Peach Picks: Jeanée Ledoux

Jeanée Ledoux has a great eye. She curates her online shop, Finely Crafted, to perfection. She's inspired by color, mid-century design, clean lines, original points of view- plus, an artist herself, she has collaborated with a handful of her favorite artists around the globe to create stunning, unique home decor pieces. So of course I asked Jeanée to share her gift picks with Sweet Peach. And as expected, they did not disappoint. Thank you so much for the fab gift list Jeanée. Enjoy...

Mexican chocolate sugar by Beautiful Briny Sea, $16. This sugar blend brings chocolatey heat to braised meats as well as French toast. Now that's an intriguing condiment! 

Gem salt bowls by Bean & Bailey Ceramics, $10 each. These versatile pocelain bowls can gather wee things on a stovetop, bedside table or desk. I adore the pale storm and sherbet glazes mixed up in Chattanooga. 

Bag of homemade caramels by Tiny Buffalo, from $8.25. Sugar and butter and salt. Enough said! 

Walnut flash drive by Son of a Sailor, $36. I seem to have about 537 graphic designers on my list, so I'm on the lookout for stylish gadgetry. 

State letterpress print by Paper Parasol Press, $26. I'm head over heels for the mid-century inspired illustration style of Cindy Tomczyk. She's made a letterpress homage to 39 states, so that covers nearly everyone on your gift list, eh? 

Range ring in gold by Is Was & Will Be, $34 each. I love the delicate simplicity of my friend, Telle Lefler's brass rings, hammered into one of a kind mountain silhouettes. 

Minimalist porcelain Christmas Trees by Honeycomb Studio, $191. Give modern porcelain decor to a loved one who decks out the mantel or credenza instead of a tree. (Like me! Will someone please give me this cluster?!)

Horizon card set of 5 by Native Bear, from $6. Native Bear epitomizes a tribal, modern style that's timeless, not trendy. Speaking of timeless, these block printed notes are useful year round. I can never keep enough cards in my desk. 

Fabric calendar by Jennifer Lesley, $18. I was super impressed by rookie pattern designer, Jennifer Lesley at the holiday Indie Craft Experience. I bought two of these wall hangings without particular friends in mind because they're good staples for the 'present closet.'

Watercolor iPhone case by Britt Bass, $10. This fledgling Atlanta artist is rocketing toward fame, so invest in her original abstract paintings now, and buy her patterned gifts for friends! 

Traveler mug in natural by Go Forth Goods, $25. A few men in my life will find Nathan Ross Martin's leather mugs under the tree. They're beautifully made and practical, plus I admire that he gives 10% of his profits to charity. 

Succulent poster by Finely Crafted and Leah Duncan, $45. I must be a Christmas cactus in another life because I deeply relate to succulents. For other planty people, my friend Leah Duncan and I collaborated on this print series that's a playful take on old botanical drawings. 

 

Top illustration: Rob Wilson of Silas Tom  Pics from respective artists    Content: Sweet Peach

 

Son of a Sailor



I love manly things with a care for style. Like this Charlie Knife by Son of a Sailor in Austin, Texas. It's a small folding knife that comes in six color choices, inspired by signal flags. Handcrafted for rugged, everyday use, each knife has a beech wood handle and stainless steel blade.  

Or there's the swanky cool India Knives. The total length of these is 9" (compared to the Charlie knife at 3 3/4"). It's just one of those perfect guy gifts that you know will get a great response... 

Billy Knopp and Jessica Tata are the talented husband and wife team behind the brand. They have a similar aesthetic and are drawn to wood, leather and brass. They also have a keen eye for color and minimal, geometric design. This Victor Shaving Kit is just so fun and cool, right?  

This pretty pic showcases one of Billy and Jessica's India knives, plus their hand carved walnut cheese board. It includes a genuine leather handle with a brass screw rivet, a nice touch for easy storage. 

The London Valet caught my eye too. Each one is hand carved from a single piece of walnut and is built to prop up your phone, store your change, letters and things. I've just picked a few of my favorites but check out their shop to see more manly (and womanly) things made with a care for style- which includes jewelry, clocks, flash drives and yo-yos. 

 

Photos: Son of a Sailor      Content: Sweet Peach