Friday, November 15, 2013

The Holidays Are Here!

Happy Friday Pals!

This weekend we officially close in on 6 weekends until the Christmas holiday. We also only have a week and a half until the start of Hanukah! It seems crazy (where did the time go??), but with our Holiday Wish List Event scheduled for next week I can say, personally, that it feels like the excitement and joy of the season is upon us! We've noticed this past week lots of visitors coming to the shop to get a head start on their gift buying, and we're sure the weekend will be bustling with people bundled up, visiting Portsmouth with family and friends enjoying the crisp air and the downtown shopping our little town allows!

As is always the case, we're hoping that our blog and Facebook page will be a great resource for you all in the next few weeks when it comes to new product updates in the store. Here on the blog we'll be posting amazing gift guides for everyone on your list, and will be sure to throw lots of good stocking stuffer and small-office gift ideas your way, too!

Lastly, before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to share a bit about one of our favorite New England vendors who just shipped a beautiful new array of products to us for the holidays!

Some of you may have seen Alice's amazing handiwork here or here, or even spotted her bags for a hot second in our shop over the summer (we never had a chance to give her and her work the introduction it deserves with the rush of tourists who came upon us in June!)... but we are thrilled to announce that her line of handmade totes and over-nighters, Forestbound, are back in stock at Gus & Ruby Letterpress and we couldn't be more over-the-moon about each and every unique piece she's handcrafted for us.

Exceptional detail, utilitarian materials that are salvaged and re-purposed to make AMAZING, one-of-a-kind bags for people of all ages - these are the details that make Forestbound such a great fit for our shop and customers. Not to mention Alice dreams and operates out of the Boston area. (Gotta love those New England neighbors!)

We'll have 5 new bags arriving in December too - but here's a look at what's in stock now!

Have a lovely weekend pals, and here's to the start of a season full of excitement, surprise, good food, wonderful friends, loving family - and lots and lots of festive cheer!

Best always, and big hugs!

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