I thought I was keeping up to date on recent arrivals but as I look around the store, it seems like there are many that I haven't mentioned. Hopefully you can stop in and see for yourself soon. The store is looking quite full, but we don't like to limit ourselves. Several customers have commented that they need at least two trips around the store to see it all.
You can probably tell that we went to the Stationery Show. There's plenty of new papergoods in store - matchbook-style mini notebooks, wrapping paper, stationery folios, notecards galore.
I'm not really a fan of chickens (alive or as a design element), but I couldn't resist these chicken notecards.
We're also getting deliveries from various consignment artists, including these new notecards from a Madison artist. The strawberry is just about my favorite image.
As far as jewelry goes, we've been busy making up more necklaces and earrings from our fun assortment: vintage keys, enamel from Duluth, glass flower beads, brass from Galena... We also received some lovely soldered pendants with, surprise!, bird and nest images.
Happily, Urban Outfitters has some great fixtures for necklaces so we were able to expand our display space as well. I'm still preoccupied with birds and nests and really enjoy the pairing of these great enamel pieces.
And we've received a full assortment of alphabet charms from the Jill
Schwartz collection so you can make personalized charm necklaces and
Now that the kids are off of school for the summer, and especially if these rainy days continue, you might consider booking a craft party. We also have an assortment of kids' crafty supplies - like our tubes of crayons or recycled newspaper colored pencils, and these fun stitch-it kits.
I recently installed a new window with some fun garlands using our transparencies and other patterned papers. And now I've spent about two days cutting triangles and making an assortment for your own garland-making endeavors.
Other crafty goodness includes die-cut pieces and stickers for scrapbooking and card-making and collaging, more colors of stamp pads, rubber stamps with clever designs for Paris, New York and San Francisco. Or, if journaling is more your style, there are plenty of repurposed book journals to choose from.
If type is more your thing, we've got new typewriting rings from Madison, and hand-stamped bracelets from Oshkosh.
Oh, and did I mention we have Hello Kitty Re-Ment?