perfect parcels

Feels like Christmas at Olli & Lime today. We just took delivery of three much-anticipated packages; the culmination of a recent, and extremely exciting, top-secret collaboration.

Each pretty little parcel matches an O&L range, but you’ll have to stay tuned to discover exactly what’s inside. All will be revealed in the next week or so…I can hardly wait!

jack + jade

Meet Jack + Jade Home, our newest Canadian retail partner. We’re thrilled to team-up, because we feel they’re a perfect fit for Olli & Lime. Check out their store to see why.

Jack + Jade are “committed to indentifying and highlighting emerging designers from around the world who share the same love of unique and modern design”…that’s us!

They will be stocking a selection of bedding, decor and accessories, across our George, Billie and Charlie ranges; all available right now, from their fabulously-designed store.

Husband and wife founders Cheryl & Ken share “a passion for all things modern” and their collection – which tackles everything ‘home’ – reflects a great eye for modern design.

sixties style

A quick retail snippet I’d like to share. Our retro-style Charlie pillow is making a cameo appearance at Joss & Main; a members-only event site, offering short-life discounts.

The pillow is one of many products in a Mad Men-esque curated collection, assembled in conjunction with Maegan Tintari, the blogger behind fashion/style site …Love Maegan.

Our Charlie pillow is available now at 20% off, alongside many other sumptuous 60s picks. The J&M event ends this Friday, so you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on a bargain.

You’ll need to register first, then get email confirmation before you can shop. It’s well worth the wait though, as Joss & Main is a constant source of interesting home finds.

lavender and lime

I noticed this ages ago, then forgot to share. Never too late, I thought, so here goes. This mention of our George range (bottom left) appeared on the blog.

It’s not the first time – blog writer and curator of all things stylish – Esther has mentioned us (as I’ve posted before) but I thought this design board deserved special recognition.

Not a color combination we’d usually warm too but, thanks to Esther’s expert eye, it looks fresh and modern, and proves our George design works just as well for a girl, as a boy.

Click the image to read the full post and discover the origin of all the elements (we LOVE the mobile). While you’re there, do explore the blog. Such a great source of inspiration.

just modern

We’ve partnered a new retailer this week. Just Modern sell Mid-Century Modern-inspired home accessories. Right up our street. Initially, they’ll just be stocking our pillows, below.

As a side note, we’re ever so slightly (read ‘very’) jealous, as they reside in Palm Springs; a Mecca for Mid-Century Modern design. We’re already planning a warm winter visit.

totally awesome finalists

Totally awesome news. Literally. About a month ago, I said we’d been asked to take part in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards. Well, now we’ve been chosen as finalists!

And it’s thanks to you guys. To anyone who nominated us (you know who you are) we’re VERY grateful. To everyone else, it’s not too late to help. Final voting is going on now!

Just scoot on over to the voting page for Most Awesome Bedding, Accessories and Room Decors and vote for us! We’ve got some stiff competition, so every vote counts!

Please feel free to share this post/link with anyone you know who likes Olli & Lime too. Thanks so much for your continued support of what we do. We really do appreciate it.

olli and lime and jenna

A follow-up to last week’s customer post now. Mom Deanna also revealed she threw a baby shower for her cousin Jenna, who chose us before knowing Deanna was an O&L fan.

Jenna, from Bakersfield, CA, gave birth to baby Xander – appropriately – on Mother’s Day this year. The pics are from the beautifully conceived (pun intended) shower, in February.

Here are Deanna and Jenna, left to right. Deanna says, “I wanted the decorations to be reusable in her room. When I asked what her nursery inspiration was she sent me a link to your George crib bedding! This was so funny because she had never seen my nursery and discovered your designs all on her own!” Well, obviously good taste runs in the family!

I was thrilled when I saw the pics, I just had to share. Such an impressive effort to ensure everything tied into our George design. Send more O&L-themed shower photos please!

Deanna’s favorite item? “O&L-style flower cupcake toppers. I was so fortunate to stumble upon the grey and white printable wrapping paper you shared online.” Glad to oblige.

She says, “I filled in your print with color using PhotoShop, adding the splash of orange Jenna wanted, cut out the flower shape and glued it to a stick.” Look great, don’t they?

Deanna found further creative use for our printable wrapping paper, making backgrounds for the food and bag labels, plus the shower invite. Check out Deanna’s adaptations…

Having never attended a baby shower, I didn’t realize it was such a veritable food-fest. As good an excuse as any I guess. What’s your experience; is this typical of such occasions?

On that, I’d love to hear about other customer showers. And they needn’t be overtly O&L-themed. I realize that Jenna’s extravaganza is the exception. Mmmm…sugar cookies…

Mmmm…apple rings…

Perhaps I shouldn’t be writing this post just before lunch. Now, where was I? Oh yes. No matter where you look – and you can see all the shower photos here – it all matches.

I’m thinking Deanna could throw these parties for a living. Not sure if she’s open to offers. Of course, if you think your shower matches up, do email me the photos to prove it.

According to Deanna, “everyone thought it turned out really nice and they loved the O&L details, especially the people who bought jenna all her O&L George print registry gifts.”

“They all agreed that O&L has the cutest baby items ever and the fun prints make a great backdrop for a party.” And who are we to argue? Big thanks to Deanna for sharing.

pink pals

Another quick update on our new pink design. I mentioned we’re now stocking ‘jellycats’ to match our George and Billie designs. Well, here are their gorgeous pink counterparts…

I just couldn’t resist snapping them, as they fit so snuggly on a shelf in our sample room. Available from our shop when the new design launches, at the end of September.

labor day weekend sale

Labor Day’s almost here, so time for a sale. Just choose anything from, enter promo code “labor11” at checkout and we’ll take 20% off your order total. Simple.

The offer’s good across all collections. Just use the code before midnight (EDT) next Tuesday, the 6th. Oh, to hear about sales and offers first, sign up for O&L news.