Monthly Archives: June 2008

Stoked on Stripey Shirts. And So Can You!

This little guy is so, so stoked on stripey shirts. And the rest of us can join his awesomeness thanks to our new shipment of crazy-soft stripies that has just arrived! Gone are the days of only straight-forward Frenchie sailor stripes of blue and white, red and white, etc. We welcome a new era of subtle celery, critter brown, and creamy delicious butter yellow stripey shirts, crew neck and boatneck and thick strap tanks. Piles of them. Tricycle sold separately.

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Osborn and Woods

Tiger! and Chickens! and Ass!, Oh My!

Some of you may have noticed some very sweet and cheery paper situations lurking around the back railing of the shop these past few days. Well, you’ve gone and noticed yourself some vintage Osborn and Woods dead-stock special special screen-printed postcards. We got our hands on a serious stash of ’em, good for hording, sending, and framing.

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Event: Mimosas, Massages and PRIDE Party!

Another G & G party, so soon? Can’t believe your luck? Believe, bunnies, believe. ‘Tis Pride weekend after all.

Kick off your round of celebrations with free mimosas and massages, courtesy of Massage Master Liz, this Saturday, June 28th. We’ll be setting up around 11 am (that means morning-time!) and you are more than welcome to come on by, even if you have to drag one of us dithering and drooling from the massage chair to get your fair share of rub down action. Hooray for Pride!

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Glitter & Hummmm….

The ladies of Gravel & Gold are downright honored that one of our favorite artists of all time has taken clear-as-day inspiration from our shop when determining the name of his current tour. Mr. Tom Waits is touring the Southlands and Europe this summer under the banner “Glitter and Doom” and we here at the shop have decided that Mr. Waits is more than welcome to send us VIP passes to his July 21st show in Prague in lieu of sending royalty checks for his blatant stealifying of our name.

So, while we post up by the mailbox with bated breath, everyone else should check to see if you can make it to a show—in Prague or elsewhere—by clicking here.

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Totally Awesome Party Good Job Right On

Thanks so much to everyone who turned out for the party last night. While saying our enthusiastic hellos to all of your happy solsticing faces, we also had to bid sweet adieu to some of our most favorite items: the naughty fiesta striped romper cum demure hostess dress, the billowing Mama Cass-ish vintage maternity dress (sold to the most beautiful preggers mama of all time!), stripey shirt upon stripey shirt, and yes, even our beloved, very very grumpy miner friend! Thanks especially to Phillip, our supremely talented Open/Closed sign-maker artist friend, for coming out and to Mr. Ed Masuga for busting out the serious songs. We can’t wait for the next party!

Also, for your daydreaming pleasure, consider this: “On the West Coast, where gold is more abundant, a modern gold rush is taking place, with more mining claims being filed and more people turning to prospecting full time.” Totally, totally. It’s happening in our rivers and streams, it’s happening at Treat & 18th Street, and The New York Times seems to think it’s happening in my home-state of Virginia….

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Event: Solstice Pre-Party Party

Yay! It’s been so warm and outside-friendly these past couple of weeks. Time to ring in our thanks for these long, gorgeous days with a PARTY at Gravel & Gold!

Get a jump on official solstice (11:59 pm Friday) celebrations by coming to celebrate with us (from 7 pm Thursday, June 19th). We’ll provide the ice cold beers, you provide the singing, dancing and howling at the moon.

Also, for those of you sadly bereft of the ability to read microscopic pixillated text on terrific hand-tinted 19th century prints, the fella to the left here is “The Independent Gold Miner on his Way to California.” Now the only questions that remain are, Where did you get your boots? and Can I get you a beer?

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Lookin’ Good

The shelves are stocked and lookin’ real, real good, y’all. We’ve got a bunch of fabulous new items in—silkscreened T-shirts from Raeburn Ink, vintage man friendly shirts and jackets, one very pissed-looking (in a loving way) homemade portrait of a miner and a whole bunch of other beyond-words items that truly belong on your shelves, not ours. Come quick!

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