shop talk

With a new year on the horizon, my little etsy shop is going to have a few new additions. I'm oh-so-excited about these knot accessories for your home. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing photos of these my knots used in unique ways. A few sweet friends of mine allowed me to snap some photos of these knots in action so you can see exactly what I'm talkin' about. Stay tuned!

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You'll now see curtain tiebacks, light pull cords, and then a nice insta-collection of knots. I love how people are using a mix of knots displayed in bowls and vases--looks so lovely. I just couldn't put the gold feature away after the holiday's so that is sticking around full time plus an addition of bronze to the keychain collection. Rope is such a great medium for all sorts of home styles. It's not just for the beach lover anymore--and I'm okay with that!

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Thanks for letting me share some fun Perch Shop news with you!
Happy Day, my friends.
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Viva La Local / recap

The Viva La Local event at La Diff in Richmond, VA this past Saturday was such an awesome experience. This was my first artisan event as a vendor and I'm so glad I took a huge leap of faith and just went for it. I learned so much about selling as a vendor versus selling online. So many little details and visual displays needed to really make your items marketable. Can you tell my mind has been racing with ideas and ways to improve my little etsy shop!?

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The event team made sure to cover all the bases and really put on a fantastic event. We were set up in a furniture store which sounds odd but it really fit beautifully. Lots of people stopped by and the energy was great. 2014 for Perch Shop is starting off with a bang!

My parents happened to be in town from Florida, so they were able to be there in the afternoon--an extra special treat.

I'll be back this week finally telling all the land about Perch's new products! Stay tuned.....

Viva La Local pop up shop / Richmond

February 8th a pop up shop is coming to Richmond! I'm so excited to participate with Viva La Local and celebrate the handmade movement right here in Virginia. Mark your calendar and stop by to see what's new at Perch Shop!

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Merry Christmas!

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Hope you all had a great Christmas day! Here's to a great 2014.
Love, the Thompson's

for the last minute / gift guide

It never fails that we need a quick last minute gift. No matter how hard we try to make sure we have our bases covered it is always nice to have a few things lined up just in case. So, here are my favorite last minute gift ideas that cover everything from your girlfriends to hosts to next door neighbors.

Target will be your best friend. I mean--linens, wine, stationary. Super spot for quick pick up items.

Don't forget to check your local gift shop. Sometimes these places get overlooked during the holidays but usually they have the best gift options. If your a local, check out Kitsch in Norfolk. They have such a great selection....and you may just see some of Perch's knots there too!

Gift cards can seem impersonal but they never go to waste--at least not in the Thompson home! If you aren't comfortable with a gift card by itself, don't fret there are ways to make it a little more sweet. If you are giving a coffee or restaurant giftcard, pair with a bag of coffee or a to-go menu.

If you are in frantic mode--grab your scissors, head outdoors and snip a few pieces of holiday greenery. Bring it all together by wrapping it up with some paper or twine and call it a day!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday my friends!

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