Entries in Jeanette Zeis (8)


Grandmother's Baking Bowls...

When I think of the holidays, I can't help but think of the kitchen and like many of us, our grandmothers. I just spotted this amazing Grandmother's Baking Bowl set over at the Garden and Gun site and wanted to share. They're a smart and beautiful collaboration between Ashley Leckey Schoenith of IceMilk Aprons in Atlanta and Jeanette Zeis of Portland, Oregon (formerly Atlanta). 

These were inspired by the stacks of mismatched bowls grandmother's seem to always have in the cupboard. Made of vintage white porcelain clay with the added lovely touch of a red imprint laurel design, this set is one to be used, kept, cared for and passed on to the next lucky family member. What a great gift- plus Jeanette is happy to personalize the bowls as each is made to oder. Learn more, here.


Photos: Margaret Houston; IceMilk Aprons    Content: Sweet Peach


The Stylish Vegan

One of my favorite potters, Jeanette Zeis has come out with a vegan-centric line. As she shares, it's ceramics "made for vegans, by a vegan." 

Jeanette has created dishes and bowls in various sizes that display the vegan name, all with her signature style and pretty pastel palette. 

It's funny, I give my dogs nutritional yeast every day, but I know it's good for me too. This may prove a good reminder of that as I love the inspiration. Thanks Jeanette. See all of her vegan-centric products plus her beautiful signature cake stands and salt cellars here.



Photos: Jeanette Zeis Ceramics      Content: Sweet Peach


Gift Ideas, for her...

Voluspa Candle Vermeil Collection, Authentique Home in Atlanta or Anthropologie, $24; Aristide Traywall Art, $125; Colette Bream pillows, $89-$118; Felted Acorns by Feltjar, $12; I Love You art by Sugarboo Designs, $85; Bench x60, $199 with promo code 'SWEET50';  

Bike basket, $79; Kristi Baker hancrafted journal, $30; Simple Pear Vase, $17.50; Imogene + Willie custom blend coffee, $15.00; Emily G's jams, $8.50 each; Fort Remington handcrafted wooden spoons, $7-$29; Bexar Goods tote bag, $215.

Jeanette Zeis mixing bowl, $42; Sydney Hale's Blue Spruce and Spearmint candle, $28; Pomegranate Farm's crochet coasters, $10.50; Pony & Poppy tea towels, $44. 

Setting bowls, $56; La Pera Poster, $550; Becca Stadtlander's Strawberries print, $22; Cities 2013 Calendar, $30

Who needs diamonds or fancy cars when you could be lucky enough to own either of these scrumptious bags from Peter Nappi in Nashville? ($395, $675)

My personal favorite gift for gals this year are the individually made Wobbly Plates, sold at the indie-pendent in Atlanta, or here. Handcrafted by Brigitte Bouquet, they range in price from $15-$27 each. They're amazing textural pieces, made prettier stacked together or placed in various colors atop your dinner table...



What's New? 

I like to check in to see what's happening with some of my favorite artists that I've already featured on Sweet Peach. Many times they've added just one or two new items to their shop so I thought the best way to showcase some of their latest creations is by putting together my recent favorites in one blog post. 

Clarke Titus of Rough South Home in Atlanta has done well with his amazing pallet chairs. His latest creation is now availabe with colorful steel legs, which add strength as well as a more modern, stylized look. 

From top left: Fox & Brie Woodland Gingham bow tie ($45); Whipping Post vintage messenger bag ($265); Whipping Post guitar pick bifold wallet ($37); Twelve South BookBook for the new iPhone 5. ($59)

From top left: Aqua serving tray by Jeanette Zeis ($62); Alabama Chanin organic tote bag ($20); Pony & Poppy set of three tea towels ($44); Colette Bream owl pillows ($84); Visuaria retro print ($17); Bla Bla cloth dolls ($34).

I've seen the Sideshow Sign Co. in the press lately and I really love all the new items Luke Stockdale handcrafts for his shop, including this incredible state sign for Tennessee and cherry red exclamation mark. Old Try creates some of my favorite artwork of the South so I was happy to see these incredible new prints for Louisiana and Mississippi. Hope you liked the roundup of latest finds. Perhaps one would make the perfect xmas gift...


Photos: Respective shops  Content: Sweet Peach 



Spring Finds

It makes me feel so good when I ask an artist to be a part of Sweet Peach and they say yes. So, in gratitude, I like to share their amazing creations as much as possible. These Spring Finds are from artists you've all seen before on Sweet Peach...but featuring some items that may be new or not yet seen. I love the colors and feel of the above print, Ruby Heart by Jessica Swift. Jessica embraces color and has an inspiring site to peruse...

If I could, I'd own 100 tea towels, most of which were created by Amy Stone over at Pony and Poppy. Jeanette Zeis' pottery is a regular feature on Sweet Peach as her cake stands are just incredible art pieces. The lovely garden shop, Sea and Asters offers these great pastel colored pods for your air plants...perfect for Spring. 

You may remember Laura Malek, who makes the most precious felted birds. Sugarboo Designs is behind this You Are My Sunshine pillow and Blabla Kids still creates the softest most adorable dolls, like Claire the Cow and Wooly the Sheep.

Just a few weeks ago, I featured Kristi Baker and her unique handcrafted journals. I recently perused her site again and found this new addition, called Spring Garden. It's beautifully made and one of a kind, so hurry up and buy it if you love it. 

Spring is a good time to start anew and buy a pretty print. Both Etsy shops, Flourish Cafe and Wicked Paper are experts at reminding you to smile. Click to find Rain Decor or the Be Silly print. Ellen from Visuaria emailed me yesterday and showed me some new artwork that I really love, which includes Different and Tropical Sunset. 

I'm a bit of a journal hoarder myself. I have way too many but I love them all equally. I'm always scribbling down ideas randomly and then of course, can't remember in which journal I wrote what. If I had this Thoreau moleskine journal via Subtle Acts, I may use it for my most thoughtful of thoughts... Leah Duncan's pocket notebook would be great for all my to-do lists...

Julia Farill of Redbird Ink recently sent me some Love & Joy letterpress notecards that I just adore. Now, she has some I Love You So So So So Much cards that are just as sweet. I just adore this flour sack size tea towel that's as beautiful as it is functional via Pony and Poppy. And Stacie Bloomfield makes some wonderful and colorful animal pillows, found here.


Photos: From respective shops     Content: Sweet Peach 



My Imaginary Kitchen

I like my house but the one room I'd love to do over if I had the money is my kitchen. So I decided to peruse Etsy and find some elements to bring my imaginary kitchen-to-be into existence. I chose the color palette of pale blue/green, orange and brown. This whole idea began when I saw this gorgeous platter from Swede 13. Shop owner, Angie from Winter Park, Florida added a few coats of duck egg blue paint to this once silver tray. Now, I'm completely smitten...

Vintage glass bottles with ever fresh flowers in them is a nice thought...and every kitchen needs a clock, this one made by Spartus in Louisville, Mississippi in the 1960's. Jeanette Zeis pottery- well that's a must. I love her oversize teacups in orange. And Jeni from Barking Sands Vintage in Maryland offers this gorgeous silver and walnut salad bowl in her Etsy shop. I think I'd use it to hold fresh fruit...

I recently bought some vintage cocktail forks at Authentique in Atlanta. They came with a little bow on them just like this...and I love them every time I see them in my drawer. So I think vintage spoons should be on my list too. 

Perhaps I should check into a clinic but words can't express my love for this lamp. It's Danish modern with a ceramic and walnut base and so so lovely. If you follow Sweet Peach, you know I have a thing for kitchen nooks- so this is my idea of a key essential for my nook. I'd add this atop my cafe table along with a pretty tablecloth, close to a window. An easy, happy place to daydream...


Photos: Swede 13, Barking Sands Vintage, Jeanette Zeis   Content: Sweet Peach


Monday Freebie...


One of my favorite posts this year featured artisan, Jeanette Zeis. She creates the prettiest pieces of pottery, adding her trademark pastel colors and detail. Jeanette has been kind enough to offer the salt cellar for this week's Holiday Sweetstakes giveaway. It's available in a variety of colors, just look on her site to see them all. And leave a comment to win! This Friday, December 9 at 5pm, the winner will be picked via and notified via email. So don't forget to leave your email address in the comment section.

One of the newest items on Jeanette's site this year are these lovely oversized teacups and saucers with scalloped stitching. As Jeanette says, these would make an "adorable addition to any kitchen cabinet or tea party." See the teacup sets here. 

If you live in Atlanta, be sure to check out Jeanette's Open House this Saturday, December 10 from 12pm-9pm at 658 Angier Ave NE, Atlanta 30308. Live pottery and screen printing demos will take place at 3 and 6pm. Featured artists will be Jeanette Zeis and Kenn Twofour. Thanks Jeanette!  


**This Sweetstakes is now closed. Sweet Peach fan, Kristine has won! Thanks for commenting....



Vessels & Wares

Jeanette Zeis makes her living as a full time potter. And when you see the quality and detail of each piece, you can understand why. I love the style of her salt cellar that is so sweetly feminine. 

Jeanette uses stoneware, a durable white clay that is reminiscent of porcelain but a bit easier to work with. She thinks of her pottery as "clean, bright and utilitarian with a welcoming feel." 

Jeanette loves the focus of attention that her craft demands. As she explains, 'It's such a tactile medium, you have to be fully involved in it and give it all your focus."

Located in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, Jeanette's workspace is just 400 square feet in size. Yet with large windows and white cement, it's an initimate, bright space to relax and get to work. Jeanette grew up in Greer, South Carolina and is a Southern girl at heart. She recounts her childhood as 'definitely Southern, rural, with lots of okra and pimento cheese." She enjoys living in Atlanta and loves how there is a certain honesty about the South. Plus, it doesn't snow or get too cold here. I copy that sentiment...

Her favorite items (and mine too) are her cake stands, which took much time and care to perfect. All her pedestals showcase the attentive detail that each piece demands as well as her signature scalloping or ruffles along the edges.  

Her best sellers are her oh so lovely berry bowls and cupcake stands. These stands are really fun as I like how they celebrate the lone cupcake. 

Another signature of Jeanette's work is her color palette which showcases pastels and the softer shades. Each handcrafted piece takes much care and time to produce. Adding firing, glazing and drying time, it takes an average of 12 days to create each ceramic item that is as functional as it is pretty.

Inspiration is key for any artist. I liked her wall of art and illustrations and took a few pics as she told me how she is inspired by patterns and colors found in daily life -whether that's architectural detailing in a nearby building or the way someone's colors work in their outfit. 

See all of her lovely creations including dessert stands and hanging baskets here. Thanks for letting me peek into your world for a bit Jeanette...such wonderful artistry at every turn...


Photos: Sweet Peach and Jeanette Zeis    Content: Sweet Peach