Happy Birthday, Paloma's Nest!

Posted on November 16, 2012

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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The 2012 Holiday Collection is here!

Posted on November 14, 2012

It's that time of the year again! Seems like we were just sharing the news of Valentin's birth with you- and now here we are, nearly 10 months later, preparing for his First Christmas! Along with the joys of having an infant in the house again has come so much  inspiration for new designs and collections- both for commemorating milestones, and for outfitting his play space.

Like this Baby's First Christmas Rocking Horse Ornament- for years, many of you have requested something special for Baby, and this year we think we got it! Handcrafted of porcelain and wood, this personalized piece will be an heirloom any family will gladly cherish into adulthood.

This is just one of many new designs in the 2012 Holiday Collection, so settle in, click on over to the shop, and explore the merriment of the season! Cheers!

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The Neighborhood Chair Collection!

Posted on November 11, 2012

The Colonial

What a whirlwind season we have had here at Paloma's Nest! We have been building our new studios from scratch (check out our Twitter and Instagram @palomasnest to follow along), designing and creating our newest Collections, and chasing after our 9 month old infant who has decided he is ready to walk (!), so we apologize that the blogging has been seldom here. But for good reason!

Have you seen our Neighborhood Chair Collection? We are just so proud of these. Not only are they a pint-sized place to sit and rest, but they double as a dollhouse! Perfectly sized for imaginative play with standard dolls and dollhouse accessories, animal figurines or dinosaurs, these are sure to keep your little one busy for hours. (Plus, they look so great, you won't mind having one in your living room!) Lucky for us, Paloma loves hers so much we were able to snap lots of photos!

Available in The Colonial, The Victorian, and The Modern styles, which one reminds you of your neighborhood?

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New at Paloma's Nest: Personalized Wall Plaques

Posted on July 20, 2012

How do you commemorate a family event- something so big that it affects your entire crew, from young to old? Whether a birth, an adoption, a cross-country move, or a new house, these new personalized tiles are a heirloom-quality reminder of the special, life-changing time. Each one is entirely handcrafted of porcelain and wood. Hang in your entry way,  or in the heart of your home, and pass them on to your children some day.

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Come Pin with Us! Paloma's Nest on Pinterest

Posted on June 08, 2012

Ok. We admit it. We are hooked on Pinning. As with most social media things, we tend to be late comers- we stay on the sidelines and check things out before we dive in.  Oh, Pinterest. Now that we have started "pinning," we can't stop. What a fun burst of visual inspiration throughout the day (you know, just a "short break" here and there). When I was young, my mother always clipped and filed away images from her stacks and stacks of  magazines. Opening up those folders always filled my little mind with wonderful colors, textures, and ideas. And now, we have this modern way to store our own visual scrapbooks, and to see what our friends and colleagues are loving, too.  So join us. Pinteresteando un rato. Can't wait to see you there.

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