Tuesday, December 20, 2011

good night. sleep tight.

why is it so hard to get out of bed in the morning?

my bed is one of my favorite places and i love adding cute bits to my bed to make it cozy.

we just received these sweet 100% cotton pillowcases from kin ship press in louisville, kentucky.

the sheep arrived today, the arrows are en route...


thank you kin ship press for the photos

Friday, December 9, 2011

keep up the great work...

i just like this.

you just never know when something is going to hit you...


artwork by the good machinery

Thursday, December 8, 2011

rifle paper co...

i have long admired rifle paper co. products, so we now have a variety of their cards our shop.

i always thought holiday postcards would be a great idea. less paper and save on postage, i had just never found cute ones until now...

also, hard to find cute/gender neutral baby card and simple + sweet sympathy card...


holiday postcards

set of 10 for $10

happy new year!

thank you rifle paper co. for photos and great cards!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

simple is good...

i love the simple design of keith kreeger's pottery.

we just got a few new lovely pieces in at the shop...


thanks to keith for this photo

keith kreeger centerpiece vase 

keith kreeger pitcher +

100% linen kitchen towel by fog linen

keith kreeger vases +

organic cotton and help kitchen towel by bookhou

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

the gift of aromatherapy...

i firmly believe in self care. im always looking for ways to bring calm and self care into my everyday life. one way i do this is with aromatherapy.

i have been using aromatherapy diffusers for years. i love to have one in my office and bedroom, a soothing way to go to sleep or make accounting more pleasant :)

we are now selling a well designed Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser. this is a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one...

the diffuser is very easy to use, just add a bit of water and 4 drops of your favorite essential oil and the scent is diffused into the room for at least 4 hours.

we are also carrying aromatherapy diffusers for the car. the diffuser plugs into the lighter and only a couple of drops are needed to make the car smell great.

to use with the diffusers we have lovely 100% essential oil blends that have been wonderful in the shop:

geranium + sage
lavender aphrodesia
italian bergamot
anti-stress blend

come by the shop to check out the diffusers and wonderful scents...


Saturday, November 26, 2011

holiday cards...

the holidays are upon us. hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving, i am particularly grateful it rained last night...

one thing i love each holiday season is finding special holiday cards to send to my friends and family. i love the US postal service and sending paper cards, i don't do it enough these days.

we have a small, but lovely assortment of holiday cards this season...

thank you for the photos 
red cap cards

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

being present...

i want to wish you all a wonderful holiday tomorrow...

we recently got a wonderful print in at the shop, i have a hard time staying in the present sometimes, so it is a good reminder for me. i need reminders.

here is to resting, having fun and being present...


artwork by danna ray

Sunday, November 13, 2011


i want to thank everyone who came in on 11.11.11, it was great to see you all!

we will be at the shop for our usual hours this weekend and next weekend for the East Austin Studio Tour.

we are showing the sweet and thoughtful artwork of Elizabeth Crane Brandt during the tour...stop by and check it out if you have not been by yet.

thanks to all of you for your love and support!


artwork by elizabeth crane brandt

thank you to my wonderful customers who came in to toast with me at 
11:11 a.m. on 11.11.11!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

dreams of tucson....


i have a special place in my heart for tucson, arizona. i lived there for only a couple of years, but they were important and memorable years.

there is nothing like the smell of tucson when it rains, the landscape, the creativity and i met some of my favorite people while i lived there.

i am happy to be carrying the delicate and special, Villarreal Ceramics, from tucson.

here is a peek...


thank you villarreal ceramics for photos

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

planners and calendars at take heart...


i love paper products and we just got some really good ones in at take heart.

we now have a collection of wonderful planners and calendars.

here is to starting 2012 on an organized note with a lovely planner and calendar....


thank you for the photos:
poketo +

Sunday, November 6, 2011

take heart 11.11.11 party!

hello friends,

please join take heart and our neighbors, Switched On, in kicking off the East Austin Studio Tour and celebrating 11.11.11...

take heart is proud to be a participant of E.A.S.T. this year, featuring the sweet and thoughtful embroidered artwork of Elizabeth Crane Brandt. E.A.S.T. is happening the weekends of 11/12 + 11/13 and 11/19 + 11/20.

on 11.11.11 from 4 - 8 pm we will have complimentary wine, snacks and will be raffling off a luxurious spa pedicure from our wonderful neighbors at *ESTY* and three of the beautiful E.A.S.T. catalogs....

we have a limited supply of E.A.S.T. maps, so get them while they last!

Switched On will be having DJs in front of their shop and maybe we will be lucky and they will have some keyboard action too.

So, come by 1111 E. 11th Street on 11.11.11 from 4 - 8 pm to eat, drink, be merry and meet nice people.

thank you to local artist, amy farrier, for this adorable invite

Friday, October 28, 2011

fog linen...

i love linen.

i had fun opening a new shipment of goods from fog linen in japan.

we have a new batch of 100% linen kitchen towels, zipper pouches, coasters and plushies.

we also now have red striped linen coated trays added to our selection.

hope everyone is enjoying the wind blowing and seeing people with their scarves on...


Thursday, October 27, 2011

candles are back...


we just received a new batch of sydney hale co. candles with two new lovely scents...

fig + vanilla
tobacco + sandalwood

and we got the favorites back in:

fir + blue sage
mint + geranium
agave + honeysuckle


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BDJ Craftworks...

i want to say thank you to kevin and brian for creating three additional displays for take heart. i got a peek at them recently and they are beautiful.

we will need them for all the wonderful new items we have coming in for the holidays.

i also got to see some of the new BDJ Craftwork vase color options that i am excited about getting into the shop.

love you BDJ! happy 3rd wedding anniversary...

thanks kevin...

soon to be display...

love these colors...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

hand crocheted rock paperweights...


we just received a batch of one-of-a-kind hand crocheted paperweights. a lovely gift idea...

hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2012 calendars are arriving...

we just received the 1st of our 2012 calendars.

we just love the oneCanoetwo handmade letterpress calenders. each set of months come with its own stump of wood for display.

be on the look out for more creative 2012 calendars to come...


photos by oneCanoetwo
thank you...