Watercolor letterpress calendar

30 November 2011



There are so many boutique calendar options for 2012, but I think this one might be the prettiest I’ve seen. The dip-dyed colors are so soft and beautiful, and of course I love the calligraphy!

If you love this one, too, quick — everything is 15% off in the Parrott Design Studio shop until Friday! Use code CHEERS15 when you check out.

P.S. Looking for more calendars? Nole has tons of beautiful options right here!

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Vintage state towels

29 November 2011

Hi, friends! Are Christmas preparations in full swing at your houses? They are at mine. Our three Christmas trees are up (don’t worry, they’re all little!), as is our nativity, and we’re excited to begin our Advent calendar on Thursday. I’m also turning a more serious eye to the remainder of my Christmas list. I’m about half done… how about y’all?

If your answer was “haven’t started,” I’ve got a suggestion: vintage state kitchen towels. I happened upon one the other day, and was reminded how fun they are. I think they’d make the best gift for a pal with a colorful home, a softness for vintage style, or some fierce state pride, and would look so cute framed or sewn into a pillow. A quick search yielded a few vintage and reproduction sources:

Antique Kitchen has 12 states represented, and each is $14.

Nanalulu’s has several states, though their website is pretty hard to navigate. I like this Florida one ($9).

Here’s a Minnesota kitchen towel for $6.30.

This pretty celebrating all of New England is $15.

I like this bold pattern for California ($7). This California one is pretty, too.

Finally, if you don’t want to spend time searching, you can go straight to Cat Studio, though you’ll pay more for the convenience. They stock just about every type of location, from states to cities, from regions and resorts to national parks and countries. Their kitchen towels are $20.

Happy hunting!

Peppermint drink stirrers in the shop!

28 November 2011

I hope you all had the most wonderful weekends imaginable! Now that we’re on to all things Christmas, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that I stocked the shop with some very festive drink stirrers! I think these guys would be so cute at a holiday party, or as a little Christmas gift for a friend who likes to entertain.

Happy Thanksgiving!

24 November 2011


Photo by Braedon Flynn via Design*Sponge

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! The things I am grateful for include, but are not limited to, my family (some of which is here with us, celebrating today!), my dear friends, Kraft macaroni and cheese, my kitties, John, the marvelous country we live in, STUFFING, and all of you! (In no particular order.)

I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with delicious food!