Thursday, December 27

guess what?

 we're in major sale mode at the shop!
loads of xmas and non xmas merch marked to 50% off. 
definitely worth perusing if you find yourself downtown. 
we will be open all weekend with normal hours but will be closing monday, new years eve at 4. closed new years day, reopening wednesday january 2nd.

Friday, December 21

the next few days...

bring some changes to the o'suz schedule:
friday dec 21-sunday dec 23 we will be open 10-6. 
(so that means sunday we have extended our hours for our shoppers to 10-6)
monday december 24th we will be open 10-4
tuesday we are closed to celebrate christmas
wednesday we are closed for some much needed r&r
thursday we will re-open and get back to fairly nomal hours
until new years!!

fyi: the 2-4-1 is still out at o'suz for those of you who did not make the shindig last night!!!

Thursday, December 20

don't forget!

we are closing at 4:30 today to prepare for our little shindig at 5:00.

we hope to see you there for some steals & deals!

Monday, December 17

christmas shopping shindig!

so the countdown to  christmas 2012 is on!
 a week from today is the eve, and we could not be more excited at o'suz. 
so excited, in fact, that we are throwing a festive little shindig this thursday night!
here are the details:
thursday, december 20 from
5:00 to 7:30
(we will be closed 4:30-5:00 to prepare.)

*in addition to bubbly, we will be serving up a nice stash of 2-4-1 goodies
 just in time for the season of giving. 
*we will also be offering all christmas merchandise at 25% off! 
(this includes xmas cards, xmas paper, ornaments, and xmas books.)
*and lastly, as a treat to ring in the new year, we will be offering all of our planners at 25% off.

*2-4-1 and christmas merch sales are final, no exchanges or returns.
*these deals and goodies will only be an option 5:00-7:30 on the 20th, so please come celebrate and nab some last minute christmas swag!   


Thursday, December 13

december deal # 3

all in stock  dryads frames 25% off, 
just for the day (december 14th!)
we did get a new batch not too long ago 
so there are lots to pick from!

p.s. save the date: december20th
(next thursday eve)
look for details here and in your email in the coming days. you don't wanna miss this one!

Wednesday, December 5

december deal #2

love hedgies? we do!
 know anyone on your list who would love these
hedgy and tree trunk salt and pepper shakers?
buy one set, get one set free- tomorrow (dec 6th) !
 (that's 2 sets for $10.50)

Sunday, December 2

december steals and deals

i've decided on a whim to post a few specials here and there during the month of december.
i thought about an actual o'suz advent calendar of treats for you, but alas 24 treats/posts seems daunting when it is already december 2nd!
these specials are for you, our follower, friend and reader alike. they are not advertised in store so you need to check in on the blog each day to see if there is a special that appeals to you. the specials will be posted one day in advance so you can plan to stop in to o'suz the next day if something catches your eye. this is, after all, a time for giving and this is our gift to you!

the first special will be on orla kiely enamel planters, garden tool and thermos. for tomorrow only (dec 3rd) they will be 40% off! remember you have from 10-6 to get these lovelies with these savings. you may call and purchase over the phone if that is easier and arrange to pick your bag up later. either way, this a steal for these coveted goods.

                                                     perhaps we will see you tomorrow!

Friday, November 30

amy benoit photography

back in the summer local photographer amy benoit took some great photographs of the store, and we've been delinquent at showing you the results. we love the little details and vignettes that amy captured through the lens. here are a few of our favorites!

lastly, an important message for the holiday season:
 thanks, amy, for creating beautiful images of o'suz!

Wednesday, November 28


wearing his zutano cozy hat from o'suz! 
we miss you aacat!

Wednesday, November 21


The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway,
Thanksgiving comes again!

enjoy your family and friends.

we will be bright eyed and bushy tailed come friday morn!

Tuesday, November 20

adorn by coral & tusk

yesterday we showed you some new goods from coral & tusk, and now we'd like to introduce the new accessories line by c&t, adorn. adorn still uses stephanie's amazing embroidered designs, but now they're on necklaces and scarves. we are stunned by how lovely these pieces are! come see for yourself!

Monday, November 19

new from coral & tusk!

it's always a little like christmas when a new box of coral & tusk arrives in the shop! here's a little sampling of what's new...

 (image also available framed)

(image also available framed)

arctic fox pocket pillow. 
(mr. fox can slip into the igloo!)

fox and acorn charm necklace

 animal and feather charms come on a colored thread.

fox locket 

bluejay feather wristlet

 and don't forget this amazing narwhal ornament!

Monday, November 5

a little holiday pop-up shop...

you might recall that a few posts back, we were looking for a tenant/neighbor to occupy the space beside us on 4th street. well, we thought you might like to meet our new neighbor. it seems we're a perfect ft for one another. .....

has decided to create a holiday pop up shop. it's quite perfect actually as we are brimming with holiday delights and space to show it off is at a premium. we plan to open our festive shop and reveal our christmas swag during a special evening event on thursday, november 8. the 110 space will reopen as a little holiday wonderland and will stay open through the season!* here are the details:

thursday, november 8
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
(enter through the usual door at 114 4th street)

oh, and as a little treat for you, we are taking 15% off your total purchase during those two hours only! woohoo! this is a perfect chance to stock up for all those november/december birthdays and the holidays! we can't wait to see you there!

* 110 4th street n.e. is still for lease, so if you know someone...get in touch!
** please note that this event will not include any 2-4-1 or sale merchandise. we had our mega-crazy sale in august, so we're really focusing on showing off lots of new holiday goodies and getting festive with it!

Tuesday, October 30

sweet paul magazine

sweet paul magazine is a new favorite of ours here at o'suz. 
so much so that we started carrying it in the shop with the release of paul lowes last issue.
 so as not to spoil too much of it's juicy contents, suffice to say it is one of it's kind. 
i know i genuinely enjoy a magazine when i  look forward to and even love it's ads. 
the other indication is that i do not pass it on to friends. i am greedy and save it in my magazine archives along with my anthology issues and my british country livings.

if this cover does not make you want to peek (and or bake) i don't know what would.
(only 4 left at the shop!)

you know we have always loved our owls in these parts so this made me very happy

and then there is my ever growing fondness for felt. 
a few years back i was part of a lovely ladies handwork group and a new friend named marcy introduced me to the world of needle felting.
 you know how they talk about "awakening one's passions", this is one of mine.
 i adore it. so you can imagine my delight when i turned these pages and found felt!

and this is the creator of all things sweet paul, paul lowe.

p.s. look for our ad to be featured
in sweet paul's online holiday magazine issue soon.
we are so excited to be in such good company and at a time of year
when friends, new and old,  make the season come alive.

Sunday, October 28

kotobuki ceramics

   one of our favorite ceramic lines is kotobuki trading co.
why you ask? 
well, because they love their critters just about as much as we do!

badger saki set

brown owl tea set

snowy owl tea set

snowy owl mug

badger cup

panda cup
(notice the back of the cup has a tail!)