Thursday, December 27, 2012


Things are going to be pretty quiet around here for a couple of weeks, as E is moving out to the country and J and I will be enjoying the sunny skies of California. The store will be open as usual of course, except for New Year's Day. Enjoy your New Year's, and we will reconvene in 2013.

Also, starting tomorrow, everything in the store is 25% off!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas friends! Just a reminder that we will be open today (Christmas Eve) until 3:00. We will be closed tomorrow and December 26th, but we will reopen on the 27th. And remember, it's 20% off everything from now until the New Year!

Have a fantastic holiday and be sure to stop by and say hello!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stof Stockings

Thanks everyone for your kind words about our store closing. We are sad too, but are grateful for getting the six years that we had. We still have about 6 weeks before we are officially closed though, so we are going to enjoy every minute of it!

In other, happier news, look what our lovely customer Sarah made from the Stof linen. Aren't they fantastic? I was really impressed by them and a little jealous that I didn't think of it myself, of well, it doesn't mean I can't make some for my home, does it?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

bon bon atelier Store closing

Well, there is good news, and bad news. The good news is that today is Emily's Birthday, and we are spending the day in celebration! The bad news is that we are sad to announce the closing of bon bon atelier after 6 wonderful years of business.

We have loved getting to know all of our lovely customers but it is time for us to move on to greener pastures (literally in Emily's case, as she just bought a farm-ette). We will be open through the end of January and hope we will see you all before we close our doors.

A store closing does, of course, mean one exciting thing...a store closing sale! We are starting ours today with 20% off which will run through the end of this year. (A perfect time to buy for Christmas!) We will keep you updated with more specials and events we are planning through the next month.

Thanks for all your support over the years, 
Betsy & Emily

Friday, December 14, 2012

Eye Candy

How about a little eye candy to perk up your Friday?

Just so you know, this is now the background on our computer...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Makerie Sewing Retreat

Did you see that the Makerie is hosting a sewing retreat in April? As if their classic crafting retreats aren't enough to make you jump on a plane, now I'm being tempted by a sewing centered retreat! The classes look phenomenal and I am so jealous of those who get to attend. Also, the fact that it is in Boulder, CO makes it even more tempting, as Boulder is one of my favorite places to visit. Well, let's see how the holidays go, maybe Santa will bring me a retreat in my stocking!

Book Sale!

We are having a book sale this Saturday, 20% off all titles. So, whether you are looking for for a little inspiration or instruction, we have it for you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Los Angeles

J and I just realized that our trip to Los Angeles is coming up in a flash! And although this is highly unusual for me, I don't have much planned for it. Except, that by hook or by crook I will eat at this gorgeous coffee shop in the Beverly Hills Hilton. Banana leaves! Pink and green! Original bar seats from the 1950's. So glamorous.

I know some of you lovely readers live out in LA, so if you have anything to suggest, please do! We like to eat, shop and see fun things. Does that narrow it down for you? Vintage store recommendations are always appreciated, as are record stores.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lauren Alison Designs

I had big plans to show you pictures of my house all gussied up for the holidays, but yesterday I officially got sick, and officially had no interest in traipsing about the house trying to get a decent picture. I realized this morning however, that I don't think I've given one of our new vendors, Lauren Alison her due, so you get to see what she's been working on instead.

She does such amazing work. All of her items area silk screened by her onto a gorgeous cream linen. She does pillows of course, but also introduced the lovely holiday notecards into the mix this year. And my favorite, her snowflake table runner and advent calendar pillow. The picture at the bottom is one of my favorite corners of the store. It's just so festive!

Ooh, and she has stockings, which you can kind of see in the bottom photo. But you can see them better in the store!

Oh, and if I have already posted images of her work, sorry, I'm still a little fuzzy. But it's always enjoyable to see pretty things, right?

Friday, December 7, 2012

1909 Air Show

The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel.
How pretty is that?

Kim EM Winter Event

Our incredibly talented friend Kim Eichler-Messmer is having an open house this evening, with another talented lady, Erika Hanson. There will be textiles, friends. Scarves, blankets, pillows and quilts. It runs from 6-9 at 215 W. 19th Ter. Kansas City, MO 64108.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Books!

Just in time for the open house tonight we received some gorgeous new books from Gingko Press, here are two of my favorites

Merge: Art + Craft + Design
I flipped through this and within 10 seconds new that it was one I have to keep. So inspiring!

Cutting-Edge surface Patterns and Palettes. Yes!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Open House

Don't forget the Westport Open House is tomorrow! We are offering 15% off most everything, there will be goodies to eat, and furoshiki fabric wrapping demonstrations.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday art

Here is some vintage holiday art that I love. So festive!

Monday, December 3, 2012


 E and I spent the weekend in Chicago, staying at our aunt's and having fun. The weekend involved:

A concert (a stupendously awesome concert)

And a craft fair at Arlington Race Track
Not to mention the Flea Market, Christmas shopping and food. I would like to go back again this weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Fancy wrapping

You get two holiday gift guide posts today, since I forgot to post it on Tuesday. Anyhow, sometimes the best part of getting a present is the present-ation. (See what I did there?) and we have a couple of lovely books that will teach you how to make a gift out of the wrapping. Melody Miller, one of our favorite fabric designers has come out with Ruby Star wrapping, which is as good as you would imagine. 

We also have Furoshiki Fabric wrap, which is the Japanese method of wrapping with fabric. (I bet you guessed that!) We will be demonstrating techniques from this book at our Holiday Open House on December 6th, in case you would like to see it in action.

Holiday Gift Guide: Poufs and Pillows!

Poufs and pillows, the very words bring a smile to your face, don't they? So think of how happy your loved ones would be to receive them? A pouf to sit on, to rest their weary feet or to use as a side table. Or a gorgeous pillow for Lauren Allison designs to brighten up their sofa or bedroom.

Sure, you could probably make one, and by all means go ahead. But, time is a'flyin folks, and sometimes, it's more fun to buy it and be done!

By the way, in the bottom photo you can see a bit of a gold metallic small pillow. This is from Lauren Allison designs and it is gorgeous! My favorite. Come in and check out her work, they are all hand silk screened and hand sewn. The green peony is also her work.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Closing Early

Head's up folks! We are closing at 5:00 tonight because E and I have to catch a plane to Chicago. We are spending the weekend with our aunt and going to see The Who tomorrow night (!!!). Our mom is babysitting the store this weekend so stop by and say hello.

Holiday wardrobe

So, in the spirit of the season and since I have actual Holiday parties to go to this year, I started thinking about my festive wardrobe. I came upon this vintage paper dress that Hallmark made in the 60's. It's on Ebay, and I am tempted! It comes with 2 yards of green yarn to use as a belt. Awesome. 

I have the perfect earrings to go with it. Hmmm.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Westport Open House

This holiday season we are having party after party! Our next one will be in conjunction with the neighborhood-wide Westport Open House. This one will be a doozy! We are going to have 15% off most of the store, drinks, snacks and furoshiki wrapping demonstrations.

 Also, because it's the holidays and it's fun to dress up, if you wear a full-blown full length gown you get an extra 10% off one item. You realize this is just an excuse for me to wear a full length gown, right? To see the deals the other Westport retailers are offering, check out our Facebook page. Hooray for Holiday parties!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday Sale and raffle!

Don't forget tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and we are having 20% off the whole store, as well as a chance to win this beautiful necklace in a raffle!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! 
Enjoy the parade of floats from Macy's and the parade of food as well!