June has arrived and brought an amazing surprise for our lovely Thyme subscribers. Handmade in San Jose California, this month’s surprise is crafted with care and made for everyday use. Here’s a closer look at the hanging planter our Thyme subscribers received this month.
Each month, items are carefully chosen and hand wrapped by the artist before being sent out to Fair Ivy subscribers. We love attention to detail and this month’s artist, RossLab, is all about those handmade details. From the hand tied bow to the color coordinated washi tape, this gift is lovingly wrapped and so inviting to open! There is even a small magnet that our artist has included, perfectly color coordinated to the aqua glaze that coats the ceramic planter.
Rossella Manzini at Rosslab is the artist behind this month’s gift and she crafts every day ceramic pieces, designed to bring brightness and charm to life. A potter’s wheel was used to shape each piece, while paint and glaze provide finishing touches. Thyme subscribers may notice each piece a bit different because handmade goods are each a unique piece of art.
This hanging planter features a solid bottom and is unglazed on the inside to keep plants nice and healthy. The aqua glaze on this planter covers the bottom so that it is beautiful from any angle. Add a few rocks or gravel for drainage and this planter is ready to use (ideally for succulents or other small plantings). The planter is finished with a knotted jute cord and is about 15″ in length.
The stunning ceramics don’t need to stop here – to see more of the goodies available at Rosslab, simply stop by the site at www.rosslabdesign.com. There you’ll find handmade ceramic items for you, your home and your garden (and maybe a gift for someone else too!).
Inspired by nature and screen printed with an original design, our Rosemary subscribers are in for a treat this month. This month brings a soft and cozy infinity scarf, made from an organic cotton and bamboo blend that you can’t help but touch. Let’s take a look at the Rosemary subscription!
The printed scarf sent to Fair Ivy members is printed with an aqua ink that was mixed exclusively for us and is decorated with succulent plants. Long enough to loop twice and with a lightweight fabric, the scarf from Flytrap Clothing is breezy and an easy add on to any outfit in your closet. The extra width allows this scarf to be easily draped and for those with little ones, it is wide enough to double as a nursing scarf.
Based in North Carolina, the clothing and accessories at Flytrap Clothing are all made in the USA and designed by owner Jody Cedzidlo. Flytrap Clothing offers hand printed scarves, men’s and women’s clothing at select boutiques across the US and on their website, www.FlyTrapClothing.com. Drop by to see all of their items and find out more about their process.
This month’s packages have been wrapped with care and sent off to doorsteps and mailboxes across the country. We are pleased to welcome back Kristen Briggs with Lotus Stone Jewelry as our artist this month. Her designs are full of clean lines, subtle details and an easy grace that makes them easy to wear every day. We hope you’ll adore the charming gold cuff bracelet that was chosen specifically for our Fair Ivy subscribers.
Every monthly gift subscription is hand wrapped by the artist and shipped from their studios to Fair Ivy subscribers. Lotus Stone Jewelry is based in Arizona and Kristen’s jewelry is created using silver, gold and brass as well as semi precious stones. She takes care to design pieces that are both beautiful and practical, perfect for bringing brightness to every day.
The handmade bracelet sent to our Thyme subscribers is made with 14k gold fill and has a gleaming polished shine. Gently twisted in the middle with squared edges, this is a unique piece of jewelry that can stand on its own or be stacked with other pieces for an even bigger impact. The open cuff design allows you to have a custom fit and to make this piece truly your own. Lightweight and with smoothly contoured edges, this gold bracelet is super comfortable and a breeze to wear.
Like other items in the Lotus Stone shop, each cuff bracelet is made by hand with recycled/re-purposed materials. To see Kristen’s other pieces or find a cuff bracelet of your own, be sure to visit Lotus Stone Jewelry.
Decorated with green herbs and made from super soft flour sack cotton, this month’s Thyme subscription will look lovely on any table. The April surprise is on it’s way from straight from this month’s artist to mailboxes across the country and we’re so happy to share it with all of you.
Even the box is stamped and decorated, letting you know something great is inside. Once opened, you’ll see a sprig of thyme and an artist’s card telling you a bit about themselves and the gift inside.
This set of cloth napkins is made by Katie and Nick Forte, the faces behind June & December. Hand sewn from flour sack cotton and printed with colorful garden herbs, these cloth napkins are pretty and designed for everyday use.
June & December is based in Michigan and offers so much more than tea towels. All of their items are designed with the little details in mind. Carefully chosen materials and manufacturers, little touches that add beauty and a belief that little things make a big difference carry through their work and show in everything that can be found in their store. To see the lovely home goods, gifts and paper items visit them at www.junedecember.com. Fair Ivy subscribers that receive the Thyme subscription will also receive a code for a discount on their next purchase from June & December.
Minimalist lines and simple clean styling can be found in the Rosemary gift subscription box this month. With classic design details, the gold circle necklace from Simply Lovely Handmade is sure to be an instant favorite that is perfect for wearing everyday. Keep reading to see the circle necklace and to find out more about the artist and the handmade jewelry she offers.
The Rosemary gift this month is a simple gold necklace that can be layered with other pieces or worn alone. The handmade jewelry by this month’s artist is designed to be worn effortlessly as an everyday casual piece or as a bit of understated glam to dress up an evening out.
Adding another layer of charm to this month’s Rosemary subscription, the February gift arrives in a sweet little box that is adorned with a golden bow and covered in tiny hearts that were made using a hand carved stamp made by the artist’s husband.
This circle necklace floats on a delicate gold cable chain and at a comfortable 20″ length, it sits just below the collar line when worn. Each piece is designed and handmade by Sara from Simply Lovely Handmade at her studio in St. Charles, MO.
In her store, Simply Lovely Handmade, you can find more necklaces, statement pieces, earrings and other handmade jewelry. Fair Ivy subscribers will also find a special discount code with their monthly package to enjoy using in the Simply Lovely Handmade shop.
Crafting each piece from start to finish, Sara keeps simple lines and delicate touches at the forefront of her designs.We hope you enjoy your gold circle necklace and admire it as much as we do!
February is flying by but there is still a chill in the air, making this month’s Thyme subscription the perfect item to cozy up with. Handmade and full of little details, these stamped ceramic mugs are overflowing with character and charm. Keep reading to see what our Thyme subscribers received.
Crafted by Tiernee at The Foraged Feather, each ceramic mug is stamped by hand and painted with food safe glazes before being fired a single time and wrapped with care for those receiving the Thyme monthly subscription.
Be sure to check out all the little details, from the tiny heart sitting just above the handle to the textured stamp adding color and whimsy. Carefully pressed into the bottom of this ceramic mug is a reminder to see the beauty around us and to embrace the small moments with joy.
The clay used at The Foraged Feather is locally sourced and Tiernee recycles unused bits of clay, water and other resources, choosing to be deliberately mindful of the world around us. Each package contains an artist’s card that tells more about the artist and the crafting process, as well as where to find more of their work.
We hope you enjoy this lovely ceramic mug, perfect for snuggling up with hot tea, coffee or rich hot cocoa and warding off the chill in the air. If you’d like to see other ceramic mugs, stamped ceramic plates and handmade pottery pieces made at The Foraged Feather, visit Tiernee at www.etsy.com/shop/TheForagedFeather.
We can’t stop smiling when we look at it!
Make sure to check back soon and get a peek at the monthly subscription boxes that are being delivered to our Rosemary subscribers. Both subscription boxes contain unique, curated items that are handmade and hand wrapped by the artist’s themselves.