Thursday, February 25, 2010

If you have been in the shop in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed that we are stocking more vintage wares.  Classic tie bars, collar stays and cuff links; old costume jewelry, quirky pins from Russia, beautiful glass avon perfume decanters that have been cleaned out and reporpsed as stash boxes..
We have been doing a lot of treasue hunting this winter and we are thrilled to bring our finds to the store. 

In the world of the new, we just our spring shipment in from one of my favorite lines, Eryn Brinie from Korea. 

We also have new sweaters in from my latest clothing crush- Lia Molly.  The colors are so rich and amazing, I've never seen a line like it.  It might have something to do with the fact that they hail from New Orleans.  No clothes come from the Big Easy, but maybe more should.  Think french whimsy meets southern bell.
I want to thank everyone that came out to see and support us during this very wintry February.  We are so happy to be headed into spring!  Stay tuned for some really fun summery deliveries in the next couple of weeks from She Bible, Dear Creatures, LA Made, and Everyday or Eternal!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Toms

People with common shoe sizes have really been itching for us to get some new Toms styles in.  Well, like mana from heaven, four giant boxes found their way into the shop yesteday.
For men-
Ash Canvas Slip On $44 Sizes 9-12
Black Canvas Slip On $44 Sizes 9-12

For women-

Olive Canvas Slip On $44 Sizes 6 1/2-10

Ash Canvas Slip On $44 Sizes 6 1/2-10

Its also worth noting that our mens white canvas slip ons are now half off ($22).  We are down to sizes 11 and 11 1/2.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Yep, we know him.

If you, say, watch movies, tv or use the internet, you have probably seen some work by our friend, Jon Klassen.  I opened up Design Sponge today to frind a whole entry on him and decided I needed to drop his name on our blog. 
Four years ago, when we were finalizing plans for Tigertree, Jon was our go-to graphic designer.  He created our logo, did mock ups of the interior and exterior of the store, and plenty of other jobs that were way beneath him. 
We obviously love our logo and stick it on everything we have the chance to.  And not just for shameless self promotion, but because its good

A few years later Jon also designed our wedding invitations.
Josh had the image screened onto canvas for framing, which now hangs in our living room. 

We are so thrilled to see Jon getting the attention that he deserves and just want to say thanks for the thousands of dollars worth of amazing work he did for us for nothing.  Everyone should do themselves a favor by visiting his website, burst of beaden.

**Update: I totally forgot that Jon also did our logo for Maxine, Dear.  Sorry Jon, I'm an ass.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentines Day Idea #2

A Flock of Swallows ($22 each)

We have this cluster of hand carved swallow photo clips hanging in our living room and I was thinking this morning that they would be an adorable gift.  If you have been with your significant other for while, dig up some old photos of the two of you that they would have forgotten about (I found that middle polaroid in the basement a few days ago.  I put it on the clip and Josh, who never notices anything, actually saw it and was so excited to see something from our pre-Columbus days).  If you are just starting out as a couple, hang a list from one of the birds of things you would like to do together this year or reasons that they are so important to you. 

Yep, this is a good one too.  You're welcome.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentines Day Idea #1

I have been so impressed with the number of guys that I saw in the store this week shopping for Valentines Day gifts. In case you are not quite as on top of it as these fellows, I have some gift ideas that I wanted to share with you this week.
The first: gold or silver dipped leaf pendants ($30).

I love these because we have a ton to choose from so hopefully you can personalize it a little. For instance, one of my favorite things about our house is the red japanese maple that is in the front yard. A japanese maple leaf necklace would be the perfect gift for me. Your lady doesn't have a favorite tree? Well, maybe she likes to cook- we have bay and kale leaves also. Maybe you hike in the woods together- an evergreen sprig would be a great choice.
Extra points if you include a note with something about how the leaves on the tree in the front yard die every fall, but this leaf will last forever like your love.. etc. Maybe to take the gag factor down a notch you write the note in this great Oddball Press card

(the inside says "I love you") which we also have. ($4)
This is a good idea.  You should use it.
More tomorrow.