Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inspiration Board

Great way to display mittens for an online store

Gorgeous New Year's Dresses - Stay tuned for Thursday when I do New Year's dresses available at Hawk & Sparrow

Cute Gift Tags! Wish I had found these earlier!

Such a pretty pattern.

Love this garland!

This week I have been in the Eastern Townships near Montreal where my parent's have a place. My roommate Leila has been watching the store which I am so grateful for. It has been so relaxing to be here in the mountains and snow! I haven't really taken a break since opening the store so I have been catching up on sleep and eating. So much eating. How have your Holidays been so far? Here are some colourful images from around the web currently making me happy. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's! Hawk & Sparrow will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday but closed Sunday. xoxo

Sunday, December 25, 2011

This Week's Store Hours

Monday December 26: 11 - 6
Tuesday December 27: CLOSED
Wednesday December 28: CLOSED
Thursday December 29: 12-6
Friday December 30: 12-6
Saturday December 31: 12-5
Sunday January 1: CLOSED

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you all for your support and love this year. I am really happy with where I am in life right now. I hope you all have or find that same happiness. All the best for the New Year! xoxoxoxo

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Why Not?

Why not go for a hike...

With your two best girlfriends

And when it gets chilly,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Good Outfit For a Friday Night Out With Friends

Pair this outfit with a white tank top

You can find this on etsy!

Nice and Simple black boots that don't distract from the outfit.

A little pop of colour!

Bolero Jacket $35.00, Wool Pants $40.00, Black Purse $30.00, Black Boots $40.00, Rose Ring (also found on etsy) $15.00

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spotted: Steph Seagram

Steph Seagram from The Cossart Exchange wearing a Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dress from Hawk & Sparrow at Hamilton City Council Chambers

I thought it would be kind of fun to have a post called "Spotted" where I would have customers send me photos of themselves wearing something they bought at Hawk & Sparrow. If you are interested please email me at hawkandsparrow@hotmail.ca and give me your name and where you were when the photo was taken. Thanks! Happy Shopping! xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspiration Board

A whole wall of inspiration!

Cool felt soaps - I love how they are displayed here!

I don't even like these foods - I just like the layout!
These pouches are so cute and come in such a great colours!
How sweet is this arrow ring? It would make a nice Valentine's Day gift ;)

This week I finally got some rest. I have worked two weeks straight and have been going out on top of that. I am glad I will be fully rested in time for the long drive to my parent's place in Quebec. It will be so nice to be out in the country and with family. Hope you all have wonderful Holidays! xoxo

Hawk & Sparrow's Hours for the Holidays:

Monday 19 December: 12-6
Tuesday 20 December: 11-6
Wednesday 21 December: 11-6
Thursday December 22: 11-6
Friday December 23: 11-6
Saturday December 24: 11-4
Sunday December 25: CLOSED
Monday December 26: 11 - 6
Tuesday December 27: CLOSED
Wednesday December 28: CLOSED
Thursday December 29: 12-6
Friday December 30: 12-6
Saturday December 31: 12-5
Sunday January 1: CLOSED

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why Not?

This holiday, why not curl up on a comfy couch

By The Christmas Tree...

With a cup of coffee...

and a good book,

Wearing a long comfy sweater from Hawk & Sparrow.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Post Christmas Blahs

Looks so vintage-y!

With Every Purchase Made in December, Receive this $10.00 off coupon on Anything! in Store

If you're like me, you get a little depressed after the Christmas festivities. I usually need a pick-me-up during this time. Actually let's face it, I need a lot of pick-me-ups so I created a little pick-me-up for you guys! Yay! With Every Purchase Made in December, receive this $10.00 off coupon on Anything! in store. Yes, that's right on anything in the store. Even if the item is only $10.00 then you get it for free! No read between the lines or read the small print or spend $50.00 to get $10.00 off. Plain and simple. Come on down, the coupons are running out! xoxo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Outfit of The Week!

Good Outfit For a Tea Party ;)

Gold Sparkly Shoes, $40.00

Cobalt Blue Leather Skirt

Gold Chain, $15.00 and Gold Maple Leaf Broach, $15.00

Floral Sweater, $30.00

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Inspiration Board

What a cozy set-up. That looks like some good chowder!


This is my dream house. I would spend so much time here just escaping the world!

Remind you of Hawk & Sparrow? I love colour blocking!

I want these!

I really enjoy putting together my Inspiration Board posts. I like collecting images that make me happy and sharing them with you. It's also helpful to recap the week and reflect especially when the week has been a particularly hard one. This week was just one of those weeks so I needed a good pick-me-up. Here are some items that have brightened my week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Handmade Is Better

Once in a while I am lucky enough to stumble upon handmade or custom made vintage items. The work and patience it takes to make something handmade or custom made is something that many apparel brands do not value. It seems like everything has to happen right now whatever the cost. However, I do feel like there is a rebirth of handmade like with the etsy site and most local designers. Above is a 1970s handmade pair of wood and leather sandals made in Italy. Below is a 1950s handpainted pink flower summer dress made in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both summer items yes, but I figure we need a little reminder of warmth today.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mrs. Claus Would Approve

A Succulent Wreath. I am a big fan of succulents but can never seem to keep them alive so this wreath would be a bad idea for me. I still love it though.

I want a tree like this one for Christmas. The pine cones are so cute!

These tags satisfy my traveling junkie self and it is such a good way to reuse old maps.

How sweet is this? I always forget about advent calendars but I love the idea of getting little gifts everyday, I mean who doesn't? I would put a different piece of someone's favourite candies in each box.

This image actually inspired me to wrap all my xmas presents like this. I wasn't able to find a cool tissue paper print like this one so I settled for a turquoise and cobalt blue one. I am also a big fan of twine haha it just feels like such a handmade and back to the basics thing.

I woke up this morning feeling kind of feisty. Before the store, I went to the market and got really frustrated by people bumping into me, just one of those moods I guess. But then I saw all these old ladies dressed up in ridiculous Mrs. Claus outfits and almost laughed out loud. They brightened my mood and got me into the holiday spirit. Here are some creative festive images I stumbled upon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hawk and Sparrow On Etsy

1890s Moroccan Silver Bracelet

1960s White Lace Pleated Skirt

1960s Carpet Clutch

1960s Asian Handkerchief

My goal has always been to put Hawk & Sparrow online so I am happy to announce that it has finally happened. Hawk & Sparrow is now on Etsy! The etsy store is called HawkandSparrowOnline. Most of the items found on Etsy can be found in store so if you are in the Hamilton area could you spread the word to your non-Hamilton friends and family? That would be great! I have about 20 items right now but will be updating new ones everyday. I am really looking forward to seeing where this online store goes. Hope you are all enjoying the holiday shopping and not getting too stressed out. Happy shopping and thanks for reading!