Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mod Dinning

So sleek and stylishly mod. Designed by Warren Platner in 1966. Everything from mealtime to a game of cards would get a chic twist when enjoyed at this table. White glove delivery is even included in the sticker price... ooh la la.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year

Well, another year has come and gone and I hope it was a good one for you. As for me, I am ready for a brand spankin' new year. Ready for a little champagne on New Year's Eve and to kiss 2010 goodbye... complete with tooting horns and glittering fanfare! If you have a chance take a peek at these refreshing items in our latest treasury.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


We wish you a merry holiday and a happy new year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gift Guide for Mr. Bear and Family

A little collection of gift ideas for your neighborhood bear and cubs. Take a peek here to help give these wonderful sellers a chance at Etsy's Front page.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings for all!

You may wonder why a card company like Farouche would every think about giving away free holiday cards, especially during the busiest time of the year? It may seem kind of silly but, to us it makes perfect sense. We realize that the true meaning of giving can sometimes get lost in all of the hubbub. This is our way to help, we ask nothing in return, just pay it forward with kindness and hopefully together we can spread a little more good cheer!

When you print out the cards for yourself maybe consider printing a couple extra. You could slip one under the windshield wiper on someones car as a random act of kindness, or give one to that sweet little old lady down the street that doesn't seem to have much family. For some, the holidays can be really hard if money is tight or if they don't have someone to spend it with. Please tell your friends or family, these were made to be shared and help us spread good cheer this holiday season!

Our Season's Greetings cards come in two color choices, red or blue. Measuring 3 x 5 inches when folded, they fit perfectly into a 4 bar envelope that you can find at most office supply stores. We recommend using card stock to print these on for a nice card feel. Oh, and how can I forget, we also made matching gift tags so you can wrap up all of your holidays in a similar fashion!

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Season's Greetings cards in blue

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Season's Greetings cards in red

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Season's Greetings gift tags

And the winners are...

Thank you to everyone who entered our November giveaway! We always enjoy hearing other people's holiday traditions, they all sound so joyful.

One of my favorite holiday traditions happens each year at the very end of Christmas. After we have stopped by every family gathering we know of, hugged every relative in sight and eaten more food than you normally would consume in two days, we end our Christmas at Joe's father's house. There we finish the evening all curled up on the couch, or the floor, surrounded by a mountain of wrapping paper and watch The Grinch cartoon. Every year it marks the end to another great holiday.

Congratulations to Melissa and Lilly for winning our November giveaway. If you both would please email us your address and choice of holiday cards to, so we can ship them in time for the season. To everyone who didn't win this round we do have another little surprise that we think you might like. It will be posted very soon so check back!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Viva Mid Century Modern

A little space-age style to brighten your day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Paper Fashion

For just a little while I thought it might be nice to take a break from the holiday hubbub and share these wonderful paper dresses with you. I know it is kind of kooky to think that these dresses were a bit Avant-garde, and somewhat of a rage in the sixties. Originally inspired by Pop Art, paper dresses became a fun way for companies and even politicians to get their message seen. What do you think? Maybe to be avoided if you live anywhere especially damp, which might explain why they never quite caught on as a Niagara Falls souvenir.

Monday, November 29, 2010

November Giveaway!

It's giveaway time again! We are pleased to be giving away two sets of Farouche Holiday Cards to two lucky winners just in time for sending out to friends and family this holiday season! Both winners will be able to pick out which cards best match their taste. There are the Seasons Greetings from the little squirrels in two color choices- regular and subtle. As well as the ever popular Holiday Deer cards.

For your chance to win you must either be a follower of this blog -or- a fan of our Facebook page. To enter please leave us a comment below about one of your favorite Holiday traditions.

Contest ends Sunday, December 5th. The winner will be announced Monday, December 6th so make sure and check back to see if you have won! Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, November 26, 2010


We hope ya'll had a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving yesterday. Like many of you, I had to sleep off the turkey-coma with a nap on the couch. Happily dreaming of when I might actually have room in my belly for a nice slice of pumpkin pie and apple cider.

For some reason squirrels remind me so much of this time of year. It seems like everyone starts to get cozy in their furry sweaters and enjoy the company of others a little more during the holidays. I came across the tattoo above this afternoon. I don't believe that I have ever seen a squirrel tattoo before and I must say it was well done indeed!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mermaid Island

What girl didn't want to be a mermaid when she was little? I can even remember practicing for the day, if by some chance accident I might turn into one. My friends and I would train for hours by swimming like we had a fin instead of two legs and seeing how long we could hold our breath under water. Ah, imagination....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bows Before Hoes

Bows before hoes, words to live by indeed. Take a peek at my latest treasury and help these wonderful Etsy sellers have a chance at the front page.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


May I always be easily amused.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To be fearless...

For the wild lion tamer inside all of us.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


When searching for a shortbread recipe yesterday I happened upon the Brigitte-Keks. How sweet are these cookies?! They were all created with the nifty European gadget. It is a cookie cutter and letter embosser all in one. The kit comes with an assortment of type so you can imprint any message you little heart desires. I have yet to find them for sale in the states but, there seems to be several European sites that have them available. These would be so much fun for the holidays.

Monday, November 1, 2010

And the winners are...

When it comes to fabulous Halloween costumes of course the professionals at MAC may have a tiny advantage. I spied this amazing makeup job by MAC here.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments telling us about your favorite Halloween costumes. From the Chia-pet dog outfit to Mrs. Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction, it was truly fun imagining them! Our winners for this month are TaylorMade who dressed as the Mona Lisa, complete with a frame, and Erin who was once a cuckoo clock. Will both of you please send your mailing address to so we can ship out your prizes. If you didn't win this round don't despair, there is always next month's giveaway. We hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We hope all you fairy princesses, ghouls and goblins are well bundled up tonight and have a wonderful and safe Halloween! Just remember not to trust any old lady offering you a bite of a "magic wishing apple" and maybe steer clear of Sleepy Hallow altogether.

Monday, October 25, 2010

October Giveaway

It's giveaway time again! Are you ready for this month's giveaway from Farouche! We are pleased to be giving away a "Follow Your Heart" print in the medium size to two lucky winners!

For your chance to win you must either be a follower of this blog -or- a fan of our Facebook page. To enter please leave us a comment below about your favorite Halloween costume. It could be a costume you wore or maybe even one you made for your child or grandchild. My favorite costume growing up was being half of a two-man horse. My best friend and I trotted down the lane with a feedbag full of sugary treats.

Contest ends Sunday, October 31st. The winner will be announced Monday, November 1st so make sure and check back to see if you have won!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Foxy Fox

Just in time for this fall season- animal friendly fur. I am not sure if I have enough moxie to pull off wearing one of these "fokses" but, I like them. Handmade by Celapiu in Poland, I love the juxtaposition between the classic style of traditional fur wraps and playful use of felt and wool.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Goodness

Most of you have probably seen the comical ad campaign for Guinness during the 1950's in which the frantic zoo keeper is always trying to save his refreshing beer from the thirsty wild animals. Well, zoo keepers truly did have something to worry about... especially when it came to the ostriches.

The black and white image of miscellaneous items above was taken by Frederick W. Bond, a photographer at the Zoological Society of London. Along with more conventional photographs of the animals in the London Zoo, he also photographed objects retrieved from the inside of an ostrich's stomach. A list of what the bird swallowed was noted on the back of the print.

Most likely the ostrich had snatched items from guests at the zoo, as well as any other random bits within it's reach. The ostrich managed to ingest a lace handkerchief, one buttoned glove, a length of rope, a man's handkerchief, coins, metal tacks, staples, hooks, and a four-inch nail... and you thought toddlers were bad!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Go With the Grain

Who ever said all technology is cold never gave these headphones a try. Handmade in Germany, the high quality leather and Zebrano wood adds warmth and of coarse a bit of luxury.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Love

A teacup bunny is my Monday Love pick this week. All nestled in and snug as a little bunny should be. I hope you have a great week ahead!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Into the Wild

Another week has come and gone. To close this week I will leave you with the stunning photography of Nick Brandt. Working exclusively in Africa to capture touching moments in these creatures lives and bring awareness to how truly special they are. I hope you will find his work as touching as I do. Have a great weekend everyone!

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