Monday, 29 November 2010

all snowed in...

We're all snowed in here in Perth today. The schools are all closed, as are many shops & businesses, and there's not much movement out on the streets as the snow continues to fall.
And with no end in site for the big chill, what else is there to do but show-off some of the cosy wearable woollies we have in the shop at the moment from the likes of Donna Wilson, Erin McIntyre, Yungi, Catherine Tough, & Hilary grant! All the details of which can be found here.

We also have a range of very beautiful handwoven lambswool, cashmere & silk scarves by Shetland weaver Emma Blain (aka Aamos designs) which would make very special gifts indeed (£40/£45), and other lovely designs from Donna Wilson (tree cloud, rainbow, & pinstripe scarves, and tip-top hats).

Big thanks to the few brave souls who managed to make it to the shop today - with a special mention to the Ayrshire ladies (complete with walking poles) up here on holiday and hoping to make it home tomorrow. Let's hope you make it!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

lightnight... and a late opening on friday

Tomorrow night (Friday 26th) is the kick-off of lightnight (em...weekend) here in Perth. Which in turn is part of the year long Perth 800 celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Burgh Charter to Perth. To celebrate this there are lots of light type events happening across the toon - 'not only will key landmarks be illuminated, you will find dance, music, installations, exhibitions, storytelling, dramatised walks, talks, treasure hunts and much, much more' as it says in the blurb.

Here at boo vake we will be joining in by staying open to the grand old time of 8 o'clock. It will be cold out there so if you feel like joining us for respite and a wee winter warmer you know where to find us!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

rob ryan

A small departure for us here at boo vake (as we don't usually take on licensed products, preferring to go straight to the maker/designer) but we couldn't resist the new goodies papercut artist Rob Ryan has designed for Wild & Wolf (I know, shame on us!). So for a limited time only we have a selection of these wares, the star of which I think will be the boxed set of 4 'four seasons' plates. Also we have mugs (above), notebooks, purses, wash/cosmetic bags, and some rather large bunting (which is virtually the length of the shop), all with Rob's very recognisable designs on. Pictures of more to appear soon.
boxed set of 4 'four seasons' 9" plates £25, boxed mugs £9, notebooks £8, wash bag £23, cosmetic bag £18, purse £10, printed cotton bunting (in bag) £25.

in the kitchen....

And staying in the theme....
These are some of the other things we have in store for kitchen dwellers. Details of which can be found here.

stuart gardiner

Introducing the 'glove & hate' single oven mitt by Stuart Gardiner - now in boo vake! Complete with hairy wrists and chunky gold chain, with 'love' on one side and 'hate' on other. Perfect!

And another one for foodies - Stuart's 'seasonal guide to British fruit & vegetables' tea-towel (which is kind of self explanatory). A guide to when we should be eating what, and a perfect gift for the budding cook or gardener.
'glove & hate' single oven mitt £14, 'seasonal guide...' tea-towel £9.50

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

open house

Friend of boo vake photographic artist Jenni Gudgeon is having an open studio event this weekend. You can find Jenni over in Dunshalt (near Auchtermuchty) in Fife.

And if you don't manage to make it remember you can buy a selection of Jenni's new photographic Christmas cards right here in boo vake.

day one....

As from today boo vake will be open EVERY day until Christmas! Including Sundays (12-4) and Mondays (11-5), and we may even throw in the odd evening. If you're on the mailing list then we will be in touch, if not keep an eye on the blog or website for details.

Above - some of the jewellery & accessories we have in the shop at the moment. Details of which are here.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

his & hers

We've gone all ancient Greek with these new pillow-cases from Lush Designs featuring fabulous he and she centaurs. They come in a pair and would be the perfect present for a stylish couple.
pair of centaur pillow-cases £29

Friday, 12 November 2010

made by lori

New bird brooches in by London-based accessory designers Lori. The teardrop brooches are made from sustainable walnut and obeche wood, and come in a little customised cotton drawstring bag. Very lovely indeed.

teardrop bird brooch £20

been here long?

The most commonly asked question heard in the shop has got to be 'have you been here long?' To which the reply is 'hmmmn.... just a wee while'. For those not in the know we have infact been selling our wares in Perth since 1993. For anybody interested in such things there is now a potted history of the 'boo vake' on the website under 'about us'. One day I'll dig out some pictures of way back just to prove it!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

gift guide update

Finally the gift guides on the website have been updated! Not everything is on there but it should give an idea of what we have here at the moment. So many things have been coming in recently that it's been hard to keep up so will get back to posting more very soon.
See the gift guides here.