Nordstom and Etsy Present Paloma's Nest!

Posted on July 01, 2013 | 0 comments


Sometimes things happen that you could have only dreamed of a year ago, or even just a few days ago. That's how we felt when we were asked by Nordstrom and Etsy Wholesale to be a part of "Nordstrom and Etsy Presents: Weddings!" What an honor!

To have our work be available at one of the most highly recognized retailers in the country is something we still can't wrap our little heads around. Thank you to all of the folks at Etsy who have always believed in us, and who continue to support and offer amazing opportunities to all artisans; and thank you to the stellar team at Nordstrom who have shown us so much patience and professionalism in every interaction we have had with them. It has truly been a wonderful experience. 

Our collection for Nordstrom is available online (free shipping!) and in all 5 of the Nordstrom Wedding Suites while supplies last (some styles are already sold out!). Be sure to take a peek and while you're there, check out fellow friends and artists WhichGoose, Serephine, Anto Arts, and more! 

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Our New Home in Connecticut!

Posted on July 01, 2013 | 0 comments


Here at Paloma's Nest,  we truly believe that Home is where the Heart is. So, we are very excited to share that over the past month, we left our home in Austin to be closer to what matters the most- family. 

We loved our time in Austin, but we longed for our children to know their grandparents, to know the ocean, and to appreciate the magnificence and history here on the East Coast, and get to experience cities like New York and Boston. Our hearts were aching for all of those things, plus the support of family and old friends.

We have settled here on the Connecticut shoreline, not too far from where I (Caroline) was born and raised. The move went even better than we could have hoped- things fell into place so smoothly, from selling our home before we even listed it, to finding the perfect space for our family and business;  and while it is so much work to unpack and set up our new home and studio, we are loving every moment of it. The pace of our daily life has slowed down so much compared to city living... in this small town we are learning for the first time in years what it is like to spend every day surrounded by lush nature, a choir of birds, the waves of the ocean, and neighbors who stop and chat during their evening stroll.

We would like to thank all of you for your support and patience with us over the past month as we made this big change. We've been able to catch up on production and even squeeze in a few exciting projects we will share with you soon. Life is too short to stay in a place that no longer makes you happy... and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to create this new home base for our children and for our business. We are sure it will inspire many great things to come. 

PS- The photo above is a view of an artist's studio, circa 1899,  from a nearby historic site, the Florence Griswold Museum, in Lyme, CT. One of our favorite spots to visit and be inspired, the property and museum are called the "home of American Impressionism." This elegant "boarding-house-turned-artist-retreat" fostered the growth of a major 19th century art colony, just a few miles from where we now call home. 


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Special Closeout Sale on Wooden Bangle Bracelets

Posted on March 27, 2013 | 0 comments


The time has come to say farewell to an old favorite and to make room in our collection for new and exciting designs. After many years of crafting these special Wooden Bangle Bracelets, we are offering what we have left in a very Special Closeout Sale. Order yours while they are still available, and pick up a few extra for the special women in your life. Featured on Good Morning America in 2009 and the Today Show in 2011 as the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

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Happy Birthday, Paloma's Nest!

Posted on November 16, 2012 | 0 comments

When did this happen!? FIVE years?! It is with great happiness that this weekend we celebrate five years as Paloma's Nest. Happy Birthday, little baby business!

What started as an Etsy shop at our kitchen table has blossomed into the company that Jose and I always dreamed of creating. And we could not be more thankful for you, our friends, family, and clients, who inspire us to keep designing, keep creating, and keep innovating.

So what's next? We have lots in store for the next five years. We're finishing up construction on our new studios and workshops that will let us house tools and equipment to create things we couldn't before. We are embarking on a website/shop/ blog redesign in January, with the goal of  improving your experience when you visit us here. And, we will continue to share our experience with others through Handcrafted Consulting- because we believe that in today's world of technology, there are so many opportunities for artists to make a living through their work. (I'll be leading a round-table discussion on the topic at AltSummit this January!)

Through all of the highlights (The New York Times twice!?), and through all of the inevitable low points (roof leaks and electrical sparks in our old boutique, anyone?) we are so grateful to be on this journey and to have the opportunity to share our work with the world. Thinking of the person who may, one day fifty years from now, inherit a holiday ornament or a wedding ring bowl that was custom crafted by us for their grandmother or great grandfather, inspires us to continue to create heirlooms of the finest materials and craftsmanship. Here's to many, many more years of Paloma's Nest, and thank you, thank you, thank you!

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