Entries in Pony and Poppy (3)


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...



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 



Pony and Poppy

Pony and Poppy is a wonderful shop I recently found on Etsy. Owner Amy Stone creates hand printed textiles that have simple yet enticing designs. She describes her work as "slightly quirky yet classic and colorful." This incredible bag certainly sums up that description. 

Everytime I see tea towels I'm reminded I need to start a collection. Amy has some really beautiful designs to choose from like this one, Green Fronds. And if you like apples, you may just like this sweetly simple Fruit and Veggie bag.

Amy's favorite items are the Rain Cloud pillow and the Merry Marigold cloth napkins. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Amy believes there is such a thing as Southern hospitality and feels "that's a big part of what makes me want to create things for the home." She strongly believes that "sitting down together and sharing a meal is something to cherish in the crazy mad dash of every day life." Adding pretty cloth napkins to the table is certainly one way to stop, take notice and enjoy the moment. 

This tea towel's design was inspired by a cuckoo clock in Amy's grandparents' basement. As she describes, "They had a wonderful little bar area that had a wall of framed black and white photos of family and friends. In the very center there was this fantastic cuckoo clock that just had me transfixed." This bright yellow design gives the infamous clock a fun, modern twist.

This may be my favorite. It's a flour sack towel that dries hands and dishware quickly or as Amy suggests is great for covering bread dough as it rises or as economical gift wrap. I like the idea of just putting it on my oven rail and never touching it so it stays perfect and pretty. 


Photos: Pony and Poppy   Content: Sweet Peach