Saturday, October 31

the horizon

as the holidays fast approach, we are also gearing up for some exciting new challenges here at o'suz. sometime in november we are planning to launch, with the help of ordertopia of charlottesville, our first online shopping cart!! yes, you who might want to peruse some of our offerings or better yet, order them from us will be able to do just that. we will begin by offering up just a sampling of goods and then expand as we feel our virtual shop needs grow. there will be zents scents and soaps and a few of our best selling archipelago candles. we will be selling a few of our favorite current book titles and paper lines as well as some planners and calendars for 2010.we will also have some things for tots and those hard to buy for menfolk in your life as well as some beautiful goods for the ladies. it will seem like just a drop in the bucket in comparison to all that the shop offers, but it's a start. we will announce when and how to get to the online cart as soon as all the work to get it up and running smoothly is done. stay tuned. we will also plan to email all who have signed our email list with this same link!!!!

Wednesday, October 28


Halloween is quickly approaching, and we're feeling pretty festive here at O'Suz...
cuz who doesn't love a holiday that involves sweets AND a sense of humor!

a peak at our window display: Bla blas in their halloween costumes (check out those masks and capes), Bone Soup, and Nikki McClure tee

mcnuuty the squirrel is going as a mummy this year, and hanging out with a big collection of our halloween rubber stamps in the window

More of our rubber stamps, great for diy decorating and card making

Some of our favorite halloween cards (clockwise from top): Dee & LaLa giraffes in costume, Halloween card by Fiddlesticks, Happy Halloween by Papered Together, and Trick or Treat by Claudia Laub

And how can we forget the Cavallini Glittery Halloween Greetings Postcard set

and what halloween post would be complete without some
sort of child infusion. these are of redford, in his bat leggings, last year at this very time, when he was but 10 months. he is such a big boy now....

love that toosh!

Monday, October 26

for the love of owls....

As anyone who has stepped foot inside the shop has probably noticed, we have a huge love for owls of all shapes and sizes. They have been flocking in from all over as they know they will find a good home at o'suz. they are friendly and useful and beautiful and mysterious and just plain lovely. come see...

brass owls by Two's Company

Roost owl lamp and owl coasters
by studio vertu

          Two's Company pitcher and Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds by Sam Keen

Kotobuki salt and pepper shakers

New Screech Owl Winking Owl card

girl of all work spiral notepad

And just in! Owl Heads Eco Wallet from Fluffy Co.

Friday, October 23

Holztiger Wooden Animal Friends

soon after redford was born, his auntie jessica brought him a most adorable wooden fox that she picked up on a trip to new york. if it was not reds favorite toy at the time, it sure was mine(mind you, he was only months old). the fox was made by holztiger, a line we now carry and adore! Holztiger is a German company that specializes in handcrafted wooden toys and figures, and we absolutely go nuts over their collection of forest creatures in particular. Each little critter is painted with extreme detail, using only non-toxic water-based paints. Perfect for kids over 3 years and pretty much any adult...
a rabbit with its ears cocked

a cute little hedgie
(needless to say this was our fave)

a wise owl

a skunky

a mischievous raccoon
a sweet fawn (coming soon)

a tiny mole

a perky squirrel

and if the above images do not make your heart pitter patter look at how cute these are!
our sweet friend and customer april sent us these of where their animals now live.
all i can say is that is one inhabited forest and those are some lucky critters!

Saturday, October 10

yardsale at suz's!!!

okay peeps,
i am having another yardsale at my house next saturday and some of you lovely ladies came last time and scored ( and i hope had some fun). please write to the blog or swing by the shop if your interested in coming out. .....purging lots of goodies for the home, accessories and for those of you with babies, here now or down the road, there will be lots of baby things!!

also, the october post may become the november post as we are waiting on some pictures to come from the artist. stay tuned for our calendar/planner post though!!!

Friday, October 2

stay tuned for october love it!

hello peeps! stay tuned for our october love it post featuring one of our favorite stationery lines, pearl & marmalade! we're just running a little behind because we've been so BUSY in the store getting big boxes of fall goodies in the door and sending fun gifties out the door with you!