TODAY. Today is exceptionally special.
Today I am busting at the seams with explosive pride for my monstrously talented husband, DIY master, designer, finder, maker, creator and good hair haver. You guys I can hardly sit still.
For today, we bring to you . . . the launch of our brand new Etsy shop . . . FLOTSAMIST!
He did it! I’m not surprised at all, but I’m also just so extremely impressed with his dedication to make this long-standing dream come to life. So in honor of his immense talent and hard work, I’m dedicating this entire Flotsam post to the new shop! A little sneak peek, if you will. But I guess it’s not technically a sneak peek since it’s officially open for business. So it’s just a peek. Not even a peek though, since I’m showing you multiple photos of what’s in stock. So it’s more like a giant look. A long stare. An enormous glimpse. Wait, don’t go!
That natural wood plant stand up there ^^^, are you joking? It swivels, it rolls, and it’s so dang beautiful. I wanted to keep it, but he’s not budging. And yeah, those are skateboard wheels on the bottom. OH THAT AARON.
These driftwood coasters are one of the first things he made. Aren’t they incredible? (update: SOLD! one set left.) I wanted to keep them but he’s refusing. Aaron has this obsession with scouring the Kansas and Missouri river banks for unique driftwood pieces. We have a LOT of driftwood, you guys. What he’s going to do with them over the coming weeks, you don’t even know. I’ll keep you posted on that. If he doesn’t let me keep them, that is.
So check these out! They’re reversible and versatile trivets and/or serving trays! One side is rough and natural, and the other side is clean and polished, as seen in yesterday’s Nacho post. All from reclaimed wood. Specifically salvaged wood (over 100 years old!) from our best friends’ kitchen remodel. Isn’t that a gas? I totally wanted to keep these but Aaron shut that down like whoa.
Ahhhh, a terrifying, no-pupil giraffe. And kids LOVE THIS THING. It’s vintage, it’s whimsical, it’s a coat rack (updated rods by Aaron, of course), and you basically need it. No like, you really need it.
This rain cloud wind chime is one of my favorite things he’s made yet. Isn’t it stunning? It’s a tree branch, with a little cloud made of metal cylinders, and chimes that hang as falling rain. I WANT IT. But he said no.
And for our final glimpse, this fabulous Hackberry tree stump end table. We actually have one similar, but it’s darker, and a different wood. I’ll tell you, he’s got four more of these coming to the shop soon. WOULD YOU LOOK AT IT. Ugh. I wonder if he’ll let me keep it. Probably not.
There’s much more in the shop, but I thought I’d show you some highlights here, to give you a feel of what it’s all aesthetically about! I think I’ll add a tab to my blog menu, too, so you can just click over anytime to see what’s in stock. Maybe I’ll even put an animated gif of me dancing in a banana costume right above it, so you know it’s there! You’re like, nnnnnnno.
Aaron darling, I’m continually astounded by your incredibly captivating weirdness, and am so deeply proud of what you’ve done here. And thank you for keeping your work space semi clean. Bravo, my beloved. Now make us millions, ‘mkay?
*hey, KC retail and restaurants, he also does commission work, soooo….