Monday, January 23, 2012

January here and up there

January and some indoor bloomage.
Hello Passion Flower! Who knew you would do so well indoors?
The paperwhites have since shot up--before and afters would be so much more exciting. Or as exciting as indoor plants get. This is the extent of excitement lately. And I say, "fine with me." And now a word from Lake Placid, New York:

Lake Placid, NY is where we ended up in lieu of a border crossing to Canada for a little country respite in a snowy winter wonderland after New Years. And people it was colllllllllllld.

But we loved it. After a few days of 0ºF, 20ºF seemed pretty warm. 

 There were dog sleds on frozen Mirror Lake. And we took frozen walks followed by fireplaces, hot chawklits/toddys.

And guess which New York chick traded in her fashion booties for some cross country skis? This chick!! Me! And Jim loved it too! And guess what I learned? A very friendly Olympic town that took us by surprise in the mountains, a beautiful little inn with a fireplace, and teaching ourselves to cross-country ski was by far, one of the finest and very romantic ways to bring in the New Year. Who knew?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pre-Sale Sale and Fab-u-lousness

ooooo! Take a peek at our preview on for this Saturday's sale!
Nessa and I (I'm calling Vanessa "Nessa" now--we needed some new nicknames for 2012--I don't even want to know what she's calling me) are pretty excited about this oneThe old crystal pieces are so feminine and ladylike and sparkling in just the right way. They feel glamorous but still earthy, refined but still funkyHeirloom-y I hope.
The moneyclips are exclusives, things we've tried out at the flea and had some fun with...and there'll be some special editions of necklaces we deemed very Valentinish. Romantic and whimsical with vintage lockets and whistles. All the bells and whistles for that matter...

If you can't wait, we're having a pre-sale sale tomorrow, January 20th, from noon until noon Saturday the 21st on All of our jewelry, keyfobs, moneyclips and tie clips will be 20% off for 24 hours only! Just write Bon24hr in your subject line when you order!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Fabulous Fab Sale Coming Saturday


A smattering of sampling of some little Valentine bonbons made with very old prettiness and allure and going on big discounted sale this coming Saturday the 21st at 11am on There are only a few of each piece so be sure to set your alarm (or someone else's) if you need any of these valentines.

If you're not already a member of Fab, here is your invite! Sign up right quick!

Monday, January 9, 2012

happy new year, for real

Just back from (not) Montreal. Will tell more about that story soon but in the meantime, happy warmish new year friends. I forgot to make some or any resolutions this time marker that is January but I will say this: I am very very hungry and back to work is already taking on a life of its own, like these tiny fleurs that are blooming in our dining room as I write.