Monday, December 3, 2012

Crazy for quotes, words and letters

It seems like half of what we sell every day is something with a quote or initials.  Words are extremely popular right now to wear AND decorate with!  These are some of our most popular items in the store.   For those of you looking for gifts for the holidays, these are a great idea for friends and family. 
This one is really simple and kind of rustic. 

Everyone asks us to ship these windows but it's so expensive!  They're large and bulky.  We sell a ton of them in the store.  They're made by a local artist called Old Barn Rescue.

This Coco Chanel one is the same artist.  A lot of these go into little girls rooms!

Tiny charms are always popular.  These are $12 each.  I love them because they have gold and silver on them so they go with everything.
The mother of pearl initials are very popular as a gift.  They're so classy!  $18 each

Last but certainly not least are the books cut into the shape of letters.  We have these in our Brentwood store and in the co-op downtown.  At $12.50 each, we can hardly keep enough in stock to keep up.  They are all one-of-a-kind so it is really fun to open the box and see what we've gotten in each shipment.

 Do you love words, quotes and letters?  We definitely do!  If you like any of these items, you can always call and we'll hold one for you or ship it.  314-963-9784
Thanks for reading!  We hope you're having a great holiday season!!-Lindsay

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

French Script Paper Tabletop for the Holidays

Hi all, I wanted to share our most recent fun event with you.  We were lucky enough to be asked by St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles magazine to be a part of their annual holiday tabletop tour. We had to decorate a table and then give a little presentation about it every hour last Saturday.  The event raised money for Ranken Jordan so were were thrilled to participate.
The first thing we did was pick a theme.  This was so easy for us because our favorite holiday collection in the store is a french inspired theme with a lot of script paper elements.  How fun is it to decorate a tabletop with something unexpected like paper?
 Above-Eiffel tower box by Cody Foster and bird with script paper wings from Bethany Lowe.

This treetopper/table decoration designed by Lesa Davis is another of our favorites.  It was definitely one of the main inspirations for the tabletop.
Our next task was to pick out a special treat for visitors, so Sarah came up with the idea to do a hot chocolate bar.  Here's the blog where she came up with the idea.
We made a huge batch of hot cocoa and got biscotti, peppermint bark, whipped cream, marshmallows, and peppermint flakes.  It was so fun!

Here is the actual tabletop that we came up with.  Since Emily worked on it more than any of us, we decided that she should do the presentations. 

More paper elements

 The runner in the picture below was just a piece of old burlap that Kristin made paper flowers for.  She just hot glued them onto the ends and voila!, we had an inexpensive runner that tied into the rest of the theme.  Don't be afraid to make little inexpensive creations like this!  If you add them to pieces you buy, it will look like you spent a lot more money than you did!
 The centerpiece of the table is a big mercury glass jar with some juniper sprigs and branches.  Emily clipped some of the script flowers onto the branches to match the flowers on the napkins.

Emily tied little wreaths with bows onto the back of each of the chairs around the table.  Aren't they darling?!  She used a ribbon with a script pattern so that they would tie into the theme.

She used little juniper berry sprigs that have just a touch of blue in them.  To tie in the blue with the table, she brought in some light blue napkins.  She used pine as a charger too.
Emily did a great job with the tabletop tour and we've had some wonderful customers tell us that it was their favorite one! I'm so glad we were able to participate this year and I hope we do it again next year!  What is your favorite part of the table?  We'd love to know!  -Lindsay
If you like anything you saw, you can get in on our website!  Here's a link to the holiday section of our site.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Collective Saints and Sinners Party

I recently posted about setting up at the new co-op in downtown St. Louis called the Collective.  If you haven't read it yet, here it is.  We're really excited about being in a space with other creative people and can't wait to see it grow!
They have recently gotten their website going too.  Check it out!
Since we are one of the vendors, we were invited to a Saints and Sinners costume party to celebrate the opening.  My mom and I were joined by 2 of our employees, Emily and Katie.  Here they are below.  Katie wore a really fun red flapper dress!
This is my mom in our space.  She had a mask to go with her furry vest but it was hard to keep on with her glasses.  Sorry for the dark pictures.  It was pretty dark in there because they were doing an awesome light show.
There were also cupcakes from The Cup, wine from Copia, and pizza from Pi.  Basically my personal heaven..

This is me with Brian Simpson, owner of East + West in Kirkwood.  He also has a space in the Collective.  He makes a pretty good zombie I think. 
I waited too long to plan my costume so I just had to settle for the tried and true witch hat.  It's basically the go-to costume for the person without a costume.

This is all of us in the space.  I wish the picture had turned out better!  Darnit! 

See the lights on the wall?  It says MX below because the Collective is a part of the Mercantile Exchange.  It's basically a series of buildings with shops and dining including Pi, the Blues Museum, the Collective and the new movie theater.  I think it's going to be so amazing for the downtown area. 

We had a great time at the party and it made us even more excited about the Collective.
The Collective opened today so you've gotta check it out!  Washington Avenue has really grown and I think you'll be surprised if you haven't been downtown in a while.  Let us know what you think when you visit and be sure to tell them The White Rabbit sent you!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our setup for the Collective in downtown St. Louis

Hi guys, it's Lindsay here. We just finished setting up our space in the cool new Collective downtown and I wanted to share the pictures and info. It's a store full of local boutiques that was dreamed up by Nicole Benoist.  It's really a fun concept.  Here is a list of the boutiques that are in the Collective:
Adam Foster
Alternative Apparel
Byrd Style Lounge
Genovese Jewelers
Ivy Hill
Kate Pollman
Oh Lolli Lolli
Q Boutique
Retta le Ritz
STL Style
twigs & MOSS
Wai Ming
White Rabbit
Women’s Closet Exchange
Phoenix Rising
City Sprouts
Located in the Mercantile Exchange district on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, it's a great spot to attract visitors, tourists, and local sports fans and residents.  I (Lindsay) recently moved downtown so I can walk to the space and make sure it looks good.  I'll be changing the displays frequently to keep it fresh.  Here's the awning:
Below is a picture of the space before anyone had moved in.

We checked in on Friday and this is what our space looked like.  It's just a blank wall with 2 partitions on either side.  We love a blank canvas!  What a fun challenge!
I have kind of taken over as the project manager for the space since I live a few blocks away and I have friends that live downtown.  I'm hoping that I can bring in goodies that some of the residents in the lofts will love.  We bought a little differently than we do for our main location because I think the customers will be a little different.  I think it will be tourists and young residents.  There is a lot more color in this display than our customers are used to from us!
 We've got candles, jewelry, these metal clocks, and lamps in the space.  Susan from Knollwood Lane made onesies that say "made in St. Louis" and totes with the Arch on them.

The french cow head is my favorite part.

These necklaces have vintage maps of St. Louis on them.  We sell them in our Brentwood store too and they have been a huge hit.  I displayed them in an old suitcase.

Here is my mom and I in our space.

After setting up, we walked next door to Pi and had lunch.  It was so fun and we cannot wait for you guys to see everything.  You can see pictures of other booths on their facebook page.  It opens in a few days so get ready!  Let us know what you think when you visit!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Angie's House-Favorite Spaces Winner in STL Homes and Lifestyles Magazine

I entered my mom in a decrorating contest for boutique owners through St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles magazine.  Our customers are always asking if her house looks like the store, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finally give them a peek inside.  We entered my old bedroom, now the guest bedroom, and she won!! Here's the article:
Here are some photos I took and some by the photographer the magazine sent(Anne Mathis):
I have the cutest mom.  She even wears a lot of white lol.

 Just about everything in the house is from The White Rabbit.  Imagine that!  She sneeks things home when I'm not looking. 
I love the idea of a message to guests on a chalkboard!

Below is us at the awards party.  It was so much fun.  I'm glad we remembered to snap a picture.

Since you guys are always asking about her house, I thought I'd share a few more pictures of it. I'll take more soon, but here's what I have so far. Here's my brother's old room.  It's also a guest bedroom now. 
Old suitcases are one of our favorite things to decorate with.  You can stack them, paint them different colors, hang them as shelves...etc.

She didn't specifically have a headboard for this room yet so she just hung a chalkboard behind the bed.  Voila!  Cheap headboard.

And last but not least, the master bedroom.  Yep, that is also my Dad's bedroom.  My dad lives in a house with my mom, 2 fluffy shih tzus, and a whole lot of pink and white.

See the trunk at the end of the bed?  Daisy and Bailey(shih tzus) like to sleep on it at night when they get hot in the bed.  It is too cute when they're both stretched out on it!

She needs some photos or notes on her memo board!  It has the pins but it's naked!  The word "Paris" is stenciled on there.  I love it.

Notice in the picture below that my mom must have thought the plant wasn't tall enough to balance the height of the statue so she stacked some books under it.  Easy fix right?  Try it!
I have a strange obsession with the vintage pink lamp below.  It has a glass base with pink flowers.  The pictures in the frames are me and my little brother when we were kids.

This antique wardrobe has been in my parents' room since I can remember.  I remember trying to get inside of it when I was little.  She likes to keep her change of season's clothes in here.  When I was little, it was stained a dark wood color.

My favorite part about this room is the vaulted ceiling.  You can see it below.

People ask us a lot of questions about balance.  They want to know if everything has to be matchy and the same shape.  You can see in the picture below that she put a mirror in the center and then balanced out the two sides with similarly sized items.  They don't have to be the exact same shape or color as long as they balance each other out.

Look for the article about my mom and her guest bedroom in the October 2012 issue of St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.  I'm so proud.  I will take more pictures of her house too.  Thanks for reading :) -Lindsay