Saturday, 29 November 2008

open every day!!

We are now open every day until Christmas!!! On Sundays we will be open from 12-4pm, Mondays from 10am-5.30pm.....and if you are in town tomorrow join us for some mince pies and mulled wine!

katherine emtage

Just in....tweed bags & brooches by Edinburgh designer Katherine Emtage.
above from left to right: bubblegum pink Maya bag in harris tweed(£125); poppy red & indigo Gertrude bags in Borders or Harris Tweeds (£60). below: assorted colours of brooches in Borders or Harris Tweeds (£15).

Thursday, 27 November 2008

gift guide....£10 & under

1. Prod leather screenprinted badges (£2, £3), earrings (£8), pendants (£5);
2. Soop rings...wear together to make a country scene on your finger! (£6 each);
3. 'I've joined the circus' wooden brooch by Haberdash House (£10);
4. Lavender Bod keyrings by The Black Rabbit (£4.50)
5. Tape Measure purse & corsage by Erin Hensley (£10 each);
6. Scented candles byPintail. Cinnamon & orange, mulled wine, cranberry spice, mistletoe & wine, warm gingerbread and many more! (£7)
7. Lush hanging wooden birds. Orange, teal, grey, pale blue & green. (£10)
8. Handmade felt flower brooches by Lynne Ramsay (£7). Also heart brooches (not shown £6)
9. Set of 4 pencils made from a variety of Coniferous (or deciduous) trees by Flights of Fancy. All from managed forests in Scotland. (£8). Also catapult pencils (not shown £5) and twig pencils (not shown £1.50 & £2)
10. Sukie plain/lined notebook in pink, blue, green or yellow (£7). From one side lined paper for notes and from the other plain paper for doodles.
11. Bothy bottle stopper by Glenshee Pottery. Variety of colours (£2.90)
12. Monochrome mug by Dundee designer Johanna Basford from her very popular hand drawn designs. Black on white or white on black(£9)


We've been asked quite a lot about giftbags over time so I've finally found ones by Caroline Gardner that I think fit the bill. Especially good if you want to put a few wee things together. Complete with matching gift-tag. From £2.25-£2.60
*coming up.... some Christmas gift guides*

Friday, 21 November 2008

new donna wilson

New melamine trays by the lovely Donna Wilson!! I have a bit of thing about trays at the moment so I was really very pleased to see these by one of my favourite designers. 4 different designs to choose from. £28

And some new lambswool cushions. Fox & Robin. Each £57

Saturday, 15 November 2008

greyfriars christmas fayre!!

Greyfriars Bar will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre on Monday the 17th starting at 7.30pm!!
boo vake will be there, as will Brig farm shop, The Smart Good Food Shop, & Blues & Browns.
And if that’s not enough Fergus & Ken from the Inveralmond Brewery will be giving a beer tasting upstairs!! There will be plenty of opportunity to talk to the guys and pre-order Inveralmond mini-kegs and giftpacks.
boo vake will have a small (but perfectly formed!) collection of goodies and I’ll be giving a discount of 10% on the shop prices on the night!!!!!
greyfriars bar, 15 South Street, Perth ph2 8pg

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

join the circus!

Just in from Edinburgh's Haberdash House are these brooches and necklaces from her new Circus Collection. The wooden 'I've joined the circus' brooches (I love these!) come printed with red, pink, or black, Henrietta the horse in red, black or white, and Trevor the tiger in red. Brooches are £10, perspex necklaces are £25

...and here it is!

Not a great photograph but I'm sure you get the idea!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

advent calendars

We have just got some advent calendars from Lucy Jane Batchelor which you put together yourself from her cut-out decorations and stickers. I'm taking one home with me tonight so I'll take a photo of it when it's finished and hopefully it will be in the shop window next week! They are £8.50

We have a new batch of goodies from Lush Designs including these Rex & Regina teatowels. A perfect his & her gift! £10.50 each. And their new horse cushions. £34

Friday, 7 November 2008

cosy toes!!

We've just got a delivery of cosy lounging (bed)socks by London based textile designer Catherine Tough. Great for keeping cosy on these long dark nights. In three different colours at the moment...and more to come next week! £18


We've had lots of new things appearing this week but I'll start off with these very lovely handmade notebooks by Glasgow designer/maker Emma Wilson (aka pumpkinsputnik). I was really pleased to get Emma's work here as it really is gorgeous. From £3.50-£8. Perfect stocking fillers!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

well done Ken!!

My very brave partner Ken (a brewer at The Inveralmond Brewery ) made his debut on the new Gaelic television channel last night on a programme about food and drink called Slighe gu Biadh. Brave because he's a Gaelic learner and was extremely (& uncharacteristically) nervous on the day! The whole programme is set in Perthshire (the bit in the brewery is about 8 minutes in) and has subtitles in English. You can see it HERE on BBC iPlayer for the next week.
*UPDATE* My mum (a gaelic speaker) thinks he did very well!!! He'll be pleased about that!