Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I'm doing a lot of ordering today. Fabric, books, stationary. But most exciting? Picking out our yarn colors!

Cath Kidston

I've been flipping through my new Cath Kidston catalog and it's filled me to the brim with holiday cheer. I think you will find the same on the website..

On a personal note, I hope Santa brings me this house sewing basket...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Guide Monday

 This is probably my favorite gift idea for this year. I love love love these Rosanna mugs that we have in and think the would be adorable paired with your favorite Bag O' Coffee or filled with candy. I like that they are retro Christmas and stay with the pink/light green/turquoise color scheme. Not that I am not a fan of red and green, but it is nice to shake it up sometimes. Also, these mugs come with their own box. A box so awesome that you don't really even need to wrap it. Score!
If you are looking for a mug that is a little more on the traditional side (but still fun) we also have these vintage 50's inspired mugs, which are pretty snazzy themselves.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Emmy-Ray..florist to the stars

Our good friend Emmy-Ray participated in the Night of Style show last Saturday and made a gorgeous table setting to show off her floral skills. (Because she is a whiz with flowers..if you are getting married you should call her) Anyway, I loved her white base with pops of color, it's so fun and refreshing while still saying Holiday! You can see more on her blog.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vintage Thanksgiving

To get you into the Thanksgiving spirit here is a home move from 1964 of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. I'm dying for a super 8 camera so I can take home movies as gorgeous as this!

Black Friday Secret Sale

Pssst! We are having a secret sale on Black Friday. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to memorize the following passwords, come to bon bon on 11/26, do all your holiday shopping and get a discount.

Top Secret Sale passwords!Only good on 11/26/2010!
"Gooseberry": purchases under $10 will get 10% off
"Fezziwig": purchases from $11 to $49 will get 15% off
"Horn O' Plenty": purchases $50 and above will get 20% off
If you say "Fezziwig stole the gooseberry pie from the horn o' plenty" you will be entered into a holiday raffle!

Quilt Market

Oh, the life of a business owner..what sacrifices we make. For instance, E and I didn't get to go to quilt market last month in Houston. Sigh. Huge sigh. But we were lucky enough to have a spy (Hi Lauren!) for us down there who brought us back catalogs and pics. In fact she can be a spy for you too, as she is chronicling her trip over on her blog. You should check it out. In the meantime, we are totally going to Spring market in May, watch out Salt Lake City, here we come!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New fabric!

3 new fabrics arrived today. An eggplant oval from Art Gallery, lipstick and sprout shot cotton from Kaffe Fasset.

Lizzy House Patterns

I love these quilt and embroidery patterns from Lizzy House that just hit the store. Admittedly I have the teeniest crush on her work so I probably would like just about anything she makes. I'm considering doing the Nightwatch quilt, but with a different background since that blue wouldn't work in my bedroom. Of course, I can't even begin to add that to the list until way after the holidays!

Westport Holiday Open House

On December 4th Westport is having a Holiday Open House. Of course we are participating, as are a bunch of other great Westport Retailers. Mark you calendars!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Barbara Coupe

I love this British themed pillows from Barbara Coupe. I'm so predictable aren't I?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Arcade Fire

I really enjoyed this performance by Arcade Fire on last week's SNL. And not just because of the gold sparkly dress. But it did take me a couple of minutes before I could tear my eyes away from it. Mmmm, shiny and twirly.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Ric Rac Roundup is tonight!

Hooray, the Ric Rac Roundup is tonight!
Join us from 5-9 at Californos in Westport (4124 Pennsylvania)
See you there!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Liberty of London Hello Kitty

Next spring Liberty of London is going to debut a new fabric line featuring Hello Kitty. How dangerous is that? I better start saving now..

Tom Ford

Have you spied the Vogue pics of Tom Ford's new collection yet? Looks gorgeous, but I didn't expect anything less from Tom Ford.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


After Halloween the animals at the Kansas City zoo got to go crazy with the leftover pumpkins. How cute is this elephant?

ric rac

I'm working really hard to get everything ready for the Ric Rac Roundup today. Have you been keeping tabs on the vendors over on the Ric Rac Blog?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Alexander McQueen exhibit

It was announced that Vogue's annual Costume Institute Gala will open the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Alexander McQueen exhibit in May. That will be an amazing exhibit to see. Maybe this calls for a trip to NY?

Decorate Book

How exciting is it that Holly from Decor8 is coming out with a book? I can't wait to read it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I was kind of intrigued by the thought of reading Keith Richards' new autobiography, and then reading this faux response by Mick Jagger on Slate has really fueled my interest..

Friday, November 12, 2010

Video Friday!

This Friday I thought I give you a quick reminder on how to make some toast. You know, for a weekend snack.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

One week!

Ric Rac is in a week from today! Have you been watching the Ric Rac blog to see all lovely vendors that will be there?


I love this article about a girl in Portland who started a vintage clothing store in a double decker bus--so smart!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daisy Janie fabric

Just unpacked! Daisy Janie an organic fabric line!

Colored pencil wall hanging

How gorgeous is this wall of colored pencils? I'm so intrigued by their perfect-point sharpness. And I bet it smells really good over in that part of the room ( i love the way pencils and crayons smell)

Kim Eichler-Messmer

What are your plans for this Friday? I will be at Kim Eichler-Messmer's open studio. Kim does glorious quilts, that aren't really quilts as you know them but more fiber art. I love her work and someday I'm going to have an whole interview with her on here, but I've been too lazy to send her questions (so if you think of any, let me know)

Her open studio is running from 5-8 pm and is at Pressman Studio in the Kansas Building at 756 Armstrong, KC KS. You should also go check out her website and blog to see more incredibly pretty pictures of quilts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

M Magazine

Last month I got a call from M magazine to help style their holiday issue. For Thanksgiving we did a fun bountiful harvest table and I made some classic construction paper Thanksgiving pageant costumes (my favorite was the turkey tail)

For the Christmas shoot we wanted to use a lot of color so I made scalloped trees out of fabric and brought out my vintage silver tree (which also made it on the cover..my tree is famous!) We combined those with fun Pantone chairs and bright Christmas baubles, and voila!

Holiday House

If you didn't get a chance to come to our holiday open house this weekend then you didn't get to see the coolest thing ever, the candy striped felt house that E built inside the store. Isn't it so cute? Didn't she do the greatest job on it? I mean, look at that fireplace! And inside the house lies all the cutest ornaments and gifts that you could possible need this holiday season. Because what else would be inside a candy striped house?

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Countdown begins

Yes folks, it is T-minus 10 days until the Ric Rac Roundup! We will keep you on the edge of your seat with sneak peeks of all our great vendors so check the Ric Rac blog

every day from now until the 18th.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Hop

Hurrah, the Holiday Hop is finally here!