Peach Picks: Courtney Hamill

As if Courtney Hamill of Honeycomb Studio wasn't cool enough with her gorgeous ceramic vases, antlers, ornaments, lighting and more that she crafts by hand in her backyard Atlanta studio, I recently found out that she is also a beekeeper. I had the pleasure of receiving a mason jar full of her southern made honey and have used it almost every day. As I sip my morning tea, I'm grateful to Court and her bees for starting off my day with just the right amount of sweetness. So, of course, I asked her to share her gift picks with Sweet Peach once again. (here is last year) Oddly enough, almost every one is honey colored...

Handmade Wreath, $50. One of my favorite floral designers in the city has been sharing some seriously gorgeous, minimalist wreaths and garlands on her Instagram feed this year. I pretty much love everything she comes up with so I would love to deck my halls with her creations. Follow her Instagram feed to learn pricing and availability of all of her latest wreaths and garlands. 

CAMP Workshops (Atlanta), from $175. So this could be a bit of a splurge, but they say that experiences are the best gifts, right? CAMP is an awesome collaboration of some of the most exciting talents in Atlanta's vibrant creative scene who get together a few times a year to offer workshops. 

Bronze Sling Necklace, $30. A new (to me) Instagram discovery, I love everything about this jewelry designer's simple, natural aesthetic. I particularly love her delicate rings but since I've been cursed with fat baby hands that don't lend themselves to elegant stacking rings, I'm going to stick with this awesome necklace. 

Oblong Burlap Tray with Gold Stripe, $90. I know, I know. I'm a ceramic artist so I should just be able to make my own, right? But North Carolinian, Lindsay Emery, has a style that complements mine, yet is all her own. She's a wizard with glazes and on the wheel and while I picked one platter style, anything she makes would be a welcome addition to my home.

Spicy Honey, $14. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am an avid bee keeper and a fan of all things innovative when it comes to honey. I also pretty much grow nothing except habanero peppers in my garden during the summer so honey + spicy is something I'd love to get my hands on (and perhaps try to recreate in the future). 

Skincare Set, $18. This cute little family made the decision to uproot their NYC lives and move down to rural Tennessee in order to pursue their dreams of a goat farm that produced farmstead cheeses and organic skincare products. Their farming model is based on overall health and sustainability, grabbing them the Grand Prize for West Elm's Small Business Grant this year! 

ATL Hat, $50. I'm not a huge hat gal, but a hand-stitched looking, wool ATL hat to rep my city? You had me at hello. 

Holiday Flannel Wood Veneer Sunglasses, $92. I'm always on the lookout for good sunglasses and I love the turquoise details in these one-of-a-kind specs. If you already follow Becca and Doug on Instagram, you know that not only are they angels of mercy for a menagerie of super cute animals, but they work tirelessly hand cutting all of the wood veneer for their glasses. A labor of love...

 

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