First Week of December
Unbelievably, there are only nineteen days until Christmas. It feels very condensed, this time between giving thanks and gifting our beloveds. We are taking a decidedly mellow approach, considering the mad dash. We have a few lovely playlists on repeat, lots of ginger tea and salted rye cookies on hand. There are so many wonderful things in the shop for the holidays, with new things arriving weekly. I'll point out a few of my most favorite, and also mention that we are very happy to talk you through gift ideas over a cup of tea if you come over to visit us.
We just received new lingerie pieces, so if a beautiful silky something is on your list, now is the time. Through this weekend, the entire lingerie collection is 25% both in-store and online using the code THANKS25. The new Liberty prints are quite a hit, as is the black 100% silk charmeuse collection. It's the first time we have presented a collection in black, because I am rather obsessed with color, but I have to say that I love seeing everything in this rich, lustrous black. It really accentuates the elegant lines. The silhouettes are universally flattering, and even more so in black as it turns out.
One thing I am rather excited about is the newest addition to our 100% beeswax candle collection, Orange Blossom Garden. Inspired by the intoxicating and heavenly scent of orange blossoms on a warm day and a dear friend who always smelled of them, this is a loving tribute to her. The orange blossoms are complemented by the addition of a hint of basil, making it like a walk through a summer garden. We have a limited edition of them available for the holidays. They do make a wonderful gift.
On the topic of gifts, I would like to suggest a few things if you are stuck or haven't even given it a thought yet. Our numerology rings are a chic and unique way to commemorate a special day, or special numbers. Two entwined bands set with gemstones to symbolize whatever you would like. I made one for myself that marks my wedding anniversary. We were married in September, so I used blue sapphires to signify the date and month. The options are quite endless, so please let us know if you are interested in a bespoke piece. We have a little time before the December 15th cut off for custom work.
These new lotus leaf drop earrings would make anyone happy. They have quickly became favorites here in the shop. They tick quite a few boxes for me. They are light as air, possessed of a delicate and graceful movement, and also have a lot of impact for such a modestly scaled pair of earrings. My favorite thing in a pair of earrings is for them to both look and feel great when worn day into night.
I've been making necklaces with beads since I was a small child, and the process still fills me delight. In this collection, I've combined colorfully stitched strips of silk chiffon with combinations of glass trade beads for these festive necklaces. They make very thoughtful gifts, and are all unique.
Let's not forget the men on our lists. Our men's sleepwear collection is quite luxurious, and something every man on your list can appreciate. My personal favorites are the Italian cotton fine wale corduroy robes. In either dark navy or a deep purple, they are both elegant and cozy.
There are many more options for gift giving, and we are happy to consult with you to find the perfect thing this year. We are open on Sundays from noon-5pm until Christmas. Our holiday hours are:
Tuesday - Friday 11-6pm
Open Monday, December 23rd 11-6
Open Tuesday, December 24th 11-4pm
Closed Wednesday, December 25th for the holidays
Re-opening Friday January 3rd with regular hours, 11-6pm
Don't forget to take good care of yourself during this busy time of year. I am trying to make sure I get enough rest, spend time with people I love, and to eat well. I hope you are doing the same!