Thursday, February 7, 2008

Meaning of the Fleur de Lis

Using the Fleur de Lis as a symbol or logo for our store has prompted many questions from our customers, most of whom are Texans. Although, in Humble we do have our fair share of Katrina transplants (ourselves included). Since we have had so many requests to list the meaning of the beautiful symbol we did our homework and this is what we found:

The Fleur de Lis

The Fleur de Lis or Fleur de Lys means "flowers of the lily." This stylized lily has traditionally been used to represent French royalty. It signifies perfection, light and life. Legends differ on the origin of the fleur; some stories say that Clovis, the Metovingian king of the Franks was presented with a lily by an Angel, to represent purification, on his conversion to Christianity. Other tales tell that he adopted the symbol when waterlillies showed him how to safely cross a river, leading to a battle victory. The lily is also the emblem of the Virgin Mary, and some say the three petals of the fleur-de-lis represent the holy Trinity. While it has appeared on many city and state flags for years, it has become a symbol of rebirth and renewal in Louisiana since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

That was the most comprehensive description of the Fleur de Lis or Fleur de Lys we found. However another description stated, "Although the word "Fleur de Lis or Fleur de Lys" actually means "flowers of the lily", this symbol is actually an artist's rendition of an iris in full bloom. If you look at the bloom of an iris it makes the shape of the Fleur de Lis.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crabtree & Evelyn 50% off SALE

Just wanted to post a quick message to let everyone know that we have all Crabtree & Evelyn Products on sale in the store and on the website. Any Crabtree & Evelyn Product we have is now at 50% off while supplies last. Anyone who knows anything about Crabtree and Evelyn will know that this is an amazing product. The fragrances are unbelieveable.

You can come into the store located at:

Grace's Unique Gift Boutique
19250 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Suite J
Humble, TX 77346

or visit our website at:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wine Glace' now at Grace's

Okay all of you wine lovers out there, we have something new that you are going to love.

We now have Wine Glace'. This is a very neat new product we found. Basically, you just add half of the bag of Wine Glace' with 12 ounces of your favorite wine and ice in a blender and it makes a WINE-A-RITA. How much fun is that?!? If you like Margarita's and you like wine, you will Love Wine Glace'.

You can check it out on our website: . You won't be sorry.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy New Year and Happy Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras
Well, I certainly hope everyone had a very nice holiday. It is now well past time to get back to work and we have hit the ground running. We have already sold out of most of our Mardi Gras decorations and we are expecting shipments of new items in any day now.

We are actively working on new candle fragrances and I can't wait to let everyone know what they are. You can check out our current candle selection at: . Just click on Esteem Home Fragrances to see what we have available. Keep in mind, we hand make every single candle and thus far they have gotten rave reviews.

Also on the website and in the store we have a big sale going on. We have all of our Crabtree & Evelyn products at 50% off, our Scent Shop reed diffusers are 25% off and the 20 oz. Orleans Candles are 25% off. You can see these on our website as well in the Specials section.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the store and for those of you who do not live close enough to come in, we sincerely thank you for your business and continued support.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Holidays at Grace’s Unique Gift Boutique

Hi Everyone,

Whether we like it or not, in retail time, the holidays are here. Grace's is completely decorated for the holidays and believe it or not we have already sold out of some of our holiday decorations. We have designed some amazing trees for this year along with complimentary Garlands, swags and wreaths. There are some pictures on our website , but to get the full effect you must come into the store.

Along with the holiday decor we have also released some new Esteem Home Fragrances candles. We have 5 new fragrances: Pineapple Cilantro, Bird of Paradise, Milk & Honey, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Amaretto Spice. These new fragrances have been a huge hit thus far. Plus don't forget we have two great holiday fragrances as well: Holiday Spice and Christmas Tree.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the store as soon as possible.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Holiday Decor at Grace's

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to post a quick message to announce Holiday Decor at Grace's. Finally after much preparation and work we have our Holiday Decorations on display. This year we have some awesome designer trees displayed. We have created some great garlands and we even have some beautiful ornaments available for ornament exchange parties.

This year we are offering gift wrapping services. As always we will be offering complimentary gift wrapping for purchases made in store, however, we will allow you to bring packages purchased from other retailers and we will gift wrap them for a small fee.

We look forward to seeing you all in the store.

We are located at:

19250 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Suite J.
Humble, TX 77346

This is at the intersection of W. Lake Houston Pkwy. and FM 1960 in the Kroger Shopping Center.