12.18.2014

holiday wish lists… Rachel.


Favorite parts of the holiday season:
Traveling up into the Mt Hood forest to collect a tree, watching the purple mountains become shadows while sipping hot cocoa.

Making lots and lots of cookies and decorating them all extravagantly with sprinkles and frosting.

Stockings! I love little surprises, and the plethora is so fun!

From Una:


Monica Castiglioni bracelet B Fili Fusi Big





Linde Gallery Large Blue Leather Bag


From around town:












12.14.2014

holiday wish lists… Brighid.

Brighid:

My favorite part of the holidays growing up was pulling out the old boxes full of decorations and stockings. I revel in unpacking them and putting them all in their designated spots on the mantle, on the piano, on the shelves and in the windows. Everything smells of old potpourri, winter spices, and dust. I still have a strong sense memory of the smells and textures of all of those old things back home in Texas. And the tree! Decorating the tree still gives me great joy. A few years ago I went back home for Christmas but didn't arrive until late on Christmas Eve. When my mother had gotten me home from the airport there was a bare tree standing in the living room with all the decorations out waiting just for me. Her little gift of nostalgia still makes my heart swell to remember it. 
The deep wine reds and forest greens of the season remind me of all the warm cozy things in her wardrobe, too. 

From Una:






Melissa Joy Manning XL Egg Hoops 14k $475


From around town:








11.28.2014

Holiday Information



For the month of December from the 1st - 24th,

we will be offering 10% off purchases with the donation of new or gently used:



- adult hats/gloves/mittens
- linens- sheets, blankets, towels (queen and twin)
- set of 4 dishes, silverware, pots
- new women's personal care items (if you'd like a list, click on the link below)


All of the donations will go to Bradley Angle House




Una Holiday Hours:

December 24: closing at 2pm

December 25: closed
December 31st: closed
January 1st: closed



Hope to see you soon.

Thank you so much.


11.26.2014


This Morning.

This morning was something. A little snow
lay on the ground. The sun floated in a clear
blue sky. The sea was blue, blue-green,
as far as the eye could see.
Scarcely a ripple. Calm. I dressed and went
for a walk__ determined not to return
until I took in what Nature had to offer.
I passed close to some old, bent-over trees.
Crossed a field strewn with rocks
where snow had drifted. Kept going
until I reached the bluff.
Where I gazed at the sea, and the sky, and
the gulls wheeling over the white beach
far below. All lovely. All bathed in a pure
cold light. But, as usual, my thoughts
began to wander. I had to will
myself to see what I was seeing
and nothing else. I had to tell myself this is what
mattered, not the other. (And I did see it,
for a minute or two!) For a minute or two
it crowded out the usual musings on
what was right, and what was wrong__ duty,
tender memories, thoughts of death, how i should treat
with my former wife. All the things
I hoped would go away this morning.
The stuff I live with every day. What
I've trampled on in order to stay alive.
But for a minute or two I did forget
myself and everything else. I know I did.
For when I turned back I didn't know
where I was. Until some birds rose up
from the gnarled trees. And flew
in the direction I needed to be going.


-Raymond Carver


10.17.2014

10.16.2014

album di famiglia fall/winter 14


hi, all of you out-of-towners on the call list, here's a quick photo list of what just came in. only thing not shown is a matte black knee-length cotton puffy coat:



neoprene hooded pull over. the back has a zipper that starts at the bottom and goes to the neck.














 these are a fine corduroy.



over sized super soft really tall cowl neck


these are a dark green tailored fabric.




super soft legging. fit like tights.



this is in charcoal.