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Purl – Take 10% off!

[sorry, the code listed below isn’t working. Jen emailed me the new code, it’s just DECOR without the 8.]

Purl brings so many smiles to enthusiastic crafters everywhere that now they’re extending extra large grins to decor8 readers with a 10% discount! Select from mountains of gorgeous fabric, yarn, patterns, magazines (like my favorite – Selvedge from the UK. Drool!), and anything else you fancy. You can even shop for gifts for a creative friend. Tuck in this gorgeous Japanese quilting book with a small stack of fabric, and you’ve created a really memorable present for a special friend. You can never go wrong by giving things that will inspire their creativity!

Who: Purl
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until this Friday, December 15th, 2006 – HURRY!
How: Use code ‘DECOR8′ (in caps) in the discount coupon text field in the shopping basket.

Did you read Lena’s blog yesterday? If so, you may have spotted these
Limited Edition Piano Nobile Project bags (shown below) created exclusively for Purl – all hand-printed and lovely. Hurry though, they’re selling fast!

psst: Don’t miss fabric by Kaffee Fassett, Amy Butler, Yoshiko Jinzenji, Anna Maria Horner, Etsuko Furuya, Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Paganelli, Valori Wells and Darlene Zimmerman. Have fun!


(images from purl)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, shopping, textiles, travel on December 12, 2006

Satinbox – 20% Off (online or in-store for the locals)

Local and online fave, Satinbox, wants to extend a little love to decor8 readers with a 20% savings, either to redeem online or if you’re a local visiting their Somerville store, mention decor8 and they’ll give you an in-store discount on the spot!

Who: Satinbox
What: 20% off every item, no minimum purchase. Cha-ching!
When: Now, baby! Valid until December 24, 2006.
How: Use code ‘DECOR8′ upon checkout, or as your secret spy code word in the store.

Shipping notes: Flat rate shipping is $6.50 for orders under $150-. If you spend $150- or more, ground shipping is FREE. :)

You can shop them online 24/7 or in person(details below).
Address: 353 Beacon Street Somerville, MA (Porter Square T)
Hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday-Friday 12-7, Saturday 11-8, Sunday 1-7, Christmas Eve 11-4

Thanks, Satinbox!

(images from satinbox)

Posted in discounts, shopping, travel on December 06, 2006

Craftland Providence – Full Scoop!

[After posting a round up of Boston and Providence craft shows last week, Jason wrote in from Rag + Bone Bindery offering to cover the the first weekend of the month long Craftland show in Providence, RI. Couldn’t pass up that offer, so here’s the skinny reporting live from the artsy capital city of Providence, Rhode Island. Take it away, Jason!]


Craftland – Not Your Grandmother’s Tea Cosy
By: Jason Thompson, decor8 contributor

The Craftland arts and crafts show in Providence, Rhode Island is truly a glittery, seasonal retail wonderland. Whether you’re looking for gifts that will interest your more ‘creative’ friends and family this year, or merely searching for that quirky one-of-a-kind handbag, t-shirt, art for your blank walls, or a happenin’ little journal, Craftland is your one stop shop. The best part about Craftland is that the fun lasts all month long (hours listed below) so you can return again and again to browse through the latest in ‘made by hands’ craft and design from over 100 artists. Yes, 100! There is something for everyone.

These folks caught our eye: If’n Books + Marks, Tiny Showcase (make sure you check out the Tiny Showcase Printing Machine – only $1.00 per print!), Fishcakes, Flying Fish Design, Eli + Ra, Scraps of Paper, Honorable Mention, Alec Thibodeau of Ink Ape, Heather Toupin Design, Egg-A-Go-Go and Jen Corace. Jen was very sweet to autograph the Craftland postcard, which she designed, for our five-year-old daughter. We left with a generous goody-bag from opening night and have already been back to shop again. It’s quite addictive, so we don’t think we’ll stay away for long.

Hats off to Deb Dormody for putting together the hippest, most glittery holiday shopping event in beautiful downtown Providence!

psst: Watch a video of opening night on the Craftland website here. If that doesn’t entice you to visit, maybe these photos will…

Welcome to Craftland, step inside!
Two great magazines that you should try getting your hands on. Both are usually stocked at Barnes + Noble but are available all month long at Craftland.
Shoppers enjoying a stroll through Craftland
Affordable art alert! This terrific print from Alec Thibodeau (aka Ink Ape) is only $25!
Sonic Temple bags caught our eye…
Sugarsnap Design hand screenprinted cards.
Eli + Ra goodies
Egg-A-G-Go cards, pillows, paintings, illustrations + more!
Fishcakes and the coolest tea cosy ever!
Sweet finds from Flying Fish Designs.
Faux vinyls from Heather Taupin.
Great graphic neckties from Hilary Treadwell.
T-shirts from Red Prairie Press.
Quilty bits from Jennicakes.
Art by Shawn Gilheeney (sorry no website).
Sarah Gray gives the ‘vinyl’ bag a whole new meaning (sorry no website).
Notepads from Sewing Stars.
Toys for Cats, “Things The Cat Should Not Be Playing With”. (sorry no website.)
Tiny Showcase is amazing, as always.
Pillows and things from Three Cat Nite.
Jen Corace Journals.
James Quigley of Gunsho.
Crafty kits from Teresa Levy.
Jewelry from Magpie Molly.
For more photos and Craftland coverage, visit Jason over at the Rag + Bone Blog. Thanks, Jason!

[Craftland, 70 Eddy Street (near city hall), Providence. Friday Dec. 1st until the 23rd, open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday 11-6, and Thursdays from 11-8 pm. Note: The storefront retail area is the back of the Peerless Building behind City Hall at the corner of Fulton Street.
Rain or shine. Free admission.]

(photography provided by Jason Thompson)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, events + markets, shopping, travel on December 04, 2006

P.O.S.H. Chicago – Fresh Finds!


Since I’ve posted about P.O.S.H. before, I’ll hop right over the details and get to the stuff that is most likely on your mind right now – shopping! P.O.S.H. recently clued me in on all their charming additions, all available online and in their Chicago store located at 613 N. State Street. Here’s a page full of all their vintage-y goodness, both old (flea market finds from France and England) and brand new wares. Looking for gifts under $40? They’ve designed a page just for you right here. Have fun!

Take a little store tour of P.O.S.H. here.

(images from p.o.s.h.)

Posted in shopping, travel, vintage on December 01, 2006

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