Liz here - how they heck have you all been?
Things have been crazy-daisy around here...
All sorts of good kinds of crazy, though... like fully booked weekends of wedding invitation consults and big letterpress studio movin' kinda coo-koo!
I'm headed out of town next week, Monday through Thursday, to visit the sunny state of California, and I have to admit, I'm jazzed about the prospect of some warm sunshine on my face. It has me thinking of pretty gardens and fresh veggies from the farmer's market (and hopefully a good scout or two for some new wholesale vendors for all of you Paperhounds to swoon over ;) In preparation for all that sunshine, I've been trying to freshen up the shop and really showcase some of my favorite lines that we'll be featuring new releases from, through the start of Spring and into Summer. A little re-merch is always a pleasant surprise for our shoppers, and for me, it helps to ascertain what we really could use a restock on.
I know that you all have heard of Chewing the Cud... it's a rare occasion that I'm not swooning over Viola's BEAUTIFUL patterns and fantastic recycled canvas storage buckets. There just isn't a bad thing to say about them. They're fun and playful - super easy to throw in the washing machine when needed - and they liven up just about any space.
And now, they come in three different sizes, small, large and EXTRA LARGE (which many of you snatched up around the holidays to use as hampers and toy bins for the kiddos at home). I obviously can't say enough good things about this line. It is everything a boutique retailer could want - sweetness, practicality, and GREAT quality - all packed into one!
After our Valentines day Pop-Up shop with Petal Floral, the lovely miss Becca was generous enough to leave me with a few of the house plants that we had leftover from the event. I've been taking very good care of them...
Watering them when they get thirsty...
Dusting off their leaves...
Singing them songs (when no one else is around... ;)
And of course I had to dress them up in some of our Chewing the Cud buckets...
I wanted to rant and rave about Viola's lovely goods this afternoon not just because I love these canvas buckets so much... but also because I am SO JAZZED about her NEW launch to the (already amazing) Chewing the Cud line this year!
Yes, those are table linens.
Can you say BEAU.TI.FUL?!
I cannot wait to get some of this lovely in this shop this Spring. Doesn't it just make you want to eat a Caprese salad out on the back deck in the late summer sun?! Sangria in hand, perhaps??
I know, you guys can't wait either, right?!
We're having a hard time deciding which patterns to carry, so any feedback you may have would be greatly appreciated :) I think a little mix'n'match action will likely be the avenue we take, but wanted to throw it out there because there are always favorite color palette and patterns that you guys respond to!
Lots of love and hope you all have been faring the snow lately.
It looks like there is more to come tomorrow but just keep in mind that soon - very, very soon - Spring will be here!