Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays

A last pre Christmas/New Year update, a few last minute gift ideas, Christmas opening hours and huge thank yous.
Firstly trading hours until Christmas are every day 10 - 6 and 10 - 4 on Christmas Eve.
We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing day, reopening on Thursday 27th at 10 am.
We will also be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Regular trading hours are 10 - 6 Monday to Friday and 10 - 5 on Saturdays
l'uccello has had a huge year, mostly highs and the odd low so despite being a little weary we are very happy with how our little shop has grown.
None of this would be possible without the support and encouragement we receive daily from our gorgeous customers, we are so lucky to be surrounded every day by such an inspiring and creative group of people. So thank you all so much for such a great year, have a very Happy Holidays, we wish you all a lovely time with family and friends.
Below are a few delights to inspire last minute gift ideas or just a little eye candy, including Max whipping up a quick batch of pastry for home made mince pies.
Delicious Sophie Digard handbag, better be quick Santa it's the last one.
Gorgeous new feather light linen embroidered scarf from Sophie Digard of course.
Luxurious hand loomed silk Ikat cushions from Uzbekistan
Lovely new designs from French label Inoui, in wool/silk blend
New Moda range Metropolitan Fair has just arrived, lovely Poison Greens 
Also just in Barbara Brackman's The Morris Apprentice Range
Lots of patterns and colourways, Morris fans beware!
Lovely frenchy style gifts, enamel soap dishes are back, lovely vanilla-ery scented candles and bath salts from Barr & Co, French linen water for divinely fresh scented sheets and antique French Linen tea towels with hand embroidered monograms.
Take a quick trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul with these beautiful Olive oil soaps and cotton hamam towels
Shiney sparkly lovely
My Christmas present to me, mid 19th century circus costume, of course I NEED it.......
New obsession, hand made cultured butter made in Australia, try it on a D Chirico baguette Unbelievable!
Before we opened today Max had a quick lesson in pastry making, in a past life I used to bake and cook for a living.
We will post pictures of the end result when this becomes mince tarts, seriously yum
Have a very merry time! xxx

Friday, December 7, 2012

All I want for Christmas is a Sophie Digard

We have had some lovely new Sophie Digard arrive in the last few days, pretty summery linen pieces both crocheted and embroidered. This is a quick catalogue of some of our stock, we have included a few winter items for our customers in the Northern Hemisphere. Please contact us for further details.
A quick note about Christmas store hours and progress with the online store.
We will be open everyday until Christmas from 10am to 6pm including Sunday. Please note if you are planning a visit on a Sunday the lift is unlikely to be turned on (building management policy) so access is by stairs. 
We will be closed for all public holidays, I will post exact details a little closer to Christmas.
The online store is still under construction, between tech issues, busy shop and the huge number of items to documented we are way behind schedule. We hope to launch in some limited capacity in the next few days fingers crossed and then after Christmas we should be able to get everything else listed. In the meantime we can of course arrange mail order over the phone, thanks for being so patient.
 No 1 Woolen crocheted handbag with tiny embellished velvet balls  SOLD

No 2 Large woolen scarf

No 3 Large woven ultra fine woolen scarf with embroidered detail

 No 4 Large woven ultra fine wool scarf with embroidered detail
No 5 Crocheted wool and kid leather gloves
No 6 Embroidered velvet broaches
 No 7 Large linen crocheted scarf
 No 8 Large linen crocheted scarf
 No 9 Large crocheted linen scarf
 No 10 Large linen crocheted scarf
No 11 Large embroidered linen scarf (embroidery is done in wool) and covers the whole scarf

No 12 Large embroidered scarf, linen on linen, embroidery is across the ends only

No 13 Large linen scarf with embroidery over the whole scarf

 No 14 linen crocheted bag with small embellished velvet balls SOLD
 detail of above  SOLD
No 15 75 cm necklace made from crochet linen and velvet
Have a great weekend x

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thanks Santa

 Well Santa has definitely outdone himself this year, l'uccello is bursting at the seams with gorgeous new stock. We shipped in these lovely display cabinets from Sajou in France, filled with their lovely thread. We also just had to get this collection of Soie De Paris, long filament thread perfect to add lustre to your fancy work.
The store has been busy with Christmas shopping, and is looking very festive this year with new bunting made with Liberty and linen and miles of colourful bobbly Christmas lights, I will try to get a good picture tomorrow.
We went to see the Diana Vreeland movie this evening, you MUST see it, it's fabulous!

I think my eyes look a bit like this lovely vintage style glass owl, there have been some very long days lately.
We have so many lovely decorations this year, how sweet is this little deer sleeping
So exciting,
 we have just had our first batch of Liberty Tana lawn manufactured into bias binding
Gorgeous new creations from our workshop, little Marie Antoinette shoe pincushions. All made with special textiles and vintage trims. I have handed over some of my favourite treasures collected over many years for these lovelies, but I think it is so worth it.
Superb deliveries from Sophie Digard and Ayala Bar have just arrived, we will post more pictures shortly.
Sorry the chat is so brief, it's late and the computer has been very badly behaved today. I will however make up for it in the next few days.
Have a great day X