It is with great anticipation that I introduce you to my good friend Aimee and her new to the internet shop, Crowned with Beauty
. Take a few moments to read through and get to know Aimee and enjoy growing through her gorgeous handmade items.
Where are you located + are you from there originally?
I live in Eugene, Oregon with my family. My husband and I met here when we were in college. Some mutual friends of ours thought we would be good for each other so they introduced us. Both our families also live in the Northwest.
How did you come up with your shop name?
I love making and filling my home with beautiful things. I also try to appreciate the beautiful things of life in all their forms. In the Bible, Isaiah chapter 61 talks about being bestowed with a crown of beauty to replace ashes. I think most women like the thought of that!
I decided to start the shop after I made a collection of mason jar drinking lids
. I wanted to have special glasses that I could offer beverages in whenever I have guests over!
How long have you had your shop?
I have been developing my shop for several months and I finally launched it in August. I have been really picky about what products I sell. There were a few items that I experimented with but ultimately decided not to offer. I want to make sure that every item listed is something that I personally love and recommend to others.
What inspires you?
I am often inspired to make special memories with the people that I care about. I enjoy creating a lovely environment that reflects the moment or celebration.
What are some of your favorite shop items?
My favorite item in my shop is the teal, hanging mason jar set
. I think they are a great accent color and the hanging lid makes them much more versatile. Right now I am looking for a place to hang them in my kitchen so I can fill them with a number of items like pens and plastic forks. I also have one sitting on the counter in my bathroom.
Do you have any other jobs or hobbies?
My full time job is raising my two kids. Titus is five and Eden is two. I also volunteer in the children’s ministry at my church. My shop is the closest thing I have to a hobby. 🙂
What do you hope your future holds?
Grace for each new day and peace for all of life’s uncertainties.
I’ve been friends with Aimee for quite a few years now. I’ve seen her put her crafting talents to use in her home, in throwing parties for her kids and baby showers for friends, and in gift giving. It made perfect sense to me when I found out she opened a shop of her handmade items.
Last month she brought me a generous sampling of her lovely creations for me to try out. I really enjoyed putting them around my home.
First thing I did was put the Mason Jar Drinking Lid and Straw
to use. I love the teal color and it fits both small and large jars that I had on hand. I love using a straw as it helps me drink more water throughout the day. I’ve used it nearly every day since. And, it’s dishwasher safe! She also sells them with jars in case you want to buy the complete drinking jar, or multiples!
I haven’t put anything on my dining room table for over a year. My boys are finally old enough to leave things alone even though they are in reach. I decided to put the set of 3 beautifully painted Mason Jar Candle Holders out on the table. First of all, I really love the red one because it ties in with my kitchen and dining decor. Second, they are the perfect shades for fall, the holidays, or any time at all. I put small battery powered tea lights in them for a lovely glow in the evenings.
Another perfect item for fall is the Mason Jar Felt Cozy. I’d never though to use jars for coffee or tea, but this little felt cozy made drinking something of any temperature a delight in a medium sized jar. I used it for hot coffee, tea, and even iced water. It kept my hands warm without being too hot with the warm drinks and it kept the jar from sweating with the iced water. Plus it’s absolutely adorable with the perfect little leaf and rich colors.
Last, but not least she gave me a Quilted Mason Jar Candle Holder with hanging lantern lid . I added another little tealight and hung it in our entry way. It gives off a very pretty glow and the hanging chain makes it very versatile. I could see snagging quite a few of these and hanging them for outdoor entertaining. I could easily swap out the twine on the colored jars and add the lid to them if I’d like to hang them at some point. I love that her products can be used interchangeably!
Aimee certainly has an eye for color and a talent for creating aesthetically pleasing decor. I really enjoy having little pieces of her shop in our home, adding a little warmth and beauty throughout. I’m not looking around at her shop and thinking of what members of my family might like most for Christmas gifts!
Aimee of Crowned with Beauty is giving readers of Breaking New Ground a chance to win a lid and straw set. See the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter!
This giveaway begins on Friday November 8th, 2013 will end by Wednesday November 13th, 2013 12:00am PT. Contest open to US residents only.
A winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter, the winner will be announced on Thursday November 14th, 2013 and notified by email. Additional deals from purchases through Crowned with Beauty will be available once announced with the giveaway winner.
Be sure to come back to check for the winner annoucement to see if you won AND to take advantage of a deal at Crowned with Beauty exclusively for readers of Breaking New Ground.
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