monday gift ideas

November 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Monday Gift Ideas- this is for those who love nature, animals and gardening. 

1- Bonnie has just potted up a bunch of new cacti and succulents. These make wonderful gifts, and in particular, we love to give these as hostess gifts. It's wonderful to give a living thing, and something the receiver can enjoy for a long time to come.

2- Botanical John Derian plates. These two are a couple of our favorites from our recent shipment. They are cheerful and bright... they certainly made us smile when we unpacked them! 

3- Cement birds. We love these indoors or out- there are three different birds that look great all together and also on their own.

4- A little basket of goodies. A cement bird, "A Charm of Goldfinches", and an olive oil soap from France. 

5- Short Works from the American Roots series. The different titles from this series have been personally selected by the publisher - all of which have had an impact on his life. They are all short works by famous authors- about animals, camping, the outdoors. 

6- A selection of wonderful books and birding flashcards from the gardening section of our shop. Books make wonderful gifts!

7- Watering can. We think it's hard to find a great watering can... and this one is just that! A great gift for a gardener.

8- Glass cloches. For starting seeds and also for displaying special things. We love to put things like found nests or special twigs with pretty leaves inside for table decorations. 




November 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the time of year when we get multiple shipments a day- it's really fun to see all the beautiful things arriving. We came in early today to unpack our new shipment of John Derian pieces that arrived at the end of the day yesterday. We love what John makes- the plates are wonderful as art on the wall or as trays for jewelry and other treasures. They make great gifts. The paperweights are delightful also- we received a big new assortment of the dome paperweights and also the small size shown on the platter above. Also new in the shop is the John Derian engagement calendar for 2018. This is a hardbound book with his images on every other page.

We will begin our gift idea posts this coming Monday- like we did last year. It's a really fun time of year and we love to share what is in our shop with you- we have quite a large assortment of special things that are not shown in our online shop. We keep these things on our blog- feel free to call us with questions or orders from things you see here. We ship all the time and are happy to help with any inquiries. 

We are so grateful for your support of our small shop- it is our passion to find special things made by people who are keeping our world interesting, passionate and fun.... and pushing us (all of us) to look differently all the time. We can't thank you enough for your shared interest and encouragement. This will be our 13th holiday season... and we are just as excited about it as our first season in business <3 We are beyond grateful to share it with you!  


November 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

This dress is incredible. 100% linen- flattering, comfortable and chic. The texture is out of this world! Made in France by Le Vestiaire de Jeanne. 


November 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

A beautiful wool and silk scarf on our friend Heather. This comes in four colors and they are all beautiful. We love wearing a scarf this size in the winter... it really adds warmth and looks great as well. We have been carrying this style for years.. always hoping that they will be made each year. They are now available in our online shop.

We like to tell you a little bit about the people in our pictures when we can, because they are always incredible people who we are fortunate to call friends...comrades... and sources of inspiration! A note about Heather- she is a dear friend who is an amazing massage therapist. She has a private practice and sometimes works with the U of A swim team. With her partner Don, they practice Japanese tea ... we have been lucky enough to be invited a couple times. She is a kindred spirit who we are lucky to get to work with :) 


new online!

November 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Winter Whites! Our online shop has been switched out with our favorite new things for Fall and Winter. Included are wonderful clothing pieces and textiles... as well as special things that would make great gifts! You can see the collection here.