Our Etsy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Growing up, my mom found the best little surprises to fill our stockings! 

In honor of my mom's great stockings, here is Texture Design's 2014 Etsy Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

Yes, I included one of our shop's prints! This cute little skirt comes in a 5x7 or 8x10 print! I love the simple clean lines of the skirt! It would look great in a little girl's room or a guest room!


 T H A T C H   &   T H I S T L E   C O.

What girl doesn't live a little wasabi tape to liven up their packages, notebooks, grift wrap... This shop has tons of fun designs, but right now I'm swooning over the polka dot print!



If you know me, then you know these are my favorite colors to wear! :) I love all the fun bold necklaces in this Florida based Etsy shop! Each wooden bead is hand painted. 

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Y A O   C H E N G   D E S I G N

Yao Cheng's shop is full of lovely tea towels, prints, and cards showcasing her painting skills. I love the colors and softness of this particular water color pattern. It is also available in a print.


T E X T U R E   D E S I G N   C O.

Yes, it is Texture Design Co. again! Honestly, these are one of my favorite items in our shop. I think this set of stationery makes a perfect gift for anyone. AND they include polka-dot lined envelopes!! 


C H E W I N G   T H E   C U D

I'm a fan of patterns and bags...this shop is full of both! I'm personally a big fan of this tiny one that is printed on recycled canvas.


S A L E M   W O L F   D E S I G N S

These lovely little boot cuffs are produced in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a wide variety of colors available, they make a great stocking stuffer!


K O L B I E   W O O D

What's not to love about this hand-painted wood planter? I love the combination of colorful paints with the wood stain. This little block would liven up any set of shelves.


W H I T L O C K   A N D   C O.

Yes, polka dots again! This graphic pillow is fabulous because it could be paired with any color! Yellow, taupe, green....it is so versatile! It does not come with the insert, so you can stash this pillow cover in anyone's stocking! This shop also has a great variety of other fabrics to choose from.


A M E L I E   M A N C I N I

It is time to liven up the table with these cactus napkins! This set of napkins is screen printed in Amelie Mancini's Brooklyn studio. Definitely check out her other screen printed items!

Well, that concludes our 2014 stocking stuffer list! Merry Christmas!

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(all photos provided by their Etsy Shops)

Adding A Nursery: Our Favorite Mobiles

While I was researching for the new nursery prints featured in our ETSY shop, I came across several precious mobiles for babies!  So I thought, why not share my favorites with others!? Perhaps you are in the process of decorating a new little nursery. If that is the case, congrats on your little one, and enjoy these cuties!! (To avoid any questions...we currently are not planning a nursery! :) I figured that question might come up! Someday though!)

I love the combination of mint, peach, and gold! 



I just find this so creative. Not your typical nursery mobile!



I gravitate towards anything coastal...including these baby fish!



I'm such a sucker for color, and this color combo just makes me smile!



The simple lines and bold colors make this mobile very eye-catching.



These little bunnies are so sweet; they are a perfect touch  for a light and soft nursery.



Great combination of patterns and textures on this one!



Nothing cuter than a little-bitty elephant! So soft and sweet.

Well I definitely recommend checking out these shops! A big thank you to all of them for allowing me to share their items.

Also, just a reminder to check out our new Etsy shop! We are still adding more items to it weekly. Our newest section is the nursery prints!


Add A Little Craftsmanship: Salt & Light Designs

I love seeing people doing what they love and using their creativity to make a living. We are so excited for the chance to showcase Salt and Light Designs and their beautiful wood signs on our blog! It was a joy to interview my dear friend and owner, Kait Waggoner. Check our her answers below!

Store Name:  Salt and Light Designs

Owner:  Kait Waggoner

Product:  Hand Crafted Pallet Art

TDC: How did you get started making wood signs?

Kait: We got married in May 2012 and had a DIY rustic wedding. We had tons of extra handmade decor after the wedding so we had the idea to open an etsy shop to sell the excess. It started out with simple wood slice chalkboards and only one wooden sign. Things started to sell, and we were both jobless at the time, so we figured- what the heck, let's get creative. We started by pulling apart pallets and redesigning them. Once we realized what a pain it was, and that pallets contain mold and harsh chemicals that you don't want hanging around your home, we decided to go a different route. We explored options and our first two signs were born, "home is wherever I'm with you" and "all you need is love". They started selling and as sales kept increasing, we realized this turned into our little business. Never in a million years did we think we would be doing this, but we love it and we are so humbled by all of the awesome customers. 

TDC: What does the process of creating signs look like?

Kait: First, Chris collects the wood and measures, cuts, and cleans it up. Anything with serious imperfections or big cracks will get scrapped. After this, we put the wood through a natural staining and aging process to give it the rustic feel. I put everything together and bring it up to the office for painting!

TDC: Which sign in your store is your personal favorite?

Kait: I really love the colorful "let your light shine" sign. It still has that wooden/rustic/vintage feel but incorporates fun color at the same time.

TDC: What is your favorite part of the job?

Kait: I love my job. God is really so wonderful to give me the opportunity to do what I love, which is work with my hands and be creative. Honestly, my FAVORITE part of the job would have to be the fact that I get to meet all of these people from all over the world. Without etsy, I would never come in contact with any of these awesome people. Etsy is pretty amazing.

TDC: We know you recently had a baby, so the shop just re-opened. (Congrats on baby Noah; he is beautiful!) Are there some new products we can be on the look out for?

Kait: Thank you! Yes! I really am excited about re-opening. There are lots of new signs, and I'm super excited. I've been using some new materials, which has been fun. It's really great to have this time to create some new things since I've been making a lot of the same things over the past year. Hopefully the new items are as loved as the other signs. :)

TDC: What is your favorite Etsy shop to visit? 

Kait: I love Katie Daisy's work at The Wheatfield. I have some of her art in my office and if I had more wall space I would have more!

TDC: You make all of your products in Charleston, SC. What is your favorite activity to do there?

Kait: Charleston is awesome. As a northern transplant, I really love it down here. The weather is beautiful so I pretty much enjoy anything outdoors. The beach, parks, scenic walks, all of that is fun. :)

Kait, thank you so much for your time! We love your shop and your beautiful craftsmanship!

Visit the store here and like  SaltAndLightDesigns on Facebook to check out more images of their products and updates on the store! 

All photos courtesy of Salt And Light Designs.

Add A Little Kitchen Love: Unique Tea Towels

Some of my favorite things include: fabrics, textures, colors, patterns, typography, and baking sweets. What combines all of those loves?! Why these beautiful hand towels!!! Freshen up your kitchen with these lovelies or give them as a gift! (Great wedding gift or hostess gift if you're looking for an idea!) Just had to share these great finds!


These modern towels are hand sewn by mom and hand printed by daughter. I love both of these patterns - simple and eye-catching. And If you like this look, you'll definitely want to check out the other items in this Denver based shop.



Having grown up in Georgia, these screen printed towels speak my language! I love the creative typography! You also have to check out the multitude of fun-saying screen prints in this husband and wife shop located in Michigan.



I LOVE the graphic element of these screen printed towels - bold, fun, and whimsical! I especially love the arrow towel in teal, but it also comes in a neon pink! Check out the shop and definitely read their "about" page; it is so interesting to hear how shops got their start!



Not only are these towels absolutely precious, but they are also informative! 1Canoe2 is a shop owned by two childhood friends who made their dreams come true by opening up shop together and creating products they love. Cheers to them! (definitely check out the rest of their store...so many great gift ideas)


A big thank you to all of these shops; we love your creativity!

Add A Little Love: Mother's Day Cards

Just a reminder that Mother's Day will be here soon! If you don't have a card for your mom yet, why not buy one that is handcrafted?! You're mom is special, so she deserves a special card!! I'm so impressed with and inspired by many of the stationery companies on Etsy. Here are a few of my favorite handcrafted Mother's Day cards. If you hurry, you can purchase these now and have them ready for your mom on May 11th. Click on any of the images to get to their shop!


"My Mom's the Best" 
I love anything seafoam blue, and then it comes with a beautifully lined envelope! It is the small touches that make a difference!



"Mom you're the Best" 
This card is definitely true of my mom. I feel like this screen printed card is the kind your mom will keep on her bulletin board all year long!



"To the loveliest, kindest, most wonderful lady I know" 
I love how feminine this card is, and the typography is perfect!!



"you're the bomb mom"
Not only do I love the fact that the owner of Dodeline Design is a fellow UGA alumni and Charleston resident, but I love her simplistic design on this card. And who doesn't love gold?!



"Happy Mother's Day"
This card just makes me smile, and it is created in the UK. Love the use of the textured linen paper.



"I'm awesome. Thanks mom."
Not only does this card make me laugh, but it is also hand screen printed!



"happy mother's day"
My mom and I love anything watercolor, so I had to add this flat card to the list!


Be sure to check out these shops on Etsy; they all have plenty of cute products! 
Oh, and happy early Mother's Day to the moms!