Thursday, December 31

see you in 2010! we're closed tomorrow, jan 1!

hope you all have a wonderful new years! we'll be closing up shop tomorrow, jan 1, to celebrate! but don't worry we'll be back open for regular business hours on saturday jan 2nd!

have a great night all! and be safe!

planners, calendars, and a whole new year!

2010 is upon us, and we've got big plans for the new year. we bet you do too! and what better way chart your plans than with a handy dandy planner or calendar from o'suz!! we've got lots of different styles, so there's sure to be one that's perfect for you. and while we always have undated planners on hand at o'suz, we are now beefing up our stock, and including some dated selections as well. our ensemble cast includes, the usual but wonderful suspects (or we wouldn't sell them year-round) as well as some newbies to the line up! (many more choices in the shop, this is just a partial list).

little otsu weekly planner volume 3
in 3 words: compact,weekly and monthly.
as well as the newest edition, little otsu's new weekly planner vol 4

get an amazing and unique planner from fold over press, with beautiful patterns lining the outside, and month, week, and day views visible all at once to help you get the most of scheduling your life. (this is the one suz got and she loves it already!!!)

poketo wonderland planner,
perfect for the planner that wants to believe they are still a little kid

keep your desk bright and happy with this 2010 calendar from ilee. each month has a different letterpress illustration to keep you loving it all year long.

bob's your uncle 8 days a week undated mini planner,
at 3.5" x 6", is the perfect little planner to throw in your bag when you're on the go!

stick one of these adorable sandra juto pocket calendars in your wallet,
and keep yourself up to date wherever you are

draw your tomorrow is a large perpetual planner from mmmg (millimeter/milligram), perfect to doodle in as you draw the plans for your life

slingshot teeny dated organizer, an alternative way to stay organized

spin the dial on this sukie perpetual calendar, and use it year after year

2010 cavallini easel calendar comes in a variety of styles, so you can pick the one that best suits your personality

and be sure to check out the oh so lovely little linea carta all-in-one agenda

the forever adorable undated sukie agenda comes with either birds or this cute little squirrel on the cover, full of stickers, postcards, and all kinds of whimsy

whomi 2010 dated planners, in black and white, available only in the original 9 3/4" w x 4 3/4" h size, are perfect for busy busy women, or moms with multiple schedules to juggle

keep your bird watcher friends happy with this 2010 bird songs wall calendar, with a different audio bird song to play for every month

the 2010 artful agenda features a different hand draw illustration on every page, to keep those creative juices flowing throughout the year

the leatherbound day by day cavallini is a staple for us
and works well for someone who needs lots of space on each day
(like my husband who is a contractor and writes his labor hours and material lists on each day)

and finally, get a little local with the charlottesville local food hub's 2010 wall calendar, full of lots of info and tips on eating, dining, and shopping local. and don't forget! proceeds go to help the food hub's projects

unfortunately the annual nikki mcclure calendar is gone. it always flies out and this year was no exception. we are also out of the 2010 listography planner but may still get a few in.

see you in 2010!

Monday, December 21

weather weather weather

...seems to be the topic of chat on the streets as of last thursday really. what's truly blowing my mind is how many days until redford turns 2 (3) and we usher in the christmas of 2o09 (4). december has literally flown by in and amidst many snowflakes. just a quick reminder that we are here, the store is full and juicy with even more new goods arriving almost daily.

we also got a wild hair and are making a 4 tiered sale section that u just can't miss, of scratch and dents, last ofs, and the 2 for 1 has been broken up as well. all of these goodies, still worthy of giftyness will be living at the front of the store until the new year rings in so come on by and snatch up some fun stocking stuffers or that special pressie you have just not found yet. we will happily wrap it all and do our best to send you out our door smiling. fyi, we may stay open later this week so give us a call 979-7467 if you'd like to swing in later then our normal 6pm closing time and we will stay, just for you...and you...and you!

p.s. be safe and don't forget the parking garages when circling for a spot to park. some spots are clear downtown but not as many as i would hope to see considering how important this week is to all the downtown retailers and restaurants. if you love downtown, try to pop down and: grab a coffee at mudhouse, some staples at the market street market, some vino or bubby from robert at market street wine shop, a vintage gifty at the consignment house, some lovely treasure from eg or elosie, some kids shoes at boutique boutique and or a gem at angelo for that special someone. hope to see you!!
xo suz

Saturday, December 19

fyi re snowy hours

aaron will be closing up shop at 4 today to head home and snuggle up. she has actually had some happy peeps come through, which made it all worth it!!!! as for sundays hours, we may venture to open at 11 but most surely will keep the usual hours of 12-5. if anyone sees themsleves wishing we were opening early, your wish is our command, you need only comment that u feel a need and we will do our best.

wowsers!!! they weren't kidding when they forecasted snow!!! we are out in greene county and have 16 inches so far. town has 18 or more. crazytimes..... and on what would normally have been our busiest day of the year :( .....i know the temptation is to shop online and i admit i have, and i do. but, if you can see your way to hold off or come in today, (maybe a stretch for most), tomorrow or next week, we will be there and we will be cheery and grateful. as planned we are opening today. aaron's lovely man mo, has a truck and has taken her in to work. she seems game and i love her enthusiasm as she loves the snow like i do. so....if you find yourself downtown with boots and a hankering to shop, go visit aaron!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 15

2009 Holiday Gift Guide

there's just a week until christmas day, but that doesn't mean that there isn't still plenty of time to come into o'suz and find the perfect gift. here are just a few ideas to get you going, but there is plenty more to see in the store!

ATTENTION!: we will be open tomorrow, despite the snow. so come on by!

gifts for your craftiest friends:

felting for baby by saori yamazaki

how to make books, a guide to handcrafting books of all sorts

the handmade home, a collection of great little projects for the whole family

gifts to stuff their stockings:

bloomsberry chocolate, incredibly delicious

girl of all work page flags, adorable and oh so useful

gifts that smell nice:

tokyomilk perfumes
beautea soaps and candles

gifts for the kids:

scribbles, the perfect little scribbling book for kids

imagiplay safari stacking blocks

little pea, little oink, little hoot 3 pack board book for little ones
shinzi katoh lunch boxes to pack all their little snackies

gifts for lotta lovers:

lotta's printing studio kit

lotta jansdotter grass journal

lotta print placemat set

lotta labels and stickers set

gifts for people that like to read the dictionary:

webster's pictoral dictionary (ps you're going to want to watch this video about its creation)

the webster's pictoral stamp set

webster's pictorial wall cards

gifts for fanatic organizers:

small object sticky notes

small object stickers and labels
kitchen sticky notes

gifts for those lost in the trees:

lisa congdon birch tree journal

the life and love of trees

gifts for the mixed cd-maker in your life:

the indie rock coloring book, courtesy of your favorite indie rockers

repro depot cd kits and stationery

diy cd packaging kits