Small Maker Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Small Maker Holiday Gift Guide 2017


Applelini Designs
Business location: Texas
Handmade and made-to-order wood signs, from our home to yours.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
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Betsey Grace Designs
Business location: Wisconsin
“I mostly create farmhouse style decor & gifts. My favorite items to make are shirts, signs, hand towels, and most recently ornaments. I started my shop about a year ago and I’m so thankful that I did because it brings me great joy to create and I have met so many incredible people along this journey. I feel so proud to be a part of the maker community because the love and support that the creators I’ve met along the way share with one another is like nothing I’ve ever seen. I’m also so thankful for every customer that comes my way, I can’t express how happy it makes me when I see something that I made bring happiness and excitement to someones day.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 10% of your order with promo code FENWAY


Betty and Marie Designs
Business location: Arkansas
Hand crafted signs…from our hands to your home.
“I put a lot of heart into each part of the sign making process. I work hard to ensure the very best quality and attention to detail in each and every sign.  My goal is to provide high quality, inspiring, meaningful and fun signs that you will be proud to display in your home or to give as a special gift.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code INSTA10. Valid through November 17, 2017.


Brave Season Design
Business location: Minnesota
“We are a husband and wife team working out of our woodshop (aka garage) in central Minnesota – inspired by our two children, fueled by a little bit of coffee and a lot of faith – creating handmade custom signs and wall art that bring joy into your life and home! We started out with a specific vision in mind, but our amazing friends and family have requested signs that have stretched us creatively and now a large percentage of the signs we make are custom orders and we love every minute of it!”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 10% off your order with promo code MERRY10


A Bushey and a Peck
Business location: New Jersey
Selling handmade décor with a vintage touch. Sets of vintage-styled music sheet sets ($15 shipped) and music scroll-stuffed glass ornaments ($10 for a set of 2, shipped) are available to purchase. Email Trisha at A Bushey and a Peck to purchase via PayPal.
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Crafty Dogwood
Business location: Wyoming
“Our backyard is the great Yellowstone Park. Our mission: create products that are a pleasure to give and to use. We source our ingredients carefully and try to source all elements of our products locally. Our pine cones are hand-picked on land we call home and all of the soaps and candles we sell are items we use in our home daily. We do all of this with love.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
$5 off purchases of $30 or more which is valid Nov. 1 – 31st. The coupon code for this is: GIFTGUIDELOVE

Free Shipping with no minimum purchase required Nov. 19 -27. No coupon code is required.


The Content Crown
Business location: Arizona
“I design & create handmade handbags, jewelry and home accessories from reclaimed vintage wares and repurposed finds. I love creating on-of-a-kind items from things of the past, giving them new purpose.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 10% off your order with promo code HFHOLIDAY


Dandelion Wishes Home
Business location: Ohio

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code XMAS15. Valid through December 11, 2017.


The Fashionable Farm Girl
Business location: Minnesota
“I’m a globetrotting Minnesota farm girl with a passion for designing pretty and functional accessories. My goal is to make products you love because they add joy and functionality to your life. From wristlets to tote bags, I’ve got you covered!”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive FREE domestic shipping through December 1, 2017 with promo code FENWAY

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ForEveritts Home
Business location: Ohio
Reclaiming and preserving the beauty found in nature… Just as God breathes new life into us through salvation, I select my wood from scrap piles and shape it into something new and beautiful. My art is designed to last with preserved moss and faux florals that require no maintenance over time. Each piece is handmade to order, and I take great care to provide my customers with a personal, meaningful experience!

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code HOLIDAY. 


Four Sisters Farm Soap Co.
Business location: Missouri
Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. is a little farm nestled against the woods, down a lonely dirt road. Where imagination dwells, fun inspires and life is always happening. Handmade natural soaps. Vegan friendly.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code INSTAGRAM. 


GamGamz Handcrafted
Business location: Michigan
Handmade pillow covers, scarves, and linens in a range of sizes and patterns. A little something for everyone!

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 20% off any purchase through Nov 30th with promo code HAPPYHOLIDAYS17 


Goldendrop Garlands
Business location: Indiana
“What started out as a fun DIY project for myself and a few friends quickly turned into a business a few years ago. Now I make cute, whimsical garlands out of 100% wool pom poms for all of my yet-to-be friends! I typically only sell garlands that I truly love – color combinations that inspire me and “feel right.” Almost every time I send out an order I think to myself, “that was my favorite one” until I make a new order!”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY15


GypsySoul Market Box
Business location: Ohio 
Gypsy Soul Market Boxes are perfectly curated & full of an eclectic mix of specialty items, handcrafted goods, natural wellness products, inspiration, fair trade merchandise and vintage finds . Custom boxes can be created for any theme. Monthly Subscription available . The perfect gift for any occasion .

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 15% off your order with promo code GYPSYJINGLE


Hat & Rabbit
Business location: Indiana
Hat & Rabbit is an online boutique specializing in machine embroidered tea towels. Our towels are inspired by vintage kitchen textiles and bad puns. Each towel design and fabric is carefully curated and made by hand.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 10% off any purchase online using promo code GIFTGUIDE


Heartland Charm
Business location: Ohio
Handcrafted, personalized items, screen printed shirts, jewelry, and refurbished furniture.
To place an order, please contact Megan via email.


The Honey Bee Mill
A carefully curated collection of beautiful vintage books and other vintage farmhouse decor pieces as scales, Ironstone, vintage ornaments, and transferware to name a few.


The Honey Hive Workshop
Business location: Okotoks, Canada
Custom handcrafted felt creations made for busy bees.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 10% off any purchase with promo code MERRY17


Janellabee Studio
Business location: Missouri
Artist Janelle Crawford-Hine creates beautiful handmade linocut cards and nursery prints. Inspired by motherhood, family these sweet linocuts are perfect to hang in a nursery or give as a gift to an expectant mother.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 10% off any purchase with promo code HOLIDAYS2017


Little Creek Uniques
Business location: Indiana
Handmade home decor and unique vintage finds! Lettered signs, shirts and bags that make the perfect Christmas gift.

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Keeley Behling Studios
Business location: Washington
Specializing in unique, one of a kind items redesigned from silverware into beautiful jewelry and home goods.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 25% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY


Legacy Wood Designs
Business location: Illinois
Connie was one of the greatest mother in-laws ever! She was always full of encouragement and, in 2015, she lost her battle with breast cancer and our family misses her so much. I knew I had to do something special to keep her legacy alive. So, in her honor I began designing and making wood signs with different sentiments, poems and bible verses. My hope is that my signs would serve as an encouragement and inspiration to others in the same way Connie encouraged and inspired us.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 10% off you purchase with promo code HOF10


Meek Candle Co.
Business location: Georgia
Meek Candle Co. offers highly scented soy candles handpoured in Snellville, Georgia. Each candle is made from the highest quality materials that are also eco-friendly. The wax is made from American grown soy beans – a completely renewable natural resource. The cotton and paper wicks are free from lead and zinc. And the candles are scented with premium fragrance oils that include essential oils. The cute little mason jars make perfect gifts and can be easily cleaned and reused. The holiday line includes scents like: Fireside, Vanilla, Caramel Cake, Cypress and Berries, Christmas, Mistletoe, Poached Pear, Ginger Tea, Gingerbread, and Winter Woodland.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Buy 4 or more candles and receive free shipping on your order. No promo code needed.


Business location: Wisconsin
“I make hand-lettered products and offer calligraphy services. I lovingly hand-paint each of these wood slices – no stencils! My goal is to spread encouragement and a love of all things handmade.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 15% off your purchase with promo code GIFTGUIDE

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NEL’s Rustic Signs
Business location: Connecticut
NEL’s Rustic Signs specializes in hand painted wood signs. What started as a hobby creating signs for my family and friends turned into a shop that I can share with you all. Each piece is cut, painted and framed by me, with lots of love and care!

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 20% off any purchase with promo code HOUSEFEN20



Business location: Idaho and Ohio
“We’re two sisters who love to create items to help you celebrate birthdays, showers, holidays, and a fun family dinner.  We make everything in our shop by hand and with the inspiration of our families, we design decor that helps make memories. You can tell by looking through our shop, we have a love for flowers.  We love to make them and we love to use them in the items we create!  Thanks for checking out our shop and Merry Christmas from our families to yours!”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 10% off any purchase in our shop through December 31st with promo code HOUSEFENWAY10


Par La Grace
Business location: Mississippi
Handmade signs and home decor adding a touch to everyday life as reminders of God’s presence and grace.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 10% off your order with promo code 10PARLAGRACE


Prince Designs
Prince Design specializes in helping you make your house a home by adding one of a kind wooden signs and custom door decor that brings your home to life.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 20% off any purchase with promo code HOUSEFENWAY


Queen Bee Wreath
Business location:Missouri
“Taking my camera out to shoot photos and working in my shop creating the look of nature through my floral wreaths and assorted pots and other floral pieces is what brings me happiness. My unique designs incorporate many of the things seen in nature. I’ve always been told I have my own “style” of design. I know what I like and try to offer that to others. Seeing pleasure on the faces of others when they admire the beauty they see in a mix of berries, vines and flowers is one reason I can’t stop doing what I do. All my work is my own. I started in floral design straight out of high school and have kept my hands in it through every other thing I’ve done in my life, which includes teaching school and raising my children. I’ll never get this love for the beauty around me out of my system. That’s a good thing.”

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Raising Green Kids
Business location: Virginia
Raising Green Kids is a mom-owned small business committed to making stylish eco-friendly and natural items for your home.  Decorative and sustainable items such as felted wool dryer balls, unpaper towels, unbleached flour sack towels, owie bags, and more.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 15% off any purchase with promo code MAKERHOLIDAY


Rust + Wire
Business location: Colorado
Rust+Wire is a {husband & wife duo} who thrive off innovation, sunflower seeds, Netflix & sawdust covered everything. What was just a hobby quickly became a local business & now has expanded to Etsy! ALL of our items are hand-made & hand painted!

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 15% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY15 (excludes clocks)


The Rusty Maple
Business location: Ohio
“My shop is all about repurposing, reusing, and recycling, but making it cute! I like making minis, (tea towel ladders, barn doors, trees, pumpkins etc)”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 10% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY10


ShutterTree Photos
Business location: Ohio
ShutterTree Photos offers fine art photography prints and home decor by photographer Christine Beadnell.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 10% off any purchase with promo code HOLIDAY


Skittish Coyote
Business location: Kentucky
“I crochet modern winter wares and home goods. I love making scarves and slouchy hats that you will wear out to grab a coffee with friends, play tag football, or view Christmas lights in.”

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Save 10% off any purchase with promo code SKITTISHCOYOTESTUDIOS



Something Gray
Business location: California
Something Gray….is Handmade. Vintage. Unique. Each piece tells a story. The colors, textures, prints and fabrics have been handpicked, giving new life to what once was.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 15% off your purchase with promo code GIFTGUIDE



Sugar River Farmhouse
Business location: Wisconsin
Located in the heart of Wisconsin, Sugar River Farmhouse sells a curated collection of farmhouse décor and antique reproductions including kitchen items, florals, home décor and Rae Dunn.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 10% off any purchase with promo code HOUSEFENWAY


Terra Cottage
Business location: California
Terra Cottage started out as a creative outlet and has become my full-time job.  I went from cutting sign frames by hand at my dining table in my 700 square foot Hollywood apartment to offering a much larger product line in both my own physical retail location at 8405 Sierra College Blvd, Suite B, Roseville, CA 95661 and

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 20% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY20

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Thirty One Girl at Home
Business location: Ohio
Do you love home decor? Fixer Upper? Shiplap? One or all of the above? Then this is the perfect gift for you or someone you love! This 15 oz, ceramic, “Shiplap is my Love Language” campfire mug is Thirty One Girl at Home’s very first product and she’s excited for all of you to get your hands around one!

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 10% off any purchase with promo code HOUSEFENWAY10
Good November 7 – December 7, 2017.



Timber + Lilly
Business location: Arizona
Unique wood signs, baby clothes and toys. Items for your little ones made from the heart.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:
Receive 15% off your purchase with promo code HOLIDAY15


Wick + Fiber
Business location: Arizona
Wick + Fiber owned by a hard-working SAHM of seven. Specializing in hand-woven wall hangings, bunting and soy candles.

Special Holiday Gift Guide Offers:

Save 15% off any purchase with promo code FENWAY15


Zo & Jordan
Business location: Washington
Zo & Jordan sells farmhouse-inspired kraft paper details such as scrolls and table runners.  Everything is made in-house with recycled kraft paper and water-based ink.


Warm & Cozy Throw Blankets under $50

Warm & Cozy Throw Blankets under $50

Well, here in Wisconsin it definitely feels like late Fall (if not Winter). It’s November! How in the heck did that happen? The air is crisp, the leaves are gone and every once in a while you catch a flurry or two. I’m not quite ready for knee-deep snow, but a lazy day snuggled up on the sofa – sure, why not! The best days are curled up with your favorite, warmest throw blankets. In the market for a  throw blanket? Well, I have you covered! (Yes, pun totally intended! LOL) So curl up with your laptop or tablet and check out these comfy picks!

1. Knitted Throw Blanket with Sherpa – $28.99




2. Cable Knit Cotton Gray Throw Blanket – $29.99

Source: Amazon/LONGHUI

3. Zuri Oversized Faux Fur Throw – $31.44

Source: Amazon/Madison Park

4. Acrylic Chenille Pompoms Fringe Throw Blanket – $42.99

Source: Amazon/ZHIMIAN

5. Plaid Design Throw Blanket – $39.99

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6. Decorative Fringe Lightweight Throw Blanket – $25.88


7. Lightweight Polyester Blanket – $40.99

Source: Amazon/spencer & whitney

8. Faux Fur Dusty Rose Pink Soft Throw Blanket – $49.29

Source: Amazon/Tache Home Fashion

9. Soft Lap Plaid Throw Blanket – $25.99



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Have a green thumb or loving gardening?

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Friday Favorite: Wick + Fiber

Friday Favorite: Wick + Fiber

Hey there friends! I thought I would pop in and share another one of my small maker Friday Favorites. So maybe farmhouse style a la Joanna Gaines is not your thing, maybe you’re more mod and dig BOHO or maybe you like to mix your styles up a bit and do it all ( I do!) Wick + Fiber’s woven wall hangings are so versatile, you can do just that, mix and match. These hand-woven creations definitely fit the popular BOHO trend, but look great incorporated with a blend of styles. Why not be eclectic? Life’s too short not to be!


Wick + Fiber is owned by Caroline, a hard-working stay at home mom of 7. Her business is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Along with hand-woven wall hangings, Caroline creates hand-woven buntings and a selection of handmade soy candles.

Wick + Fiber Wall HangingI incorporated one of Wick + Fiber’s wall hangings into a grouping along my bedroom wall. Pairing the hanging with a vintage globe from Goodwill (for $5!) and an arrow board sign from Hobby Lobby, creating a whimsical wanderlust theme.

Go check out all of Caroline’s handwoven creations at her shop: Wick + Fiber


Want to discover new makers and artists? Check out all of House Fenway’s Friday Favorites.

House Fenway’s Favorite Canisters

House Fenway’s Favorite Canisters

I adore kitchen canister sets. There is something so nostalgic about displaying a set of canisters on your kitchen countertop. Canisters are not only functional by keeping food fresh, they can add visual interest to an otherwise boring space. The variety of styles, colors and shapes seem to be endless making it easy to find a set that reflects your kitchen style.

I recently went on the hunt for my perfect canister set (it was tough) and compiled a list of my favorites. I had a couple attributes on my wish list when narrowing down my top favorites. The canisters needed to: have clean design lines, a classic style and be affordably priced. I think I found a group that met all of the requirements and will make a great investment to stand the test of time. If not, they will still look adorable on my counter. Enjoy!


  1. Aqua Dip Canisters – Crate and Barrel
  2. Ivory Farmhouse Canisters – Pier 1
  3. Utility Kitchen Canisters – White – West Elm
  4. Weston 3 Piece Kitchen Canister Set – Birch Lane
  5. White Distressed Label Canisters, Set of 3 – Kirkland’s
  6. White Ceramic Canisters – World Market
  7. Copper-Plated Canister Set – Anthropologie
  8. Cambria Canisters – Pottery Barn
Tips for keeping stored dry food
  • Make sure you rotate your dry goods. Date all foods and food containers. Stored foods cannot get any better than what originally went in, but they can certainly get worse. If you don’t know how old it is — when in doubt, throw it out!
  • Keep stored foods cool, dry and well ventilated. The temperature should be between 50°F and 70°F. Also, make sure it’s out of direct sunlight. Sunlight promotes oxidation and the subsequent loss of the food’s nutritional value and quality
  • Make sure your goods are stored in a low humidity area. Most canisters have a rubber or plastic seal to keep humidity out to help food stay fresher, longer.

Looking for more favorites to shop?
Check out House Fenway’s Favorite Fall Throw Pillows

Copper Mug Buying Guide

Copper Mug Buying Guide

Copper drinkware is all the rage right now, with the popularity of the Moscow Mule. This new mixology wave has elevated the drinking experience with a heightened sense of exquisite flavors, aromas, and perfected presentation.


Why copper?
The most scientific benefit of using copper drinkware is temperature. Copper is a great conductor, quickly taking on the icy temperature of the cocktail. The cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature keeping it cool even on the hottest of summer days.

Things to consider when purchasing copper drinkware:

Not all mugs are equal. The more copper, the better the conductor, keeping your drinks cooler. This also means the more copper the higher the price. Some retailers offer mixed metal options which will give you the same look, but at a more affordable price.

Handles on copper cups not only add an easier way of holding onto your drink. Handles help keep your hot hands off the body of the cup, making your drink stay cooler, longer.

Shape & Style
Really, it all depends on your style. There is a huge selection of copper drink ware available. Vintage,hammered and handmade to sleek, brushed and sophisticated there is a cup out there that will fit your style.

Here are some affordable and stylish copper options to add to your bar:


1. William Sonoma Hammered Copper Mug – Retail Price $29.95 

  • Solid Hammered Brass
  • 16-oz. capacity
  • Tarnish-resistant coating
  • Made in Turkey
  • Monogrammable


2. West Elm Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24

  • Copper-finished stainless steel
  • Brass handle
  • Available in hammered or smooth finish
  • Monogrammable


3. Crate & Barrel Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $19.99

  • Stainless steel with brushed copper-plated finish
  • 16oz capacity
  • Made in India
  • Also available in Stainless Steel and Gold finish


4. Anthropologie Caldley Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24.00

  • Unique design
  • Copper body with brass handle and feet
  • 14oz capacity


5. Pottery Barn Hammered Copper Tumbler – Retail Price $28 (set of 2)

  • Hammered Copper
  • Handmade
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Sold in sets of 2

Need a good Moscow Mule recipe? Here you go >