Woohoo, Tuesday! My favorite day of the week. How is everyone today? I thought this would be a GREAT time to start a new blog series. Now more than ever, I feel the urge to support and highlight small businesses. With our current climate, shelter-in-place, temporary closings, and economic situation, I thought it might be fun and positive to start highlighting my favorite design & decor related businesses that you can help support by following, sharing, and shopping online. Even while their brick & mortar storefronts are closed, I want to show small businesses some love! First up? You heard me talk about Tabby Home a couple weeks ago on IG stories when revealing my basement bathroom, so I figured they would make the perfect start to the series. Click through to learn more about Tabby, why I love their curated collection, and to shop my favorite finds.
One of my design mentors started Tabby with four other female designers this past year. They are a small business located in Savannah, Georgia and this powerful female team has incredible taste! They describe their curated storefront as “gracious living and luxury home items that reflect a lowcountry sensibility with European poise.” I don’t disagree! All of their products feel very timeless and intentional.
I’ve placed a few orders with them… my most recent one being a candle order. I wanted to stock up on spring scents to make my home feel happy while we’re social distancing (it’s the little things these days). My friend surprised me and sent a new candle in their collection that is my new favorite. It is SO GOOD. The pictured Makana Grapefruit Lychee candle is constantly burning in my home office while I work these days. It smells fresh, has notes of grapefruit (my fave!), pomelo, lychee, with hints of tangy sweet vanilla. It definitely smells like spring & summer, and has been making me smile lately! Take my word for it on this one… if you’re looking for a new scent, this candle is a must try. I’ll be grabbing a couple more of these once mine burns down.
Ready to see some more of my finds from Tabby? Use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage to shop…
01: reed sconce // 02: makana grapefruit lychee candle // 03: palmetto garden table // 04: leash // 05: tortoise switch plate cover // 06: marble top table // 07: jeweled sconce // 08: longacre sconce // 09: mini apollo bust // 10: extra long pillow // 11: french library sconce // 12: aquiesse soy candle // 13: bell flower cadre // 14: acrylic soap dish // 15: seascape medallion jar // 16: french market basket dog bed
Some of my personal favorites include their candles (#2 and #12), the chic tortoise plate switch cover (#5), the slender marble table (#6- I ordered that one, but it hasn’t arrived yet), their mini bust collection (#9), the extra long pillow (#10- which is great for making a casual bed), obviously the bell flower cadre art (#13- that can be found in my basement bath), and the awesome ginger jar (#15). Someday when my dogs mellow out and get older, I’m going to have to buy that french market basket dog bed (#16) for them- it’s incredible! I’d toss a cushion on the bottom for comfort, but it’s absolutely beautiful.
Like what you see? They do have a lovely collection! Be sure to support Tabby Home by giving them a follow on Instagram. I’d also love to hear your favorites from their site!
Is there a small home, decor, or interior business you love? Please let me know in the comment section below so I can add them to the list! So far, I have a good amount on my radar, but would love to continue the series, support small business owners, discover new online shops, and keep sharing the love! Happy Tuesday, friends. Have a good one!
PeggiMarch 31, 2020 at 5:25 am
Beautiful goods! I definitely get the low-country vibe. I adore the tortoise switch plate! From their site, I also love the intaglio soaps, the old Sheraton peacock statue and the Sarah mirror! They’ve also got a sweet lighting selection. With so many businesses struggling right now, feeling useful seems hard! Your generous spotlight will certainly be a help. Happy Tuesday, Sarah!💖
SarahMarch 31, 2020 at 9:16 am
Same here! I think I’m going to have to find a room to install those tortoise switch plates- SO cool!! That’s my hope… help a little if I can :) Hopefully they’ll at least gain some new fans. Hope you’re having a great day so far, Peggi!
DebbieMarch 31, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Sarah, Thank you sooo much for featuring TABBY Home and what you’re doing to support small businesses. Glad you love the candle, it’s definitely my new favorite too. Stay safe out there. xoxo Debbie
SarahApril 1, 2020 at 9:14 am
Love what you all are up to! What a beautiful collection to be proud of. Hope you and the fam are staying safe and are making the most of time at home! xox
DannaMarch 31, 2020 at 4:51 pm
The garden table, french library sconce and seascape medallion jar are my favorites! Great idea supporting small businesses! We have a couple of small home decor businesses here in Austin that are my favorites. I am going online to get a couple of items to help support them.
Thank you for the desk mat link. I placed an order for 2 since we need them while family is home working.
Hope your Tuesday is good! By the way, why is your blog named Room for Tuesday? I must of missed a story there!
SarahApril 1, 2020 at 9:14 am
Aren’t those amazing?! I LOVE that you’re supporting local businesses in Austin, Danna. Way to go! So happy my desk mats were helpful. I really like having one. Ahhhh- Room for Tuesday, long story short… I started a blog as a college assignment back in my art school days (an old school Tumblr account, when blogs were just introduced), my class was on Tuesdays and it was graphic design. I was more interested in interiors at the time, but I was also annoyed posting to that blog I had to create once a week. Class was on Tuesday, so “Room” was a nod to interiors, but also kind of a joke- I had to make “room to blog” on Tuesdays. I guess the joke is on me…. these days I’m blogging all day everyday and it has turned into my job. I guess I should thank that college professor. Lol! When I started this blog for real, to document our home renovation journeys, the name just felt right and it stuck. Have a great day! xo
DannaApril 1, 2020 at 10:57 am
Sarah, glad I asked. I love that story. You should share it if you have not. I hope you got an A in there…so talented!