knack life :: slow & steady

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1// a peek in the windows at our newest display 2// gold leafing the latest FrogTape project 3// a teaser of a styled shoot 4// The Fussells came for a visit, and to shoot a special project of theirs 5// 11 Lois Ave :)

How strange it is when one year turns into another.  A years end is loud, bright, fast – the holidays, the gatherings, one day melting into another until you can’t even remember what day it is.  And then, stillness.  A new year brings with it a sense of calm, a slowing.  It’s no different for us here at Knack.

2014 ended in a flurry.  We are so grateful for a year so full of projects, joy, change, and challenges.  What a year it was.  In 2015, we will build on the bricks of last year, creating and hustling and stepping back to enjoy the fruits of our labor along the way.  We are so excited for the things to come in this new year.

 

Gift Guide :: Home and Host

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You’re going to a lot of parties and family dinners in the next week, right?  Give your hosts something to remember you by for months to come.  Today we are walking you through our favorite gifts for hosts, and for the home.

Clockwise:

  1. Pinch bowls by Crave : a delicate white ceramic bowl for earrings, dips, whathaveyou.
  2. Ribbon Bottle Opener : let them open your beverage sweetly and in style
  3. Round Cutting Board by Old Greenville : repay their kind service with a beautiful, reclaimed wood cutting board
  4. Letterpress Coasters : show them you care about their coffee table by sliding one of these under your drink, or under their tree
  5. Vintage Car Plate (in store only) : a one of a kind gift for a one of a kind host
  6. Beechwood Spoon : these lovely carved spoons will lend a rustic charm to their kitchen
  7. Green and Natural Tea Towel : you just can’t go wrong with a tea towel

 

Gift Guide :: Mighty Good Man

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Listen, we get it.  Shopping for dudes is hard.  But whether it’s your dad, brother, or beau’s stocking that needs filling, we’ve got just the thing.

1 // For the frugal fellow, a money clip to help keep those bills in his pocket.

2 // A bandana that echoes his courageous spirit

3 // A Teakwood & Tobacco candle to make his man cave smell divine

4 // For the imbiber, a flask to keep his finest whiskies.

5 // Lend a little more fun to his guys’ nights with a pistol bottle opener.

 

Gift Guide :: Stocking Stuffers

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Stockings can have wow-factor, too!  Make sure the folks you love feel special this Holiday Season with the right stuffers for their socks. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you out:

1 // A pack of cheerfully colored pencils for the young scholar (or artist!)

2 // An intoxicating soy candle for the hostess who didn’t even know she needed it

3 // A pocket wish list for the treasure hunter in your life

4 // A bright bauble keychain for the new driver (or new homeowner)

5 // A handsome wood-wrapped flask in a denim pouch, for the distinguished adventurer

6 // A miniature iron horseshoe for those in need of a bit of extra luck

7 // A pretty printed shadow puppet card for the curious storyteller

Shop Knack in store or online this Holiday Season for all the goodies to stuff your stockings with, for every member of your family.

Small Business Saturday

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Have you heard of Small Business Saturday?  It’s a nation-wide initiative that spotlights the little guys and champions small businesses everywhere.  Well, we are proud to be one of those small businesses.  In honor of the day, we are hosting these special sales this coming Saturday, November 29:

  • 40% off on all Peg & Awl wood boards and plates
  • Buy one get one 50% off on all Milk Paint
  • A free Knack tote with a $25 purchase (while supplies last)

These deals are exclusive to Small Business Saturday, and available only in our brick and mortar location at 11 Lois Ave, Greenville SC.

See you this Saturday!

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When you look at a Knack furniture piece, it’s important to look closely.  Take a step back, take in the whole piece.  Take a step in, take in the sweet details.  Great care is taken in our design process to enhance the beauty of the furniture’s form and to tell a complete story, from top to bottom.  Hardware, color, finish, drawers, fabric – there’s beauty in every inch.

Spoonflower love

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We are all about some pretty patterned paper here at Knack, and no one does it better than Spoonflower.

Spoonflower offers custom fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap.  There are thousands of designs to choose from on the site (including more patterns from the designers of our favorites above), and you can even upload your own patterns.

We recently tried Spoonflower’s newest product – peel and stick wallpaper.  The rolls can be customized to whatever size you desire, and hanging the paper couldn’t be simpler.  Not to mention the lush, woven quality of the paper – it looks and feels beautiful.

The possibilities are endless with Spoonflower at your fingertips. Check ‘em out!