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Meet Our Makers: Island Haus Paperie

Today we are introducing you to the gal behind so many awesome cards and prints in our shop, Renee of Island Haus Paperie!   Read on to learn a little about Renee, and be sure to check out her website & Instagram


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Tell us about your products and the process behind creating them.

All of my products are first designed with a watercolor painting and then I bring those designs to life through various different types of products; cards, prints, wrapping paper, mugs the list goes on!  I’m hoping to add more print designs + products in the coming year! If you have a special request I’d love to hear it!  renee@islandhauspaperie.com

What's your current favorite Charleston restaurant?

Coastal Crust in Mt. Pleasant… the salad, the pizza, the wine, the atmosphere- perfection!

Who is another local maker you admire?

I’ve always really loved everything that Suite 33 creates - I have two of her stockings hanging on my mantle right now and I just smile every time I look at them! 

What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

I really love all genres of music but my jam is definitely Janis Joplin mainly because in my mind I can belt it out just like her - haha!

Tell us about your favorite product you offer right now and the inspiration behind it.

Right now I’m really loving our 2018 calendar! This product is extra special because my husband made the display blocks that come with each calendar! I always love getting a new calendar so I can see all the fun things I have planned in the year ahead! 

Meet Our Makers: Shop Borough
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Today we want to introduce you to Ashley Worrall.  You may have spotted this talented designer in Southern Living's The Daily South or Southern Lady!  Charleston lovers adore her locally inspired printed dresses, and she recently expanded her offerings to include home decor items, too!


Share a tip about how to style your products: 

My tip for rocking a shift dress is that it’s all about layers! Our shift dresses are a colorful base, but then you can layer on sweaters, jackets, scarves and jewelry to make the look your own.

Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now: 

Cru is always my go-to restaurant and the one I recommend when anybody comes to visit. I have dreams about their mac and cheese!

Who is another local maker you admire?

I’m in love with Harrison Blackford’s artwork!  Her door paintings are so bright and fun and I love how she mixes different colors and patterns.

What is your favorite product you offer right now and what was the inspiration behind it?

My favorite product right now is our fleece blanket from the home collection that just launched. It’s super soft and perfect for snuggling up on cold winter days. I love that it’s such a big canvas for the prints and that you can wrap yourself up in color! It has been fun seeing the prints on different home goods and going beyond our classic shift dresses.

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Share your favorite song to jam out to while you're making:

I normally have the TV on in the background instead of music, and it’s almost always on the Food Network. I think I’ve seen every episode of Chopped (especially since when you start one you have to know who wins)!

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Come check out Ashley's adorable prints in store, or keep up with her online!

Website: www.shopborough.com // Instagram: @Shopborough

Meet Our Makers: Oysters All Around
image c/o Emma Clark Photography

image c/o Emma Clark Photography

We're so excited to introduce you to Jan & Elly of Oysters All Around today!  They are one of the first vendors to take a chance on renting a spot in our shop, and our customers just love them.  Enjoy learning a little bit about them below!
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Tell us a fun fact about you/ your products!

We have our hands on our products from almost the moment after the oysters in these beautiful shells are devoured. We scrub, clean, hand paint and hand select every shell for each product. Sometimes our hands may be a little dirty or covered in gold paint, but we wouldn't trade the hard work for anything!

Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now.

Little Jack's ... starting with a delicious cocktail and finishing with a burger and fries. Yum!

Who is another maker you admire? 

We are obsessed with Lissy of Little Fish Boateak. We have wanted to meet her for such a long time and when we finally did, it was friend love at first sight. We always appreciate kindness and genuineness - two qualities she instantly displayed. Her pieces are fabulous and she loves to drink wine ... win, win for us! 

Tell us your favorite song to jam out to while you're making. 

Elly is our jam session DJ. We try to be upbeat and are known to listen to our fair share of Beyoncé and T. Swift!

What's your favorite product right now and what's the inspiration behind it?

That's tough! We always love our staples, like the oyster shell tassel keychain or oyster shell dish, but right now we are loving to make our oyster shell necklaces. We source all of our beads from local shops ensuring that each necklace isn't mass produced. Picking out beads is always a fun time! 

image c/o Jenna Young

image c/o Jenna Young

Follow Jan & Elly and shop all of their awesome oyster goods in our shop!  Website: www.oystersallaround.com // Instagram: @OystersAllAround