When I saw this mason jar image stamped on a pretty knob, I knew I wanted to know more about the artist. All my artists I feature on Sweet Peach are from or live in the South. Kristi, from the shop Vintage Skye, is my one exception. Although she lives in Montana, though our writings back and forth, I've learned how much Kristi enjoys and is influenced by the South, as she tries to visit whenever she can.
Besides the lovely knobs and drawer pulls, Kristi also makes clay tags. As I spend a lot of time canning in the summer, I really love these mason jar tags as a way to beautify any jar of preserved lemons, beets or peaches.
Kristi finds inspiration by the world around her. As she explains, "My love of all things vintage, faded and distressed inspires me daily. I will see a pretty bit of architecture or a faded building and an idea will pop into my mind for a new knob."
These bumblebee tags are just too pretty. It makes me want to go buy some raw honey from a local dealer, transfer it to a mason jar and add this sweet bee tag with a piece of twine or ribbon.
This knob reminds Kristi of Charleston, South Carolina with "its lovely brick work and iron gates." It could complement a classic Charleston or Savannah home quite beautifully, don't you think?
These knobs can be used on a variety of cabinetry as well as used for hooks to hang keys or jewelry. Caring for the details can make all the difference in a room and I certainly love all the versatile options in Kristi's shop. As she explains, "They go best with a vintage farmhouse, shabby chic or distressed decor, but there are so many designs that there is usually one that will go with any style." Thanks for sharing your work with us Kristi, we look forward to seeing even more designs in the future.
Photos: Vintage Skye Content: Sweet Peach