Monday, November 29, 2010

Sewing Classes!

The Dandy Lion is now offering sewing classes for all ages!
Small class size, personal attention, and an experienced instructor.

Ani is a SCAD grad (Fashion Design BFA)...Will offer a range of Beginner to Advanced classes ~ Intro to Draping, Patternmaking, Fashion Sketching....Womens/Mens and Childrenswear.

Email Ani at for more information.

Viva la Handmade!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Wee Ones

Hackwith Design House Girl's Dress

Hackwith Design House Men's Sweater (now available in navy, gunmetal, light grey)

Sock Monkey Hat by Mama Jody

Hackwith Design House Little Gentleman Sweater

Mama Owl Stuffy by Needlings

Vest by Ani Tucker, Turtle Shirt by Owl Designs

Cupcake Hat by Mama Jody

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just-In! Gleeful Peacock Jewelry

Headbands, Earrings, & Necklaces by Gleeful Peacock! Vintage inspired pieces, so cute!

Artesia Fusion Bistro and Catering

Here at The Dandy Lion we like to tread lightly, live well, live simple, and to love Mama Earth. We've met our match and are quite smitten with Artesia's Fusion Bistro. Yet another amazing chance to support local independent free thinking entrepreneurs. They are bringing character and eco-conscious atmosphere to downtown. Glad they're part of our home sweet home, and even more glad they make enjoying a taste of something new super affordable.

133 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 406-0655

"Great Menu! I love the attention to detail. Probably the best new restaurant in the metro area! Everyone should check it out, you will fall in live with it." - Chad Seewer via Urban Spoon

" "...the integrating of disparate cooking styles w/ local, seasonal ingredients..." Artesia has done it. They have a wide variety of offerings; grass fed burgers, bison chili, organic hummus/ tabbouleh, soups, salads and great side offerings. They change the sides regularly. Right now, fried green tomatoes, fried mushrooms, french fries, sweet potato fries, sauteed green beans, farm fresh sauteed greens w bacon, and acorn squash w brown sugar were on the menu." - Urban Spoon

"Artesia is wonderful. Portions great, healthy, KID FRIENDLY!!!! Hummus, tabouleh and fried green tomatoes out of this world. You normally only find this food on Bardstown road, but guess what they are in downtown New Albany!" - Laurie O'Hare via Urban Spoon

Friendly owners & staff, amazing ingredients, something for everyone!

Just-in! Owl Mamas!

Adorable Owls all the way from Canada! Cozy, cuddly owl mamas from Needlings.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hey, Cupcake!

Escape the Black Friday madness with some free local Hobknobb Coffee and made from scratch cupcakes! Chocolate Raspberry, Blueberries 'n' Creme, and Hot Chocolate!

Everyone gets to snatch a golden egg and will win 10% - 25% off their purchase, gift certificates, $5 in Dandy Dollars, or a free stocking stuffer!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

We have expanded yet again!

New racks! New vintage for men and women! Fall & Winter sweaters, jackets, tops, dresses, and more! Not to mention our one-of-a-kind gifts from over 90 local and national artists!

PRESS: Velocity Holiday Gift Guide

"Lewis Black might be good for your college-age brother, but your hip niece who reminds you of "Juno" would prefer something hand-made from The Dandy Lion (310 Bank St., New Albany). Co-owner Katy Traughber goes straight to a collection of prints ($16) by artist Matt Cipov. "I think these are amazing," Traughber said. "I love 'em because I feel like they're really playful. I can see a guy or girl hanging these. I haven't seen anything like this in this area yet. I kinda like the creepiness about it, too." Both boys and girls have those times when they could use a drink, but aren't supposed to. For those times, Traughber recommends any one of their various flasks, and agrees with my manly selection of one in particular. "I like the skull flask ($22)," she said. "It's also got a little bit of art deco."

THIS SATURDAY: OPEN HOUSE + Wildtree Foods + HobKnobb Coffee

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to invite you to our OPEN HOUSE this Saturday November 27th, which has been named National Small Business Saturday!
In conjunction with this year's Holiday Fest in our historic downtown, we are inviting everyone to stop in! We will be featuring Wildtree all natural foods (no preservatives, additives, MSG's, or dyes!) as well as locally owned and operated HobKnobb coffee!!! The lovely lion Mrs. Katy Traughber will also provide homemade all-natural cupcakes!
The open house will be from 12-5, or until the food and coffee runs out! Come by and support local business, and meet a Wildtree representative, Sandy Sanders, who will teach you how to eat healthy!

Again, New Albany's 2010 Holiday Fest will be held the same day, this saturday November 27th from Noon - 6:00pm. The event will take place on the Main Source Bank Stage on the corner of State and Market Street.

Downtown Events Include:

MainSource Parking Lot (Spring/State St) 11:30 - 6:30pm

  • Registration for the Jingle Walk and Scavenger Hunt
  • Entertainment Coordinated by Jimmy's Music starting at 4pm
  • Turn In location for Jingle Walk Golden Tickets and Scavenger Hunt Tickets (Drawing at 6:30pm)
  • Pick Up location for items purchased on walks
  • "Light Up New Albany" after winners are announced
  • Trolleys available for free transportation

Floyd County YMCA (State/Main Street) 3pm - 6pm

  • First 50 kids receive a free toy from Endris Jewelers
  • Pictures with Santa (small fee)
  • Secret Santa's Workshop (Let your children buy your Christmas presents and wrap them all by themselves) (Great gifts available for a $1 wrapping charge)
  • Craftmaking & Facepainting
  • Bouncers
  • Free carriage ridesa at the YMCA parking lot

Prizes for Scavenger Hunt Winners:

  • Ipod - Donated by Matt Ricke with Ricke & Associates
  • $150.00 Gift Certificate to Book & Music Exchange
  • $100.00 Gift Certificate to Book & Music Exchange Compliments of Endris Jewelry and Schmitt Furniture

Prizes for Jinglewalk Participants:

  • One Nights stay at the Mansion Row Inn
  • 2-30 Minute Massages from Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique
  • $50.00 Gift Certificate to Thorpe Woodworks
  • Gift Card to River City Winery
  • $50.00 Gift Certificate to Endris Jewlery

Downtown's Thorpe Woodwork's grand opening event is also this saturday, from 11:30am-6:00pm. So come support local business on this national small business saturday! They are expanding their showroom into an artisan based, handmade housewares storefront featuring local artists and others from around the U.S!

With so much going on this weekend, we hope to see your faces downtown!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Lion that Lays the Golden Egg

Friday November 26th

Join us on Black Friday and grab a golden egg! Each egg contains discounts up to 25% off, $5 Dandy Dollars, Gift Certificates, or Stocking Stuffers!

Free Hob Knobb Coffee & all natural homemade cupcakes to help you make it through your shopping day!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Art Store

Thanks to Dave Thrasher of The Art Store for helping us host our event last night!

Ali meets our mayor.

All things dandy, Michael McCoy

Toledo Bend

The Dandy Lions!
(Michael, Ali, Dave, Katy, and Ani)

Dominic and his one armed bowling trophy.

For more photos of this event:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One-of-a-Kind Experience!

I would say it's like venturing down the rabbit hole... But that would be an understatement.

This Saturday grab a bite to eat and then head on down for a night of NABC beer, River City Winery, live local music, and The Dandy Lion's treasures!


Live music by Toledo Bend, & Ben Traughber.

Doors @ 7
Music @ 8

We will be setting up a trunk show, showcasing one of a kind handmade,vintage, and art! The New Albanian is catering, and we will also have tasty beverages from New Albany's River City Winery.

There will also be a raffle with the winner(s) to be announced after the show!

You know you've always wondered what Dave's mysterious art studio was all is your time to find out!


Hope to see all of you out!!!

Staff Pick- Katy

I grew up hunting arrow heads on my Papaw's farm. When I saw these in-store on Wednesday, my heart jumped! By Ali Tucker, these unisex necklaces are made from real found arrow heads! Consider me smitten. I'm making a custom order for a matching set for me & my man candy next pay day!

Sushi Pot Art Objects

In love with these new arrivals from Suzanna Scott of Sushi Pot Art Objects! Perfect one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays!

Wall Art (many more in-store to choose from!)

Amazing Pendants!

NEW! Kinship Press!

Moon Shiners Set (available individually, canvas)

A dandy owl, if I do say so myself! (canvas)

Cute Couple, Indiana State, and Moon Shiners Magnet Sets!

Indiana Magnets and Pins

Home sweet home! (canvas)

Save Ear X-tacy

"Over the last several months I have witnessed first hand just how much the people at Ear X-tacy love their jobs and their community; Countless brainstorming sessions after store hours, tireless work to bring new and exciting live music to the store, discount after generous discount, and a lot of busy minds still trying to find ways to make the store more friendly, accessible, helpful, and unique.
Ear X-tacy works hand in hand with public radio, is a key sponsor in music and community events across the city, is responsible for drawing large musical acts in to Louisville, and provides a space for people to experience music. Whether it's vinyl, CD, or an MP3 from the online store, it takes continued support to keep it alive."
- via Laura Read

Ear X-tacy promotes and supports every event The Dandy Lion puts on. Members of their staff have physically and emotionally been a huge positive source of support for our store. Please shop local and keep our arts & entertainment culture rich and alive.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Albanian... More!

Thanks again to Briquelle and Laura for being absolutely amazing!
Here are a few more shots!

for more-

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Albanian

The Lovely Laura & Briquelle modeled our vintage and handmade goods in downtown New Albany today at some of our favorite spots.

Laura in a dress by Hackwith Design House, Vintage Scarf, Necklace by Bluebird Lucy

Briquelle in a vintage 50's cardigan and vintage faux fur vest.

Laura in a vintage fur and leather jacket.

Briquelle in a dress by Hackwith Design House and neck wrap by Zapol Design

Laura in a vintage secretary skirt, top, cameo necklace, and glasses.

For the full set... Check out our facebook album "New Albanian"