Alex Apland pottery mug

Alex Apland's pottery beams with a natural love of the outdoors. Her sweeping mountain landscapes, shadowy treelines and coastal beach motifs are unmistakably inspired by the Pacific Northwest surroundings where they're created. The PNW is a region I hope to explore someday, until then, I will satisfy my wistfulness with lovely ceramic testaments to it's... Continue Reading →

Callahan Ceramics: custom ring dish

In this age of consumerism at our fingertips, we are lucky to have most of our wants and needs procured at the touch of a button and delivered to our doorstep in under two days. It streamlines our errands and makes our lives convenient, but as consumers, where our aesthetic fortunes truly lie is in... Continue Reading →

Wall calendar: Sister Golden Shop

As the year grows old, it's become time to anticipate the new one ahead. That cyclical feeling of a new year's approach offers a fresh perspective, a chance to cast aside last year's gains and losses and start anew. That is always the hope anyway, when I purchase a yearly calendar. More than a method... Continue Reading →

Scumugs: Custom Banner planter

"Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so and hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." Robert Frost's poem published in 1923, along with S.E. Hinton's classic work, The Outsiders, serve... Continue Reading →

Birch Forest mug-Callahan Ceramics

Featuring a sea-inspired mug for my recent pottery post, I mentioned needing a tree adorned piece to complete my collection of natural elements. It felt like kismet when soon after, Callahan, the talented potter of Callahan Ceramics asked for customer requests on upcoming designs. I quickly piped up that a birch tree scene would be... Continue Reading →

Pottery by M mug

I must be succumbing to a case of handmade mug madness, hence the second pottery post this month. All I can say is, it's been quite fun following and discovering artisan potters and finding a piece that makes a joyful addition to my collection. I spotted the mugs from Pottery by M a few months... Continue Reading →

Callahan Ceramics: Constellation mug

As my forty-first birthday approached with little fanfare (we were busy celebrating other happy family milestones) the lack of festivity instilled in me the need to treat myself. With no New York City celebration to ring in my new decade as it had last year, I settled for a quiet morning sipping coffee on our... Continue Reading →

Jake Ford Ceramics: Rainy day Mug

Hello all. It's early on, but the way 2018 is progressing makes me want to crawl into the nook of this photo and not come out until Spring. Conceding I'm provided books, tea and plenty of pup snuggles, of course. If there's one thing I know that perks up dreary downcast Winter mornings however, it... Continue Reading →

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