October 13, 2014

Farmer's Market





















I'm wearing:
SoulMakes jewels
Free People bell bottoms, shaggy cardigan & lace up top
Vintage suede fringe vest (made for 12 year old boy, ha!)

Not far form our house, heading towards our favorite village of Lucketts, the roads wind up and down between lush green fields dotted with farmer's markets and antique shops. This is such a perfect time of year to hit the market places. As fall settles in and we prepare to spend more time in our beautiful home, we want the freshest foods to cook with love. We want fill our the house with warm, yummy aromas or hot chili brewing and bubbling to perfection and fill our bellies with hearty, seasonal treats! So we went in search of the perfect pumpkin and also picked up some delicious fresh produce and a giant bottle of my favorite cherry apple cider. It's such a lovely way to spend the weekend, picking fruits and veggies with my love. We cooked up a storm when we got home, making a perfect veggie chilli. We sat out on our deck, in our cozy sweaters and enjoyed a delicious meal in the cool autumn air. I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the season!

October 6, 2014

House & Home































We are excited to announce our new House & Home line is live! It's officially October and as we enter into the Fall season, we think of our hibernation habits. For these cold seasons, most of us will be going indoors. If you're like me, you love the outdoors and the beauty it so effortlessly surrounds us with, but I find that with the right touch, I have indeed fallen in love with the indoors as well! Why not surround yourself with cozy materials and textures, fragrant lavender and handcrafted wall art to keep your energy cheery and uplifted all season long. We have everything you need in the shop, to bring you into a Fall that you'll never forget. We love adding darker tones and metallics around the house at this time of year to add a enchanting sort of warmth, even little mirrors to open up your space. We are so excited to announce the launch our new line, where we've added some more "functional" pieces of art for around the home!

We've added a Pillows & Throws section, featuring beautiful and unique kantha throw blankets, they are so soft and fluffy and perfect for a cuddle on the couch. We've organized our blankets by color, so you can choose the right one for your space. For those throws so unique and stunning they didn't seem to fit into any particular color category, we've done a few truly one of a kind pieces! There are also gorgeous kantha throw pillow covers that come with a super full and fluffy pillow inside, they are so comfy and such a work of art too! Kantha is a traditional style of embroidery used in India, to recycle vintage sari fabrics into eclectic, stunning and functional artworks! Each one features it's own stunning patterns, colors, patches and designs, really adding a colorful and cultural touch to any space. 

In our Bath section you will find hand woven Turkish towels, made in a small town in turkey, well known for it's luxurious textiles! Turkish towels, called peshtemal in Turkey, are traditionally used in the Hammam, or Turkish bath houses. They are made with a super soft cotton, that only becomes softer with each use. We have bath towels and hand towels! They are absorbent and fast drying, perfect to use as bath towels, picnic or beach blankets, bathing suit cover up, table runners, throw blankets - the possibilities are endless! Our towels feature a gorgeous and simple striped gradient through out, with perfect colors to bring us into the autumn season! We also plan to add many more bath items to this sections soon, such as handcrafted soaps!

Our Kitchen & Dining section is full of stunning Kantha place mats. Each one is unique and beautiful, they look so gorgeous set on a dining table with a few of our Woodlands Lavender Bouquets! AND we're so excited to bring a collection of antique glass bottle to perfectly style with our bouquets. We also love our Turkish Hand towels, doubled as table runners or even napkins. My favorite in this section though, might be our coasters! We've rescued some gorgeous materials, such as marble and ceramic from some 70s era housing, creating coasters with the perfect vintage vibe. On our marble coasters, we used a special bathing technique to achieve the golden detailing, over an ivory base. We are loving these golden tones for fall.

Be sure to stop by the shop and check out all the new beauties in our House & Home section! And stay tuned, we have much more where that came from!
Have a gorgeous day!
MacK Mars

September 21, 2014

Falling in Love with the Indoors






















Jewelry & Decor by SoulMakes
Clothing by Free People & Spell Designs & Some Vintage

We can hardly contain our excitement over the latest in SoulMakes Home Decor. Over the next month we've got a few collections of beautiful decor items hitting the shop, much of which is pictured above in our at home dressing room. I've always thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but after moving into our first home I've discovered a new and surprising love for the indoors! Living here has inspired so many new designs, mostly because we've got lot's of wall space to cover. The ideas seem to be streaming in just as beautifully and easily as the natural lighting streaming in through our windows! What a perfect time of year it is to find solace inside, just as the air is turning crisp. Normally I dread this season of hibernation, but this year I could not be more excited to go indoors. We've got lots of cures for the winter blues, to keep your home fresh and bright throughout the seasons! 

Amidst my precious little dressing room in our new home, I spend time creating an environment of peace and nurturing my creative passions. I get dressed, trying on a million different and gorgeous jewelry options (a few sneak peeks at new designs above!), which display themselves abundantly across the space I've created here. I cozy myself up and dream of new decor ideas to illuminate these walls, mini Birch Wood Mirrors, bringing the outdoors inside with the gorgeous tones of natural birch wood branches, finished off with a touch of rugged twine. Chunky Amethyst crusted mirrors too, with a frame made entirely of vibrant crystals, bringing the perfect energy to my space. These little beauties are the perfect accent to open up the shadowy corners of this well lit room. Every inch of empty wall space inspires new dream catcher designs, big ones, featuring our chunkiest quartz crystals and small ones, even little ornament sized dream catchers adorned with our favorite feathers. The air outside is becoming cooler by the moment, while the air inside my little sanctuary is filled with a fragrant whiff of lavender. A little aromatic bouquet of dried lavender tucked into the top of an old glass bottle sits on my dresser, finished off in the classic SoulMakes fashion - wrapped up with leather and adorned with copper beading. That's not all, we have some seriously exciting textiles coming to the shop this season as well and we can not wait to show you!

Check out the latest in our home decor section here and stay tuned for more gorgeous designs coming soon to www.soulmakes.com!