Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Handmade Spring: Stone Lotus Pottery

Because I know you were all disappointed when the Handmade Christmas series ended, we're back with a few ideas for your spring shopping. Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, birthdays, and weddings are all great opportunities to think about handmade gifts.

Gift giving is definitely an art and a subtle one at that. Gifts are always appreciated and should not be expected, but I think it's safe to say we all know the feeling of opening a gift and immediately realizing it was last minute or rushed without much thought. We are still grateful because a gift is a gift and it is the spirit and the intent we should recognize, but couldn't we make it that much better? Take the time to think about the important people in your life. If you know them, is it that hard to think about their interests and taste?

Here's one example: I have a friend who treasures warm baths, a good cup of tea, scented candles, all things cranberry and pumpkin, is in to running and exercise, classic jewelry with a twist, and appreciates a well made designer handbag. Would I send her gardening items or vintage dinnerware just because I liked them? Probably not. But if I found a heavenly scented pumpkin sugar scrub or a cool turquoise and silver necklace, definitely.

In the spirit of finding just the right gifts to tell people how much you care about them, we're hoping this series will introduce you to some new ideas (and of course, remind you of a few you've seen before : )

Of course, Stone Lotus Pottery, is a great place to start. And it's not just us saying that...we introduced lots of new spring colors and designs and all of you like them just as much as we do! Pottery can make a wonderful gift, be it wedding, birthday, Mother's Day. Deviled egg plates and other serving pieces can make your Easter table that much more beautiful. And our jewelry may be just the right gift for that eclectic, artsy friend of yours! We have a wide range of pieces from large platters and bowls to the perfect "little something" like a pair of earrings or a spoon rest for your favorite cook. Shop now and check back often, we are always introducing new pieces.

Here are few items available in the shop now...

Large Red Deviled Egg Plate (you all loved our small ones for Easter!)

Look forward to new jewelry designs in the coming weeks as well as more spring arrivals. Mom is busy working with new glazes and designs and we hope you all are as excited as we are!

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