Thursday, November 27, 2008
if you're looking for somewhere to give this holiday season, and want to keep it close to home, may we recommend the Greenpoint Church, which among many amazing and forward-thinking things, feeds the hungry. Donate here if you can, or donate your time, if you can. Thanx. though we're not church-goers ourselves, we really value this incredible resource in our community. Many go hungry. They need our help. And the church is looking for volunteers, especially on Weds.....You're amazing,
kisses from the branches, treehouse brooklyn
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
(Thanksgiving in 1911)
From at least the early part of the twentieth century until about the early 1960’s, Brooklyn children celebrated a curious custom on Thanksgiving morning. While Mom was cooking the turkey, kids would put on old, over-size, ragged clothes—usually belonging to one of their parents— and go door to door with small hands outstretched begging for pennies, apples or candy chanting “Anything for Thanksgiving?” The kids sometimes used burnt cork on their faces or wore masks to make themselves look more like ragamuffins while begging for change (see 1911 Thanksgiving photo, “Scrambling for Pennies,” in the G.C. Bain collection). The tradition may have had European roots—and Brooklyn, with a large European immigrant population, became a major borough for a custom that seemed largely limited to New York City neighborhoods and mostly unknown outside of the city. In Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” for instance, Francie participates in the Thanksgiving tradition in Williamsburg, donning a mask.
thanks to the blog Gowanus Lounge for this post. Read more about it at the link. kisses, and happy turkeys for all, treehouse brooklyn
treehouse* here wishing you and yours a delicious and delightful thanksgiving, hoping your dreams tonight are full
of visions of dancing turkeys and tofurkeys...And once you've recovered from the triptophane food coma, treehouse* will be here for you with new longer holidaze hours to help you check those special gifts off the list....from black friday to xmas eve, treehouse* will be open Tuesday-Sunday 12:30 to 8pm. So come by with a cup of joe and check out all our new giftable treasures for ladies, gents, tots, and you too!
Also, there's STILL room in all three craft classes coming up SOON in December....
Here's the DECEMBER craft schedule so far:
Fri Dec 5th 6-9 $60 knitting bootcamp w/ keep it moving kim
Sun Dec 7th 5-7 $50 embroidery w/ cal patch (includes materials)
Thur Dec 11th 6-9 $60 crochet bootcamp w/ cal patch of hodgepodge
check out the classes page on our website, with more detailed class descriptions... and you can now sign up by paypal! Don't kick yourself for wasting another winter season where you could be crafting the doldrums away!!
And remember, you can give a gift of craft this giving season! (not only do handmade crafts make great, personal gifts, but giving the gift of a class is also a wonderful present... why don't you sign yourself and your best friend up for a class? what better present is there than sharing time AND knowledge?
btw, we've always got new and exciting goodies in treehouse for you, yours, and always that last minute birthday/baby shower/housewarming gift. For example:
* beautiful party dresses, vintage and new, festive and eco-friendly
* handknit and crocheted scarves and collars by Sirius*
* handmade holiday cards by los monitos
* cashmere and swavorski crystal fingerless gloves by Elyse Allen
* beeswax xmas tree candles from Ironweed from upstate ny
* gift certificates handmade in every denomination (such a better stocking stuffer than one of those plastic gift cards from staples or the like)
* gorgeous new sterling silver and 18k gold plated jewels from species by the thousands
* so much, much more!
So please don't forget to support local! and dream global....
kisses from the trees,
430 graham ave
btw withers and frost
(718) 482-TREE (8733)
wed-sun 1ish-8ish usually, but NEW holidaze hours are: tues-sun 12:30ish-8ish
ps: we're planning a holidaze party.... we're thinking Thurs, Dec 18th, but not positive yet.... we'll let you know when we know for sure, k? Already have some ideas for the cocktails.....yum!
Save 10% On ALL dresses, new designer AND vintage...just sing a bar or two of "jingle bell rock."
Offer Expires: 12/25/08!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today we lasses at treehouse were graced with meeting the newly-made-brooklyn designer (by way of tennessee by way of japan) hana hattori and her partner whitney and the beautiful dresses they brought to our branches. Hana's beautifully made and lined dresses are created from mainly vintage fabrics, and as avid animal lovers, they donate 5% of all profits to animal rescue organizations. So sweet.... and so are the dresses! perfect for a little holidaze festivities, and also great for layering with tights and sweaters now that the chill has begun.....Come in and check them out! kiss, siri tree