In this digital age, a "year of cards" might not amount to very much, but if you (like us) strive to be the type of good friend/sibling/child/human that actually acknowledges moments of importance with a message through the mail, than a year of them can end up being a rather substantial investment. Blogger Wee Birdy took the challenge to create a year of handmade greetings for the low price of £20 (that's about 30 US dollars) by using the templates found in local letterpress Hello! Lucky's book, Handmade Hellos.
You can get lost wading through the 5,000 square feet of gifts and home decor at Dandelion; there so much good yet disparate stuff in that space that it can be a bit overwhelming. So we suggest bringing a compass, pack mule, and maybe some smelling salts to their Spring sale taking place this week, from Wednesday through Saturday. It's located at their warehouse in Potrero Hill, where there will be plenty of finds to be had (with 50% off all sale items) - if you're up to the expedition. Dandelion's warehouse is located at 1300 22nd Street at Mississippi in Potrero Hill.
Warehouse sales make us smile with our heart. Really, what's better than the ultimate find on something you know usually sells for two or three times the amount you paid? If you're of the same mind, then you'll love this: Restoration Hardware is having a big warehouse sale this Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 7PM. The bad news is it's in Tracy (eep!) and our guess is if you want the good stuff you've got to get there early. However, if you're of the true bargain-hunter spirit we're sure you've got it in you to make the trek. Address is 1830 N. MacArthur Drive (zip is 95376), off of the 205. For more information call (209) 830.0015.