Now that I’ve had a strong dose of Arizona sunshine, I’m very much looking forward to spring and the activities that come along with it. From planting in our garden and making seasonal swaps inside to cooking & baking springtime favorites, I’m definitely in the mood for sun soaked days, warmer temperatures, and I’m looking forward to the beauty of watching things bloom. While we were buried in snow this winter, I was busy daydreaming, planing, and curating our spring collection for the Tuesday Made shop. I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek at some of my favorite things and share the story behind them. Click through for a glimpse at what we’ve been working on over at the shop, and of course for some spring home inspiration!
From new design books, candles (with the prettiest vessels to reuse once they’ve burned!), and handmade items from newly discovered creatives, I had the best time choosing decor for spring. Some of my favorites come from a women-owned shop that makes handwoven coasters, and harvest sustainable goods from the ocean (like sea sponges for the bath). They are scuba divers off the coast and of course that piqued my interest! I think that’s my favorite part about having the shop… connecting with other creatives and small business owners who are clearly passionate about their work.
To peruse a few of my favorite decor items, use the numbered links below the collage… sorry- this one isn’t clickable!
01: shell serving set // 02: handwoven basket pair // 03: olive tree topiary // 04: food, flowers, and fantasy book // 05: ribbed lidded candle // 06: glass candle jar // 07: hand painted serving bowl // 08: room spray // 09: round ball pillow // 10: mesh produce bags // 11: ripple water glass // 12: ripple wine glass // 13: rosemary drop-in // 14: maman cookbook // 15: braided basket pair // 16: floral napkin set // 17: floating frame easel // 18: vintage blue & white bowl set // 19: handwoven floral coasters // 20: woven wicker cloche // 21: fringe coaster set
We just added some really beautiful vintage items, but if you’re wondering what’s next… we’ve got a BIG art launch coming soon. We’ll be adding 50+ pieces that I’m really excited about. I’ve spent the last few months curating. In addition to art, we’ll also be adding some new light fixtures to our collection in the coming days. And of course, the one everyone always asks about: vintage rugs… we’ve got more on the way!
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Florals, both fresh and (highly convincing) faux, are another thing I’ve slowly been sprinkling through our home for the season ahead. It’s amazing what a touch of texture, greenery, and sculptural life can do for a room. All of our faux florals are handmade by florists here in the US… each branch, leaf, stem, and petal are hand placed- which I think makes them the most convincing. I’ve met some of our artists and have watched them work- they are incredibly talented! If faux isn’t your jam, we also have a bunch of charming planters & vases for spring.
Something I’m looking forward to doing more of this spring? Hosting! I’m volunteering for patio hangouts, dinner parties, and casual pizza making Fridays with friends. Having been cooped up this winter, I’m ready for gathering- especially outside. Anyone else? I tried to source some great hosting and tablescape essentials for the shop for these occasions.
Our kitchen section is fully stocked with classic favorites, and we just added a bunch of new items- including seasonal cookbooks (pizza inspiration and grilling recipes, anyone?). Our book collection is quickly becoming my favorite! We have shelving in the shop and I often find myself parked in our little library room, turning pages during my lunch break.
As always, I’ll sign off with a little thank you. Thanks for shopping small with us! I can’t begin to tell you how much it means. When you place an order, you are not only supporting my small business, but many other creatives, artists, and women-owned businesses. That’s important and I hope it makes you feel good about the things you bring into your home. I was just chatting with Laurie Anne (my bestie who is an artist we carry in the shop) about this and she pushed me to talk more about this topic. I probably don’t share that aspect enough. Anyway… sending a heartfelt thank you and a big hug to all of you! If you know any makers, artists, or creatives we should carry- always send them my way. PS… I’m working on a fun Tuesday Made office tour for you (per usual- I’m waiting on art to photograph, ha).