The beginning of the year has flown by, and we are just floored that it is already the end of February! We have had a lot of fun stuff happening around here, including NY NOW, where we met lots of amazing new Makers, a decision to STAY PUT at our Pop Up location in Somerville, NJ, and the addition of LOTS of new products by new local and global artisans to our inventory. If you are local, be sure to stop by the shop and have a look. Not only is it better to see and feel the types of products we carry in person, but there are some products we carry in the shop that aren’t available online!
Here are a few of our favorite new handmade home and gift products. We hope you enjoy as well!
The impeccable styling and sophisticated scents captured by Brookyln Candle Studio make their Mason Jar and Travel Tin candles some of our new favorites. Hand poured in Brooklyn New York, each candle is made with care, and with only the best ingredients, including soy wax from 100% American-grown soy beans, a lead-free cotton wick primed with vegetable based wax, and premium grade fragrance oils. With no added dyes or chemicals, these candles are not only a perfect specimen of vintage-inspired-modern style, but eco-friendly as well!
Quill & Fox has been a great addition to our list of Makers, and is a perfect fit in our stationary section! We love the sweet illustrations on these succulent notecards, and on the rest of their simple, whimsical notepads and cards, which often feature natural elements and woodland creatures. We love having extra cards like these around to go with a spur of the moment gift, for a random note to say hello, or even to frame together as a collection or around the home.
The gorgeous All Natural, Vegan, and Handmade skincare and beauty products by The Good Hippie have been a hugely popular part of our Apothecary Collection! We recently restocked after selling out of several items, and decided to add a new fragrance to our inventory. In addition to the “Peace” and “Strength” scents we previously offered, we now stock Maker Bri Ussery’s Face, Body + Room Mist and Body Butter in her beautiful “Love” fragrance, featuring a romantic, floral blend of Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Lavender. This mist is perfect for setting the mood for a relaxing bath or a romantic evening…Ylang Ylang and Jasmine are known aphrodisiacs! Find this and more products by The Good Hippie here.
Maker Val McKeehan’s designs all start with a blank chalkboard and a piece of chalk. After her meticulous illustrations and hand lettering is complete, her creations are photographed and turned into prints, cards, notepads, wrapping paper, and more. With sweet sayings or well loved quotes, fun lettering, and neutral colors, her unique style fits well with a range of styles. We particularly love her Floral or Happy Birthday Chalkboard Art Wrapping Paper, for making gifts feel extra special!
Which is your favorite? What would you like to see more of? We love feedback and input from our friends and customers, so we can continue to offer a selection of ethically sourced, handmade home and gift products that you love as much as we do!