The Universe heard the collective prayers of the children of Astoria: and we woke up to snow today. Even the college kids got the day off. Thank goodness, too, because I was dreading the drive down the hill to get Geo to school. It doesn’t snow enough here to have ever invested in snow gear: and with growing teenage boys, it’s really pointless to do so.
So, instead of traipsing out in the snow, we’ve spent the day downstairs, huddled in front of a fire. Which has utterly confused Miss Sophie. At 12, she is a dog with a schedule, and she intends for you to keep it. Eventually, she gives in and joins us on the couch. But not before she’s spent a good hour or so attempting dog telepathy, “Don’t you want to go upstairs?”
It’s been too cold to be in the studio as well. And, let’s face it, sitting in front of a fire all day is just so inviting! So, I created a Flash Sale in honor of the snow today. It’s only good for a few more hours, but you’ll get 25% off of everything in the store. Scoop up a few holiday gifts?
As for me, Mireio is winding down for the year. I am anticipating closing the store in the next week or so– in order to spend some time with my family over the holidays. I have big plans for the store coming up in 2014: which I can’t wait to share with you all. Lots of good things on the way! Just like Santa!
But until then, I’m wishing you all a lovely holiday season. If you’re enjoying the snow today, keep warm and bundled up. No frostbite allowed.
New Acorn Sachets in Balsam and Lavender are in store. Ready to ship!
New today! I’ve made some Acorn sachets in balsam and lavender. Each set is unique, one of a kind, and ready to ship. Featuring stunning vintage fabrics and the most fragrant balsam and lavender, these tiny sachets make wonderful gifts.
Coming soon: Peppermint. And as always, if you can always order a custom made set of Acorns in Lavender, Balsam, or Peppermint — and in your color palette!
Sneak Peek: Fabulous Mid-Centruy fabric I found yesterday… Hello Valentine’s Day!
I know, I know, it’s too early to be thinking Valentine’s Day. And as a person in the world, just setting up her tree: I totally agree. As a person who makes things that need to listed: well, this is my moment.
But I’ll confess, Valentine’s was barely on mind when I noticed this fabric in a local vintage mall. (Fortunately, something “clicked” and I scooped it up.) I wasn’t scouting fabric yesterday, I was scouting locations!
Right now, Phog Bounders is full — but I did put my name on a waiting list. I’m excited about the possibility and am working on my plans for the space so that I’m ready to GO the minute I get the call.
It’s an exciting first step. I’ve wanted a retail space for as long as I can remember. Starting with a small space in a vintage mall seems like a great way to start . . . and see where the dream takes me. You never know, right?
Dream big, folks. Dream big. But take measurable steps toward those goals. You know, a toe on the ground, so to speak.
Anyhow, speaking of dreaming big: I hope you are for the holidays. And to help you give lots of love this season, there is a BIG sale going on at Mireio via a coupon. You just have to use code: holidays13 to get 25% off of your entire purchase. And as always, everything at Mireio “travels pretty” — your gift will arrive beautifully packaged just waiting for you to give… or OPEN!
**Today is Small Business Saturday, your purchases at small businesses helps them to reach their dreams! In Mireio’s case, these are our dreams!
New and perfect for the holidays, Cashmere Travel Pillows
So, I was hanging out on Anthropologie online this weekend… and my jaw nearly dropped when I saw this: A Cashmere Travel Pillow. For $198.
Sure, you get an eye mask with the deal, and it has a designer name but $198? I’m pretty sure I can find lots of ways to spend the $150 I’d save buying a cashmere travel pillow from Mireio.
And here’s the thing about Mireio’s travel pillows: they’re filled buckwheat hulls (and lavender if you want it!) not feathers: which are a big allergy risk. And because Mireio’s travel pillow has a cotton side, it’s perfect for traveling to ALL climates. Sure a cashmere pillow will keep you comfy if you’re flying off for a ski vacation — but if you’re traveling to warmer climates this holiday, you’ll appreciate the coolness of cotton when you arrive at your destination.
Looking for a smaller luxury? Mireio’s eye pillows also make lovely travel companions. Each one is unique, not mass produced: so if you’re giving a Mireio eye pillow as a gift, then you’re giving something truly special. Filled with organic flax seed and luxurious lavender from Provence, Mireio’s eye pillow is weighted to provide relief for your weary eyes.
So… what will you do with your $150 savings?