Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
We're carrying this special journal-book in advance of Mother's Day, graduation, and summer vacation. Watch the short video above to hear from the author and to watch the book in action.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
She chose glossy merlot faux leather for the body of the bag and dusty brown ruffle ribbon as an embellishment. The simple design showcases the vintage piece perfectly.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Cell phone snapshot of our buttons for sale along with the Buttons for Japan tag
Our Buttons for Japan fundraiser is a moving example of the magic of the internet. I posted the buttons on our website here at around 10 pm last night. Then I posted a link on our Facebook page. Orders came in almost immediately.
I shot over an email to the fine folks at our neighborhood blog, MyBallard.com. By the time I checked my email the next morning, the article had been posted. More orders came in through our website.
Meanwhile, Debbie opened our shop at 10 am and people who had seen our online announcement stopped by right away in search of the buttons. Some bought big batches of 40 or more to give to clients. Others bought 4 for $8 and talked with us about watching the news crying for the suffering in Japan.
The good news is we raised over $600 on day one of our fundraiser. The bad news is the situation continues and seems to be getting worse. I urge you to visit the excellent Mercy Corps website to read about the crisis and the work being done there.
One blog entry talks about the charity bringing satellite phones for the displaced to call their loved ones to tell them they are alive. How simple; how huge.
Thank you for your support thus far. Whether you choose to buy buttons from us, or donate directly, your support, however large or small, is part of a greater good that will help many.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Order these 1.25" pins in sets of 4 assorted patterns for $8 and we'll donate $7 to Mercy Corps, a Northwest-based disaster relief not-for-profit. Learn about their Japan aid here.
These pins are available in our Seattle store, or online here. Shipping is free for this fundraiser, so send these little pins to your friends and family. Wear them as a show of support for the people of Japan.
We were overwhelmed by your help with our Dahlias for Haiti project just over a year ago (you helped us raise $6800!). We thank you in advance for helping us this time.
$8 buys a set for four assorted origami pin-back buttons. Each pin will ship with a small tag explaining the fundraiser, making it perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones.
Please help us by sharing this idea with your friends - both online and on Facebook!
wristlet collection featuring her wedding colors.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
The bride who designed these clutches was inspired by a natural color palette: a peacock feather.
Her attendants will wear rich navy blue dresses, and they will carry these bronze Luxe Clutches.
The ruching on this bag is topped by two vintage glass buttons with woven detail.
Green brocade accents the unifying bronze tone on this bisected clutch.
Tones of bronze and copper make this design a study in monochromatic texture.
Gold hardware and removable wrist straps complete this collection.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Ombre cotton scarves, $16 each.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
Crushed crimson is a complex chocolate plum shade that I've enjoyed lately.
My favorite nail polish is probably Gray Suede by Revlon, above. It's a rich nude that makes my fingers look long and tapered. Better yet, chips don't show very much on the nude polish so it always looks great.
What is your favorite nail polish?
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
patterned fabric on the Olivia clutch, this monochromatic look is a clean, versatile alternative.
Olivia clutch with vintage button embellishment, $63.