Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 20,012!

No, I didn't misspell 2012! I've been waiting to do a "Happy 20,000" blog views post for a while. It's pure coincidence that the amount of blog views lines up with the New Year... how apres peau! So in celebration of the New Year and finally hitting that mile marker I've created for myself, I'm giving 15% off anything non-consigned starting today (Saturday: we're open till 3 today) all the way through next Saturday(11-5) for those of you who mention this blog post. How's that for a good start to the new year?
So come on in, and this little girl will greet you with a BIG smile. Have a wonderful New Year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Hours

 We'll be open the rest of this week from 1:30-6:30pm. Then closed Saturday for Christmas Eve. Reopening Tuesday-Friday 1:30pm-6:30. Open Saturday (New Years Eve) 11-3.
Sorry for the weird hours. Feel free to call with questions 412.737.6861. Thanks for bearing with me. Have a most joyful holiday season!
Love,
 Redesignation
p.s. we have some great new markdowns be sure to check them out! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh (Moroccan) Poufs!

I can't see a "pouf" and have it not remind me of my time in Morocco. Isn't nostalgia great? You typically only remember the good, rosy memories. Anyways, I came across these two adorable, little poufs today. 


While these aren't exactly like the true Moroccan Poufs you find in the tanneries of Fez, they're enough to stir up those warm feelings. So I'm gonna show you where those little poufs come from (get ready for a few pictures while I make you relive my life in Morocco).

Here's what the tannery looks like from above. If you go to Fez, I highly recommend taking a tour, but don't disregard the mint leaves they might hand you. They do have a purpose. I can't begin to describe how foul it smells. Bet you didn't know they use bird poop to dye and tan the leather?
The thing I like best about buying from this country? Bargaining. Never pay the first price they throw out. Cut it in half and start from there. Trust me. And learn some French or Arabic numbers while you're at it. It'll pay off.
 Here's a wonderful looking picture a friend/old roommate posted highlighting a pink pouf in a Moroccan-inspired room. And here we are celebrating Christmas Eve five years ago while living there. Desperate for some holiday tradition in a Muslim country, it wasn't easy, but we found a French restaurant with a Christmas tree.
If you're an avid world traveler be sure to give yourself ample time to explore this wonderful country. It's got an amazing culture to offer. And definitely take a camel ride into the Sahara. It may not be the most comfortable thing you ever do, but it's an experience to remember.
Speaking of camels... and tying this all back to the shop, here's a wonderful little camel back sofa that just came in and two matching chairs.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Home for the Holidays.

Yeah, I said it. Holidays. Christmas. Hanukkah. Are you ready? I don't know if I am. But ready or not, they're here!
Why not celebrate your loved ones by giving them some of the best gifts to decorate your home? Nothing says Merry Christmas like a couch, right? Ok, you got me, maybe not a couch, but here are a few ideas that might be a fun to open on Christmas day, or just good to have around for the holidays:
First of all, do you have a beautiful crystal punch bowl? We do. Complete with 12 little glasses. Now who's making the egg nog?
How 'bout a Sassafras Rocking Chair for dad? We have two. Why not knock mom and dad's gift out in one swing?

Or maybe your mom would prefer this luscious camel colored wing back. Yeah. That'll do just fine. Might be a little hard to wrap though.
How about a vintage, bubble gum pink vanity for your teenage daughter? No more fighting to get ready in the bathroom with this beauty. She'll gladly go right to her room.
Some smaller items, you say? Well how about some vintage, mid century modern cocktail shakers? Don't forget the Fred Press glasses to go with it. We have lots of beautiful, one of a kind pieces of art, for those art lovers out there. You're bound to find something fun for that hard-to-gift person. So come on in and check out our neat and ever changing inventory. And don't forget to answer our trivia question for an extra 10% off. Happy Shopping! 

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