I'm not a poet myself, but I definitely appreciate well written pieces, phrases, poems, or quotes. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to some of my favorites that I've come across over the years. Currently, with starting a business and the trials and tribulations that come with a new adventure, I've been leaning on this one a lot:
I also have terrible handwriting, which I'm working on, but somehow those beautiful words lose some of their meaning when I write them down. I love a good printable, but sometimes I want something more concrete or beautiful than paper.
Enter my pick for Tays Favorite Things Fridays this week: mb art studios. They capture some the world's best words and afix them to ceramics; creating a gorgeous work of art.
I love supporting other small businesses, and Mary and Cory share my core value of appreciating simplicity. Each piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind. They also do custom work if you're looking to display your own meaningful words in a tangible way.
I'm inspired by their story and how they are able to work together. They make each piece in their home studio; which is one of my favorite details about these ceramics! When buying their pieces you know a little piece of their hearts come along. I don't think its possible to run a business from home with so much love and passion that some of it doesn't transfer to the product.
Perhaps this "baked in" love is what stole my heart the first time I saw their work. I think its so special to share a love for a handmade item; connecting makers and indulging in simple luxuries. I keep this Emerson quote hanging in an old window pane by our front door. It's a constant reminder to get outside and enjoy it.
This awesome quote also promotes my other favorite words;
As I've said before, it's a constant process. I want to break up the routine. To avoid going to large chains. Shop at the farmer's market. Visit a local art gallery. Support makers and their goods. Each of these small changes makes my home more unique and more comfortable for us; for that I couldn't be more grateful.
I have a vision to decorate an entire Christmas tree with these tags. Wouldn't that be gorgeous? A tree full of my favorite words seems like the perfect connection to an authentic life filled with love, nature, and life. I'm just not sure if I could bare to take it down after the holidays. Maybe I can think out this idea further to find a permanent home for this type of display. What do you think?
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I did not receive financial compensation for this review, although I did receive the Emerson plaque pictured at no cost. All opinions are my own.