Monday, December 22

Happy Holidays!

Well, it's getting to the end stretch over here at Happy Owl Glass. We will be closing our website from December 25 through January 5 for a much-needed break. We will return in January with our annual sale-on-everything. We'll keep our Etsy site open in that timeframe, but may not get orders out until early January.

We are now in the Adirondacks where the snow keeps piling up. Luckily we don't mind getting cabin fever for a bit, especially when there is a fireplace to warm us up. Plus, it is Maisy's first experience with snow as a wide-eyed toddler, and she gets to break in her snowsuit!

It may not show in the photos, but there is over 2 feet out there! I wish we'd remembered to bring our snowboarding gear (though with all the other necessities they may not have fit). There is always renting...

Have a wonderful holiday with whatever you do, and we'll be back in January!

Monday, December 15

More new items + express shipping

Got some more new items up over on the Etsy site, including the always lovable skunk (in coaster form).
Later today I'll be adding an express shipping button to the site, so that you can all rest easy (yet pay a bundle) for fast shipping during this busy holiday time.

Also, did you know that Renegade Handmade in Chicago now has an online store? Check it out!

Friday, December 12

New Etsy Items

Just a quick note to let you know about our new goods over on the Etsy site. We've posted quite a few things leftover from the Bazaar Bizarre (seconds galore!), including the Woodland Creature pendants that we're making for next year. I made so many of these, exploring different color options, sizes, etc., and I have a lot of them for sale as seconds or samples. I'm slowly adding them, so look for more in the coming days/weeks:
There are also our animal coasters for sale on the Etsy site, available as sets of two:
Plus, "seconds" cufflinks also leftover from the Bazaar Bizarre:
All this stuff is discounted, as they may have tiny flaws (each listing will say why it is considered a "second").

Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, December 10


Art Star in Philly has now posted the remaining owl ornaments on their website (I happen to think there are a couple really nice ones!):

Get one before they're all taken!

Also, I have donated to another giveaway. This time it is my tiny dishes to the Paper + Stitch blog. Check out all the loot and comment over on her post if you want to win! This giveaway ends on Friday December 19 so hurry on over to Paper + Stitch!
Lastly, I am humbled to be written about on the inspiring blog, Daily Imprint. Check out the write-up/interview here. Natalie writes about some creative, super-talented folks that make my head spin. Somehow I got in that mix... so thanks, Natalie!

Tuesday, December 9

Bazaar Bizarre in a nutshell

This past weekend came and went in a flash! The Boston Bazaar Bizarre proved to be great--a lot of people were unsure, being that it was in a new location (oh yeah, and that little news item... something about a recession...). But people turned out in huge numbers to shop handmade, as in years past. It was wonderful to see!
It was also nice to see old pals. We loved our location near Faythe (Handmade Nation):
Dabney (Mogo):
and of course local friend Tomoko (Tadworks):
We were among good company, though the corner we were in was so cold!!! We all tried to stay warm (note Faythe's fuzzy hat and Tomoko's scarf) whilst chatting it up with customers nonstop. It was very busy! Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the chilly weather! And additional thanks to the organizers of the show for giving us a great new venue.

Friday, December 5

Check us out!

A few quick notes...

First, don't forget the Bazaar Bizarre if you're in the Boston area this Sunday, December 7! We'll be in the Happy Owl/Handmade Nation/Tadworks/Mogo corner. Visit us! It's going to be a great show!!!

Second, have you stopped by Design*Sponge today? I've finally found my true calling... food writer. Okay, so I like food and was thrilled to write a post about it, but I'm probably not going to change careers. But it was fun to shoot the photos (and eat)!Lastly, it is the final day of our '09 Preview sale! Nine new nightlights, each makes a great holiday gift. Our Etsy site has been replenished with a few last ornaments as well, so get them while they last (you can grab some of "all of the above" at the Bazbiz, too!):
Have a great weekend! :)

Monday, December 1

Sneaky Peeky + New Ornaments!

From our newsletter...

Hello dearest customers!

Since you've been so good to us over the years, we are pleased to give you a sneak peek of our '09 nightlights. These will be available for sale only through Friday, Dec. 5! Pass this secret page on to your friends who are fans of Happy Owl but may not read these updates or be on our mailing list! Consider it a big thank you for 5 fantastic years...

We've also had time to make more ornaments that were so well-received last month. Check out the new batch on our Etsy site, and stay tuned for a few more to be posted later this week! Below is one of my favorites in its super-70's colors:

Last but certainly not least, we will be hawking our glass goods at the Boston Bazaar Bizarre this Sunday, December 7! We'll be selling TONS of seconds and regular items at a huge discount. Hope to see you there!