Mother’s Day Gifts! MLS Bookshop

I’m super excited to introduce these new products that I have been working day and night on, and I truly hope you like them. There are more in the works but I wanted to get these out quickly as they make awesome Mother’s Day Gifts!

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So originally I had planned on making products with the MLS logo on them, but after a few stressful days of research and the headache of red-tape, I discovered that I could not use the logo I had created, on merchandise. So I’ve gone back to the drawing board with our logo, but in the meantime I have designed some cute MLS Merchandise that is now available through the MLS Bookshop. I am using our Etsy store as the point of sale at the moment but hopefully in the near future I can make these available directly from this site.

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Our New Products

We have three new products that’ll make mums day, all day, every day and provide her with a few moments of relaxation and peace. From comfy throw pillows to sooth those aching bones, to coffee mugs that hold her caffeine in style, to phone cases that will protect her “escape the chaos of the world for a moment” device. We have the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day and beyond!

Here’s a sneak peak of the products we have in the Gift section of our book shop.

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Best Rustic Christmas Gifts For Wood Lovers, under $100

It’s no secret that I love wood, primarily reclaimed wood, and anything rustic or farmhouse in design. In my opinion nothing can match the uniqueness and charm that comes from a piece of wood that has been around for years, possibly even decades, passed from home to home, possibly journeying from state to state or even country to country, telling a story in every scratch, dent, groove or crack that comes with the knocks of life. Like humans, mature wood carries its battle scars with pride and becomes more beautiful in character because of them. I know, I know, “it’s just wood” I hear you say, but if you are a lover of reclaimed wood then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

I figured that since I had a blog and I had a reclaimed wood decor business, I might as well get onto the gift recommendation bandwagon this christmas and give my fellow wood (and rustic decor) lovers (and those that have the job of buying for them) a jam-packed list of the best rustic wood items to give (and ask for) this christmas…or next christmas…or as long as this blog post is circulating, and as long as the items are still available.

You’ll notice that all these items come from Etsy, because let’s face it, Etsy is the home of the greatest handmade, handcrafted and uniquely designed items from all over the world. Some of these items come from my shop (WoodCycle) and some come from other fabulous stores across Etsy. Wherever they come from I am sure you will agree, they are unique and beautiful. Some of them are even on SALE!

Please Note these prices are in AUD, so they will vary depending on your currency conversion rate. All information is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing. Please refer to the stores shipping policy for information about shipping prices and times.

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Under $20

These gifts are great for when the budget is a little tight or you have a lot of special people to buy for! Each one is still unique and full of character.

Primitive Rustic Tea Light Holder

Rustic and primitive, these tea light holders make the perfect decorative addition to your country or coastal home. Handcrafted in Australia from reclaimed wood, they ship worldwide. From just $7.99 AUD

Wood Slice Coasters

Rest your cup on the perfect rustic Coaster. Sanded smooth and finished with a light sealer to provide some liquid resistance. Eco-friendly and made in Australia, they ship worldwide. From just $22 AUD (4 pack)

Personalised Acacia Wooden Chopping Board

These gorgeous australian made chopping boards are created with the highest quality materials and workmanship. Made from acacia wood with personalized laser engraving. 12 sizes to choose from and 40+ designs, from $19 AUD. Shipped worldwide.

Rustic Fence Paling Planter Boxes

These Rustic Planter Boxes are handcrafted from reclaimed fence palings. Full of character and so versatile, use indoors as a table centerpiece or outdoors as a planter box, or whatever your imagination desires.

4 Colour choices, and designed with or without antique handles. Made in Australia and shipped worldwide, prices start from $17.99 AUD.

Rustic Rope Hanging Shelf

Give your walls a rustic aesthetic with these wood and rope hanging shelves. Finished in a light brown wax and perfect for holding that pot plant, tea light holder or other decor items.

Made in Bradford, UK and ships worldwide. Prices start from $13.33 AUD.

Between $20 – $50

Step things up a little with these well-priced quality items!

Photo on Wood (50% OFF)

High quality and oh so rustic, these custom made photo pallets are handcrafted in Virginia USA. Choose your photo and size (6 choices), prices start from $21.63 AUD and they ship worldwide (free delivery within the states).

Rustic/Celtic Serving Platter

Handcrafted in Australia from reclaimed wood and finished with Linseed oil and Beeswax, this Rustic /Celtic Platter will bring character and charm to any occasion. Just $39.99 AUD, ships worldwide.

Personalised Wine Glass Caddy (20% OFF)

Handmade from bamboo in Florida, USA. These wine glass caddies make a rustic addition to any picnic or dinner table. 4 styles and 2 colours to choose from, prices start from $42.45 AUD, ships worldwide, but hurry if you want it before christmas!

Rustic Fluted Timber Vase

Hand crafted from locally sourced Australian Hardwood, these ornamental vases are made for dried or artificial flowers.

Made by a local artisan wood turner from native australian trees (eucalyptus/gum/jarrah) they’ll add a natural rustic charm to any space. Priced at $49.95 AUD they’ll be sure to impress!

Made in Australia, shipped worldwide.

Rustic Wooden Candle Lantern

Carefully handcrafted in Australia from reclaimed pine wood. 8 stains and 3 sizes to choose from. Great for weddings or interior rustic/farmhouse decor.

From $30 AUD, ships worldwide.

From $50 – $100

If you really want to make a statement, these gifts are sure to impress!

Wooden World Map (60% OFF)

The perfect gift for the avid or aspiring traveler. Professionally made by craftsmen from birch plywood. Comes with push pins so you can mark where you have been or where you want to go. Featuring over four contrasting shades of wood, it is a complex and stylish wall map.

Ships worldwide from the Ukraine, from $63.10AUD, 4 Sizes available.

Rustic Chalkboard Sign

Great for the kids, or a wedding, or on the kitchen bench, this rustic chalkboard is so versatile. Choose from blank or personalised, from $64.52 AUD.

Handmade in the US, ships worldwide.

Kao Bentwood Ring (20% OFF)

This wooden ring makes a unique wedding band or accessory. Handcrafted in the US from Kao wood to your individual sizing. Comes with a tub of wax for polishing. Various widths from $74.57 AUD, ships worldwide

Distressed Fold-Out Timber Wine Rack

A foldable stained timber rack, nicknamed “The Drifter”. Looks great in any kitchen and can be folded away and stored for those long journeys on the open road. Holds 6 Standard sized bottles.

Hand made in Australia for $69 AUD, ships worldwide. This item is currently in low stock so move fast if you’d like one for Christmas.

January Market Rustic Wood Riser

I think these are just gorgeous. Rustic, Farmhouse, Cottage, whatever you want to call it, the charm is in the character of the reclaimed wood. With a reinforced frame, it’s sturdy and practical. Display your flowers, candles, pot plants etc in style.

Hand crafted in the US, for $86.05 AUD and shipped worldwide.

Couldn’t find anything?

If none of these gifts appeal to you, why not check out more rustic gift ideas from Etsy!

Or check out the items that post direct from your own country.

AUSTRALIA

UNITED STATES

UNITED KINGDOM

CANADA

IRELAND

Why not check out the other items available from the stores in this post?

WoodCycleStore

StringybarkSupplies

PhotobookShop

TheRusticLooks

MyWoodPhoto

LeftCoastOriginal

RustDesignCo

SalAqua

EnjoyTheWood

TwoShmoopsBoutique

JWMorseDesigns

AutumnAndRose

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Easter Decorations & Gifts From Etsy That You’ll Love!

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Well, it’s almost that time of year again when it becomes perfectly acceptable to over-indulge in egg-shaped chocolate & an ever-increasing variety of hot-cross buns (Mocha are my fav). It’s a time when some of us celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and others embrace the magic of the Easter bunny, and some do both. However you choose to celebrate Easter, one thing is for certain, it’s a great time of year to get together with your family and/or friends to enjoy a meal and one another’s company.

As with every holiday, Easter comes with a lot of fun traditions. Chocolate Easter egg hunts, painting eggshells, Sunday lunch, etc. Some of my fondest memories are from Easter as a kid. I remember going to church Easter Friday, then waking up early for an Easter egg hunt Sunday morning before going to church again and enjoying lunch with the family, after which my sister and I would pig out on our stash of chocolate Easter eggs. We usually had enough chocolate to last a couple of weeks at least, if we were strong enough not to eat it all at once that is. 30 years later, the memories I made during these times are still invaluable to me and something I have loved passing down to my own children.

Unlike Christmas, Easter is far more relaxed and doesn’t call for a huge amount of fuss, you only need a few small things to bring the season to life for your family and in my opinion, nothing says Easter like handmade items. Handmade Easter eggs, Easter hats, Easter baskets, etc, etc, and what better place is there to find exciting handmade items, than on the world’s best handmade marketplace, Etsy?

I’ve done the hard work for you and found some of the best Easter items on Etsy to make this Easter truly memorable.

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Personalized Easter Baskets.

Nothing is as “eastery” as the good old chocolate easter egg hunt, but what’s an Easter egg hunt without an Easter egg basket to carry all those indulgent sugary treats in? These Easter egg baskets are cute and practical and you can have them personalized to make them unique to your child.

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Easter Wreaths

Why not get festive and decorate your door with a gorgeous Easter wreath.

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Easter Decorations

Who doesn’t like holiday decorating? Even if decorating isn’t your thing, you’ll fall in love with these simple Easter decorating ideas!

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Serving Wear

Bring those Easter feels to the dining table with these seasonally inspired serving wear items.

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Gifts

If you like to give gifts to your loved ones at easter time (and we know the kids are always ready to receive) then these items will make a great impression on even the fussiest of gift recipients.

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So there’s just a quick list of some of the Easter items currently available on Esty. There are so many awesome quality handmade goods, I could honestly list a thousand things and I bet each one of you would love them all, I do!

I’ll leave you with one more item that I thought was a lot of fun and so cute any kid would love them to bits. Take a look at these little egg warmer beanies! Aren’t they just adorable?

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