

There are also new paper party supplies to perk up your table.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at

Yours truly has a fondness for flamingos just ask the neighbors, , you can guess which pattern popped out at us first, the Fan Dance napkins and paper plates are definitely smile-inducing. But we’ll always have a soft spot for pink and green, the Chum Bucket napkins and paper plates are sure to brighten up any table. (These are also in stock and ready to ship, plates are $5 for a set of 8, napkins are also $5 for a set of 20.)

The Consort thinks I should be using these all the time, he seems to believe there are issues with spillage (it washed out of the carpet, honestly), so seeing me with a lid on my drink makes him particularly glad to see the Eco Tumblers return in even more patterns, these beauties arrived last week, they are $14.95.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Tumblers at

Oodles of paper products have arrived in the last week, these Notebook Sets are just part of the batch.  For only $7 you receive a set of two 4″ x 6″ notebooks filled with lined and perforated paper, that is a price that is pocketbook friendly.

Lilly Notebook Sets at

Also in stock, the spiral-bound Mini Notebooks in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonias, shown below with the Notebook Sets we just described up above.

Lilly Pulitzer at

Lilly’s ‘Catchalls‘ are new this spring, they come in a beautiful open box filled with 150 sheets of Lilly paper and one of those cute pink Lilly pens.

Offered in Chum Bucket, Fallin’ in Love and Fan Dance, you get all this for only $13.50, making this a great giftable. Another cute little giftable, the new Fridge Magnet Note Pads have 60 lined and perforated sheets of paper, perfect for those little “don’t forget” notes and shopping lists ($7).

Lilly Fridge Pads at The Preppy Princess

We like this addition to the spring line, elegant Pen and Notecard Sets in Chum Bucket and Fallin in Love.

Lilly Pulitzer Pen & Notecard Sets at

The sets have 10 notecards embossed with gold foil for an upscale touch, matching envelopes and pen, they are $28 and in stock.

Also ready to ship, Lilly notecards that are more whimsical, the spring 2012 Boxed Note Cards are offered in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonia, these come with 12 assorted notecards and matching envelopes, they are $14.50.

Lilly Pulitzer at

Our next item is ideal for spring break and beyond, the Insulated Coolers are all in stock and ready to ship now. Below they are shown left to right: Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonias.

Lilly Pulitzer Coolers at

These are water-resistant, have an outside pocket, micro-fiber EVA lining, and come with an attached can opener. For that bottle of Diet Coke, cough-cough. The Coolersare $29.50 and just begging for beach time.

One item synonymous with fun and sun, Lilly’s ever-so-popular Sunglass Straps. From left to right, Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonia, and Bloomin’ Cacoonin’

The straps are available to ship at the end of the week, as are the spring Koozies.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Koozies at The Preppy Princess

Also due here this week, a new item we like a lot – Lilly’s Tech Wristlet/Camera Case.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case

These are ideal for your camera, cell phone, mp3 player or other on the go item that you want to keep cushioned safely.  The cases are made of neoprene and lined with a soft material to prevent scratches, best of all, they are only $15.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case at

The Tech Wristlets close securely with a zipper, have an interior storage pocket, and measure 5-1/4″ x 3.5″ x 3/4″.

Another item we’ll be shipping by the end of the week, the new iPhone 4 Cases ($24.50), the new patterns are (left to right) Chum Bucket, Scarlet Begonia, Fan Dance and Fallin’ in Love. (Note: Fallin in Love will not be available for a few weeks.)

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 4 Cases at

The fab new iPad Cases will be arriving at The Prepatorium this week.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad Covers at

The new cases are for the iPad 2 only, they are available in (left to right) Scarlet BegoniasChum Bucket, and Fan Dance, they are $29.50.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad 2 Cases at

If in need of a case for your iPad 1, we still have them in You’re Flagged.

Also on hand, the new and improved Lilly Market Bags. Made of the same great material, the new size fits over your shoulder more easily, the new wider and shorter size still holds just as much, just in a more comfortable way.

Lilly Spring 2012 Market Bags at

The spring 2012 bags are done in Ugotta Regotta, Fan Dance, and Chum Bucket.

Last but not least, another item The Consort is happy to see added to the line, organizer bins. (He seems to think there is a clutter issue.)

Lilly Pulitzer at

The foldable storage boxes will add some spark to your home, they will be available in Chum Bucket, as seen above, and Fallin’ in Love. The bigger size is 22″ long x 13″ wide x 13″ high, the smaller bin runs 12.5″ long x 10″ wide x 10.5″ high. We expect to have these in stock in another week or two.

There are oodles of other additions to the collection, pop in for a visit and pick your favorites!


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Additional Pink & Green Monday Specials

Hello-Hello, welcome to another crazy day here at the Prepatorium.

As promised in our previous post hawking mentioning Sales & Savings Opportunities at The Princess this Pink & Green Monday, we want to share a list of those items that will have special discounts/prices in addition to the 20% sitewide discount in place this Monday.

The always-popular Lilly Pulitzer Agendas and Pocket Agendas (pocket size Navy Bloomers here and Docksider here) are all 10% off before your 20% discount.

Lilly Pulitzer Agendas & Pocket Agendas at

We’ll use our Jonathan Adler Journal Sets as an example of just how fab the bargains are with that additional 10% off: before any savings the set of two journals is $6.50, so you subtract 10% and they are $5.85, subtract another 20% = $4.70. (Can you say stocking stuffer?)

Jonathan Adler Journal Sets

More items at 10% off (in addition to the 20%) include, Lilly Pulitzer Pinwheels (now $8.50) and Paper Lanterns.

Lilly Pulitzer Pinwheels & Paper Lanterns at

Our Lilly Pulitzer Patch Day Laptop totes are only $15 before your 20% discount.

Lilly Pulitzer Patch Day Laptop Totes at

The Jonathan Adler Handy Dandy Tool Sets in Flame and Moroccan Grill are also 10% off before the 20% savings: $24.95 – 10% = $22.45 – 20% = just a bit under $18, an amazing price for an outstanding gift item.

Jonathan Adler Tool Sets at

Also on the list of merchandise discounted 10% in addition to the 20% savings, our Foldover Note Cards by Jonathan Adler, now $9.50.

Jonathan Adler Foldover Note Cards at

These come in four of the designer’s most popular patterns, Diamond, Greek Key, Square Pegs, Acapulco. Also offered in the same four patterns, Jonathan Adler’s Pocket Papers (now $4.50), an extra 10% off Monday.

Jonathan Adler Pocket Papers at

Books always make a splendid gift, we have two that are perfect for the prep on your list; included in that additional 10% markdown, Take Ivy by Shosuke Ishizu and Lisa Birnbach’s True Prep.

Take Ivy & True Prep at

Everything in our Four Peas group is 20% off before your additional 20% discount, including the oh-so-popular Pink & Green Whales collection. And all of our Scout Totes and Storage are 20% off before the 20% discount.

Four Peas and Scout at

We may add a few later this afternoon, either way, may your Sunday be fun and fabulous!



All Jonathan Adler iPhone Cases are 10% off before your 20% discount; this includes both the iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 cases:

All Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 3 cases are discounted by 10% as well:

All Jonathan Adler Bag Tags are 10% off before the 20% discount.


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Pink & Green Monday

Hello-Hello, gobble-gobble and all good thoughts to those kind enough to pop in for a visit.

We share but a mere tidbit this Friday after Thanksgiving, one of those rare instances where we toot our horn and write about the Preppy Princess store.

Pink & Green Monday at

It’s almost time for Pink & Green Monday at the Princess. That is when we do one of our two yearly sales, and everything is at least 20% off. The frenzy starts at 12:01 am ET and ends at midnight Monday night. Use promo code PGM at checkout for your discount.  Sunday evening we’ll pop back in for a post sharing additional discounts on select items.

Until then, may your holiday weekend be splendiferous!

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New (and Cool) Goodies at the Preppy Princess Part 1

Hello-Hello and welcome to the Prepatorium. Today we have some Friday Fun targeted a little closer to home, we are going to share some of the wonderful new products we have added at The Princess. There are so many new treasures we have had to split the post into two parts, today we have the first portion.

We begin with word of a line we are *very* excited to offer, the Pomegranate Collegiate Collection. Behold, the official plaid of the University of Florida.

Pomegranate Collegiate Collection at

The motifs adorn all manner of items, from tote bags and duffels to tablecloths and oven mitts. All patterns and designs are officially licensed by the NCAA, here are a couple of items in the UGA (University of Georgia) group, the Tablecloth (2 sizes, $36, $64) Napkins and Koozie ($12).

Pomegranate Collegiate at

Jayhawk fans will be pleased to see the University of Kansas collection.

Pomegranate Collegiate at

All of the patterns are not plaid, here are some of the items in the official Alabama paisley group.

Pomegranate Collegiate at

There is an enormous selection in the University of Kentucky plaid, including the Cotton Scarf ($28), D-Ring Belt ($30), and Picture Frame ($22).

Pomegranate Collegiate Collection at

The final group we share from this line is the Louisiana State group, below we show the all cotton Tablecloth (2 sizes, $32 or $64) and cotton Napkins ($28).

Pomegranate Collegiate Collection at

Don’t despair if you do not see your school here, Pomegranate is adding more as quickly as possible. Next to join the collection? The Vols from Tennessee (Hello Preppy 101!) and Sooners from Oklahoma.


Also new, our Clairebella Greek gifts and goodies.

Delta Zeta Gifts by Clairebella at

The line is currently offered for 17 different sororities, items are priced $17.50 to $55.

Kappy Kappa Gamma Gifts by Clairebella at

Items in this collection can be done in any color and almost any font you choose, there are lots of options. Below we share one last sorority, this one on behalf of TQM.

Delta Delta Delta by Clairebella at

That’s not all that’s new from Clairebella this fall, here are the new ‘preppy’ designs by Kathy Denness, the brains behind the beautiful patterns at this company.

Clairebella at

The new patterns are available on all of our Clairebella products, including the personalized Phone Cases, Cutting Boards, Platters, Melamine Trays, License Plates, Clipboards and more.


Another addition that also makes an ideal gift, our Personalized Mugs from Lovie and Dodge, $24.50.

Personalized Mugs at

Not only do they offer a snappy Halloween polka dot, there are several more masculine designs, a possibility for Dad this Christmas or Hanukkah?


Next on our list of new and fun finds here at the Prepatorium, our stationery that matches the oh-so-preppy icons on the 2012 Preppy Calendar ($12).  Here are some of the Preppy Calendar Flat Cards in two of my favorite designs, the Plaid Woodie from the month of March, followed closely by January’s Knotted Anchor.

Preppy Calendar Flat Note Cards at

Of course the delightful designs are by the very talented Shannon of the Preppy Ladybug, she created all of the artwork for the Calendar. She has also created these snappy Preppy Calendar Address Labels ($4.50 and up). We show the Argyle Christmas from December (you know you need some of these!), May’s Seersucker Tote and the Polka Dot Wellies from April.

Preppy Calendar Address Labels at

There are also darling Foldover Note Cards, we don’t have them all on the site yet, they should be there before the weekend is over.

Preppy Calendar Folded Note Cards at

(The poor Consort, he is typing just as fast as his fingers can fly while building the pages.)


Our final item today, can you guess what it is and who is all excited about it?

Jonathan Adler at

That’s right, Silly Tilly is all gaga over her new Jonathan Adler dog mats, only $12.50 and very durable, the mats come in four vibrant designs.

One last note:

Lilly Pulitzer Agendas at

Our wildly popular Lilly Pulitzer Agendas are back in stock, we have them in both Large and Pocket size in several of this year’s patterns.

On that note we say goodbye until next time, may your weekend be wonderful!


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