Happy New Year 2020!

We at Lily Absinthe would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a happy and prosperous new year! It’s been an exciting and somewhat hectic year as we’ve been travelling back and forth to Europe and there will be more of the same in the new year. We have all manner of exciting new projects for 2020 and we look forward to sharing them with you. 🙂

Julius LeBlanc Stewart, A Toast, 1896

Happy Boxing Day!

We at Lily Absinthe would like to wish everyone a happy Boxing Day and commemorate the day, we found this interesting 1887 dress in holiday colors:

Day Dress, 1887; McCord Museum (M2009.62.1.1-2)

The dress is constructed from cream and garnet wool and has the characteristic late 1880s silhouette. What is especially striking about this dress are the alternating garnet and cream horizontal stripes on the under bodice and the garnet pouffs on each shoulder. This is a fairly simple design yet both colors are shown off nicely and the horizontal stripes is a unique feature that doesn’t show up too often of dresses of the 1880s. Just a bit of holiday cheer from us to you. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving, One And All!

Afew years ago we published this Thanksgiving greetings and to us, it still applies now more than ever and we thought we’d post it again. Since we first posted this, there has been a lot of changes in our lives which has sent us in various new directions and along the way, we’ve met some pretty wonderful people so for that we especially give thanks. 🙂


We at Lily Absinthe want to wish everyone out there a happy Thanksgiving, no matter where you are. Thanksgiving is a somewhat unique holiday in that it speaks to our ideals and aspirations as a nation and while throughout the years we may have fallen short of the ideal, we still strive to make it a reality. President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Proclamation No. 247, officially establishing the holiday, says it best:

At no period in their history since the United States became a nation has this people had so abundant and so universal reasons for joy and gratitude at the favor of Almighty God or been subject to so profound an obligation to give thanks for His loving kindness and humbly to implore His continued care and protection.

Health, wealth, and prosperity throughout all our borders; peace, honor, and friendship with all the world; firm and faithful adherence by the great body of our population to the principles of liberty and justice which have made our greatness as a nation, and to the wise institutions and strong frame of government and society which will perpetuate it – for all these let the thanks of a happy and united people, as with one voice, ascend in devout homage to the Giver of All Good.

I therefore recommend that on Thursday, the 25th day of November next, the people meet in their respective places of worship to make their acknowledgments to Almighty God for His bounties and His protection and to offer to Him prayers for their continuance.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 1st day of November, A.D. 1880, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifth.


By the President:

WM. M. EVARTS, Secretary of State.

With that, we give thanks for our good fortune and we give thanks to all our friends for being friends!

Adam & Karin