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American Creatives + A Giveaway!!

**This giveaway has ended, thanks to all those who entered!**

I am an Instagram addict, if such a thing exists! I love the tiny little square pictures and comments that let me take a peek at other people’s homes and lives. I follow over 250 individuals and small businesses on Instagram, the majority of whom I have never met and who live all over the country.

I don’t know how you guys feel about American-made products and small businesses, but I’m a fan. I don’t always shop American Made, but I really should. I am abundantly proud of the creative minds that make their living designing beautiful things and I wanted to take a moment to share my favorites. Some of these companies I own products from, others we sell in the shop I work in, and some I only drool over on Instagram. In any case, I hope you enjoy seeing what they create. I have partnered with a few of these businesses to give you a chance to get their products into your hands! Keep reading for more details!

BrimPapery- An Ohio based lettering master who makes beautiful prints for your home. I gave this Jen Hatmaker print to my sister as a gift when she had her little girl because seriously, how precious is this? Find her on Etsy (photo is hers)

Brim Papery


Mason Bar Co.- Super simple product idea for turning Mason Jars into traveling tumblers. I have their Mint top because I can never have too much mint! Super cute packaging and they often offer deals and promos on their Instagram account. Check out their Website and Etsy for other fun products.




Bean & Bailey– This CHATTANOOGA BASED slip-cast ceramic studio is awesome! I love seeing their products at work and have given a few of their hanging planters as gifts (I also own a few of their bowls)! They just started selling one of their planters on Anthropologie.com, which I’m sure is so great for their business, though I kinda wish they had stayed our little Chattanooga secret. No, but seriously, how does Anthro find ALL the good stuff? Can I have that job??



Farmhouse Pottery- LOVE LOVE LOVE this Insta feed. It makes me want to move back north! (Until I remember the 5 straight months of depressing cold and dirty snow #realitycheck #hashtagsdontworkhere) Farmhouse Pottery is based in Vermont and they create beautiful pottery pieces for your home. Pitchers, bowls, jars, and even rolling pins that are pretty AND practical. Win Win. I do not yet own their pottery, but I do sell their stuff at work. Find them here


Farmhouse Pottery


GreenTree Home Candles– A sweet beeswax candle company based in my home state of NY! I paired my white and blue taper candles with a collection of candle holders from Anthro, but they have many others colors and shapes. We sell these at the shop I work at if you’re local and looking for candles! Lines Orchids @ Warehouse Row.



Chalk Full of Love- Texas-based letterer who adds her lettering to mugs, tumblers, bags, and as individual prints. Find her on Etsy, and follow all her cute pictures on Instagram. I love this quote in my kitchen as a daily reminder.



Kortni Jean– I can’t get enough of this super cute (kinda retro) swimwear. Kortni is always adding new colors/patterns but sells out QUICK. Not only fun and colorful, I love that the suits are modest, especially in a world of itsy-bitsy-string-bikinis. I’m thankful there are other fun (handmade!) options out there.


View More: http://brookestapleton.pass.us/kortnijeane



Oatmeal Lace– If I had a logo worth embroidering, I would be all over one of these cute, custom aprons! This Etsy shop owner also custom designs clutches that would be the perfect bridesmaid gift in your wedding colors. LOVE!

Oatmeal Lace



Dear Mushka– Super cute, handmade jewelry, this Nashville based designer keeps it simple and lovely. I own the large  hexagon necklace below, but her picture is way cuter!

dear mushka



1Canoe2– This letterpress company designs everything from greeting cards to kitchen accessories. I love these tea towels Daniel gave me for Christmas a few years ago. The “Make a Pie” towel has a great crust recipe right on it that I use on a regular basis. How handy is that? I love following owner, Beth Snyder, on Instagram and seeing all her lovely paintings.



So now you know a little more about some of my favorite companies and Instagram feeds. I would now LOVE to give you the chance to win a few of theses amazing items!

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**This giveaway has ended, thanks to all those who entered!**

I’m offering a giveaway for a pair of beeswax tapers from Green Tree Candles and a Mason jar tumbler from Mason Bar Co.!!! All you have to do is check out these awesome companies and comment on this blog post with your favorite items. THAT’S IT! Just 1 simple comment enters you to win this giveaway!! One entry per person, please. Make sure you include your full name and email when prompted in the comment section so I can reach you. This giveaway is open for 48 hours, at which time I will post the winner and contact them about getting them their goodies (giveaway ends Wednesday, 6/24 @ 7pm.) Good luck everyone!

Thanks so much to Green Tree Candles for contributing to this giveaway. You guys rock!

Enjoyed seeing these American makers? I have more to share if you like!! Just let me know in the comments. Love to all, Jamie



8 Responses to “American Creatives + A Giveaway!!”

  1. Barb Fleming says:

    I have to pick the Bean and Bailey ceramics! I like to support local companies, and I LOVE the air plant ceramic hanging planter that I got as a gift ; )

  2. Melinda Jacques says:

    Im loving the Mason Bar Co. Anything that provides something to transport coffee with me on the go is simply the best. Besides, I love anything mason jars!

  3. Tobi Weeks says:

    Always wanted a mason jar tumbler. Esp since I use the jars so often. Love the green tree home candles! And the oatmeal lace bags are adorable. But the dish towels by 1canue2 are amazing.

  4. Sarah Casada says:

    I love the Mason Jar Recipe Cards from 1canoe2. They make me want to dig out some old recipes I have written on random things and put them on something a bit nicer than a scrap of paper.

  5. Jenny Dickerson says:

    I’m loving all of the jewelry from Dear Mushka!

  6. Jessica Ginese says:

    BrimPapery is my favorite (and that quote looks awesome in my nursery, Jamie)!

  7. Marci Detmer says:

    I LOVE your style! I love everything you showcase! Although I no longer have daughters at home, I love the fact that cute, bright, modest swimsuits recreate. The ones you have shown are fantastic.

  8. Beverley Urso says:

    The necklace from Dear Mushka is soooo cute! I love discovering new local artists;)

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