Thursday, March 4, 2010

Putting In Our 44 Cents

Antique Postage Stamps, $.10 each.

With Valentine's Day and Christmas behind us, it may seem like you have little reason to write a card. There are birthdays on the horizon sure, and Mother's Day will be here before you know it, but allow your friends at Twosided and Foursided to give you this friendly reminder:

You don't ever need a reason to mail a card.

Have you ever opened your mailbox and found a card unexpectedly staring you in the face? What about coming home to find an envelope with your name on it sitting on the counter? How did it make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? Well, for the cost of a card - which is far less than the cost of a meal, a drink, or most other tokens - you can make someone's day. The best part? You don't even have to be there to do it.

That $.44 (or less if you send a postcard, more if you need your mail to travel across an ocean) can get your special note anywhere it needs to go. Don't feel daunted by the task, you don't need to write a novel - a funny or artful card with a "Hope you are well" or, "This made me think of you" will do the trick just fine.

We love that you read our blog, friend us on Facebook, and enjoy our Twitter Tweets, but don't underestimate the connections to be made in the analog world as well. Allow us to challenge you, dearest Foursided and Twosided fans, to step away from the computer for just a moment and write that card. Carve out a little time from your day to make someone else's day with a personal note just for the fun of it. You won't be sorry you did, and who knows, with a little luck, someone just might return the favor.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Greetings From Foursided!

The first postcard to be printed as a souvenir was made in 1893 advertising the World's Columbian Exposition - hosted right here in Chicago; since then, the fun of buying and mailing postcards has become an activity that most have partaken in at one time or another!

Your friends at Foursided in Andersonville have just acquired a treasure trove of vintage postcards from stateside destinations both big and small - ready to be mailed (some are blank!) or crafted into something fun. Want a piece of home from the state you grew up in, or need a bon voyage gift for a friend? Chances are we have a postcard with your name on it! Postcards are $5 each, and depict iconic images from each location. Grab a little piece of Americana today with these

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flights of Fancy

Birdie line drawing, $12.

Large Sparrow, $16. Small Sparrow, $9.

Tweet tweet, chirp chirp, birds are here to stay, and this trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon! We have a few new birdies in our stores worthy of sharing, including the porcelain birds in flight pictured above. Available at Twosided and Foursided in Andersonville, these lovely sparrows are ready to hang on your walls alone, or in a flock. If art is what you are after, you will enjoy a Edith R. George pen & ink bird drawing (middle), available at Foursided in Lakeview, with several styles to choose from. Paintings incorporating the bird drawings are also available at Twosided. Decorate your nest with these fine feathered friends today!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Measuring Up

If you are tired of plain vases and boring bowls, we think these new pieces made by Homart will measure up to your style needs. These ceramic beauties, all with a pour lip, add a fun graphic element to your table with their exterior ruler and black and white color scheme. A bouquet of flowers will look quite fun when paired with any of these, and we are sure you will get lots of inquiries about your unique choice of containers. Available at both Foursided in Andersonville, and Twosided, the small bowl and pitcher retails for $10.75 each, and the large pitcher retails for $21.50.