Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Peach Tart Blog

Found a great blog today thanks to a customer of ours. Ms. Peach did a write up about Anne Taintor Flasks and directed her readers our way. Thanks again Ms. Peach!

Anne Taintor Flasks post

Check out The Peach Tart Blog when you get a chance. It is a lot of fun

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What You Eat Standing Up Doesn't Count - Beth Barnes

A sweet lady just called with a wonderful story about the "What You Eat Standing Up Doesn't Count" napkins. She told me that her niece just bought some of the napkins for her as a gift. When she received them she was so excited. Why, you might ask? Because she is THE Beth Barnes who originally said "What You Eat Standing Up Doesn't Count".

Beth went on to say that about 25 years ago she threw a wonderful large party at her home. She looked around the room and no one was eating all her wonderful food that she worked so hard to prepare. So she announced to the crowd, "Everyone, What You Eat Standing up Doesn't Count! So eat!" She was trying her best to encourage everyone to eat. She said that she just thought of it off the cuff. How clever she is!

It turns out that one of the guests at the party was a woman who had a daughter who wrote anthologies. The daughter wrote an anthology on food and Beth's comment was included in the book. Luckily she was given credit for her clever line. And since that book came out, Beth's clever words have been on cards and other items. She was so excited that her words were also included on cocktail napkins.

I was so excited to hear the story. Beth Barnes made my day.
She went on to say, "It's my only claim to fame".
To which I replied, "I think that is a pretty big claim to fame!"

Thanks Beth for sharing that story. I enjoyed it very much.

And yes, I'll work on a nice discount for you. It is the least I can do!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Anne Taintor Flasks and are in Time Out New York

Anne Taintor Flasks and are in Time Out New York. We appreciate all the promotion we can get. These Anne Taintor flasks are great and everyone should have one, or two...or three. Of course, I made sure to let the good people at Anne Taintor know about the promotion. They were very happy and grateful. Even Anne sent me a personal Email. I love her!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Cocktail Themed Jewelry From Sueanne Shirzay

You just have to take a look at these great new necklaces. Sueanne Shirzay of Shirzay Gallery created this line of cocktail inspired jewelry. We came across her beautiful pieces and just had to offer them to you.

There are three styles from which to choose:

The Appletini Necklace Delicious faceted grape green chalcedony paired with a cherry carnelian and sterling martini glass charm. 18'' sterling chain. Sterling lobster clasp closure.

The Cosmopolitan Necklace A sterling martini glass complete with stirrer is paired with a teardrop faceted red carnelian and tart slice of lime peridot nugget. YUMMY!!!! Sterling chain length is 18''. Sterling lobster clasp closure.

The Lemon Drop Necklace Tart and sweet! A lovely microfaceted lemon chalcedony is joined with a sugary clear round crystal and sterling martini glass charm. Sterling chain length is 18''. Sterling lobster clasp closure.

Sueanne's Bio: It is so much fun to make something with my own hands that goes on to become a part of someone else's life. At this very moment somebody somewhere out there might be feeding their kids, going to the gym, writing a novel, laughing with girlfriends over cosmos, or having a romantic dinner... all while wearing something I made. It's thrilling when something I make suits somebody so perfectly. Doing trunk shows is fun because it gives me a chance to see how things look on a variety of people. I had an art gallery for while and learned to make jewelry rather unexpectedly while popping in on a class at my own gallery in 2008. I got hooked within minutes. The infatuation has continued and I now sell the jewelry at trunk shows, galleries and local shops, as well as my two online stores. My philosophy is to create beautiful pieces that can be worn everyday or for an occasion, alone or layered for a more stylized look. I like to think my jewelry enhances the beauty of the woman wearing it. I don't want people to see the jewelry wearing the woman, rather the woman wearing the jewelry. I love working with color, color and more color. Semi-precious stones such as chalcedony, amethysts and aquamarines are among my favorites. I am happy to do custom orders, and love working with other creative people to create the perfect piece. My studio workspace migrates between my loft overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Long Island NY and mountain house in the Catskills in a little place we have up there. You can't beat the silence and beauty of these kinds of landscapes. The pink sunsets on Long Island are really inspiring.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Nick Ray (ModerNash): Fabulous Recipe for THE SAVAGE

Nick Ray of ModernNash (aka: Ikea Nick) has a great recipe for a Yummy Cocktail...

Recipe For THE SAVAGE:

1 + 1/2 oz Vodka
1 + 1/2 oz Tropical Rum
3 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice
2 T Grenadine

Mix it all together and partake responsibly. YUMMY!


Mr. I and I love these all year, but especially in summer. Make one today!

Recipe for the Famous Swamp Thing:

2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Triple Sec
2-3 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part O.S. Cranapple
5 (not 4 or 6...5) Maraschino Cherries
2 T Maraschino Cherry Juice

Here is the trick. This MUST be made in a Solo 16 oz Red Cup your first few times until you get the measurements right. The Vodka goes up to the bottom ring on the inside of the Red Cup. then add the rest....YUMMY!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shannon Martin - Girl Designer NEW Cocktail/Beverage Napkins

Your next party needs a touch of retro, witty, fun, funky & whimsy. Look at these great Shannon Martin Cocktail Beverage napkins. Shannon combines old images with witty, pithy captions to create napkins with a retro feel, and sharp wit.
Captions for these funny napkins include:

Shannon Martin is a seasoned graphic designer, entertaining writer and lifetime prankster who was born to create funny, funky, witty and retro cocktail/beverage napkins. Shannon loves what she does and hopes you do, too.

Shannon attributes any artistic tendencies to her mother, who used to paint faces on the fruit she put in her children's lunches. She has a background in art and design and draws inspiration from Joseph Cornell, Anne Lamott and her hero, Pippi Longstocking.
Be sure to check out all the styles available. They will add witty banter to any cocktail party.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Inviting Company has a CUTE new line of Cocktail Napkins

Inviting Company has a great new line of Funny, Witty, Humorous Cocktail/Beverage Napkins. We liked them so much we decided to carry almost everyone of them! Take a look at them, they really cracked us up. They are selling well, so get them before they're gone!
Shortened Versions of the Captions include:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nothing more to say....

The soundtrack of my life....since I was 5. Can that be right?

Just listen to me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Funny Cocktail Napkins from Mary Phillips for 2009

New Funny Cocktail Napkins from Mary Phillips Designs

Mary Phillips consistently creates funny cocktail napkins that make you smile, laugh and share with your friends. Mary Phillips Designs' humorous cocktail napkins are perfect for cheap, quick and easy gifts for your friends and co-workers. Make them smile today!
2009 Styles from Mary Phillips Designs
(Left Top to bottom- Right Top to bottom)

Cute & Funny New Mugs from MikWright and Design Design

Here are some new mugs that made us smile. I hope they make you smile too! From edgy humor of MikWright to the simple "Ha Ha" humor of Design Design, these new coffee mugs or tea mugs, will make you smile as you are drinking your morning coffee.
Design Design "Mommy's Sippy Cup"

These funny mugs make a great inexpensive for a friend or a co-worker. We are sure they need to start their mornings with a smile as well!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pick Your Nose Cups - Party Animals from Fred

These Pick Your Nose Cups - Party Animals from Fred just cracked us up. So we decided to pass on the laughs to you. They are fun, funny and inexpensive cups for kids of all ages. These funny paper party cups will definitely liven up any event!
Perfect for Earth Day or Earth Week or Earth Month or Earth Year!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Important PSA on a Women's Health Issue We Wanted to Share

Important Women's Health Issue:

Do you have feelings of inadequacy?
Do you suffer from shyness?
Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions.

Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.

Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.

Margaritas may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas. However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.
Side effects may include:
Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration
Erotic lustfulness
Loss of motor control
Loss of clothing
Loss of money
Table dancing
Dry mouth
And a desire to sing Karaoke

WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting

Please share this with other women who may need Margaritas.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

This Important Message was brought to you by your friends at

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another Inspiring Video!

47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britain's Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.

She proves that appearances CAN be deceiving.

The Easter Kitty Came!

Thank you Easter Bunny! Bbbaaaccckkk....Bbbaaacccckkk!
Wonder who will remember that one?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pomegranate Martinis...if you missed the first post.

Got this from Ms. Oprah. However, I have a few twists on the original.

1 1/2 C POM juice

4 shots (1 oz) Absolut Citron Vodka

2 Shots (1 oz) Cointreau

Juice from 1/2 Lime

Garnish with a lime twist or wedge.

Put it all in a cocktail shaker (except the garnish). Add Ice...shake, shake, shake, shake your booty!

Pour, drink and enjoy!


I've also replaced the Absolut Citron with Lemon Cello...Yum!

Leann and Tanya Loved Them!

Thursday, March 26, 2009 Has a Twitter Profile

Pretty exciting. I set it up at 10:15 am and I already have 105 followers. Let's see what else the night will bring.

Follow me @YouNeedADrink

Friday, March 6, 2009

Love Time Disco...New Pop Art Inspired Napkins

Just found these funny cocktail/beverage napkins from Love-Time-Disco. They are a little edgy, true, but they are definitely funny. As everyone knows, we like a little edge to our humor...especially on our party napkins.

Don't these remind you of Roy Lichtenstein's art with a spash of Andy Warhol?

Take a look and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Napkins, Wine Glasses & Drink Coasters from Mary Phillips Designs

NEW Napkin Styles, Drink Coasters & Wine Glasses from Mary Phillips Designs

Clever and Creative...2 words that best describe Mary Phillips Designs. Her new items for 2009 are no exception.

New Mary Phillips Designs napkin styles:

Mary Phillips Designs: Wine Flies When You're Having Fun.
Mary Phillips Designs: Domestic Bliss Is Just A Drink Away.
Mary Phillips Designs: Stimulating the Economy One Drink At A Time.
Mary Phillips Designs: I Used To Care, But Now I Take A Pill For That.

NEW "Party Coasters" Drink Coasters From Mary Phillips Designs

Party Coasters for the ladies who cocktail! Displaying an energetic array of color, the "Party" Set offers up all the best quotes on the fine art of cocktailing. 3-3/4" diameter. 16 double sided coasters, 16 signature quotes enclosed in a chic keepsake box perfect for gift giving, party planning, and display in the home.

New Mary Phillips Designs "Party Coasters" 16 drink coaster styles:

Mary Phillips Designs: A balanced diet.
Mary Phillips Designs: Put your big girl panties on and deal with it.
Mary Phillips Designs: Waiter, I'm going to need a bigger glass.
Mary Phillips Designs: If you're drunk and you know it clap your hands.
Mary Phillips Designs: I have high heels and low morals.
Mary Phillips Designs: Why limit happy to an hour.
Mary Phillips Designs: Denial on the rocks.
Mary Phillips Designs: Stimulating the economy one drink at a time.
Mary Phillips Designs: I used to care but now I take a pill for that.
Mary Phillips Designs: Save the earth, it's the only planet with wine.
Mary Phillips Designs: To save time let's assume I know everything.
Mary Phillips Designs: I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas.
Mary Phillips Designs: Wine flies when yor are having fun.
Mary Phillips Designs: Wine goes with everything I wear.
Mary Phillips Designs: It's wine o'clock.
Mary Phillips Designs: I don't have a drinking problem, I'm just real thirsty.

NEW Wine Glass Styles from Mary Phillips Designs

New individual wine glasses in a matching gift box!
Ideal to have or share for wine lovers everywhere!

Birthday Cake
Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine!
Domestic bliss is just one drink away
Why limit happy to an hour

12 oz. (350 mL). Dishwasher safe (Except Happy Birthday is trimmed in Gold).

Even more Funny Napkins and Mugs from Anne Taintor!

NEW Napkins from Anne Taintor

Anne Taintor is still producing these smart, funny, witty and oh so retro napkins and mugs. They are a great addition to any party or just for fun around the kitchen.
The NEW napkins are in stock and the NEW mugs will be here soon. This year's new styles for the napkins and Mugs are:

Anne Taintor: Why do dishes when you can do daiquiris?
Anne Taintor: Whatever had she done, and with whom?
Anne Taintor: She could never remember which was sorry?
Anne Taintor: She was just a cocktail away from proving his mother right.