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Nesting with Dandy Lions- A Guide to Understanding

What Does Nesting Mean?

“Nesting” in the home describes our inner desire to make our home our own, utilizing creative personal style and design ideas. Dandy Lions believes that every home should feel like a cozy retreat that has been carefully designed one piece at a time. We incorporate antique trinkets to add depth and character to spaces. Nesting can range anything from funky, colorful furniture accent pieces to a small, vintage candle lingering in the corner. At Dandy Lions, we believe in the subtleties in life and design. We believe our ability to nest and incorporate a personal touch into our spaces matters.

How Can Dandy Lions Help You Nest?

We offere a wide array of unique products that serve as nesting “must have’s” here at Dandy Lions! We carry everything from fun, fresh neutral pillows to small, decorative and distinct drink coasters. Our hope is to be able to offer every person who comes in to visit Dandy Lions be able to find something fresh, fabulous, and timeless in our unique crafty boutique.

Below are a few quick tips to helping you turn your space into a sanctuary!

Showcase while Storing:

Group sets of items you’ve hoarded collected to show them off—and save space along the way. Stack coffee table books and back issues of magazines. Use mason jars and glass vases to display petite trinkets.

Pay Attention to the Walls

Frame pictures and hang scarves or a colorful hat or two.

Engage the Other Senses

Light a candle! Dandy Lions carries a wide array of candles to choose from. Pick one that has a scent that sets the tone of the room you are working within! Keep prettily wrapped candies in an intricate statement bowl on your dining room or kitchen table.

The next time you visit Dandy Lions, ask one of our girls to help you “nest“!

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift Basket

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day being just around the corner, what better way to say “I love you, Dad” than with a local, made-in-America gift? Duke Cannon Supply Co. makes the perfect gift for the dad you love: Big American Bourbon Soap! It is practical and fun, something that special dad would really love! The “oak barrel” scent is our favorite because it brings the perfect hints of clean and masculine, leaving our favorite dads feeling nice and ready to conquer their day.

Another fun gift we have ready for you is a local favorite, our Tennessee Stamped wine glasses. These are also made in America, and they are great for our dads who are UT football fans! (I mean, what dads don’t love our local Vols?!)

Making the Perfect Gift Basket

For those of you who are looking to go a little above and beyond this Father’s Day, a great way to incorporate these items into a larger token of appreciation for Dad is to add them to a gift basket! To create the perfect Father’s Day basket, follow instructions below:

First, visit our local Hobby Lobby. Purchase one medium sized brown wicker basket.

Second, visit local wine or grocery store such as Kroger. Pick up Dad’s favorite bottle of wine (or preferred beverage to pair with our Tennessee glass).

Finally, come see us at Dandy Lions to pick up your Duke Cannon soap and Tennessee wine glass, and let us do the rest! We will happily wrap your gift basket for you!

We also supply a wide variety of cards to choose from, as well as card stock, so that you can even write Dad a loving note about why he means so much to you! Father’s Day is all about making the wonderful dads out there feel appreciated, and we at Dandy Lions truly want to help you make your dad feel adored on this special day!

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Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Great Mother’s Day Gifts

We’re willing to bet that your mom is one of the most important ladies in your life. We’re also willing to bet that’s part of what makes it so hard to find just the right thing for her when her special day comes around. You want to find something she’ll use all the time, but it can’t be strictly utilitarian—you want to find something with a sentimental spin, too. But overthinking it is only going to make the whole process harder… and before you know it, it’ll be the day before Mother’s Day and you’ll still be empty-handed (now that’s stressful!). Instead, think about what makes your mom happy (besides you, of course!). Does she like to garden? Or maybe she’d rather spend her afternoon reading in a cozy nook? Anything that brings her a bit of inner peace in an always-on world is likely to win her over. Some are just right for gardeners or readers, others are just right for those techies out there, and even more are simply sweet and could suit just about anyone.

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to mean spending a ton of cash on mom-it’s about the quality time. Whether she likes to stay in or venture out. Here are a few ideas for Mother’s Day this year, 2018.

#1: Make Dinner Together

#2: Go on a rad teip

#3: Plan a pinic

#4: Clean the house

#5: Finish the honey-do list

#6: Get a massage

#7: Go strawberry picking

#8: Set up a scavenger hunt


Check out Dandy Lions Gifts for some great gift ideas for your Mom this year!


My favorite Mother’s Day quote is, “My mom is definitely my rock and glue that hold us all together.”

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Here Comes the Bride!

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Dandy Lion Boutique Wedding Invite


Your special day is coming, and the special people in your life need to know!  If you are looking for a custom, beautiful wedding invitation with a personal touch, you’ve found it!  Dandy Lion Boutique has exactly what you are looking for!  We make custom invitations that will match your perfect day!  Come in and shop with us to find your perfect match!


Dandy Lion Boutique Wedding Invitation

Dandy Lion Boutique Wedding Invite

Come shop our styles and options!  Spend the day in beautiful downtown Maryville, TN!  Check us out on Facebook as well!  We look forward to seeing you soon!



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Weekend Lover

Dandy Lions has your weekend gear!  Including BRAND NEW Corkcicle tumblers and canteens!  We have all their new colors so come pick your favorite!  Maryville, TN has all the sights and attractions, so while you’re here, come by and shop with us and find all your fun weekend needs!

How perfect is this custom leather tri-star koozie?!  You know you need one, and we have the perfect one!

We look forward to seeing you this summer at Dandy Lions!  Check us out on Facebook for more!

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School Is Fast Approaching

We are feeling the mid summer heat, but of course, that also means that the school year is fast approaching!  Dandy Lions Gifts wants to be sure you are ready!

You can never be too ready, and you can never be too ready too soon!

We have got your organizing needs already met!  Come shop our planners, pens, stationaries, and so much more of what you need to get ready for the crazy school year!

We are located in beautiful Maryville, TN!  Come by and shop with us!  Also, check us out on Facebook!


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Summer Time

Summer is finally here!  Downtown Maryville, TN is already a hot spot to hang out on a summer day.  While you’re around, come shop with us for some of the hottest, and trendy gifts and souvenir shopping you’ll find in East Tennessee!

TN Glass Ware

TN Glass Ware

Dandylions also has cute outdoor wear for outings!  Check out these adorable Tennis bags now in our shop!

Tennis Bag

Tennis Bag

We have got so much more to offer!  Come check out our TN t-shirts and customizable Tennessee glass ware and so much more!  We look forward to seeing you!


Baby Fever at Dandylions Boutique!

Experiencing baby fever?  Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life.  Sometimes, shopping for a baby can be a little overwhelming.  All of us at Dandylions are ready to help!  Whether you are welcoming a baby into your home, or shopping for a baby shower, Dandylions in Maryville, TN has the perfect gift ideas.

Baby Gift Ideas

Baby Gift Ideas

From decor, to darling baby clothes, we can accomodate your baby needs!

Come shop with us and see what we have to offer!


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Teacher Gift Ideas

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Gift Ideas for Teachers

Teachers rock.  They work so hard and are often not fully appreciated for all that they do during and after school hours.  Show them some love and let them know how much they have meant to your child!

Here are some ideas for the teacher in your life!

1.  A Heartfelt Letter

The best thing that you can give to a teacher is a heartfelt letter thanking them for the help that they have given your child.  Use specific examples of the positive growth and changes that you have seen in your child.

Dandy Lions has an assortment of beautiful stationary perfect for a sweet, meaningful letter.

2. A Gift Directly From Your Child

What could mean more than a gift that has been hand picked by a student?  Teachers treasure specific, thoughtful gifts that come directly from the students they pour their lives into.

Come shop our boutique for unique, beautiful gifts!  We’ve got what you’re looking for!

3. Something Really Great for the Classroom…or help!!

Teachers love help.  At the end of the year a high school student could stay after with a friend one day and help their teacher clean up and organize so that she too can get started on summer.  Or the parent of an elementary student could volunteer in the classroom!

These are just a few tips for the teacher in your life!  Come check us out for gift inspiration!  We are located in beautiful Maryville, TN!  Shop us online, or look us up on Facebook!  Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates and new items!



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Handwritten Letters in 2017

Handwritten things are wonderful. They add a warm, personal touch that type just doesn’t have. It shows the person that you care enough about them to take the time to write something by hand.

What an awesome goal for 2017!  Let’s add a personal touch into our friends and families lives.  A text, phone call, or e-mail just isn’t as sweet or thoughtful as a beautiful handwritten note.

At Dandy Lions, it all started with our beautiful, unique stationary.

Come see us or contact us if you have any questions!  See you soon!

300 E Church Ave, Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 977-5466