I was SO HAPPY when I heard from Jeni today, owner of the gorgeous online shop Rian Rae. She is giving decor8 readers 20% off of everything in her store! This offer is so special to me personally because there are many things on her site that I’ve been stalking like this Shabby Chic loveseat to accompany my dining room table (I love the look of a vintage farmhouse table with two modern chairs and one loveseat, don’t you?) and these wonderful throws.
A few of my favorite things to cozy up to this winter: 1. Shabby Chic loveseat, 2. Moorish table (perfect for the bath near the tub for resting your Turkish towels), 3. a chunky knit throw, and 4. Mushroom soaps in a nest.
The Manzanita Tree is forever a favorite of mine, one of the best ways to display your precious jewelry.
To receive your discount (no minimum purchase required), when you checkout please enter offer code: ‘decor8‘ valid only until November 30, 2008. You will also receive free shipping on most items, except for certain oversize and fragile items that require a shipping surcharge as noted in the item description.
Shipping: Rian Rae will ship worldwide, after you have purchased your items and they are ready to ship they will get an exact shipping quote and contact you with the charges. Shipping charges will not be charged to your credit card until they have been approved. Items that are shipped directly from the manufacturer or require freight delivery may not be able to be shipped outside of the continental United States so please contact us before making your purchase.
(images from rian rae)
Susannah is a writer and photographer who lives and works in Bath, UK with an etsy shop called Unravelling that I’ve talked about here before. I’m quite fond of her photographs since they have a certain sensitivity to them, the lighting is sheer perfection, and her subject matter – mostly nature – is always exciting and fresh.
Susannah is offering decor8 readers a 20% discount on all prints in her Etsy store (and that includes all sizes). Throughout November she is also giving away a set of FREE Grace postcards ($10 value, see image above) with every print sold, so you can take advantage of that offer too! The discount code is: decor8unravel, please enter it in the notes section before paying and she’ll send you a revised invoice. This offer is valid until November 30, 2008.
Aren’t these so feminine and soft? Swoon!
(images from susannah conway, unravelling)
I rarely devote an entire post to music but last night I went to one of the best alternative/indie concerts here in Hannover that I’ve seen in a while, A Fine Frenzy aka Alison Sudol a talented singer/songwriter/pianist from America. My husband wrote a really sweet review of it this morning on his blog (and he wrote about the pursuit of perfection in his post, you may really enjoy reading it).
I cannot possibly top his words I’ll just keep it simple and say that I really, really enjoyed Alison’s performance and encourage you to check out A Fine Frenzy, buy her CD “One Cell in the Sea”, and support this girl because she is brilliant. She’s touring Europe right now, you may be able to catch her live if you’re on this side of the pond. Tour dates here.
Her lyrics are magical, her voice is like silk, and her energy and enthusiasm for music is completely inspiring. She’s charming and gracious and seems to really enjoy speaking to her audience, another highlight for me since attending shows where the band barely speaks except to announce the title of their next song can make me feel like I’m sitting behind a wall of glass. Them. Me. Alison is welcoming and also very modest, she acts and dresses like a lady — I respect that about her style. Last night I felt like I was in Alison’s living room hanging out watching her play her piano despite the fact that I was in the 16th row in a very packed theater. She called Hannover a, “beautiful city” and thanked the audience for making someone very far from home (west coast) feel quite “at home”. That pleased me immensely.
If you love twinkle lights, warm cozy evenings at home, a fire… A bit of magic and whimsy, you will adore Alison’s music. Here is the song she opened with last night, Come On Come Out. Turn up your speakers and enjoy.
Psst: Alison designed the sweetest t-shirts for her tour, get yours here.
(images from a fine frenzy)