The Rare Guide


Folks, I am dead tired. We prepped dozens of boxes for shipping tonight and it will only be crazier as we get closer to the holidays. I wanted to do a big lovely photo-spread gift guide...and I just don't have the energy. So I will just point out a few things we have in stock, or are readily available, that shouldn't be overlooked.

Elegant Gifts

My top pick is Tonfisk from Finland. Their Warm tea lantern is gorgeous and not to be missed, I think 80% of the in-store shoppers pick this one up to examine it. Tonfisk also has these incredible tealight holders with soft, "melted" ceramic shades and lovely walnut bases.

We also have a couple sets of the Sugahara black glass sake sets back in stock. All three items are very elegant gifts.

Custom Gifts

We do an all silver tag necklace with your word or phrase stamped into it...this is good for the person who has everything, it can be a funny gift or a very sentimental one. Or both! There is also a monogram pillow which is a fun present, in your choice of pillow and ink color (and letter, of course.) Please get your orders in for these by the 10th of December at the latest to give us time to make them for you.

Rena's Faves

Some of my current faves at the shop (and it changes often) are the florentine earring in gold vermeil or sterling silver, and the green leather satchel which is super-soft and just the right size.
green satchel. I am also very fond of the Deadly Squire fabric-covered journal because it has a gilt edge and I'm a sucker for details like that.

That's it for today - we are working hard to get more of the products in the shop up onto the website, expect some updates over the holiday. We are open on Wednesday and closed Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving!

PS: A little preview of items in transit to the store - a Serious Gnome cupcake wall hanging ($85), as it still seems to be the year of the cupcake, and a couple new necklace designs ($42) from ever-popular Fernworks of Seattle.