suzannah's wishlist!

here we are at december 23 already! we'll be at the shop on saturday, christmas eve from 10 til 5ish. on christmas day we'll be digging through our stockings and sipping some yummy nog, and we're going to extend our christmas a little bit and also be closed on monday, december 26. the shop will reopen at 10:00 on tuesday. we look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow for all of your down-to the-wire gifties! here are some of suzannah's faves, all of which we still have in the store...come see!


this is a favorite wintery children's book. though not specifically holiday-themed,
we love the celebration of chilly air and white snow. (not that we can imagine it
snowing in virginia any time soon!)


jonathan adler butter dishes are such an amazing combination of form and function.
who doesn't want to encounter a happy dachshund pup or this sleek white whale while
buttering the morning toast?


infinity scarves have been popping up in all sorts of variations, but we love
these cozy 100% merino striped numbers that are made by mackintosh of scotland,
a clothing and accessories line founded in 1875. we have a few different stripes --
black, a pinky-orange, gray, and brown.


holy moly, these roost drusy rings bring the sparkle!



we're so excited to be stocking the wild unknown calendars again this year!
artist kim krans creates line drawings of birds, bunnies, feathers, and nests
and then pairs each drawing with a song lyric, with contributions from
bob dylan, neil young, emmylou harris, fleetwood mac, and many others.


last, but certainly not least, lotta helleberg's lavender sachets are a perennial favorite!
made here in charlottesville, lotta grows the lavender herself and then
prints soft linen with botanical specimens, the impressions formed by the direct application
of ink to the leaves themselves. these sachets smell so amazing and are a
perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift. you'll rarely find an o'suz girl without a set in her car!

that wraps up our holiday wishlists for 2011! thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has shopped at o'suzannah this season, and we're excited to see you soon with your
new o'suz jewels and gems, bags, scarves, wallets, etc! happy holidays, friends!

jessica's wishlist!

yippee, christmas is nearly here! we've been wrapping up a storm here at o'suz, and we love seeing the goods going to exciting new homes! we'll be here everyday right through christmas eve, so if you've still got a few names left on your list, come see us! let's see what made the cut for jessica's wishlist...



this 3-d pop-up animal calendar is so snazzy! each animal stands on its own
and shows you two months at a time. once the year is over,
just refold them inside out and you've got a little paper menagerie!


everybody's been loving the fresh, clean scents of blithe & bonny.
we have candles, soaps, bath salts, and bubble baths
in jasmine, rose, lavender, grapefruit, and (jessica's favorite) eucalyptus mint.
seriously, so yummy and packaged in all recycled materials!


oh, sibella court, we love you so. sibella is an amazing stylist, shop owner, author, and traveler.
her most recent book, nomad, just hit shelves, and it is a stunning visual chronicle
of the inspiration she draws from her travels.




coral & tusk is the bee's knees, and these little holiday ornaments
are painfully adorable. all embroidered in brooklyn by stephanie, it's tempting
to leave these out all year! (p.s. there's a narwhal!)

even if you do pack up your ornament, there are other options,
like this amazing framed "owl wreath." these balancing critters want to come home with you!

lastly, these necklaces from iswas+willbe are made of tiny czech seed beads
with a nice chunk of agate at the center. we have all of the colors you see above,
so now the only difficulty is choosing which one. these are jessica's go to gift for everyone
from picky teenagers to your favorite aunt.

we'll be back soon with suzannah's wishlist!

aaron's wishlist

it's getting busier by the hour here at o'suzannah, but we still have so many good treats for your peeps (and we know you'll find some things to add to your own list)! aaron's wishlist is full of pretty grays, blues, and silvers. here we go...


this soft jersey cowl is handmade in israel by mora.
it is so very cozy and would be extra perfect for someone
who is sensitive to woolly winter wear.

oh, how we love barbara wiggins' sparkly silver leather!
this pouch is great for throwing in your bag or for carrying as a clutch.
these lifefactory glass water bottles have been flying off the shelves.
their rubber covers come in a variety of colors, and you can just throw
them in the dishwasher at the end of the day!


jenna rose's ships bin is great for storing scarves and mittens or toys.
these are all hand screenprinted in canada and are composed
of organic and sustainable materials.

jessica and suzannah are up next -- stay tuned!

becca's wishlist!

we're back with becca's wishlist! the countdown is on, but we still have so much good stuff in the shop for you to snag. we look forward to seeing you soon! onto becca's coveted items...

patch nyc make some of our favorite scarves, and they've also teamed up with
soap and paper factory to create the most amazing scents,
available in candles and in these solid perfumes.
hello, perfect stocking stuffer!

these little handmade creamers from pigeon toe ceramics
are a sweet treat for your best coffee pal.

this is another one of those pieces whose sparkly goodness just doesn't translate in photos! debbie fisher uses pyrite and garnet in this delicate single strand of beads and gems.
(these have been going fast so come see them soon!)

we always love our mincing mockingbird, and artist matt adrian recently changed up
the formula for his panels. the images are now printed directly onto the surface
so that the wood grain shows through the ink in this large owl,
titled moments when my gaze goes vacant.

aaron, jessica, and suzannah are coming up - stay tuned!

eleanor's wishlist

we're back with more wishlist action! this collection of goodies comes from eleanor, one of the other new faces you might have noticed around o'suz in the last few months. eleanor spends most of her days working in the gardens of monticello and is always ready to entertain (and educate) with interesting TJ anecdotes. here are some of her favorite things!


cashmere socks and sweater tights from ilux.
cozy feet are a necessity in the coming months!


alice waters' 'the art of simple food' is one of our favorite cookbooks,
good for foodies and newbies!


many of you out there swear by your highway bags,
and this shimmery pewter number is perfect for winter.


la compagnie de provence's marseille soaps smell ah-maaaazing,
and we love their simple but bold glass bottles.




now for some stocking stuffers!
every year the hudson valley seed library works with artists
to create inspired packaging for their heirloom seeds.

flip & tumble bags roll into themselves for easy storage.
they're great for shopping and come in bright, cheery colors.
good for carrying home your holiday loot!

stay tuned for more wishlists as hanukkah and christmas inch ever closer!

rachel's wishlist

happy december, friends! we're gearing up for the holidays here at o'suz, and we wanted to share some of our favorite things, our own little wishlists. you may have noticed some new faces in the shop since we expanded, and today's list comes from rachel, who started with us just a few months ago after moving to charlottesville with her new husband. (congrats to the lovebirds!)



soap & paper factory roland pine candle
so many people have commented on how much this candle smells
exactly like the holidays at their childhood homes.



you know we love our katie mawson fingerless gloves!



several years back todd oldham started a campaign to bring attention
to the work of designer charley harper, and this beautiful book
remains a perennial fave around o'suz.



2012 is just around the corner, and the vintage-inspired botanical illustrations
of rifle paper co. will make the gray skies of january and february seem a little brighter.


photographs of this last item on rachel's wishlist can't do it justice.
made in israel from sterling silver that is woven together, this "hammock" necklace
by mora feels like super fine chain mail that moves as you move.

stay tuned for more wishlists in the coming weeks!