Monday, July 29, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again!


"Best of the City" 2013
"The best place to buy a gift"

Please help us retain our title. We were proud to be named by Tucson Lifestyle readers as "The Best of the City 2012" and we want it again!

If you've been among those that have found "just the perfect something" at our little boutique, will you please help others discover us as well?

Your support of our business is appreciated!
PS - Watch for details as we feature new merchandise and expand our store in the Fall to once again feature great new Gifts, Home and Seasonal Decor!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Less Bricks, More Clicks

When A Fine Line opened 31/2 years ago, owner Jeanne Dwan had plans to showcase absolutely everything everyone would ever need to make every celebration a special event.  Shoppers have grown accustomed to finding just the right cards, invitations, jewelry, accessories, gifts and “haute décor” items to fit every budget.
A Fine Line has also seen the Invitation Department become a huge success; and that business continues to grow as we have become a major player in the wedding and event industry.  To accommodate the multiple appointments we have on any given day, we will be dedicating more of our boutique space to our stationery and invitation department. 

Over the years, Jeanne has explored market trends, studied the purchase data within her store, and received helpful input from her many clients – her friends.  She has come to the conclusion that with the summer rapidly approaching, now is the time to focus the retail business on the PREMIER OF AFL ONLINE which will make its debut some time after Labor Day.  In the age of internet shopping, what A Fine Line needs is less bricks, and more “clicks”.
Please pardon our dust as we remodel to create a more intimate invitation salon and retail shopping experience.  Within the next couple of weeks you will see the start of construction and the gradual movement of furniture and displays in our "brick and mortar" boutique.  Although a bit smaller, our retail store will still feature your favorite “staples” –specialty greeting cards, scented candles, jewelry, fragrances, home décor, unique gifts – and of course the super cute displays for which AFL is known.  The Readers of Tucson Lifestyle voted AFL the 2012 BEST OF THE CITY as the “Best Place to Buy a Special Gift”, and we intend to retain that title.

The fact that we will be consolidating space, energy and resources over the summer means that we will be able to open the Fall/Holiday Season with a bigger and better retail store, featuring all of the great merchandise and Seasonal displays which our shoppers look forward to.

Please visit us often in person and online to see our work-in-progress!

Blog Editor,

A Fine Gift, Home and Stationery Boutique
6538 East Tanque Verde #180

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Those of us who have the pleasure of shopping at A Fine Line can name a number of favorite items carried here:  home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, shoes, bags, etc.  At the core of this special-events boutique, however, is the stationery. 

 After all, the invitation is the first item your guests will see as it sets the tone for the celebration to come.  Over the past several years, the Invitation Specialists at A Fine Line have enjoyed the honor of helping couples select wedding invitations, as well as Escort Cards, Programs, Menu Cards and Place Cards, ensuring that the day is exactly as envisioned from beginning to end.

We so appreciate the opportunities we've already been afforded by your continued support, your eagerness to share our store with your friends, and your encouraging offers to help get the word out about A Fine Line.  Because our business relies on personal referrals, and because the internet is such a great way to share, would you mind taking just a few moments to review us on the websites listed below?  A few minutes of your time will help our business grow – the more reviews, the higher our ranking when Google searches are done.   In addition, if you are on FaceBook, please go on the page for A Fine Line and "Like" us.  In the future, when we post news about new merchandise, featured artists and special events, if you click on "Share" and put it on your timeline, that assists in getting the word out as well.  
Of course, it's not only brides who utilize our personal Stationery Advisors.  We have had the pleasure of helping people design invitations for a variety of Charity Events, Anniversary Parties, Birthdays, Baby Announcements and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.


In appreciation of your continued support, we are pleased to present the following special promotion from three of our vendors.  From now through the end of March, for every 75 invitations ordered from Vera Wang, William Arthur or Checkerboard you will receive 25 free.  

Because this "buy 75, receive 25 free" offer must be in production by March 31, your orders must be done at A Fine Line by March 28.  This will enable us to meet East Coast deadlines.  Please schedule an appointment soon, as our schedule will soon fill.
Thank you again for including us in the planning of your special events - it truly is our pleasure to serve you.

Blog Editor

A Fine Line Gift, Home and Stationery Boutique

6538 East Tanque Verde #180


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday merriment in full swing at A Fine Line

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

We love the Holidays!  Although busy, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.  All the festivities and merriment just add to the fun.  We've got lots going on here at AFL and thought we'd take a moment to share some of it with you.  Be sure to read all the way through to the end, because we have so many special events planned, and we'd hate for you to miss out.

AFL on The Morning Blend

A Fine Line has partnered with The Morning Blend to add some festivity to the set of this popular local Morning Show. We had the pleasure of adding some seasonal decor to their studio, in addition to being featured on the program during some special Holiday segments.



We even hung stockings for the darling hosts, Ann Lauricello and Amanda Guralski. I hope Santa brings them something nice!
 A special thanks to Kristi Kramer for her assistance.
Watch The Morning Blend - Monday thru Friday KGUN 9 at 11am or CW58 at 2pm. - view Jeanne Dwan's tips for setting a Thanksgiving Day Table, along with Tablescape ideas to make any occasion special.
Tune in on Thurs., Dec. 6 when Nancy Cox will be featured with Holiday Gift Giving Ideas  (if you miss it, you can view it at

Bella Sonora Jewelry Trunk Show and VIP Shopping Event

This Wed, Dec 5th, 10am-7pm

Meet Roni Woolston, owner/designer of Bella Sonoma Designs and see her stunning jewelry inspired by the Southwest. Roni's designs are made with care combining unique materials such as fine silver, copper, Southwestern turquoise, fresh water pearls, coral, abalone, ancient Roman glass and semiprecious stones.

Enjoy extended shopping hours and refreshments at a Private Party hosted for you, our VIP customers, from 5-7pm.

AFL and Jeanne's home featured in December Issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden

This month's cover story of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden features A Fine Line, as well as Jeanne's home.  The article (pg.24)  features the unique decor and design elements found in the Dwan home, while photos of Jeanne's New Year's Eve themed tablescape grace both the front cover and page 28 of the magazine.  
"Thank you, Editor Debby Larsen, and photographer Amy Haskell, for sharing the home that I love and my passion for parties with your readers!"

A Fine Line Gift, Home and Stationery Boutique
6538 East Tanque Verde #180

Voted "Best of the City 2012" by Tucson Lifestyle Readers in the catagory of "Best place to buy a special gift"

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shop, Drink & Be Merry

Visit both A Fine Line and Embellish Home (next door to us in La Plaza Shoppes) & enter for a chance to win a


  • Unveiling of our Christmas Decor and Holiday Collections
  • Best selection of New Merchandise - Start your holiday shopping early.
  • Special in-store shopping promotion
  • Trunk Shows
  • Sign up for our "12 days of Christmas" promotions

Our special guest is local author Sally Knipe with her children's storybook The Angel with the Broken Wings. This beautifully illustrated book gives the message that when God 'fixes' us we are even more beautiful than before.

Meet the author and have her sign the book during our 1-day Open House.

About the author:  Sally Knipe is a local author that has finally fulfilled her longtime desire to write a children's book. Her favorite children's book was "The Littlest Angel" and so it was not strange that her book is also about an angel. "The Angel with the Broken Wings" was born from a personal experience with her eight year old grandson.  There are lessons to be learned throughout the book as the story unfolds about a boy and an angel who could be considered a bit 'magical'....

Sally Knipe has lived in Tucson for over 40 years and has four children, seven grandchildren and has fostered over sixty children throughout the years. She has written many poems and several Bible studies and loves to write, makes handmade cards and decorate her home and others. She and her husband, Jim, have a full retirement life.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Sale and Upcoming Events

We've got some spooky great savings at AFL!  And some fun events coming up.  Grab your calendar.

Now thru Halloween get 30% off remaining Halloween Decor, 20% off Fall Decor, and 10% off the  Dead Sexy Collection by Tokyo Milk!


17th Annual Sensational Settings, November 4th, 11am to 3:30pm

Benefit for St. Luke's Home.  Come view my New Year's Eve-themed table setting along with unforgettable tablescapes from many other talented designers.  Each table is sure to dazzle & inspire you for your next special soiree!  Held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.  Advance tickets are $35 each, $40 at the door.

Holiday Open House with Embellish, November 6th, 9am to 7pm (We will also celebrate our 3rd Anniversary in business at this event).

Eat, Drink & Shop.  Join us for trunk shows, a special drawing, and other festivities as we debut our Holiday Decor.  Save the date and watch for more information to come.

Order your Christmas Cards and/or Party Invitations

It's time!  The sooner you make your selections and get the process started the more options you have.  We have some very fun and affordable designs that you will love but we need to order them in for you.  Or, you can opt for our in-house designs that we are usually able to print in a week depending on quantity and the number of jobs in progress at that time.  Don't procrastinate - plan ahead!

Please help us grow our business by forwarding this email to your friends and encourage them to subscribe for email updates or "like" us on Facebook.  Thank you.

See you soon,
Jeanne, Kristi & Nancy

La Plaza Shoppes
6538 East Tanque Verde #180
Tucson, AZ 85715

Open Mon thru Fri 10 to 5 & Sat 10 to 3.  Closed Sunday & Monday.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Please join us for

Thursday, October 4th
10am to 6pm
Refreshments, Trunk Shows, New Merchandise,
Seasonal Decor, Shopping Specials

A new crop of Sweater Pumpkins by Mary Wambach will make their debut at 10am on Thursday morning. These one-of-a-kind, limited quantity pieces are  available on a first-come basis only.  Sorry, no Presales or Holds. Real pumpkin stems, cable-knit fabric and artistic embellishment make these gourds a great combination to enjoy year after year.

Handpainted Artificial Pumpkins by Lora Hulsman.  These whimsical squash are an exciting addition to our pumpkin patch. We've got a nice selection of colors, patterns & sizes but they are flying out the door so hurry in to get the best selection.  No special orders.

Elegant Garland, Wreaths & other Seasonal Decor for sale.  Let us help you decorate your home or design your Thanksgiving Table with a free consultation.

We welcome the return of Nancy Bullock, local jewelry designer, to AFL with her popular trunk show of exquisite Gemstone Jewelry.  Nancy will be in the store personally to meet you and answer your questions on Thursday from 10 to 1.

And we have new arrivals of Fall merchandise from my recent buying trip to the gift and home market!

At AFL, Fall means new merchandise, serving you with our fully-staffed Dream Team (we're excited to have Nancy Cox aka "Fancy Nancy" back after her summer travels), new display pieces (yes, I have redecorated the store), and the joy of seeing our friends/customers returning to Tucson after a long, hot summer.

It is the time of the year that we enjoy the most.  Come see us.  We've missed you!

Jeanne Dwan, Kristi Erceg & Nancy Cox

6538 E. Tanque Verde #180
Tucson, Arizona 85715

Open Tues-Fri 10 to 5, Sat 10-3

P.S. Please forward this email to a friend and encourage them to join our mailing list at  They'll thank you for sharing our store with them.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sizzling Summer Styles

Like all of us in Tucson, the gals at A Fine Line are enjoying the rains that Monsoon season brings to our parched desert.  Blistering heat may have abated for a while, but the styles are still sizzling at Tucson's favorite place to buy a special gift.  Whether that gift is for yourself or someone else, AFL has everything you are looking for.

Beach-themed jewelry

   Frames, guest towels and other home accessories to bring a bit of the beach to your home, or to thank a host for their summer hospitality.                   

Bags, totes, jewelry and Lindsay Phillips shoes help us breeze through Summer.  I have a pair of the coral peep-toes and have received loads of compliments on them.

And, of course, A Fine Line carries everything you will need to make casual Summer entertaining fun and easy with specialty paper goods and invitations.

Step in soon and see what's "sizzling" at A Fine Line.

P.S.  Jeanne is on a buying trip right now.  Look for the exciting new items she'll be returning with soon.  For all the disappointed customers that missed out on the fabulous handbags, new styles are on their way!  These sell out SUPER FAST so don't hesitate when we get them in.  If you've filled out a "special request form" we'll call you when they arrive.

Blog Editor

A Fine Line Stationery and Gift Boutique
6538 East Tanque Verde #180
Tucson, Arizona 85715

Store Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3

Monday, June 11, 2012

Father's Day Gift Ideas

(Offer expires Saturday, June 16th - Forward to a friend so they can enjoy the savings as well)

The gals at A Fine Line have everything you need to let the Dads in your life know how special they are.  Start dads special day with a unique card.
 And then, it's time for the gifts!  A Fine Line has a selection of gifts for everyone on your list: Leather-bound journals, desk accessories, Archipelago candles and picture frames.

 Stationery depicting a favorite sport, such as golf, tennis or cycling is always a good bet.

Don't forget - Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17!  So hurry on in and find that special gift for that special man in your life.

A Fine Line Stationery and Gift Boutique
6538 East Tanque Verde #180
Tucson, Arizona  85715

Store Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3