Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Jewelry

Five vertebrae from a small snake have been cast in brass and strung on a 19" antique brass chain. The bones fit together so satisfyingly, and move together in such a weirdly snake-like way, you won't be able to stop playing with them.  $90 in brass, also available in bone, $45
This unbelievably tiny (1 1/8" long!) ruby-throated hummingbird skull was originally found in a science teacher's supply catalog. This specimen was cast in sterling silver and put on a delicate sterling silver chain.  $90 silver, $75 bronze

This spring-loaded steel penknife has brass rivets and measures just over 1" long when it's closed. There's a notch where you can use your fingernail to open the very sharp blade. Don't try to wear this when you go through airport security. $45

A mottled brown, black, and white 2"-long feather dangles from a brass mount next to a delicately pressed mesh ginkgo leaf charm. $35

This tiny (1-3/8" long) Hohner harmonica has 4 single holes, 8 reeds, and plays a full octave in the key of C. Brass and nickel plated, and hangs from a 28" oxidized brass chain with a spring ring clasp. $35
A teeny-tiny 1 1/4" glass vial houses a miniature piece of polished amber with a trapped insect. $40

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Year of the Tiger

Things have been very busy around here lately. The UPS man has been in every day bringing us new treasures. Local artist have been dropping by bringing their signature wares. Some new items include locally made bow ties and pocket squares, canvas and leather mason bags for use as stylish carry ons and weekender bags, some reading materials from our favorite author, industrial thermoses to keep your coffee/tea/whatever warm for a work day even as long as ours (12 hours),  hand-fired enamel earrings in every color of the rainbow, Ben Sherman outerwear,  Lomography cameras, and vintage Ohio military inspired necklaces. We feel like the store has really started to take hape over the past few months. Did you know that 2010 is the year of the Tiger?  We feel like its obvious.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Penny Floor

We broke ground on the penny flooring project on Wednesday. If you would like to follow along with this way-over-our-heads project, you can check out our Unskilled Laborers blog.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Post Christmas Refill

We are starting to get in our new stock for 2010. I'm sure everyone says this, but we are seriously getting some amazing things in for the new year. Really.
Josh says that I'm supposed to keep the new stuff a secret for our grand redesign in about a week, but here are a few tasty morsels.
I'm in love with these vintage mini abacus necklaces that we got in today. They are adorable and I am pretty bad with numbers, so I snatched up a pale yellow one as I was unpacking them! They also come in pastel green and blue, black, red and dark blue.

Tons of new pieces from NY darling, Lauren Haupt, are also in stock.

Oh and! Ohio necklaces are back in stock! I know we ruined a lot of people's Christmas plans by running out. Sorry about that. A "just because" gift will get you so much further, though. Give us a call if you would like to reserve one.

And again, we are still collecting pennies to tile the floor (see the last post). Lots of generous folks stopped by today with their stashes and received loads of gratitude and free Tigertree hats. You should join them.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pennies and Sales

Okay, probably most exciting to you is our sale. All of our coats and jackets are 40% off! Happy socks are 50% off! And you get a free Tigertree beanie for spending just 25 bucks!

But way more exciting to us is our remodel. We still need your help though, we need 200,000 pennies for our new floor. So empty out that change cup and give it to a (note)worthy cause! I'll happily give you a Tigertree beanie for a nice handful (that is much cheaper than $25)of pennies too. Lots of new surprises and brands in store for reopening. We can't wait to share them all with you as we continue to grow in 2010!