Staff Picks: Katie's Favorite Valentine's Day Cards



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Cards by Red Cap Cards

Your heart, a sparrow, has found a nest. No strong, frozen February wind could ever blow and carry you away from your love, your home.

If you are like me, you revel in the quiet moments. The long breath of an evening spent folded together beside a winding river. Love notes passed through clouds of steam which whisper over hot, milky tea. Plunging hands into the ground and pulling out something new. Growing your garden as slowly and joyfully as your souls have grown and sewn themselves together. Walking together. How I love to walk and wander with my beloved. 

These are just a few of my favorite cards at O'Suzannah right now. They invoke memories of the times spent with the one I so deeply love. The quiet moments.

summer sale scoop!

hello, hello, and happy summer!

we can’t believe it’s already july?! next thing you know we will be buying packs of pencils and planners for 2017. before that though, we need to have our BIG JUICY SUMMER SALE!!!

here’s the scoop:

our summer sale will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on tuesday, july 5.

(we will be closed on monday, july 4 for independence day!)

the sale will likely run through july and into august, but if you are a regular you know that the coveted goods often go quickly. in other words, come asap!!!

included in this sale are lots of matt & nat bags, some hobo bags and wallets, product, tons and tons of cookbooks, kids books, baby clothes, cards, wrapping paper, etc…

as with all sales at o’suz, all “sale" sales are final.

also! bring your own bag(s), and for each bag saved we will donate 50 cents to the 


. we are hoping this donation will really add up over time and that by august we will have a nice chunk of change to help our local critters. 

happy fourth of july, and see you tuesday!

sale & shop hours update!

hello again, friends! many of you know, our winter sale started on wednesday, and you guys have been amazing! we love seeing you scoop up some deals, and holy moly, scoop you have! as a result, we are planning a soft reopening of our usual space (114 4th street) this thursday, february 11, so you can snag some valentine goodies to share with all those who are near and dear! 

as for the sale in our temporary space next door (formerly telegraph), we are choosing to keep it going but with more limited hours. here's our shop schedule for the coming week:

monday, february 8 -- all of o'suzannah CLOSED
tuesday, february 9 -- sale side open 10:00 - 2:00
wednesday, february 10 -- sale side open 10:00 - 2:00
thursday, february 11 -- sale side 10:00 - 2:00 & regular side 12:00 - 6:00
friday, february 12 -- regular side open 10:00 - 6:00
saturday, february 13 -- both sides open 10:00 - 6:00
sunday, february 14 -- regular side open 12:00 - 5:00 sale side open 12-4
we really appreciate your patience as we try to get the shop back into shape with lots of new spring treats, and we apologize for the abbreviated hours! please don't hesitate to hit us up with questions, and, don't forget, the best place to find daily updates is on our facebook page or on instagram

winter sale scoop!

happy 2016, friends! we are so thankful for all of you who shopped with us in 2015, and we are excited to celebrate TWENTY YEARS of o'suzannah this year! 

we have some freshening up to do to get ready for our big birthday in march, and that means things are going to be a little different around here during the month of february. here's the skinny.

as longtime customers know, we usually have a big sale in january. this time around we're moving it to february, and it will be popping up in the space next door to our current space. our next-door neighbors at telegraph are moving down the mall, right next to mudhouse, so we are going to be using their old space for one of the biggest sales in o'suz history. not only will we have tons of books, accessories, candles, stationery, and kids' goodies, but we will also be cleaning house on some of our props and furniture to make way for some new pieces. so, mark your calendars:

wednesday, february 3 -- sale starts at 10:00 a.m. at 110 4th street n.e.
(o'suzannah is closed for set up sunday, january 31 - tuesday, february 2.)

a few things to note:

our regular space will close for the month of february while we get a fresh coat of paint, a new counter made by local woodworker david bohnhoff, and lots of new merch! don't worry, though, we will still have a juicy selection of cards and valentine's treats available! 

the sale will likely run through saturday, february 27, and once we are settled back in at our regular spot, we'll be letting you know about a little birthday surprise we have planned to celebrate 20 years of o'suzannah!

we know this might be a little confusing, so please don't hesitate to hit us up with questions, and, don't forget, the best place to find updates is on our facebook page or on instagram

holiday shopping shindig!

hello, friends! 

we hope you're having a lovely autumn and looking forward to thanksgiving! here at the shop we are gearing up for a shopping shindig to kick off the holiday season. here are the details:

when: wednesday, november 18
time: 4:00 - 7:30

please note that we will be closing at 1:00 that wednesday to set up all the goodies!

goodies, you say? let me tell you about some goodies. there will be a number of 2-4-1 steals, where you can snag two for the price of one. (who doesn't love a one for you, one for me approach to holiday shopping?!) we will also have a juicy selection of items that will be specially priced for this event only. 

a few things to remember:
  • these steals and deals will only be available during this event. 
  • due to how crazy busy this event usually is, we are unable to do any gift wrapping during the party.
  • we are unable to split 2-4-1 deals between customers at the counter. 
  • as with any sale items, all sales are final. no exchanges.
we can't wait to see you, and happy fall!

p.s. in case you haven't been on 4th street recently, we are excited to have the pie chest, milli joe, and hedge as our new neighbors across the street!

SALE on nikki mcclure framed prints!

we are in the process of reframing all the "floor samples" of our nikki mcclure prints, and that means we have A LOT of framed prints looking for new homes! the available prints are in black floating frames (as pictured above), and we only have one of each of the prints pictured below. these are available for $25 each or 2 for $40. (the frames originally cost $30, and the prints retail for $12.)  first come, first served!

the fine print: all of these are sold as-is, and they are final sale.

sweet greetings for the littles in your life

remember when you were little and getting your own piece of mail was earth-shattering? to be honest, i still get pretty excited when i receive a hand-addressed envelope in my mailbox. valentine's is a great excuse to send some snail mail to the kids in your life, and we are loving the options below.
it's a dog. in a hard hat. thank you for that, red cap cards. 
rigel stuhmiller brings us dinos & other choice critters of the painfully cute variety.
hello! lucky amps up the neon quotient in these sweet treats.
who doesn't want a la familia green warthog in their mailbox?

gifties for your valentine

today we wanted to share some of favorite gifties, from jewels and gems to books and bags. don't forget that we also have something that is sure to hit the spot for everyone on your list -- soft, chewy, decadent caramels. handmade in minnesota since 1981, we an barely keep these in stock. if you've had one, you know what i'm talking about. 

let's start with some jewels...
pyrrha is a perennial favorite, and this is one of our most beloved talismans. "inseparable" features a shield whose pattern is that of a true lover's knot. each strand is able to move about the other, yet they are inseparable. 
pyrrha's "heart print" works for a partner, a daughter, a sister, a mother. translated from the french, its inscription reads "you are imprinted on my heart."
we love local jewelry artist laurel denise, and we just got a new supply of brown (pictured above) and gold leather bracelets! laser engraved with a variety of sweet words, including "all you need is love," "loved," "to the moon and back," "xoxo," and many more.
laurel also just started making these beautiful cuffs with a design in gold on dark brown leather.
a classic and iconic pattern in a variety of super-functional shapes, we're excited to have orla kiely's bags and wallets in the shop. (and more patterns are due in this spring!) seriously, you can't go wrong with orla. 
the hobo lauren wallet never goes out of style and continues to be one of the most coveted items we have in the shop! available in a variety of colors, including black, gray, rosewood, mint, and caramel.
we just received a new shipment of candles & soaps from paddywax, and we are loving this romantic floral packaging. it's a nice reminder that spring is on its way!
poppy soap co.'s organic lip butters have the cutest packaging (hey sweets!) and complex flavors like peppermint basil and tangerine vanilla. this company donates 5% of their sales to women's shelters in the u.s., which is definitely a program we can get behind. 
thich nhat hanh is one of our favorite authors, and "how to love" promises to offer a new perspective on bringing love into our lives in all sorts of ways.
"your love life in lists." enough said. 
which love bird are you? an unusual and insightful approach to relationships that could make for fun date night perusal.
you know what else goes well with that date night? poppin' some tops with this bottle opener handmade by beehive in massachusetts. 
and finally, this sweet book is well-suited for anyone who has your heart this valentine's day! 

love love love for your love

we know that valentine's day can be a touchy subject, but the way we see it, it's a time to tell everyone you love just how much they mean to you. grandparents, parents, husbands, wives, kids, friends -- they're all part of this love-fest. at the rate we're going, our dog might even get a valentine. today kicks off a week of valentine's posts, showcasing some of our favorite cards & gift ideas.  today we're showing you some of our top picks for your special schmoopy.

the winter sale is here!

wow, where did december go? we had a great holiday season, and we are so very thankful that so many of you chose o'suzannah for your gifts. we loved being in on some secrets, knowing what husbands and wives, sisters, mothers and daughters, and friends were wrapping up for each other. it's just the best!

but now that we're in the new year, it's time for the annual winter sale! gotta make room for all our fresh finds. let me tell you, friends, there is SO much goodness in this sale! here are the details:

winter sale starts wednesday, january 7 at 10:00 a.m.

don't worry if you can't make it in on wednesday; the sale will continue for a few weeks for sure.

thank you again for a great 2014, and we are looking forward to the fresh start of a new year!