here we are at december 23 already! we'll be at the shop on saturday, christmas eve from 10 til 5ish. on christmas day we'll be digging through our stockings and sipping some yummy nog, and we're going to extend our christmas a little bit and also be closed on monday, december 26. the shop will reopen at 10:00 on tuesday. we look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow for all of your down-to the-wire gifties! here are some of suzannah's faves, all of which we still have in the store...come see!
this is a favorite wintery children's book. though not specifically holiday-themed, we love the celebration of chilly air and white snow. (not that we can imagine it snowing in virginia any time soon!)
jonathan adler butter dishes are such an amazing combination of form and function. who doesn't want to encounter a happy dachshund pup or this sleek white whale while buttering the morning toast?
infinity scarves have been popping up in all sorts of variations, but we love these cozy 100% merino striped numbers that are made by mackintosh of scotland, a clothing and accessories line founded in 1875. we have a few different stripes -- black, a pinky-orange, gray, and brown.
holy moly, these roost drusy rings bring the sparkle!
we're so excited to be stocking the wild unknown calendars again this year! artist kim krans creates line drawings of birds, bunnies, feathers, and nests and then pairs each drawing with a song lyric, with contributions from bob dylan, neil young, emmylou harris, fleetwood mac, and many others.
last, but certainly not least, lotta helleberg's lavender sachets are a perennial favorite! made here in charlottesville, lotta grows the lavender herself and then prints soft linen with botanical specimens, the impressions formed by the direct application of ink to the leaves themselves. these sachets smell so amazing and are a perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift. you'll rarely find an o'suz girl without a set in her car!
that wraps up our holiday wishlists for 2011! thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has shopped at o'suzannah this season, and we're excited to see you soon with your new o'suz jewels and gems, bags, scarves, wallets, etc! happy holidays, friends!
yippee, christmas is nearly here! we've been wrapping up a storm here at o'suz, and we love seeing the goods going to exciting new homes! we'll be here everyday right through christmas eve, so if you've still got a few names left on your list, come see us! let's see what made the cut for jessica's wishlist...
this 3-d pop-up animal calendar is so snazzy! each animal stands on its own and shows you two months at a time. once the year is over, just refold them inside out and you've got a little paper menagerie!
everybody's been loving the fresh, clean scents of blithe & bonny. we have candles, soaps, bath salts, and bubble baths in jasmine, rose, lavender, grapefruit, and (jessica's favorite) eucalyptus mint. seriously, so yummy and packaged in all recycled materials!
oh, sibella court, we love you so. sibella is an amazing stylist, shop owner, author, and traveler. her most recent book, nomad, just hit shelves, and it is a stunning visual chronicle of the inspiration she draws from her travels.
coral & tusk is the bee's knees, and these little holiday ornaments are painfully adorable. all embroidered in brooklyn by stephanie, it's tempting to leave these out all year! (p.s. there's a narwhal!)
even if you do pack up your ornament, there are other options, like this amazing framed "owl wreath." these balancing critters want to come home with you!
lastly, these necklaces from iswas+willbe are made of tiny czech seed beads with a nice chunk of agate at the center. we have all of the colors you see above, so now the only difficulty is choosing which one. these are jessica's go to gift for everyone from picky teenagers to your favorite aunt.
what i like about kikkerland is that they just keep coming up with crazy cool new things: employing inspired new artists who never fail to design unique stuff. i have been buying kikkerland goods for 13 years now and as long as they keep it coming i will keep bringing in a selection of their goods. here's what we have this holiday season:
for anyone with fingers and toes!
hedgy nail brushes
for the laundry lover
a huge owl laundry bag
hedgy dryer balls
for the young or young at heart:
a bike bell
a piggy led flashlight
crystal shaped crayons
for the writer in you life:
retro pen set owl led pens
for the bath
for the front door
for the entertainer
for those in need of a "boost"
for those half eaten bags of chips, and they talk back!