Alice Lane: A Year in Review

Wow, another year gone by! Time flies when you are having fun! 2010 has been a great year for us here at Alice Lane and we owe it all to you! Here is a look at what has happened here at Alice Lane in 2010.

Salt Lake Magazine helped us kick off 2010 with a bang! They featured us as one of the best places to shop for gifts in Provo.

Utah Style and Design featured us in their Summer 2010 issue as a Pace Maker. They visited the store and took some great photos. They also featured us under the Editor's Pick for our beloved slipcovered bed. How we loved that bed!

We were honored to be featured in Utah Valley's Business Q 40 under 40!

Utah Style & Design magazine stopped by for a second visit for their Fall 2010 issue. We were lucky enough to be chosen for the cover of their Collector's Edition: 10 Years of Inspired Design. Throughout the magazine they feature items from our store and use photos from our store for an article on hides.

Thank you to everyone who has allowed us to dream and helped us grow this past year. We look forward to what 2011 has to bring!

What's in Store - Directoire Side Table

This glamorous directoire side table comes in a perfectly antiqued brass with a black granite top. Not to worry, if black doesn't go in your space it also comes with a white marble top or in a nickel base with a mirrored top. We have the antiqued brass with the black granite top in the store now. It is 17" diameter x 26.5" high and is $576. Stop by and see it! Perfect in any sophisticated space. In this month's issue of Veranda, it can be seen in Jennifer Lopez's home. We also carry the rectangular sized directoire table on the side of the sofa if this size fits your space better!

Gift Wrapping Inspiration

The holidays are a perfect time to express your inner creativity. Now that the tree is trimmed and the stockings hung, it's time for the gifts! With the holiday decor looking perfect, why not accessorize with beautifully wrapped gifts? Red, white and kraft. The natural look is an easy and lovely way to go. Use some gardening or bakers twine to tie up crisply wrapped packages adding a few berries or a bit of pine.

Colorful and girly. Mix, match, and layer patterned paper adding a few layers of a simple ribbon. Accessorize a few gifts with some colorful buttons or playful flowers.

Use a deep purple base and add some gold ribbon and sparkling berries for a bit of glamour. Add purple to your natural packaging with some pretty flowers. Tie them up with twine to give them that organic look.

Go completely neutral and simple with kraft and white. Add some lace to a simply wrapped package for that vintage feel.

Add some sparkle to blue and white gift wrapping with a bit of silver tinsel or use a few paper doilies to give your gifts some more texture.

[photos from Sweet Paul, Home Life, and Martha Stewart]

Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts

Need a great last minute gift? Give a little desk, dresser or end table accessory and you won't be wrong! You could even use the little leather piggy bank for a niece or nephew. The great zebra tray would be a great addition to your sister-in-laws entry table to drop her keys in. The wings would sit perfectly on your mom's mantle and the glamorous votives would sit perfectly atop your best friends mirrored side table.

1. Paperweights: $12 2. Crystal Votives - Set of 3: $86 3. Sticky Notepad and Holder: $35 4. Wings: $173 5. Leather Piggy Bank - Small: $49 6. Zebra Tray: $39

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girly Girl

Every girl needs a bit of shine, floral and vintage in their collection. These dress forms make great necklace holders and this pearl pillow would be a perfect touch to a lavender mohair chair.

1. Peony Rectangular Tray: $58 2. Pearl Pillow: $67 3. Peony Serving Bowl: $138 4. Dress Forms: $56-$78

Don't forget to enter our giveaway here. This could be a perfect gift for yourself during this holiday season!

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Culinary Artist

A culinary artist in the kitchen... Why not get them something pretty to work with? A great dainty cake stand to display their work or a quirky set of dachshund oil and vinegar cruet set would make a thoughtful gift. A great tomato print to display would be a perfect gift for someone that gardens or someone who's specialty is Italian food! 1. Measuring Pitchers: $6 - $22 2. Tomato Print: $56 3. Butter Dish: $19 4. Pewter Cream Pitcher: $40 5. Small Cake Stand: $24 6. Dachshund Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set: $40

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Collector

These items are for that person who loves the old... the one who is always spending their Saturdays antiquing and yard sale hopping... the one who is looking for that diamond in the rough. Antique shoe molds make a great display... whether collecting a bunch and putting them in a basket or displaying a few on a shelf. What about this Art Deco vintage alarm clock from the 40's that still works? Or these great brownie cameras for the photographer?

1. Books: $10 - $50 2. Stamp Artwork: $772 each 3. Shoe Forms: $36 - $45 4. Vintage Alarm Clock: $285 5. Vintage Cameras: $35 - $60

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Neighbor

Give the gift of a cozy home with these great greek key candles or maybe some wooden tasting spoons with the freshest gourmet cookbook. Neighbors are special; they keep an eye on our homes when we go out of town, they watch out for our kids when playing outside, and they are a friendly face to brighten our day so why not give them a gift that will brighten theirs?

1. Greek Key Candles & Matches - $3 - $26 2. Dishtowels - $22 3. Table Runners & Oven Mits - $20 - $42 4. Wooden Tasting Spoons - $42 5. Cloth Bound Notebooks - $11 6. Frasier Fir Dishsoap & Room Spray -  $11 - $17

Don't forget to enter our giveaway! Going on here.

Giveaway Time!

Give your room a holiday make-over and add this charming little pillow into the mix! We're so excited to share this one with you!

Enter to win by following these rules:

- Follow this blog and leave us a comment. - For an extra entry, post this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Just copy the link into your comment on this post so that we can see it and your name will be entered twice. The giveaway closes one week from today, Wednesday, December 15th and the winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, December 16th. Please leave your email address so that we can contact you! Good luck!

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Intellectual

These make great gifts for an office, library or study. The wooden moose head adds just a touch of whimsy while still be sophisticated and smart.  Can't you smell the scent of old books with this collection?

1. Standing Magnifying Glass - $80 2. Wooden Moose Head - $999 3. Stereoscopic Magnifier -  $64 4. Globe - $190 5. Magnifying Glasses - $19 6. Compass - $30

What's in Store - Blankets and Pillows

We love these beautiful throws and pillows made from vintage fabrics. Add pops of color to your room with one of these unique pieces! No two are alike! These beautiful throws would be perfect as a coverlet on a twin bed, a throw at the end of a bed or on a sofa. They would also make a perfect gift! Pillows: $158- $225 Throws: $174

Don't these throws just cozy up the feeling of this patio setting?

[photo from Rue Magazine]

Gift Guide: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

What a better way to start and end your day? Luxurious sheets are the gift that gives all year long. These might just be a gift that you should give yourself this holiday! 1. Classic Hemstitch White - Queen Sheet Set: $168/ King Sheet Set: $198 2. Santiago Sheets - Queen Fitted Sheet: $187/ Queen Flat Sheet: $270/ Standard Pillowcases: $50 each King Fitted Sheet: $231/ King Flat Sheet: $285/ King Pillowcases: $63 each 3. Chelsea Sheet Set - Queen Sheet Set: $324/ King Sheet Set: $392 4. Matteo Vintage Linen - Queen Fitted Sheet: $201/ Queen Flat Sheet: $201/ Standard Shams: $129 for pair King Fitted Sheet: $219/ King Flat Sheet: $219/ King Shams: $156 for pair