It’s here!! Decor Boxes have shipped and I am finally revealing all of the beautiful pieces in our Fall/Winter 2022 Makers’ Decor Box! (Did you miss out? Hurry! I have reserved a few for you *RIGHT HERE*, while supplies last!)
As you know, each season, we send out a box packed full of gorgeous home decor, curated from American makers and artists. In the past, we’ve featured everything from pillows, throws, florals, candles, trays, and MORE! I personally curate 8-10 high quality products that have been sourced for their incomparable quality and for your delight!
Each Makers’ Decor Box debuts the latest issue of “Homemade: The Makers’ Almanac”, our quarterly publication “From: Susie”. Each issue includes photos and features of our makers, alongside style tips to layer your new products.
This issue, we’re featuring Lena Schlabach of Farmhouse Frocks, as well as a recipe and DIY from our in-house expert and my bestie, Amy Williams of Cuter Tudor. I selected the theme of “Intent”, which has become a guiding principle in our family. Come along with us on a trip to Silverthorne, Colorado, where I talk about how we are choosing to be more purposeful in our daily life, one step at a time. As always, my hope is that you’ll find these stories truly inspiring and encouraging.
So without further ado, please scroll on for our BIG reveal!
If you purchased a Decor box, you will automatically receive a complementary copy of HomeMade: The Makers’ Almanac.
Y’all, I believe so much in this publication that I craft directly from my heart to promote items, ideas and artisans of real integrity. Grab your copy now, while it’s on sale and be encouraged and inspired!
Each Décor Box has included a touch of greenery in every offering. Susie believes that florals are an essential part of décor and one of the easiest ways to add a seasonal touch to your home. This Real Touch Garland was hand selected by her while her sourcing products for the shop in Atlanta, Georgia. This realistic-looking pine cedar is virtually perfect and when you realize it’s artificial, you’ll have to take a second look! The perfect way to bring low maintenance greenery into the home, this marvelous evergreen looks amazing in an entryway, hallway, family room, over the fireplace mantle or hung on the stair railing. Keep it for years to come and enjoy it each season.
In 2018, Susie bought a small shop, Curtis Creation and rebranded it in 2019 to From: Susie. With no formal experience, she built a retail brand of curated goods and designs for the home, all while raising her two children as a single mom. Now exclusively online, Shopfromsusie.com is committed to supporting the artists, makers and being “loyally local.” Susie has expanded the brand to include a turnkey interior design firm, a non-profit design foundation, a podcast and a magazine.
Created by hand with high-fire stoneware clay and finished with our favorite food-safe Low Country White glaze, the special edition From: Susie Footed Oval Dish will find no shortage of uses in your home. In the dining room, this piece perfectly presents small appetizers, nuts, or bruschetta. In the kitchen or bathroom, it serves as a soap dish, standing proudly by the sink to gracefully hold your favorite soap. On the bedroom dresser, use it as that special resting place for your favorite jewelry. Finally, entryways will gladly welcome a designated, yet stylish spot to collect keys and other small articles.
Made by Melissa Reddick, Davidson, North Carolina
Melissa Reddick is a ceramic artist and the owner of Modern History Clay Works Studio in Davidson, North Carolina. Her first memories of working with clay date back to the early 1970s when she shaped her first tiny pot as a preschooler in Knoxville, Tennessee. Melissa knew from those early days that she was forever in love with creating from this material and has been an artist ever since. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art specializing in Ceramics and later, a Museum Education degree with a focus on Ceramics in graduate school. For years, as she raised her 3 children, Reddick worked part time as a potter and private art teacher, offering wheel technique classes to students from her home studio. As the demand for her own work increased, she founded her own business, Modern History Clay Works, to sale her collections and custom pieces to boutiques, museum shops, galleries, and private individuals across the country. Her work has been featured in Garden and Gun, Travel Girl, and Haven magazines.
Kiln dried, pine rounds are fixed to a hand turned 3.5 inch base. The Rustic Riser is a versatile piece that can be used to hold decor, candles, or soaps and lotion near the sink.
Made by John + Patience Thompson, Huntsville, Alabama
Meet John and Patience Thompson, the owners of Patience & Grace Co. John is a military veteran of twenty years; Patience is a stay at home mom of three beautiful children. Patience and Grace Co started with a dream, one that was many years in the making. After John’s military retirement, they settled in Huntsville, Alabama and began to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship. Patience has always had a love for home decor and antiques, while John has a passion for woodworking. With the combination of their talents, Patience & Grace Co was born. Their online shop offers a curated collection of handmade goods, antiques, and home decor.
These towels are one hundred percent high quality cotton flour sack towels which feature black ticking stripes down the middle. Each set has black snaps that allow the towel to be wrapped around a towel bar, and oven or dishwasher handle when snapped in the front which allows the towels to stay put where you hang them. In addition, each towel includes a hanging loop, so you can style the towels differently if you choose.
Made by Alicia Prause, Gainesville, Virginia
Alicia is the owner of The Blessed Peach, home of the ‘Stay Put Towel.’ A Virginia native, she enjoys traveling, crafting, scrapbooking, spending time with family and friends, and her fur babies. She loves to decorate, especially for each holiday and season. What began as a frustration, soon became a business! “I did not like that my towels kept falling off my stove or dishwasher handle. In my search for towels that would stay put and not fall, I could not find towels that looked classy and fit my decor theme as well. So, I decided to make kitchen and bath towels that stay put. Hence, The Blessed Peach – Home of the Stay Put Towel (TM) was started!” she says.
Simply hold the towel with the front facing you, then grab each corner with snaps in your hands. Next, take the top two corners and lay them over your towel bar, and pull the side with the snaps down some. Take each corner with the snaps and bring them to the front. Finally, snap the towel together and adjust to your liking. If you would like to watch a video on how to display your towel with different folds, please visit her Etsy Shop: The Blessed Peach. Under the “about” section, you will find a video that provides step by step instructions.
Made of alder wood and stained in our signature color, Grandma’s bread board is cut, sanded and stained right here in Texas. It’s the perfect size for displaying your baked goods or favorite cookies. So, you can enjoy using the board to serve food or add a warm wood tone to your kitchen décor.
Made by Ben McCall, Decatur, Texas
Ben McCall began his work as a craftsman at the young age of ten years old helping his father and others build homes. After college, he worked as a general contractor which evolved into McCall’s own shutter company in the 1990’s. His constant curiosity is reflected in the ever-expanding scope of what is now 8fD Designs. McCall has taught himself to weld, screen print and work with digital art. 8fD Designs is constantly adding resources to create new product categories for their clients of designers, architects, TV personalities and other large retailers.
Handmade napkin rings are created with dried oranges and cinnamon sticks. The hemp twine and wooden bead accents add a special seasonal touch to your dining table. Combine with the Spring 2021 Décor Box Linen Frayed Napkins to style the most elegant holiday tablescape.
Add elegance to your home with these sleek yet durable black leather drawer pulls. Made of top grain leather with a full smooth finish to give a low scratch quality, they are designed to last. Each set comes with coordinating hardware in a deep black color and has the option of being used as a single loop pull or a handle pull. These pulls will add a touch of luxury to any room’s decor.
Made by Amber Fant, Vista, California
Amber’s designs at Daylin Skye are inspired by a passion for individuality, exceptional craftsmanship and clean lines. She is self-taught and launched her first bag collection from her home studio in 2012. After years of honing her craft with a variety of fabrics, today, she works solely with premium leathers and choice hardware. Amber believes that handbags should be as refined on the inside as they are on the outside and creates bags customized to fit her clients’ needs.
Farmhouse Frocks has created their very own No Tie Apron just for you! Made from a quality linen that will last and soften with age, this gorgeous apron easily slips over the head and features a large front pocket with frill lace trim in a flattering neutral tone. It is perfect wear for the kitchen to keep yourself mess free while looking and feeling fabulous. Designed with a generous size and a charming length, these aprons are as functional as they are pretty! Please know that each seamstress has prayed for the woman that will wear the frock when they sew in the label. In doing this, it is Lena’s hope that each person that is clothed in Farmhouse Frocks feels empowered and beautiful when they read the label.
Made by Amish Women, Millersburg, Ohio
Lena Schlabach is the founder and creator of Farmhouse Frocks. Born and raised in the Amish faith in Holmes County, Ohio, her longing for dresses to be embellished and made special began at any early age. As she grew older, she struggled to find clothing that was stylish and complemented her figure as a plus sized woman. Therefore, in 2014, after years of wearing ill-fitting department store clothing, she decided to start her own company. What began with one Amish seamstress helping bring her fashion visions to life, soon turned into a team of seven seamstresses sewing in her basement. Today, Farmhouse Frocks employs a team of thirty-five Amish seamstresses and has a successful brick and mortar store with an online store that ships worldwide.
Thank you, dear friends. Your support means everything to me and the small makers who create these beautiful items.
If you missed you missed out on this season’s Decor Box, fear not- I have reserved a few for you! Supplies are limited, so grab yours before they’re gone!