Today I’m sharing several new home accessories that I received from several friends who are artists/makers. Let me show you the art prints, candles, tasty treat, and antique treasures that I got!
New Home Accessories from Friends
Yesterday, I was reading one of my favorite blogs – Miss Mustard Seed. She was telling about some of the goodies she recently got from friends, artists, and makers. Since I’ve also received a few similar things, I thought I’d do the same kind of post. (Thanks for the inspiration, Marian!)
I LOVE to shop so not being in a store for 5+ weeks has been a real bummer. Not only do I enjoy finding interesting items, but seeing what new things are for sale is a huge source of inspiration for me. Although I realize there are much bigger problems in the world right now, I can’t wait to get back to shopping and antiquing. Who’s with me?
Despite not being able to visit brick-and-mortar stores, I’ve been doing everything I can to support local businesses, online artists, and fellow creatives and makers. That’s why today I wanted to take time to share these places with you. There are dozens of stores I support locally and online. These are just a few I’ve used most recently. (I’ve also shared a few coupon codes below, so look out for those!)
Let’s get into it!
Finding Home Farms
I could devote an entire post to Finding Home Farms. They are THAT good! If you’ve been following IBC for a while, you’ve probably heard me mention them any time I’ve used maple syrup. Why? Well, they make the BEST maple syrup! I am not exaggerating.
They have been making maple syrup since 2015, and since then, it’s the only brand I’ll buy.
They sell other maple goodies as well, including their Rye Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar, Maple Mustard, and Maple Candy.
Finding Home Farms also sells candles, and they recently launched a new collection called Cedar Lakes Estate. This collection has three scents (Woods, Cabin, and Lake), which are reminiscent of summer camp and retreats at the lake. Woods and Cabin are my favorites!
I also love their Reserve Collection of candles, with Black Current and Thyme being a favorite. You can also check out their other new collection “Shine”. (This collection would make a great Mother’s Day gift!) I’m loving the Grapefruit scent!
Laura of Finding Home Farms graciously sent me a few of the candles to sample after I placed an order for maple syrup and a candle.
Finding Home Farms COUPON CODE:
I also asked Finding Home Farms if they would provide IBC readers with a coupon code, and they graciously obliged. YAY!!
Enter code: inspiredbycharm at checkout to save 15% on your order. This coupon expires 4/30/2020
Laurel-Dawn Corner Studio
The artwork of Laurel-Dawn Latshaw was new to me, but as soon as I saw it, I fell in love. What I enjoy most about her work is how she under paints in bold reds and pinks. It is unique and beautiful. To me, it’s like a mix of new and old which you know I love.
I found Laurel-Dawn via Instagram and shortly after I obsessively liked a ton of her photos, she was kind enough to send me two prints at no charge. I was thrilled!
Once they arrived, I ordered two frames (These are the ones.) and hung them in my dining room. They are perfect!
I now closely follow Laurel-Dawn on Instagram because she often sells her original work. This past weekend, I was able to purchase a piece from her latest collection. Her originals sell out in minutes so I felt very lucky. The painting hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll be sure to share it when it does.
Laurel-Dawn Corner Studio COUPON CODE:
I also asked Laurel-Dawn if she would provide IBC readers with a coupon code, and she graciously obliged. She’s offering 20% her prints!
Enter code: INSPIREDBYCHARM20 at checkout to save 20% off prints. This coupon expires 4/27/2020. It applies to prints only.
Be sure to heck out all of her work (and shop) on her website. She has many prints for sale. You can also find her work on Instagram @lauraldawn.cornerstudio. Be sure to follow her there if you’re looking to snag an original. She typically mentions when new pieces are live on her site.
Pisarcik Flower Farm (Local to Pittsburgh)
Although I know this particular recommendation probably doesn’t apply to anyone who lives outside the Pittsburgh area, it would be remiss of me not to mention Pisarcik Flower Farm.
(HOWEVER, if you are looking for dahlia tubers or ranunculus corms, I believe they will ship those nationwide.)
Anywho, if you are local to Pittsburgh, a few weeks ago Pisarcik launched an Online Farmer’s Market with flower bouquets, greens, eggs, honey, perennials, indoor plants, and more. The offerings are updated on Thursdays, and items can be scheduled for pickup on Friday and Saturday. Local delivery (within 25 miles of their farm) is available on Saturday.
I discovered Pisarcik Flower Farm about two years ago and have been in love with them ever since. They come weekly to a local farmers market in my neighborhood, and I go there almost every week to buy their fresh flower bouquets and other goodies. Last summer I even made a few trips to their farm and greenhouse for annual and perennial flowers.
It’s also worth mentioning that they hold flower workshops (I’m hoping to attend one this year.), and they have a Flower Studio if you need flowers for a wedding! You can find more details on their website or find them on Instagram @pisarcik_flowers.
Antiquing via Instagram Stories
And finally, if you’re missing antique shopping as much as I am, you might use Instagram stories to check out virtual antique/thrift sales.
I’m sure dozens are happening, but unfortunately, there’s no good way to find them all. However, I wanted to share two that I recently purchased from.
Megan of Goods Resurrected has been doing a ton of sales via Instagram stories. We chat back and forth on Instagram, so I asked if she could do a sale for Paint-by-Numbers. (As you may recall, I have a collection of them in my family room.) She did, and I found a painting I love! (I’m glad I was able to support her and do a little antique shopping from home.)
Christina of The White Pepper Vintage also recently did several sales via Instagram Stories. I snagged more art, including this small framed collage of vintage postage stamps as well as a vintage yard long (panoramic) portrait. If you remember, I had a pair of these vintage yard longs in my family room. I’m excited about finding this third one!
Well, that’s all I have for you today. I hope you’ll take some time to visit these artists, makers, and sellers. I’m certain you’ll find an irresistible treasure or two.
This is a new type of post for me, so if you’ve enjoyed it, please let me know in the comments below. I love discovering new items and places to shop and thought you might, too.