Setting the holiday table II

There is nothing more classic than the paisleys and color palette of Venetian Paisley. The warmth, and versatility of the colors tell a traditional holiday story for your next dinner party.  It’s easy to mix and match with your current holiday décor or add bright accents to make an even more vibrant color scheme.

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley
Setting the holiday table

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table | Vera Bradley

Setting the holiday table

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Classic Christmas

For the 10th consecutive year, Vera Bradley was among the more than 50 towering displays of twinkle lights and uniquely themed trimmings at the annual Festival of Trees in Fort Wayne, held at the Historic Embassy Theatre downtown.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley Christmas Tree

Championed by Janielle from Visual Merchandising, the Vera Bradley tree was dedicated to Birchwood, a local care center for patients affected with Alzheimer’s Disease. “[Our Co-founder] Barbara thought an old-fashioned Christmas theme would be nice knowing the tree would eventually be placed there. We focused on motifs from the 1940s, the years the men and women at Birchwood were children,” she said.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

“Hand-blown glass ornaments provided that great old-fashioned feel, particularly the adorable Santas and nutcrackers. Venetian Paisley ornaments were used for a modern Vera Bradley touch.”

Recreate this nostalgic look at home by adding our Holiday Ornament or Holiday Ornament Set to your tree.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Darling, Clementine

Clementine

Despite the bite in the air and impending flurries, we’re in a bright state of mind. A favorite from Spring is showing up early to chase away the chill of winter and provide a much-needed ray of sunshine. Our Trend Reporter Liz is here to introduce the floral, citrus burst that we call Clementine, available today!

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What inspired it.

Spring is all about bold, bright, poppy colors mixed with soft and acidic yellows and greens. Clementine hosts these shades in a pattern that lends almost a hand-drawn appearance. Part ikat, part floral, Clementine features pink, salmon, orange and yellow for a juicy, vibrant visual. It’s cheerful, feminine and brimming with those blazing shades we love for spring. See more on our Pinterest board.

Available in …

Clementine fabrications

Shop Clementine online and in stores

Dress your tech. Cover your mobile device or desktop
in a vibrant Clementine wallpaper.

Clementine Desktop wallpaper

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

The Download: December

gift ideas

Gift guidance. When it comes to finding the perfect present, you’ve come to the right (and bright) place. Visit our Gift Ideas page on verabradley.com to browse our suggestions by category or price point and, for a special treat, see our Co-founders favorite styles. Want more? Read our blog post with Barbara’s helpful gift tips.

ClementineDarling Clementine. This burst of citrus and floral fun arrives early to chase away the winter chill. Shop the collection online and in stores tomorrow, December 5.

FoundationA little change. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has a brand new website and a new way to donate to the cause. Round your purchase up to the nearest dollar to support the fight against this disease. Learn more about the Foundation

Setting the tableSet the table. Add Winter hues to your holiday guest list and gather around a table punctuated with Magenta and silver. And stay tuned for a Venetian Paisley-themed dinner party, coming soon on Inside Stitch!

Pink Elephants BangleTrunk show. Pink Elephants is officially back on the market and available in a beautiful bangle as your gift with purchase, December 16 – 19. Shop Pink Elephants and see the inspiration behind the color on Pinterest.
Galette

Pretty pear. Don’t let the holidays pass by without trying this warm galette with cinnamon, honey, pears and a wonderful pastry dough made from scratch. Serve one today or pin to try later.

 

Gratitude

Today we will gather around the table with our dearest friends and family to give thanks for another wonderful year. We asked what you were grateful for this Thanksgiving and here are some of the things you shared …

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Wishing you and your family
a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

Material Matters – Jewelry

With Winter, we welcomed an exciting assortment of new materials and collections. One of our favorites for the season is the brilliant beads and baubles of the latest jewelry line. We asked the design team to share more on the inspiration behind this collection of essentials, perfect for punctuating your look.

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Vera Bradley Jewelry

Vera Bradley JewelryVera Bradley Jewelry

Inside Stitch: What inspired us to do a jewelry collection?

(Colleen M., Product Designer): The color palettes in our Signature Vera Bradley colors constantly inspire us. Combining them with silver and gold tones creates a style that is totally fresh, yet familiar and classic.

Inside Stitch: Why do you think the jewelry is a great fit for our customer?

Colleen: It’s fun! We wanted to offer styles that were fresh and pretty, but we also made sure that each piece was comfortable to wear. And of course, each style has a pop of color and shine.

Inside Stitch: What do you personally love from the jewelry line?

Colleen: I love the Beaded Duo. I like to stack a few bracelets on each wrist so these are the perfect accessories to help “fill” my arm. Another favorite is the Magnetic Personality Bracelet, which achieves the stacked look all on its own.

Inside Stitch: How do our jewelry styles coordinate with our handbag styles?

Colleen: Sometimes we design using only our favorite pop colors, which, paired with a handbag, coordinates in a smart and subtle way.

Inside Stitch: Where do you see this collection going?

Colleen: The future is so bright! With each new season comes a new variety of patterns and colors to inspire us, and new opportunities to add sparkle and shine. We are endlessly excited to keep designing this collection.

Shop our Jewelry online and in stores.

Nissa carries …

Nissa carries ...

Born and raised in central Florida, Senior Web Designer, Nissa, logs plenty of time commuting to and from the Sunshine State. An integral part of the E-Commerce team, she jet sets to our headquarters in Fort Wayne to art direct email and blog content, and lead and collaborate on creative marketing campaigns. But different states mean different temperatures, a scenario that requires a seasoned packer.

Nissa carries ...

“The day I fly out, I’ll dress for the colder climate since I tend to get cold in airports anyway. I wear and pack layers so that I can easily adjust according to the temperature, too. Shoes are the tricky part. I always wear the bulkiest pair and, if they have a heel, I’ll pack flats in my carryon.”

Nissa carries ...

According to Nissa, the key to moving swiftly through the airport is carrying everything on when possible. Once she’s settled in her seat, she passes the time reading, working or catching up on sleep. “I use the Vera because it fits everything I need for the flight and has smaller pockets to keep it all organized. I always have my wallet, a scarf that can double as a blanket, a fully-charged iPad in a Tablet Sleeve with new magazines or a book downloaded on it (actual books/magazines are too bulky), some sort of emergency snack (almonds, etc.) and a back-up charger for my phone.”

Nissa carries ...

The rest of Nissa’s trip essentials go into her Frame Travel Bag. “I can fill it completely, but still fit it into any overhead bin. I also love having the option of carrying it crossbody or by the handles.” Her style, self-described as “comfortable but still pulled together,” works perfectly with these pieces in versatile Canterberry Cobalt. Traveling is much more enjoyable with the right companions.