Behind the Scenes

Lily & Val Flagship Store Grand Opening Update

photoFriends, did you catch my Facebook live announcement today?! I’m so thrilled to say the Lily & Val Flagship Store will be opening its doors THIS WEEK and we can’t wait to welcome you inside these walls! Our Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 10am – 8pm! 

The L&V Team has been working like crazy behind-the-scenes getting the shop ready and adding the finishing touches. I was  in San Francisco over the weekend teaching a chalk lettering class at the Brit & Co Remake Event, while the team was at the shop working magic. When I walked in for the first time after being away for just two days – I CRIED! Guys, the shop is so beautiful and to see the Lily & Val brand come to life in this way brought tears to my eyes!

img_8566-1This chalkboard mantel wall has been my favorite part about the store since the beginning! You can watch a video of the chalk art going up on Instagram.  It’s just such a cozy little nook of the shop.

img_8569-1I don’t want to give away more than I already have just yet, but I wanted to share just a few TINY peeks of some of my favorite little details…

At the grand opening, we will have a very limited number of hand-lettered and hand-painted local pumpkins (I’m swooning over the pink one)! These cute gourds are all unique and would be perfect for your fall tables!

img_8575You will also be able to find other one-of-a-kind items in the shop like vintage items and gorgeous faux floral arrangements! Can you believe this rose is faux?!

img_8583-1Of course, every Lily & Val Print will be available at our Print Bar and we have a Lily & Val card for every occasion on our card wall! We would be happy to help you find the perfect gift or treat for yourself! Also,  on Saturday, every purchase will enter you to win our grand opening giveaway prize!

More Details:

The store is located at 5900 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh (in Shadyside). Our hours are Tuesday – Friday: noon – 8pm, Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm, and closed on Mondays. (Parking is available in the lot off of South Highland Ave. We are located just across the walking bridge.)

Can’t join us? 

If you’re unable to visit the store on Saturday, we will be holding an online celebration on the Lily & Val Instagram! From Monday, October 10th – Friday, October 14th, we will post a giveaway EVERY day featuring a Lily & Val item paired with an item we are carrying in the store! We have partnered with a few of our favorite makers and brands for these giveaways! It’s going to be such a fun week!

I just wanted to say thank you again for every sweet word, comment, and post about the shop! This is such a dream come true and it wouldn’t be possible without you guys and all of your tremendous support. I’m so grateful for each of you!

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  • Reply Laura Perry-Hipps October 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Congrats on a beautiful dream come true! Wish I lived closer❤️

  • Reply Gargi October 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    God bless u val! ❤ so happy to see ur dream coming to life!

  • Reply Angela Mason October 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations! You are still to far away for me to visit, but I am extremely proud of you! Hopefully I will be able to enter your contests, will they be available to enter on facebook or by email? I do not have instagram, and don’t need it.

    • Reply Angela Mason October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply Valerie McKeehan October 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Angela! Unfortunately, the giveaway this time is on Instagram, but we will be sure to do more Facebook and email giveaways in the future so you can participate. Thanks again!

  • Reply Wincy October 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    This is awesome! Congratulations

  • Reply Mary October 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations! Too bad that you have not opened in Southern California! The pictures that you have posted are lovely and so clever! All the best on your new endeavour!

  • Reply Cynthia Crawford October 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I’m happy to see your dream come to fruition! Congrats to you. Gulf Shores is just to far away. I’m hoping I will be in that area someday to visit your shop. Have a fun day! Your beautiful work makes me smile

    • Reply Valerie McKeehan October 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      That means so much to me, Cynthia! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Ashley Moravek October 7, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Warmest wishes!! This is truly amazing..gorgeous store! I hope to visit someday !! I am in love with this art! It touches my heart. Congratulations!!

    • Reply Valerie McKeehan October 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley! We hope you can visit someday too! 🙂

  • Reply Kaye Murray-Sutton October 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hello, Val;
    Just found you today whilst pinning chalk art! Wow, so proud of you and what you’ve done!
    I’m not far from Pittsburgh, and plan on coming in and getting your book on lettering.
    Best to you doing what you love, loving what you do, and spreading it around with your God-given talent!

  • Reply Katie November 10, 2016 at 4:21 am

    You are the chalk board lord …… My sister in law Just got me your book ” the complete book of chalk lettering ” for Christmas !!!!!! so excited !!!!!!!! Now the wait begins haha 😉 ( store looks amazing, congrats ! Wish I lived in the area.

    • Reply Valerie McKeehan November 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Awww you are so sweet, Katie! Thank you! Can’t wait to hear what you think when you get it!!! 😀

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