Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be closed January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for inventory. Have a safe and happy New Year! See you next week!

Monday, December 29, 2008

50% off!

Fall and Winter clothing is 50% off! Winter coats (including Widgeons) are 30% off! See you soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fall and Winter Clothing

Just wanted to let everyone know that all of the Fall and Winter clothing is 40% off! We still have some great stuff, including Flap Happy, Mary James, Glorimont, Funtasia Too, Very Mary and so much more!

Also, for all of your "tween" girls, High School Musical 3, Twilight, and Jonas Brothers purses and bookmarks! Great Christmas gifts!

Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00. We will close at 1:00 on Wednesday, December 24 to spend time with our own families.

Happy Holidays! See y'all soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Look at our gorgeous Harrison all dressed up for her dance modeling a look from GiGi's!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


to all of you who came out for the sale! As always, we had a great time! Hope y'all did too!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Get Your Game Faces On...

Our amazing, mega huge, wonderful, fabulous 50% off sale is Monday the 8th!! All of the Fall and Winter clothing will be 50% off, and gifts, heirloom, and accessories will be 20% off. We are so excited! We will open at 8am that day, and stay open until six so that none of you will have an excuse to miss it! We can't wait to see all of you there!

Don't like the crowds? Sunday evening from 4-6 we will be hosting our private shopping extravaganza to benefit Childcare Resources! Your gift of $75 (cash or check) secures your spot. This year we have opened up 30 spots because we have run out of room in the past. This is a great way to avoid the crowd and spread some holiday cheer!

Happy Holidays! We'll see you all next week!

Friday, November 14, 2008

On the first day of Christmas...

I've got something fun to share with everyone! You know that song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"? Well.. starting tomorrow at The Lili Pad you can experience our version of The Twelve Days of Christmas! Here is the deal...

Saturday, November 15: 25% off pajamas

Monday, November 17: 25% off all holiday clothing

Tuesday, November 18: 25% off all leggings

Wednesday, November 19: 25% off sweaters and jewelry

Thursday, November 20: 25% off all knits!

Friday, November 21: 25% off smocked clothes

Saturday, November 22: 25% off denim, purses, and bags

Monday, November 24: 25% off blankets and bows

Tuesday, November 25: 25% off basic shirts

Wednesday, November 26: 25% off Bailey Boys, Funtasia Too, Petit Frere, and Luigi!

Friday, November 28: 25% off winter coats. (these will not be marked down at the 50% off sale)

Saturday, November 29: 25% off Bibs, burp cloths, and pacifier clips.

Ok, y'all know that these are all great deals! Come in soon for any of these great basics! We don't mark them down often!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ok folks... I know you don't want to hear it... but I'm going to say it! Christmas is coming!

I know, I know! It's hard to believe it's getting close, but October flew by! November is going to go by just as fast if not faster due to Thanksgiving preparations, etc...

I'm currently working on my Top Ten Holiday Gifts from the Lili Pad right now, but I thought I would get y'all thinking about it asap! I'll post some pics of said gifts soon, just wanted to let y'all know I haven't gone silent!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fashion Show!

Today was a fun day! We had the privilege to participate in a fashion show benefitting the Ballet Women's Committee. We had so many great kids volunteer to model and they all did a great job today! We had some great moments.. thought I would share a few with y'all!

This little girl was soooo pretty! She was perfect for this dress!

As a veteran nanny and auntie I have seen the behavioral gamut, so I do not say this lightly... THESE KIDS WERE SO WELL BEHAVED! I mean, there was not so much as a fidget out of any of these children! One day, when I have children, I plan on hunting down all these mothers and making them tell me their secrets!

These three girls were adorable and did such a great job!

I got a big kick out of the next pic... you see.. this was a luncheon for grown ups.. so the food was for grown ups. So the servers walked by with some soup which I think had broccoli in it, and the small ones were having none of it! Hilarious!

Here is a precious girl who picked out such a cute outfit to wear! Isn't she pretty?

The kids had to wait for a few minutes... they were so good!

There were alot of really cute moments.. like this one! She's just taking a peek at her audience!

Then there might have been a few nerves...

I know I've said it a thousand times, but these children were amazing! Look at how sweetly they sat and posed for pictures...

This little guy was so handsome in his red sweater!

Then it was time to get in line! Don't they all look great??

Then they took the runway!!

Here are few more shots from the day...

The Gorgeous Miss Harrison...

These two are just so beautiful!

Thank you so much for modeling everybody! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mary James Trunk Show!!!

Who loves Mary James? I know lots of ya'll do! Well.. to make our Antiques and Boutiques GNO even more fun we have decided to mix it up a little and have the Mary James trunk show the same night! This is going to be a great thing for those of you who like to match your little ones...There will be about 18 pieces to choose from including EASTER. Imagine how nice it would be to not have to think about the whole Easter outfit/matching the siblings thing! If you come to the trunk show you can have it all done...BEFORE CHRISTMAS! You know that would be such a great feeling!

On a different note... I don't know if I've mentioned this before but... we have leggings! Brown leggings, white leggings, black leggings, pink leggings, striped leggings... You get the idea! So go take a look in those closets! I bet there are some cute tops and dresses that need some leggings!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our Toy Area?

Those of you who know us well know that we have a "play area" complete with a train table! (Nevermind that there is no actual train, just the table and tracks) You see, what cracks me up about our play area is how enthralled the children who visit us are with it. I know that these little ones have much better toys at home. Why are they so into our hand me down toys? Let me say, that I use the term "hand me down" because I really and truly believe that 75% of our toys are actually things that have been left by various children. This is the latest:

If any of you are missing your "Belle" choker PLEASE give us a call! Also in our collection, Kermit the Frog, various happy meal toys, sippy cups and pacis (but I have to be honest, the sippy cups and pacis go in the trash within a day or two), and some mysterious baby dolls. I guess all these little ones have a "share the wealth" mentality... they bring things in, leave them, and maybe every once in a while take a little something out! Just remember, you can bring all your offspring to the Lili Pad, there is plenty of entertainment either in the form of dilapidated toys or a host of women who are more than happy to entertain a baby!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So much to tell!

I feel like I'm always apologizing for my infrequent posts! We've had some problems here at the Casa de Abby and Matt with spotty internet service..

You know what I love? Pajamas! I think it is so cute when my sister has all her little ones in matching PJs! So cute! So here are just a few of the pajama options that we have here in LiliPadLand...

The above pics are of some boy's pajamas by a new line for us called Charles and Alice. For some reason I don't have a picture of any of their girl's stuff.. you'll just have to swing by the store and have a look for yourself! I think these are super cute though... love the airplanes! (apparently I was being a spaz the day I took some of these pics, I don't know why I didn't lay them out more neatly) Moving on! Below are a couple of Christmas pajamas! My favorites!

Weird lighting in that last one, same colors as the one above... one more for ya'll..

Love them! So precious!

Ok! So who loves a girl's night out? I know I do! In fact, all of us gals at the Lili Pad have been known to have a pretty good time when we get out on our own away from husbands, children, etc.. (Pablo's. Last spring. Margaritas. That's all I'll say about that!) Well, Thursday, November 6th.... Cahaba Heights Merchants present Antiques and Boutiques Girl's Night Out! This includes three of our favorite things, food, beverages, SHOPPING. Join us November 6th from 5pm-8pm!

Any of you have a "tween" daughter who might be interested in a little thing called oh..I don't know.. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL? Swing by before October 21 to enter a drawing for four tickets to opening night of High School Musical 3! Yeah! On that note, check out these purses. I think that your tweens might be interested in these! Christmas isn't far away!

That last one has kind of glare... sorry... but you get the idea! These are going to be great holiday gifts!

So that's the latest news from our little world. We hope all is well in yours! Swing by the store soon to see much more!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jessica and Lynn Rock

The girls who do our appliques, Jessica and Lynn, are amazing. They have come up with some adorable fall appliques. All kinds of patterns and fabrics! Take a look!

Funky Turkey!

Stripes are so cute!

My personal favorite...
Another precious pumpkin...
Thank you Lynn and Jessica! We love them all, and our customers do too!

I have ordered three of the orange polka dot pumpkins for my nieces... they look awesome! If any of you want the polka dots get a move on! The girls said they don't have much of that particular fabric left. Come on out and get those fall outfits everybody! Where else to get it than from the retailer of the year?? :)

Big News!!

I haven't posted for a while due to the absence of my computer.. but I'm back now...

So. BIG NEWS! The Alabama Retail Association has awarded The Lili Pad the Retailer of the Year award! We are so thankful to everyone who helped get us to this place! In case you haven't heard we're having a "thank you" sale Friday, September 26 from 8 am to 5pm!! 25% off fall and winter clothing... *some exclusions* See you there!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just Another Manic Monday

You're probably sitting there, wondering why I posted random pictures of clothes hanging. Well here is the deal. Today was quite a day! I wonder if it is a full moon tonight...maybe... ANYWAY....
So look back to our first posting about receiving and Petit Frere... Look at the pictures. Remember the boxes? Remember the piles of clothes? Well. Today order has once more begun to descend on The Lili Pad. John (who, incidentally, built our website and is basically awesome and also happens to be Susan's husband) put up some shelves that double as hanging racks!! Thank you John!!! Susan, Katherine, and Kim all worked very hard at getting everything hung on said racks... way to go guys!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fun with Fall!

Before talking about fall we have something very important to announce... The website is up and running!! Please visit us at www. to shop from the comfort of your home!

We love the fall at the Lili Pad... we probably love it so much because of the adorable stuff that we have gotten in! Whether it's Halloween or Thanksgiving, it is all so cute! Here is a peek at just a few...

These are great if you need to match a boy and girl. Also, the applique on these is actually on a button-on bib that reverses or just comes off to leave with you with a great basic piece.
So here is the Halloween side...

and here is the Thanksgiving turkey... (this is our favorite Turkey this year)

For some reason I didn't take a picture of these without the bibs.. but visualize a plain blue gingham jumper and john john!

OK! Moving on... another matching outfit... Boo!

Here are just a few of our great fall bishops!

Cute right? I'll try to zoom in on the smocking more next time.. but you get the idea!

So here are a couple of boy's shirts we thought were great..

So fun! Check back soon for Meet the Staff and store bio!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Petit Frere

Ok, so let's really talk about Petit Frere. I know lots of ya'll are already familiar with this line, but for those of you who are not I have posted a few pics to give you an idea of what we're talking about here. The shirts are all so cute with a variety of appliques. To name a few: a christmas monkey, a birthday dog, a cowboy hat, a pumpkin, a cow, and the list goes on and on. Also, we have received corduroy pants in several different colors!

There are some precious girl shirts as well. Here are a couple of the Petit Soeur shirts. Petit Soeur is the girl's line from Petit Frere. It's been a while since I took french, but I'm fairly sure that Petit Frere and Petit Soeur mean "little brother" and "little sister". I should look that up sometime. Anyway, these are precious... especially the megaphones! It comes in orange too, I just couldn't find one at the time to snap a picture. I'll get that up later this week.

Onto a few of the boys. This scarecrow is my favorite of the whole bunch... I think he's adorable! Also, now that I 'm looking at a picture of it I'm seeing how many options you have as far as pants go. You could do green, red, or brown solids, or a cute color in gingham.

How cute are all these shirts?? Especially the Halloween ones!
I mean a pirate pumpkin? I love these!

Observe our lovely Jane putting Petit Frere out after we have pulled it all out of these boxes, hung it, and stickered it.
Whew! What an afternoon!

So as I said earlier, we are in the midst of receiving. Receiving is a special time, for a 2-3 month period our UPS man brings us stacks and stacks and STACKS of boxes. I think the record this season so far is 36... on just one day! Anyway, so we've been waiting and waiting for a super cute line called Petit Frere to come. Well... today it came. Behold! Everyone worked very hard today and as of about 4:00 pm Petit Frere officially hit the floor!