Wednesday, July 23

we are hiring
 we are hiring 
we are hiring
we are hiring
we are hiring

oh, and by the way, we are hiring

*part time, saturday hours a must
come nab an application or if you are far 
away but planning to be here, 
you can email an inquiry to

these are the kind of blues i can't get enough of....

and a few things i snapped from my home:

see, i told you i love these variations on the beachy aqua theme.
 have a great rest of the summer!

Monday, July 14


summer reminds me of how much i love the color yellow.
it also makes me want to spend my days reading poetry.

The Summer Day


Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

and listening to the beach boys.

a study in yellow:

Thursday, July 3

happy fourth of july!

(image credit: library of congress)

we will be closed friday, july 4. we will reopen saturday, july 5, and there are still
so many awesome sale goodies to be had!

happy independence day!

Monday, June 30

summer sale scoop!

hi friends!

we hope you have enjoyed some of our windowsill sales these past few weeks, but now it's time for the BIG SUMMER SALE! there are tons of new items and fresh markdowns on existing sale. both of our windows are absolutely stuffed to the gills with books, accessories, paper goods, soaps & bubble baths, shirts for men and women, tabletop goods, and so on. and in the back of the store we have a juicy sale section for the little ones in your life, including books, clothing, and some other fun treats. come cool down in our ac and scoop up some summer sale swag!

a few things to remember:
all "sale" sales are final.
we cannot gift wrap sale items or place them on hold.

Saturday, June 28

best of c-ville voting is coming to a close!

don't forget! today is the last day to cast your vote for all your local favorites in c-ville's annual best of... we would love your support in the "best place to splurge" category. thanks, friends!

p.s. stay tuned for a summer sale announcement!

Monday, June 16

week five of our windowsill sale

week five of our windowsill sale is all about the little ones! we've got clothing from winter water factory, zutano, and feather baby, little toys and treats, and LOADS of books. see you soon!

Wednesday, June 11

limited hours on thursday, june 12

please note that we will be closing at 2:45 on thursday, june 12 for a staff retreat. we will reopen at 10:00 on friday, and we apologize for any inconvenience!

Monday, June 9

week four of our windowsill sale

week four of the windowsill sale is here, and the theme this time around is dudes! father's day is six days away, and this window is chock full of goods for all the dads in your life. you can find out of print and supermaggie tshirts, mugs, charley harper glassware, sock it to me socks, books, bowties, paper goods, and more. don't forget to snag a card while you're here - they are going fast!

Monday, June 2

week 3 = paper goods!

so the windowsill sale is still gettin' jiggy. 
last week's theme was HOME AND PRODUCT
much of which found it's way into new hands (and homes).
 this week is our PAPER GOODS themed window!
well you should be because this window is LOADED with single cards, 
card packs, fun post it notes, page flags, sketch books, journals, 
date books, magazines and wrapping paper. 

 ...and much of this window is 40% off if not more
so don't dilly dally,
come see us!