Posts Tagged ‘girls’

Equestrianism in The Olympic Games

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

equestrian1One of my favorite parts of watching The Olympics is seeing the background stories of people. I love to see where they come from, what they have endured to reach their ultimate goal, and their emotional journey along the way.

Boyd Martin, originally from Australia, now makes his home in Pennsylvania. It was here in America where he met, transformed, and then saved his horse. Martin’s history is also interesting because both of his parents are Olympians. His mother, Toy Dorgan, was an Olympic speed skater and his father, Ross Martin, a cross country Olympic skier. They met at the 1968 Olympic Games.

Martin truly loves his sport. It’s fun to learn about, follow and enjoy his success.

In Paris, France equestrianism was added to The Olympic Games. It then disappeared until 1912, but has appeared since then at every Summer Olympic Games. The current Olympic equestrian disciplines are Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. In each discipline, both individual and team medals are awarded. Women and men compete together on equal terms.

The equestrian design is new to the Letters from Lilly stationery line. Whether you enjoy riding or watching it on The Olympics, enjoy our full range of stationery items with the equestrian design.

Lavender Weddings and Things to Come

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The lavender flower is a symbol of Purity, Silence, and Luck. I understand associating the purity and luck part with the coming together of two people through a wedding, but silence? Let’s just say that’s keeping quiet during the church service, that way the symbolism will work with my posting.

After yesterday, with my social media temper tantrum, I decided I needed to get back to basics. For me it means my products and designs and putting pretty things together for all of you. So I put together this inspiration board.inspirationboardbridalbouquet Each picture speaks to purity, silence and luck, especially those pearls! I love the pearls and the shoes. The dress is also beautiful to me, but I don’t have an occasion to wear it. I didn’t have the guts to wear a dress like that for my wedding.

I hope you are each inspired now and will end your week with lots of luck.

My day picked up when new art passed my desk and I am thrilled with what is coming!

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Image Sources:

Wedding dress /Stationery; Letters from Lilly / Bike / Lavender field / Wedding cake / Shoes / Cupcakes / Pearls / Gift

Cow Jumping Over the Moon

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

ann_cowoverthemoon_text1Hey diddle diddle,

The Cat and the Fiddle,

The Cow jump’d over the Moon,

The little dog laugh’d to see such Craft,

And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

This simple rhyme goes back to the 1500′s when even then, parents taught their children poems and songs to introduce them to language. Nursery rhymes are important to young children because they learn culture, musical awareness, and memory when learning the rhymes.


Seen here is our Cow Jumping Over the Moon design that is so often used to announce a new baby to family and friends. As I always say, this and all our designs are available on all Letters from Lilly products.

Five Dresses

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I love dresses. note_fivedresses_text

I like casual dresses, fancy dresses, and inbetween dresses. There is just something about getting a new dress, but then there is something about pulling out one of the fabulous, favorite dresses already hanging in your closet that makes you feel… just right.

Summer is the time for dresses. A pretty dress, a sweater over your arm or shoulders, just incase the temperature drops, and a pair of cute sandals.  Off you go!

Ladies have been turning to dresses to fancy their style for hundreds of years.  There is a beautifully put together book about the history of dresses.

The Party Dress, Alexandra Black, 0847829618

Book: The Party Dress

In pages peppered with whimsical quotes and interesting historical facts about the pleasures of dressing up, Alexandra Black traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers such as Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen photographed by world-renowned photographers.Rizzoli. From flappers newly liberated by jazz, swinging beaded hems and Chanel’s well-bred sophisticated “little black dress” to today’s red-carpet splendors, women have transformed themselves for parties. This beautifully illustrated retrospective captures the effervescence of the party dress.Every major designer has catered to the well-heeled woman’s desire and ability to wear the most flattering frock at the most public occasions, whether for summer afternoon parties, cocktails, or formal balls. Even Coco Chanel, renowned for her comfortable daywear, saw festive party fashion as something quite separate, not to be constrained by matters of practicality.
So the Five Dresses design that Letters from Lilly offers, shows just that; five dresses. One is cuter than the next. The design is available on all our stationery products.  Above, you see the dresses on our fold over note and gatefold note. Both are great for thank you notes to those summer cocktail parties by the pool or at the beach. There is the polka dot, the floral print, the pink, the blue and the green with lavender (Letters from Lilly colors, but who noticed) making five dresses in all. Wear a dress tomorrow ladies, put a swing in your step!

Darling Dolls and Bountiful Boys

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I’m always looking for something funny to give friends to pass the time when they are awaiting the new love of their life.  These paper dolls are sure to get a giggle from the gals at a baby shower and might even help make bedrest a little entertaining.

But once that little bundle of joy arrives, there will be no time for paper dolls.  Reality arrives without warning and all the sudden we wonder ‘what exactly did we DO all day’ without this little being demanding every second of our waking AND sleeping moments.



Make your announcement with style using our maryjanes for a girl or red wagon for a boy.  Perhaps you are lucky enough to get T-W-O or … hold your breath… T-H-R-E-E!  Whatever the case, Letters from Lilly has the announcement and stationery to fit your growing family. Now’s probably not the right time to mention that you’ll need to write thank you notes for all those gifts…