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Form and Function: The Beauty of Ita Handbags

Posted November 5, 2013
Two sisters, both inspired by their backgrounds of graphic design and architecture, decided to take their talents toward fashion. Projects like new homes, interiors, hotel suites and furniture filled their impressive portfolio before they entered the world of handbags. The sisters have created a collection of chic and timeless handbags fueled by lines and curves inspired by architectural design. These elegant handbags can easily become... read more

New at LVH: Pickled Pink!

Posted October 21, 2013
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Summertime Style and Accessories

Posted June 26, 2013
Nothing says summer more than bright colors and beach bags. L.V. Harkness has picked out some essentials for you to adopt while lounging by the pool this summer. An adorable bubble-gum pink floppy hat teamed with its matching beach bag will be your best friend. When you are ready to soak up some more sun, simply roll up your hat, which is designed to roll up like a Twinkie, and easily store it inside your matching beach bag. Just when your po... read more

Monograms - How do you know which kind to use?

Posted March 11, 2013
Same Size Letters: This style, where all the letters in the monogram are the same size, is commonly chosen for single people. It is also frequently used as a gift specifically for dads, such as a decanter given on Fathers' Day. Regardless of the person, the sequence remains the same: first name initial to the left; middle name initial in the center; and the last name initial to the right. Single Person: ... read more

Introducing Green Sweet, the Stain and Liquid Repellent Table Linens by Garnier Thiebaut

Posted February 28, 2013
L.V. Harkness is pleased to introduce a new line of table linens we will be carrying in the spring - Appoline White, part of the Garnier Thiebaut "Green Sweet" collection. Appoline White is not only a beautiful table cloth, but also stain repellent and spill proof. So how is this miracle of home decor possible? The folks at Garnier Thiebaut were inspired by plants that always look clean because dust and grime will not stick t... read more

Lampe Berger is Here!

Posted February 8, 2013
One of the newest product lines to be introduced at L.V. Harkness is Lampe Berger. For those who already know, Lampe Berger is an aromatic wonder. The initial concept was an invention to deal with disinfection in hospitals in 1898. Maurice Berger invented the system of diffusion by catalysis on which he filed a patent. This revolutionary technology, which purifies the air in closed rooms, and to which he had the inspired idea of adding fragran... read more

Crane Complimentary Die Sale Extended Through March 4th!

Posted February 7, 2013
Crane and William Arthur have some wonderful promotions running, and you don't want to miss out on these great opportunities! Crane has just announced an extension on their 2013 complimentary die sale. From now until March 4th, Crane & Co. will be offering a complimentary name or monogram die and free return address plate (a $96 value) with any order of 100 pieces of stationery printed in letterpress, blind emboss or engra... read more

New Creations from the L.V. Harkness Workroom

Posted January 31, 2013
This beautiful slip cover was designed and created in the L.V. Harkness workroom. We are proud to announce custom slip covers as a new feature available through L.V. Harkness Interior Design. Call us or stop in to learn about all the great options available from the L.V. Harkness design team. With an on-site workroom we can create specialty items in house, customized for your house.... read more

What is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013?

Posted January 3, 2013
Q: What is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013?   A: Founded in 1963, Pantone LLC is a world renowned authority of color and provider... read more

William Arthur Buy 75/Get 25 Free Promotion

Posted December 21, 2012
William Arthur will be offering a buy 75/get 25 free promotion beginning January 1, 2013 and running through March 31, 2013. This great opportunity applies to the newly updated William Arthur Weddings Volume 1, as well as Volume 2 and Truly Weddings. William Arthur has also announced a new gold edge wedding invitation that is currently appearing in the 2013 winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings and pictured here. This beauti... read more

Paper White Bulbs For Your Holiday Decorating

Posted November 12, 2012
Paper white bulbs are here, just in time for the holidays. These beautiful plants have a long association with Christmastime and are easy to grow. They take three to four weeks to produce blooms, so plan ahead and have these wonderful plants as an added holiday decoration.... read more

What is Cashmere?

Posted November 9, 2012
Q: What is Cashmere?   A: Cashmere is wool obtained from the Cashmere goat. The majority of the world's Cashmere today comes from China and Mongolia, with the finest found in the Gobi Desert region of Inner Mongolia. Cashme... read more

The Beaufort Bonnet Company Fashion Show

Posted October 24, 2012
Join us on Thursday, November 1 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm for a fashion showcase of our newest line, The Beaufort Bonnet Company. These adorable items are for the smallest of the fashion conscious and designed to be tasteful and timeless. For more information, please call the store (859)-225-7474. To RSVP ask for Mindy, or e-mail mindy@lvharkness.com.... read more

Why Should I Use a Decanter?

Posted September 10, 2012
- There are two reasons why we decant wines.     * Decant older wines to separate it from its sediment.     * Decant younger wines to increase oxygenation, reveal more complexity and open up aromas and flavors. - To fully enjoy young wines (= up to 10 years red and white) open them 8 to 12 hours prior to consumption for oxidization. - Or decant the wine, as this s... read more

What should I know about Egyptian cotton?

Posted July 31, 2012
As the term implies, "Egyptian cotton" is used to describe cotton grown in Egypt. The fertile Nile River valley of Egypt has long been considered the most desirable setting for growing the finest cotton in the world. It has the perfect climate to produce cotton with extra-long fibers; the valley is sufficiently humid and ... read more

What is the best way to care for your bed linens?

Posted July 30, 2012
Sferra has some great advice on caring for your bed linens. Caring for your bed linens can be easy if you follow some simple suggestions. In return, you will prolong the life of your bed linens and preserve their beautiful appearance. While SFERRA bed linens are made from natural fibers that generally can be machine-washed at home, please be sure to read the care label on each item for best results.... read more

New From the LVH Fabric Workroom

Posted June 22, 2012
Some beautiful new products are coming out of the L.V. Harkness fabric workroom and we wanted to share one of our newest creations. This monogrammed slipcover, created in-house with the help of our monogram specialist, is a perfect summertime decorating option. Fully lined and corded on the edge, you can place this cover on a dining room chair for a personalized touch. The slipcover is removable and good for covering and preserving heirloom fa... read more

What size tablecloth do you need for your table?

Posted June 20, 2012
Some helpful tips from Sferra on how to determine the correct tablecloth size for your table. For a square or oblong table: - Measure the length and width of the table. - Decide on the length of the drop you prefer. The drop is the amount of fabric that hangs down from the top of the table. A typical drop ranges between 10 to 12”. If you want your tablecloth to go to the floor, then the dro... read more

Mother's Day 2012

Posted May 8, 2012
Surprise Mom this year with a gift that shows your appreciation for her years of love, patience, and dare we say, mercy. Yes, moms are very special and at L.V. Harkness our knowledgeable sales staff can help you find the perfect gift of refined taste, elegance and charm, all the qualities that mothers possess. If you are shopping from home, visit our online Mother's Day shopping center: Gifts... read more

#BIGBLUENATION

Posted April 3, 2012
Our prognostication skills were verified last night as the University of Kentucky completed their incredible season by winning the school's 8th National Championship.  If you are planning to come downtown for the rally this afternoon, stop in and preorder your own limited edition, numbered crystal ball.  This treasured collectible makes a great gift for the basketball fan in your life, or a stunning addition to your own 'Cats collect... read more

Commemorate Number Eight

Posted April 2, 2012
We're not fortune tellers, but we've got a crystal ball that says Kentucky wins the national championship. We also predict this 3" crystal ball from Waterford will be available for $135 in the very near future. Go CATS!... read more

Phil Luangrath Handbags

Posted March 22, 2012
For the handbag afficionado, we present: handbags by Phil Luangrath. These exotic bags are the newest addition to the L.V. Harkness showroom. Phil sees a handbag as a piece of art and it shows in the purses he designs. Just as Michelangelo saw a statue within a block of stone, Phil sees a handbag in the skin of a crocodile. From his imagination he sketches his purses to refine his vision. A paper or fabric model is then created and pat... read more

What does Giza 45 mean?

Posted March 13, 2012
  Giza 45 refers to the quality of the Egyptian cotton. Grades are based upon the length and diameter of fiber and condition of the cotton. The longer the fiber and the smaller the diameter, the finer the yarn can be spun and, accordingly, the better the rating the cotton will receive. ... read more

To: You, From: Socks

Posted February 29, 2012
  A special leap day treat: a fox writing a letter. Have fun on this enigmatic day. Blabla are cute, cuddly frien... read more

Stop and Smell the Rosewater

Posted February 28, 2012
Back when Dante was writing La divina commedia, the monks of Santa Maria Novella were brewing up a masterpiece of their own. They learned how to infuse Florentine rose petals with water, to make Rosewater, famous for its antiseptic, purifying and anti-oxidant properties. We've been splashing it on our faces and using it in our bathwater for years, but Kathleen has been discovered another great use for the Rosewater — put... read more

Cookin' Time

Posted February 17, 2012
Unless your little one is a culinary prodigy, it might not be ideal to come home to a meal prepared by your four-year old. But that's okay, because the child can always pretend with this wooden play set (just so long as you don't ... read more

Sferra Milestone

Posted February 15, 2012
In the December 19th edition of Home Textiles Today, Publisher Warren Shoulberg focused on sheeting construction and technological advancements that have been among the most important in the history of the bedding industry. He noted Sferra as being the most successful at breaking the four-figure mark in threadcou... read more

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Posted February 9, 2012
Still searching for that perfect gift for the love of your life?  Look no further, L.V. Harkness is your Valentine'... read more

The Winter Table: A Study in White

Posted February 7, 2012
If Puxsutawney Phil is to be believed, we have to trudge through a few more weeks of winter. You know, it's the perfect opportunity to invite a few friends over for lunch while we're all waiting for things to warm up outside — white chicken chili seems appropriate. And if you're going to entertain, you're going to do it with style. And if you're going to do it with style, you're going to need an appropriate table setting. We simply would... read more

Links of London Announced Jewelry Provider for the Olympic Games

Posted July 15, 2011
It was announced this week that Links of London will be the official jewelry provider for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Seeing as how the games are being held in London, this seems like an excellent fit. Links of London has been offering an eclectic mix of men's and women's jewelry since 1990. Don't believe me about the eclectic part? The company was founded as the resu... read more

Stemware for Under $100

Posted May 27, 2011
A great value on luxury can be difficult to find, but not impossible. We just added a new section to our site that features stemware that can be purchased for under $100. Not bad!... read more

Fine Stationery, Invitations, Notes and Printing Services

Posted March 3, 2011
Following in the illustrious footsteps of The Paperweight (who sadly closed their doors recently), L.V. Harkness now offers in-house printing services. To mark the occasion, we are having an open event with Crane & Co. on Wednesday, the ninth of March at five o'clock. Crane is famous for their paper and we are excited to offer their paper and custom printing services. The event will take place at the L.V. Harkness sto... read more

Blabla's Mr. X Makes his Television Debut

Posted December 1, 2010
Remember that great KIA Sorento commercial that ran during the Superbowl? It featured a motley crew of children's toys on an adventurous road trip. Well, there's a boogaloo in that commercial. Yes, a boogaloo. Specifically, one named Mr. X. ... read more




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