Friday Flotsam: The Launch of our Etsy Shop, Flotsamist!

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!

Natural Wood Plant Stand / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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.

Driftwood Coasters / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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.

Reclaimed Wood Trivets/Serving Boards  / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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.

Vintage Giraffe Coat Rack / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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.

Rain Cloud Wind Chime / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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.

Hackberry Tree Stump End Table / available on Flotsamist Etsy store

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….

Happy shopping!

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17 Responses to Friday Flotsam: The Launch of our Etsy Shop, Flotsamist!

  1. Heather || Heather's Dish July 31, 2015 at 8:14 am #
    Can I just say that I've been obsessively waiting for this post since you mentioned it was coming last week? Y'all have AMAZING style - I love everything in your shop!!!
    • Tom ~ RYG July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am #
      Nifty stuff! Could furnish my Lake Ontario cottage with all of it and would look awesome. Especially those driftwood costers. My sister in law is getting married next month and wants a driftwood arch to get married under, maybe you can make one of those as well.
      • Bev Weidner July 31, 2015 at 10:14 am #
        He's interested in a possible collab! Here's his email so you can chat with him directly:
  2. Ashley July 31, 2015 at 8:39 am #
    Ermagerd! I want it all!! Especially that tree stump on wheels!!! I could just send chris's dinner to him from the kitchen to the couch with the flick of a wrist!!!!!
  3. Morgan S. July 31, 2015 at 8:48 am #
    Welp. I'm about to go broke.
  4. Morgan S. July 31, 2015 at 8:53 am #
    Also, the info section on the large letters. It's fun to stay there. I'm laughing so hard.
  5. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 31, 2015 at 9:52 am #
    holy crap!!!! aaron is so freaking talented! WOW!!!! seriously blown away by ALL of these. want them ALL!
  6. Anonymous July 31, 2015 at 10:12 am #
    Stunning! I particularly liked your cameo in the hanging pendant light.
    • Bev Weidner July 31, 2015 at 10:14 am #
      I know!! My extremely bright turquoise running shorts. :)
  7. Julia July 31, 2015 at 10:58 am #
    Huge congrats to you and your good-hair-having hubs! Everything in the store looks so cool! I recently moved into a new house and have all sorts of wall space that needs be-cluttering, so I went ahead and purchased the clothespin wreath - I can't wait to receive it and hang it up! Have a great weekend!
  8. Heather July 31, 2015 at 12:54 pm #
    No wonder the coasters are almost sold out. They are amazing! We don't use coasters (don't drink alcohol, maybe that's why?) but I love them so much!
  9. Kim F July 31, 2015 at 9:33 pm #
    Best wishes with the Etsy shop. I've had a shop there for two years and it's been a great experience.
  10. lisatberry August 1, 2015 at 5:37 am #
    I love the lamp from the repurposed garbage can cover so freakin awesome.
  11. Mo @luckyrhino August 1, 2015 at 11:14 am #
    Wow, so beautiful, congratulations. People are going to buy out your whole store. I hope someday he can make a cake/beverage jar stand. That would be so pretty in driftwood or reclaimed wood. I think your store will be on my Thanksgiving shopping list!
  12. Ashley Renee August 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm #
    andddd now you can ignore my awkward comment on the previous post about my lifes aspirations and me asking where to find this... I'm playing catch up in my bloglovin feed OBVI because I was in training all week last time. sigh.
  13. Liz A August 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm #
    SUPER super exciting! Everything looks so cool!
  14. Emily August 21, 2015 at 6:46 am #
    This is really cute and original <3

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