Thursday, August 27

ohh la of

i never did a post about our local winnings did i? silly me.... well let me quickly tell those of you who don't already know that "we won some local accolades"!! the cville paper and their reader voted us BEST DOWNTOWN SHOP and BEST PLACE TO BUY A LAST MINUTE GIFT!! check it out! yeah!!!!!! and they had a BIG party...and we all went. todd and i even made a date night of it! first we went to our favorite eatery on this planet, continental divide, (our 2nd favorite is tortugas, in nagshead, nc) and had the yummiest meal with a side of 2 top shelf magaritas. great start to a fun night out. after jessica met us at the divide we made our way to the cville party and met up with aaron and moriah.
to make a long night seem short here are a few pics:

ok, todd, where did u get that ring pray tell?
and a shout of congrats to my dear friend jocelyn
at finch on her fabu winnings!!!

the girls, aaron and jessica with my surly husband
(need i mention he just "loves" how often i take his pic)
note the donut cart though, crazy!

the photo booth was a blast,
great idea cville! thank god they are tiny pics though...

here is where it starts getting fuzzy for me.
what fun though...

there were roller derby girls, sad to say this is not my best photo.
let's just say they were moving fast!!
(or could it be that wine they were pouring)?

last but not at all least, i want to say congrats to my husband who did not know that night that he had won runner up BEST electrician!!!

Thursday, August 20

new york new york

jacob javits

so jessica and i just returned from ny where we found so much new stuff, despite those grim predictions swirling around in the world of retail. lots of regular vendors and artists chose not to be there but lots came!
here is a quick list of some of the usual suspects from a to z:

beba bean
bob's your uncle
bla bla see below
figs and ginger
hobo see below
laurel denise
modern twist
shinzi katoh see below
tokyo milk

just some of the new goodies:
graf & lantz see below
jonathan adler see below
lucky wang
mark poulin
megan auman

this is just a shot of the german felty line booth we got.
he sells coaster sets, oranaments, wall pockets and more.

some of the new colors for fall from hobo

jessica's dream bag which will be on order shortly for her
from hobo, question is black or brown?

crazy jumbo bla bla doll

that's jonathon adler live and in person,
in the green ,we bought a bunch of his ceramics!!!
so excited, wait til u see them!

this is shinzi katoh, isn't he cute?
he was so happy to be photographed!!!

my favorite restaurant in ny, rocking horse cafe:
8th ave btwn 19th and 20th

this is post 2 yummy frozen margaritas and a long day at the show

the crazy strange chandelier at the paramount where we stayed.

shipments are already in route so drop in and see us as we fill up for fall. and don't forget all the accessories jessica ordered a few weeks back. stay tuned for a quick post about those and still waiting on photos from 2 of our stationary winners......
when those are in, i will do a write up on their glee!!!
xo suz

Wednesday, August 12

stay tuned for more raffle coverage but until then:

check out these snaps of the new fancy rearrange. the shop feels so fresh and roomy thanks to all the girls: aaron, jessica and jen. aaron went to ikea and hauled back this beast and jen and jessica took on the daunting task of putting it together. completed, it weighs 300 lbs!

okay the pictures don't do the beautiful changes justice. come see in person if u can.

Monday, August 10

and the winners are:

Nicole La Rocque, Kate Sallwasser and Molly O'Halloran!!!! bundles await you dear peeps!


the winners of the stationary raffle will be drawn this morning and winners will be called soon after. i have not seen the jar but have been told it looks fullish so cross your fingers if u put your name in once or many times.  i do know that the bundles are super juicy with lots of little unusual additions from my collection and from jessicas prized collection.  the one catch is, i'm hoping you winners will send in a picture of yourself with your loot, if u can have a friend take one, as we so want to see who wins!!!!  stay tuned...

Thursday, August 6

opening at noon

super duper sorry but we will be opening at noon today.  remind us to take a week next time we try to tackle this kind of rearrange! 

Monday, August 3


so just to remind u, we will be closed tuesday (the 4th) and wed (the 5th) for a big rearrange BUT
to celebrate reopening on thursday, and in lieu of a love it post for august, we r going to have a stationary bundle raffle. here's how it will work. for every 20 bucks u spend between thursday and sunday (august 6-9) u get to put your name, or better yet the name of a friend who loves paper too, in our trusty vintage candy jar. monday morn, august 10th, we will draw 3 names and those 3 lucky peeps will get stationary bundles.  so come on all u correspondence hounds and see what u might get! we will have an example bundle behind the counter that u can see from afar thursday and a photo on here perhaps by tomorrow just to get your tails a waggin'!!

Sunday, August 2

store closed 2 days next week

ok peoples, we are staging a store flip flop next week to get ready for fall and all the goodies that have and will be coming in. as such we will be closed tuesday and wednesday in order to do thorough tearage!! please come visit when we are done and see what we come up with. oh how we love when it's time to change it all up!!!  ( and an early thank u to reds granny for watching him while i do my thang).