Artisan Picks: September 2017

Belinism Ceramic Hanging Pots
Ceramic hanging pots © Belinism

I don’t know about you but I love anything and everything small batch and hand crafted. There’s just something so great about stumbling upon an exquisitely crafted artisanal find, snatching it up and then marveling in it’s specialness each time a friend or family member asks where you got it. I’m such an artisan junkie that I’ve managed to curate a pretty significant list of wonderful that I thought I’d share with you. With the holiday’s approaching I think the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s hoping you find something fantastic for everyone on your list, but most importantly, I hope you find something extra special for you!

Ceridwen Hazelchild Design Canvas Wash Bag
Canvas wash bag © Ceridwen Hazelchild Design
Belinism Ceramic Hanging Pots
Ceramic hanging pots © Belinism

Etsy Finds

  1. Avashamichael has beautiful handcrafted pottery but I especially love these ceramic spoons and these lovely incense holders.
  2. I love the joyful whimsy of these ceramic hanging pots by Belinism and the pleasure I get from bringing art into my home that’s not only decorative but useful.
  3. I love the delicate gemstone earrings and the beautiful  crystal candles by JaxKelly.
  4. The gorgeous gemstone drawer pulls and knobs by BottegaInspirations can turn an ordinary cabinet or dresser into a positively charged, unique design element in your home.
  5. I’m totally inspired by the sweet handmade pillows from Clever Betty and plan to buy at several for my kiddos rooms.
  6. I love every single thing by Ceridwen Hazelchild Design. I’m especially fond of the canvas wash bags.
  7. ArksAndAnimals has the most beautiful heirloom worthy wooden childrens toys.
  8. In preparation for the impending holiday’s check out MeredithRosePetal if you need beautifully decorative and functional Christmas stockings to hang on the mantle.
Arks And Animals Wooden Toys
Wooden toys © Arks And Animals
Clever Betty Pillows
Handmade pillows © Clever Betty

Word Of Mouth Finds

  1. I found these inventive bitters by Dram Apothecary in a small shop in Jackson Hole WY and have become totally addicted. My favorite is the Palo Santo Bitters. I use just a few drops of it in my morning tea or coffee and it gives it a lovely woodsy taste and aroma. I’m also dying to try some of their syrups and teas.
  2. A friend of a friend makes these gorgeous hand woven wall hangings that I absolutely love. Check out her website Three Tunnels for plenty of designs and decor inspiration.
  3. That same friend introduced me to Casey Gouveia’s Go Be You skin serum. I’ve never worked with Casey but I love her healthy mind, healthy body, healthy skin philosophy. Her lovely face serum is a bit pricey but you only need one pump twice a day. The skin softening, smoothing and glowing effects are well worth it.
  4. I stumbled upon Wyoming Whiskey on my Jackson Hole adventure and am loving it! For me whiskey cocktails are my drink of choice come fall and this stuff makes a very, very fine Old Fashioned!
Go Be You Skin Serum
Go Be You Skin Serum
Three Tunnels Hand Woven Wall Hangings
Hand woven wall hangings © Three Tunnels
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  • Mon

    what more beautiful things !! I always read you, today is my birthday and I finish my day reading you! big kiss and read the next post!!!!

    October 2, 2017 at 4:39 am Reply
  • Heather MacKay

    I, too, am a whisky/bourbon gal. Living in Montreal one would think our selection is high, but it is quite the contrary. This, I would love to try – neat or with a splash of water. There is a lovely whisky from just a bit north in Alberta (Dark Horse) and that is yummy. Smooth, quite rich and very elegant. Give it a try if you can find it.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful tidbits and ideas – love them!

    October 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm Reply
  • Christine St. Onge

    Living in the NEK of Vermont, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many creative artisans. I love to support local and be supported by them. Thank you for sharing your finds. I love reading through your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

    October 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • Helen H. Lynn

    I love that you shop small, artisan shops. One of my favorite Etsy shops is Appaloosa Designs. She hand makes the most beautiful turquoise and natural gemstone jewelry. I grew up riding horses with the artist and she is equally as amazing as her work. Each piece I have from her is so unique and special. River Stone Pottery is also a great Etsy shop! I am totally buying some of these pieces on your list for my nieces this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

    October 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply
    • Katherine Heigl

      I will check both stores out asap! Thanks for the recommendations!

      October 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • Jacqueline Luna

    Appaloosa Designs, fantastic.

    October 9, 2017 at 1:45 am Reply
  • Sharon McCrea - Sweet Escape Products .com

    Hello from Ireland. Having run to local arts n crafts shops here that sold locally created pieces of art and fantastic crafts. I am now getting ready to launch an all natural, handcrafted range of products for men, women and the home. So if you are interested Id be more than happy to send some your way. I highly suggest our fresh rapeseed and beeswax, air purifying candles. They are wonderfully scented with the finest essential oils. Id be honoured to have you use them. Proud maker rant over, Im very passionate about what I do and who I do it for. Im a single mom trying to the best for my kids and environment that they grow up in. Getting inspiration from mother nature herself. Be happy x

    October 11, 2017 at 8:15 pm Reply
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