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And The Winners Are….

Hello-Hello, and Happy Thursday!

It is simply a glorious day here at the Prepatorium in spite of the rain, because we are announcing the five winners of the Spring Fling Thing! With nearly 200 entries total we are grateful for the Random Number generator!

The winner of our exclusive Kiel James Patrick bracelet in Princess Pink and Green

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is Sweet Home Amy! Yippee-skippee Miss Amy, just let us know if you need a small or medium.

Winner #2, soon to be the proud owner of our Anchors Away Jet-Set Duffel from our new line of Bella Bags

is one of our fave new bloggers, Skip Brooks at Alexander Grant!  A tip of the hat to Skip!

The name drawn for Prize #3, a Thermal Mug from our new line of Nifty Gifties by Jonathan Adler

is Preppy 101, aka All Things Southern & Preppy! Just let us know your choice of pattern Miss ATS&P, Acapulco, Diamonds, Greek Key or Chevron, and the mug will be on its way!

Next, Prize #4, a set of Lilly Pulitzer Circle Notes!

Our winner of this prize is the one and only Aurora Borealice! Tell us your choice of pattern and we’ll get these headed your way!

Our 5th and final winner is Always a Northerner, the new owner of a very snappy Scout Doggie Bag lunch bag in her choice of Cabanarama or Cabanarama Brite.

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Pick the pattern you like and we shall send the lunch bag to you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who entered, Tweeted, became a Facebook fan, and/or posted this on their blog!

This is the most fun we have had doing a Giveaway, but need to know if you liked it; is having multiple winners of multiple prizes a good way to go, or would you prefer it simply be one prize? Did you like the cross-section of prizes, or would you prefer the selection be all one product line? Do tell, because these are your giveaways, we are merely the intermediary, and we want them to be what you want, not simply our notion of what is fun.

Until next time, grins and giggles to all!

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The Great Preppy Princess Giveaway

Hello-Hello, what a glorious day we are enjoying here at the Prepatorium!

Today’s post is short and hopefully sweet: we are giving things away.  More specifically, five premium items from the Preppy Princess shop! It’s the Spring Fling Thing, an easy and fun way for us to share new merchandise with you!

We will draw not one, not two, but five winners; the first name selected wins Item #1, the second receives Item #2, etc.

Here are the goodies:

ITEM #1: An exclusive Kiel James Patrick bracelet made just for the Princess!

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We are über-excited to have added Kiel’s line of nautical-inspired accessories, especially since many of the items you find at the Princess are made only for us. The Princess Bracelet is one such exclusive item, hand crafted in Rhode Island of pink, green and white braided rope atop KJP’s signature madras lining, opening and closing with the signature KJP button.

You may have read recently about this designer extraordinaire and his wonderful creations, Kiel is garnering all manner of good buzz lately. In addition to his other bracelet styles, we also have some fabulous KJP earrings and KJP headbands we think you will like.

ITEM #2: The Anchors Away Jet-Set Duffel from our new line of Bella Bags

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This gem is oh-so-versatile, measuring 22″ long x 14″ tall and 9″ wide, made of coated polypropylene that takes a beating and is easy to wipe clean.  With zippered pockets on the outside and an enclosed shoulder strap to use in addition to the attached handles, the Jet Set Duffle is perfect for traveling because it collapses down into a 9″ x 7″ pouch!

ITEM #3: A Thermal Mug from our new line of Nifty Gifties by Jonathan Adler

We love this new collection of stationery and gift items, the winner will choose a mug in their choice of Acapulco, Diamonds, Greek Key or Chevron.

ITEM #4: A set of Lilly Pulitzer Circle Notes!

These pretty notes perk up any office or kitchen, handy for all of those last-second “hey there” or “don’t forget” reminders. This winner will be able to select whatever pattern tickles their fancy from these Spring 2010 Notes…

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Or one of the classic patterns!

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Item #5: A Scout Lunch Bag in your choice of Cabanarama Stripes

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This is just one selection from our Lunch Bag collection at the Princess, the Scout Doggie Bag is good-sized and also insulated, the perfect way to make ‘brown bagging’ a bit more stylish.

We are very excited about this Giveaway; it’s spring, it’s sunny, we could all use a little fun and frivolity, oui? Here is the scoop on how to enter.

  • For one entry, leave a comment about an item you like at the Princess;
  • For a 2nd entry, post the Giveaway on your blog or Facebook page & leave a comment telling us you did;
  • For a 3rd entry, Tweet about the Giveaway on Twitter & let us know you did (here’s the Princess on Twitter);
  • For another entry, become a Preppy Princess fan on Facebook & let us know you did (If already a fan, just let us know so you receive this additional entry!)
  • For multiple additional entries, tell a friend! For each friend leaving a comment that mentions your name (or your blog or email or other means of identifying you) you receive two additional entries!

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday, March 24th; we shall announce the lucky winners in Thursday’s post!

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The Lilly Pulitzer Spring/Summer 2010 Stationery & Gift Collection

Hello-Hello and Happy Tuesday!

We are back from a wonderful trip to the market where we saw all manner of new  goodies. (We are very excited by some of the new lines we shall soon be be adding to the Princess – can you say nautical!)

But first we focus on the new additions to our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gift line, as they are just too fun. Since we first shared sneak peeks of a few items via Facebook or Twitter the mighty IT department here at Princess Intergalactic HQ  (umm…. that would be the Consort) has been typing and uploading photos into the wee hours.  A quick note on the Spring/Summer line: the items are up on the site and now available for pre-ordering only, we anticipate shipping in mid to late February.

We begin with the incredibly popular Thermal Travel Mugs; some readers may recall that the fall/winter mugs sold out within weeks.

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As seen in the photo above, the new crop of mugs are offered in Queen of Green, Crabtastic, Hanging Around and Later Gator.

Next, the fabulous new Ink Pens.

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The Pens come in the Desert Tort, Crabtastic, Hanging Around, and Patchtastic patterns. Many readers are familiar with the Lilly pom-poms, many have used them for more than just party decor, decorating dorm rooms, bedrooms and more. Now there are Lilly Paper Lanterns providing a vivid, vibrant splash of color wherever you choose!

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Next, the new Lilly Picture Frames.

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We are already overly attached to some of the new patterns, like Silver Dollars and Crabtastic (in both pink and blue colorways).

Also new to the line, Melamine Dishes.

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These come as beautifully pre-packaged Place Settings with a plate, bowl and matching knife/fork….

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…. or they may be purchased individually. (Because we have already fielded an inquiry on the topic, we want to let you know that if seeking the knife and fork, the only way to acquire them is with the gift sets.)

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Also new in tabletop, the Lilly Placemats coordinate perfectly with the melamine dishes, offered in both Later Gator and Desert Tort in a water-resistant, durable material.  At only $5.50, they make a new look for your table a reasonable undertaking.

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Recognizing some fight this odd, we’re going to share it anyway: we believe that Silly Tilly would like (nay, requires!) one of these under her dishes to enhance her drinking and dining experiences. Now we ask, is that wrong?

We move on to the always-popular Latte Da! mugs, now available in three of the new patterns: Desert Tort, Crabtastic, and Bamboo Patch.  Of course, most of the Classic patterns are still available as well.

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Below we have a better look at Bamboo Patch and Crabtastic (blue).

Brand new and already a crowd-pleaser: Lilly’s new Watch Sets!

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Each set includes two patterned bands and they are perfectly packaged for gifting.

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Designed to fit all ages, the wristwatches come in Later Gator, Desert Tort or Patchtastic and run $19.50. Perhaps the very thing you need for one of the young graduates on your list this spring, or a special member of the bridal party? (Remember, we provide gift wrap at no additional charge; if you just alert us to your needs, we can use Lilly paper or come up with something to fit almost any theme or personality. Just because we like to have fun with tape. Heh-heh-heh.)

Also a great gift any time of the year, the new Lilly Luggage Tags, especially at just $5.50.

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If thinking about sprucing up the office, the new File Folders provide a bright splash of color; below we show the Desert Tort and Crabtastic folders, Patchtastic is not shown.

The new patterns are also seen on loads of other products, like the Mini Notebooks, the Sticky Notes with Lilly Pads, and the Dry Erase Boards, to name just a few of the fun items sporting the new patterns.

We’re also tickled to be offering items tied into the Lilly Loves Green campaign, like these new Market Bags in Creme Fraiche and Queen of Green.

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At 17″ x 14″ (and almost 8″ deep!) and only $10 they make a trip to the farmer’s market or grocery not fun, and a little more eco-friendly, eliminating the need for paper or plastic bags.

Now, there are loads of goodies not included in our little post, so be sure to pop over and have a peek if/when the spirit moves you.

Thank you for indulging us while we spout about our excitement over the new Lilly treasures; tomorrow we shall return with one of our more standard posts, and later in the week we will share some of the new and faboo Jonathan Adler Nifty Gifties!

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Sales & Savings and A Giveaway

Hello-Hello, and Merry Christmas Eve!

We are ever-so-excited to be spending lots of time with both sides of the family over the next week, so posts will be sparse, but that’s a good thing. We need a bit of a rest and know you do as well!

For those planning on shopping online over the next two days there are loads of Sales and Savings underway.  Brooks Brothers starts their clearance tomorrow, and is also doing an online only promotion.

J. Crew has already started their Final Sale.

There are savings at almost every preppish retailer one can name, so hopefully those interested in adding to the walk-in can do so in a more fiscally-friendly way.

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Now, to help tide us over the slimmer posts, we are offering a little giveaway done in tandem with the one and only Social Climber!

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As some readers know, Beth Dunn is an author generating some book buzz with her novel Social Climbers.  We know loads of bloggers who have read the novel, and expect to do so ourselves over the holidays. And Beth is doing a giveaway on her blog!

And in addition to the book, the lucky winner will receive a set of Lilly Pulitzer Stuck on You sticky notes….

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…and the a very preppy 2010 Calendar from Donovan Designs,

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To enter, scoot over here and say hello to Beth, she is simply delightful.

The lucky winner will be chosen Friday January 1st and announced Saturday January 2nd on Beth’s blog.
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Most readers know that despite relentless occasional wanderings into discussions about commercial endeavors, we generally effort content a tad more cerebral. (The Consort is now on the floor, he laughed himself right out of his chair.) Therefore we leave you these images, because the season was never meant to be about this…

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But more about things like this…

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And this…

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And this…

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Pretty in Pink… and Green

Hello-Hello, and Happy Monday!

Does it seem like the weekend flew by ever-so-quickly, or is that simply a reflection of our addled brain? We hope everyone enjoyed family, fun, and perhaps even a little down time to reflect and regroup, we are in the middle of what can be a more-than-wacky time of year!

Today is mostly pix, not prose, as the insanity of orders piling in is consuming most of the day. Our focus today is on gifts with a pink and green theme; we start with a find from the Pink & Green Scene:

The Fleece Throw looks like it would rank very high on the Snuggleometer.

From the folks at Not Soap, Radio we show the I’m Really at the Country Club collection.

Not only does it look like a perfect color combination, it is also an Adventure in Argyle, albeit in an understated pattern.

For those seeking something with a musical influence, the Mini Pink Piano at Neiman Marcus is really very cute.

Also at Needless Markup this establishment, and also possessing a high cute factor, the Paw-Print Cuddles & Burpies.

In honor of Jen at When Pigs Fly, we share this beauty in papier-mâché:

We found the little porker at Middleburg, an etsy shop, just one of many treasures available there.  Also at etsy, the Pink & Green Vines sleep mask from SourdoughSF‘s store, perfect for helping to smooth over any holiday wrinkles.

If still looking for tree decor, our friends at Tar-szay offer the Skiing Hippo (L), and on the right, Kurt Adler’s pastel Pink & Green Heart.

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Our fondness for the All Smiles ornament in pink will surprise no one,nor will our appreciation of the Pink 1959 Cadillac.

The Baby Girl’s Dress is sweet, and comes nicely packaged. On the right, the Painting Diva offers her handpainted pink and green ornaments in her etsy shop.

As one might expect, this year’s Lilly Pulitzer Glass ornaments are very popular; on the left we show Checking In, and on the right, Free Falling.

Both items shown above are at the Pink Pelican.  New this year are the Lilly Pulitzer Photo Ornaments, available at the Princess and many other retailers.

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For something a little more upscale, Smythson never fails to offer outstanding choices. Their Small Jewelry Roll is perfection, and one can’t go too far astray with one of their Key Fobs.

Other leather goods in fun colors can be found at Baekgaard. The Slim Case is available in a number of colorways, and very attractive from a pocketbook perspective.

Saks has bright leather Passport Covers:

Keep your little one warm and toasty in this sweet Faux Fur Jacket. The Pink Rosette coat is done in fleece, equally cute, but not quite as heavy.

We leave you with a few ideas for the four-legged family members, beginning with the Fairisle Wool sweater, available at Pretentious Pooch.

And then this, the Bone on Board sweater at Paw Palace:

After this, what could we possibly add?  Nothing of value, other than a ‘thank you’ for popping in to visit, and we shall see you next time.

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That Nasty NYC Prep, & Lilly Pulitzer Pre-Ordering!

Hello-Hello!

How was everyone’s holiday weekend? Anyone else recovering this morning from a tad too much fun or sun? The Consort managed to fit in a late-breaking round of golf yesterday and TP is ever-so-excited to report she has finally seen Pride and Prejudice, 2005’s theatrical version. Digital bliss, truly.

As frequent readers are painfully aware, we are consistently inconsistent when it comes to reporting on all most things prep. We do focus on TV’s faux-prep program Gossip Girl with some regularity (despite its Fantasy Island qualities), in large part because of the fashions worn by the stars, both on-camera and off.

We have also chatted up newcomer NYC Prep. Recognizing that certain broadcasts require a certain suspension of disbelief, we still find ourselves becoming ever-more astonished when reading about the “reality show.”

PHOTO: Brian McDermott/Bravo

PHOTO: Brian McDermott/Bravo

Having stumbled onto this recent story in the Times we thought to share a few morsels; they describe our reasons for scoffing at the term ‘reality show’ far more eloquently than we can:

“Only two episodes in, the show has set off a wave of outrage, contempt and sheer mortification among parents in the world of private schools in New York…”

Who’s Afraid of ‘NYC Prep’? aptly explains a fundamental precept that Princess readers are already familiar with:

“…contradicted an unspoken rule at many private schools: to be showy or prideful is not only culturally inappropriate, but also in supremely bad taste. To be showy or prideful on reality television appears to be even worse.”

Perhaps our favorite part of Julie Bosman’s story is the top:

“OH, God,” said one Nightingale-Bamford parent, groaning.

“Absolute garbage,” another said.

“Like a bad ‘Dynasty’ episode,” a third said…”

There you have it.

Also discussing the show this week, New York magazine, pairing it with The Real Housewives of New York City for a story by Vanessa Grigoriadis, The NYC Reality Freak Show:

“In NYC Prep, as in many low-culture products, the emerging picture of Manhattan is an upper-class farce.”

“The first episode, which attracted over a million viewers, sells it as a high-stakes drama about the “elite of the elite,”… but really it’s a comedy about the silliness of the rich. As you may or may not know, it’s deeply uncool, as a student at a New York private school, to be a fan of Gossip Girl—it’s too outsized, too camp, for kids who are living that life to enjoy.”

The marketing minds at Bravo must be overjoyed at the coverage and buzz surrounding NYC Prep.

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All of that makes for fun reading, but it does detract from our main message of the day: Pre-ordering for the Lilly Pulitzer Fall Stationery and Gifts Collection is now available!

Lilly Pulitzer Circle Notes

Lilly Pulitzer Circle Notes

Ideal as a gift anytime of the year, we love the new patterns for the Circle Notes, perfectly packaged and adorned with a grosgrain ribbon bow. (And you know how silly we are for anything with a bow!)

Pocket Lilly Pads, the mini-notebooks with their own pencils are now just $6.50!

Lilly Pulitzer Pocket Lilly Pads

Lilly Pulitzer Pocket Lilly Pads

The Magnet Boards come with six coordinating magnets, and at $18.50 are an outstanding value!

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A definite for us come Christmas will be the Imprintable Boxed Holiday Cards:

Lilly Pulitzer Boxed Holiday/Christmas Cards

Lilly Pulitzer Boxed Holiday/Christmas Cards

We love the vibrancy of the colors so much we’ll make this item our Pretty in Pink for today.

And while these are located in our ‘Holiday‘ category at the Princess, the Taboo Imprintable cards are such a delightful pink and green it is obvious they’ll work any time of the year.

Lilly Pulitzer Taboo Cards

Lilly Pulitzer Taboo Cards

There are several other patterns of imprintable cards available.

We expect to start shipping pre-orders the third week of July. Before moving on we must take a moment to say a very public “Thank You” to the always-on-top-of-things and beyond-wonderful Ashley at Lifeguard Press, the Lilly Stationery Mother Ship.  Miss Ashley, without your assistance and guidance we would be helpless.

One last note, Lilly is retiring some of the patterns used in goods from this Spring’s launch.  Look for the word “Classic” in our Lilly titles; when those Classic products are sold out they will no longer be available.  If so inclined, it may be wise to pick up your favorites before they are merely fond memories!

Grins and giggles until next time!

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More Lilly Pulitzer Sneak Peek & “When Logos Attack”

Hello-Hello everyone, happy Thursday!

We are ever-so-pleased to finally be composing our little post today, because it means that electrical service has been restored to the Prepatorium. Honestly, this is the sort of thing that causes us to question the wisdom of that moat around the Palace, you all know the perils of raising the drawbridge when lacking electrical power, the minions are just so cranky on this issue.

And frankly, the timing is classic, as we had such grand Bloggage plans today, coordinated in advance with Miss Misadventures Herself (aka Misadventures of a Newlywed) as we were covering the same topic, and we were both going to send our readers to each other’s site to “see more pictures.” Pictures of what, you ask?

Why, it’s time to share more from this fall’s new (and exceptionally fabulous) Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts Collection, arriving here at the Princess within weeks!

We start with the new Lilly Holiday Ornament Sets.

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These are offered in our favorite color combo, natch, and will run $17.50 for a set of three.

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We have moved up the start of pre-ordering, it begins Monday, the 6th!

Next on our hit parade, the Lilly Highlighters Set, an ideal gift for any time of the year, definitely perfect as a stocking stuffer.

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Also new on the horizon, the Lilly Cocktail Shakers, more-than-fun IOHO, sure to make any beverage tastier.

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Shaken Up and Juice Bar, left to right respectively, are the patterns for the shakers, retailing at $39.50.  And Juice Bar will match all of the other Lilly Juice Bar and Juice Stand tableware for an even more stylish table.

Also on the beverage front, new Thermal Travel Mugs.

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The patterns are Vintage Patch, Private Property and Trouble Hibiscus; these are $15.50. We have more images of the Paper Doll Book:

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Does anyone else recognize a familiar piece of clothing or two…? These look like loads of fun for your Tiny Prep.

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We cannot believe how quickly our IT Department (cough-cough, IT Dept = The Consort) has created the new web pages for everyone to use to pre-order, he is just Mr. Speedy!

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This next item is so incredibly fabulous we absolutely had to include it today, despite it making the post even pokier than usual.

It’s the collaboration between Lacoste and Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, creating polo shirts for the preppy retailer’s 4th Holiday Collector’s Series.

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Courtesy Lacoste via Dezeen.com

How remarkable are these?

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Courtesy Lacoste via Dezeen.com

There will be 20,000 of the limited edition polos available, and while much-too-cool for yours truly, we adore their spirit.

There will also be a “Super-Limited Edition” (ahem) of the shirt seen below, created entirely from the little Lacoste Alligator logos.

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Courtesy Lacoste via Dezeen.com

There are to be only 12 men’s and 12 women’s in this version; here is a closer look, via Yatzer.

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Courtesy Photo via Yatzer.com

If wondering about our Logophobia, we can only say “non, non, non, ce n’est pas un problème,” for these appear to be done with an artistic eye, yes, but an outlook accompanied by a touch of whimsy.  They do not appear to take themselves too seriously. Very, very witty.

Now, if seeking furniture, the brothers are also noted for their Alligator Chair.

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Courtesy Yatzer.com

Indeed.

Grins and giggles until next time!

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