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Friday
Apr172015

It's Friday...

...and I'm looking forward to the weekend. Not a free moment today for a full blog post but there is time to share this pretty pic via a wonderful new blog I just discovered, Steph Modo. Plan to spend some time perusing all her posts on upcoming artists, DIY projects and recipes. It's a goodie. Enjoy the weekend...

 

Image: stephmodo.com


Thursday
Apr162015

Arrowhead

Someday, I want a home with white washed floors and if i'm lucky, some weathered white brick...and if that dream so happens, I'm purchasing these modern and playful hairpin tables from Arrowhead.

Arrowhead is a small craft operation based in Durham, North Carolina. The team produces a multitude of custom pieces using local, native hardwoods and salvaged heart pine. These blocky hairpin swivel stools quickly caught my eye, made of red oak and mild steel. 

Here in the South, we love a good bench and this one is a true piece of art, made of tornado salvaged walnut and a steel base. 

This porch swing is beautifully constructed without even one fastener...just rope and some crafty engineering. To see the entire current collection of handcrafted pieces by Arrowhead, just click here. 

 

Images: arrowhead-nc.com     Content: Sweet Peach

 

Wednesday
Apr152015

Checking in with Handmade Studio TN...

I always love to check in with my favorite southern artists to see what they've been up to. Like Morgan Williamson of Handmade Studio TN, who handcrafts the prettiest dinnerware and serving dishes for the home.

Each piece in the collection is made to order. Oh, how I would love to own a whole set of Morgan's dinner plates, each with a subtle texture and one of a kind form. And they go so perfectly with vintage silverware...

Whether it's bowls, cups saucers, plates or tumblers, Morgan crafts pieces that are as pretty as they are practical, meant to be used and passed on to future generations. They are 'imperfect' vessels, showcasing the mark and point of view of the artist. 

One of my favorite gifts to give is this cheese board imprinted with Morgan's signature lace texture. (reminding me of her stunning Chamberlin Platter, which I blogged about previously) Plus, these sweet ceramic cheese markers, finished in a glossy buttercream glaze, are another perfect gift for the cheese lover, of which I know many. To see Morgan's entire collection, just click here. 

 

Images: Handmade Studio TN     Content: Sweet Peach

 

Tuesday
Apr142015

Sydney Hale  

I've been a fan of Sydney Hale candles for quite some time. The candle line is full of scrumptious scents and are all beautifully packaged. That's all I need to become a devout fan...

Meghan and Chris Cook live in an old farmhouse in Purcellville, Virginia. In 2007, Meghan began a small shop on Etsy to sell a single line of candles which soon became wildly popular, turning her part time hobby into a full time job. 

The soy wax candles are crafted in small batches with all ingredients and packaging sourced from the US. 10% of profits also goes directly to dog rescue organizations. With her and Chris' continued success, their collection continues to grow...

...which includes a new line of deliciously scented room sprays. I'm eyeing the Gardenia one as I always stop to smell gardenias- one of my favorite flowers. I imagine this room spray needs to be in my posession very soon. Check out all of the Sydney Hale scents, (and a fab dog shop) here.

 

Images: Stephen Hansen, Inhar Chong, sydneyhaleco.com    Content: Sweet Peach

 

Monday
Apr132015

Bracelets, by Billy Moore

Good news. Billy Moore, the Tennessee based craftsman behind the incredible leather distressed belts, has recently added bracelets to his collection... 

Leather, copper and sterling silver are Billy's materials of choice. His bracelets range in price from $60-$170. 

Billy's double wrap leather bracelets are made from hand worked leather, then softened, painted and weathered by his hands. A copper hook or buckle is the finishing touch. 

As stated on The Lodge site, "Billy's methods are unique among leather craftsmen. Inspired by his father and grandfather who knew how to build things and fix them when they're broke, he uses his hands and tools created by nature to craft his pieces. After acquiring leathers from American tanneries, he conditions the skins, sometimes waist deep in a river, othertimes using a tree stump, or even with boulders to give an uneven finish. See all of Billy's bracelets, here. 

 

Images: Cause and Effect     Content: Sweet Peach

 

Friday
Apr102015

Prints by Pomalia

I'm a bit partial to Scandinavian design so I was happy to discover the Swedish company, Pomalia. The designer, Pauline, has illustrated a bevy of international cities including a handful of select southern locales...

Pauline is inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and modern design and her prints have a bold, playful vibe. I personally want the Copenhagen one, if only to remind and encourage me to visit there soon. Believe it be...  

 

Thursday
Apr092015

The Knot Bag

As much as I salivate over bags, you would think I have a whole closet full. I do not- but I'm working ever so slowly towards that goal. Next one on my list is the Knot Bag by Elizabeth Suzann of Nashville, Tennessee. 

The Knot Bag is a design achievement in simplicity, offered in both large and small sizes. As shared on Elizabeth's site, "The deerskin leather has a Japanese-inspired origami shape with no buckles, hardware or zippers. Throw in your daily essentials, pull the longer handle through the shorter handle to close and you're on your way." 

Elizabeth is a self taught designer with a passion for crafting thoughtful, minimal items of the highest quality. The Knot Bag is just one small part of her impressive clothing and accessory collection. See it all, here.

 

Images: elizabethsuzann.com      Content: Sweet Peach 


Wednesday
Apr082015

Bold MFG

Besides white washed floors, another item I yearn for in my home is a cool mailbox. Someday, I suppose. Until then, I will lust after the steel, modern beauties made by Bold MFG in Austin, Texas. 

Each style can be chosen with or without a lock feature. Made of raw steel, the mailboxes will develop a brown patina with time, looking weathered and lived in. I like that...


I particularly like their offerings with the classic 'Post' or numbering- and for some of the models, when the light hits it just right, will shed a cute shadow on the wall. See all of Bold MFG's creations, which include larger scale steel mailboxes and house numbers, here. 

 

Images: Steel House MFG   Content: Sweet Peach


Tuesday
Apr072015

Consider the Wldflwrs

Emily Howard of Consider the Wldflwrs in Nashville, Tennessee designs delicate, pretty jewelry without breaking the bank. I like that in a jewelry designer...

Her pieces, which range from necklaces and rings to bracelets and earrings, are most often available for less than $50. The style is what catches your eye- simple and playful yet modern and refined at the same time. 

As I love to celebrate my home state of Georiga, I'm a fan of Emily's Tennessee Stamp necklace, priced well at just $40. The Bronze Sling was created with the intention to spread love and joy while the Double Block necklace serves as a reminder that two is better than one. So many good finds in her collection-  a perfect site to bookmark...

 

Images: Consider the Wldflwrs    Content: Sweet Peach

 

Monday
Apr062015

The Fouled Anchor

Every town should have a quality men's shop so it's always good to hear about a new one opening its doors. Last week, Carrie Koens shared a link to The Fouled Anchor, a new manly brick and mortar located in her hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee...

Patrick Muncey opened The Fouled Anchor late last year with the intention of sharing some of his favorite handcrafted, small batch goods - products made with passion and care, like this overnight bag by Bros. Leather. 

This hand shaped Whisler Civilian Longabaugh hat is another quality pick by Patrick, who offers a bevy of lifestyle products for the modern man. If you're in Johnson City anytime soon, it's certainly worth the stop. For the rest of us, peruse the online shop for a look at Patrick's hand selected manly favorites.