Disclosure: I was asked to collaborate on a sponsored post and/or review some home decor products from UncommonGoods. I selected a couple of products for my home, and I am not otherwise being compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
Mother’s Day has become a really special day for me, a day to celebrate the amazing and incredible job of being Mama to my sweet Anna and Elise.
The last two years, we have gone out for brunch as a family, and Christopher and the girls have spoiled me with cards and gifts. And this year, we will do much of the same.
But why not surprise the special mother or mother figure in your life with a unique gift from UncommonGoods?
UncommonGoods features unique jewelry, designer decor and tabletop items and handcrafted gifts. The company’s mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what the company sells is made by hand. Most of the jewelry, home decor and tabletop items are made in the United States, and about a third of its collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials.
One of our big projects of late has been to finally get art on the walls of our living room. We recently got a new sectional and ottoman, and we recently bought an oversized framed print to hang on the largest expanse of wall–and both of those moves sparked my creative side. We settled on a color palate and a theme.
I selected two items from UncommonGoods to help achieve a unique modern, but cozy (not farmhouse or rustic, but not sleek or refined) look:
- This really cool suspension bridge shelf here
- This adorable heart marks the spot pillow here which comes with two buttons to sew onto the map
The bridge shelf has been hung as part of our travel-themed gallery wall, and currently, it holds some framed city coasters. The shelf is made of sturdy iron and is solid enough to hold several frames, candles, or even small houseplants. It will brilliantly complement our travel photos, many of which feature unique architectural wonders, such as the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch and Stonehenge (whenever we get them printed).
The heart pillow sits atop the love seat–with the heart button sewn over Wisconsin–and will look great near the travel photos and with other uniquely patterned pillows (whenever we get around to that project). The pillow cover is made of a durable canvas-like material, and the map looks almost like counted cross-stitch, which lends a very homey feel to the item.
UncommonGoods has great gifts for mothers. I found dozens of things that would have warmed my heart to receive, from hand-stitched tea towels to handmade jewelry to kitschy knick-knacks.
UncommonGoods has such a wonderful and wide variety of fun and unique items; I know where to return for gifts–whether for myself or for the special people in my life.