concrete and succulents:: spring is coming

IMG_1627 IMG_1628 IMG_1629 I am home today, because of a little ice storm that hit us here in the south. There is no school, there is no urgency for me to rush to the shop….and for that I am grateful. I can stay at home with my kids (who are out of school), get lots of work done, plan, daydream, and just chill. An added bonus to this situation is that yesterday was my day off, and I spent it grocery shopping and cleaning my house….so I am icebound in a very well stocked and perfectly clean house. How often does that happen? Hot diggity dog!

All of this ice makes me think about these pretty plantings that we did recently at Knack. I absolutely love these industrial concrete planters that we sell in the shop, (we have little concrete tea cups too!), and I really love seeing them with filled with fresh earth and succulents in all shades of green. seeing these plump and healthy plants makes me excited for Spring, and for many more plantings of fresh herbs and flowers. Fresh flowers and green plants are truly life giving for me, and I have made a vow to have them in the shop at all times.

My current shop collection consists of a stag horn fern, two fiddle leaf figs, several air plants, and vases full of fresh cut flowers. I am forcing Spring to arrive, and currently pretending I have an entire greenhouse situation going on inside the walls at Knack!

Think warm thoughts my friends! (especially those of you up north!)

xo,

Barb

feel the love

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somethin’ for her.

somethin’ for him.

We’ve got a little somethin’ for every love in your life.  Pop on by the shop or peruse online for the gift that will make them feel the love.

Small glass vases with a small floral arrangement will be available for purchase in shop on Friday, Feburary 13 and Saturday, February 14.

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!