Herriott Grace

Large serving spoon by Herriott Grace

Herriott Grace is a father/daughter team producing amazing one off wooden and ceramic pieces. Lance and Nikole Herriott live 3400 kilometers apart: his workshop is in Victoria, British Columbia, and her studio is in Toronto, Ontario.

The products, ranging from spoons to bowl, chopping boards to rolling pins, are gorgeous in their irregularity and have a delightful handmade, unique feel.

products by Herriott Grace

They are inspired by homesteads and farms and early morning light. By travel, via train and old world hotels. By well-worn tables and the meals around them. But most of all, by tradition, by trees and by things made by hand.

I could just about stock my whole house with this loveliness!

products by Herriott Grace

And how delightful is the styling and photography, all done by Nikole.

About Jasmine Flamenco

Jasmine is a maker, crafter, ceramicist, wife, knitter, origami amateur, and Master Chef in the making (if Master Chef only included making vegetarian food). Visit her blog for lively inspiration.

In a Word: Watermelon

Happy Independence Day everybody! As much as I want you read my post, I sure do hope you are spending some time outside in the sun with friends today. In my opinion there’s no better way to celebrate the 4th then a good old fashioned cook out with burgers, brats, potato salad, cold watermelon and fresh lemonade.

watermelon roundup by Jamie Bartlett

I used to hate watermelon. I thought it was too watery and the texture was a little strange. I would still make myself eat it because I thought it was one of those fruits everyone should like. Plus its just cool how you eat it off the rind and spit out the seeds. That was worth it to me even if I didn’t quite care for the taste. This summer is probably the first summer that I’ve really enjoyed it. I think I have probably bought about 3 or 4 already and I plan on enjoying a few more before fall comes.

If you don’t get a chance to devour any today, here are a few for you to enjoy until you can get your hands on some.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

Picnic DIY Roundup

DIY project & template from Twig & Thistle for Amy Atlas' Sweet Designs

Now that summer is officially here, the outdoor feasting shall begin. Are you feeling the draw of the outdoors? Are you feeling the need to grab a basket, fill it with fresh fruits, nice wine and delicious cheese, and spread you blanket on the grass? From picnic party invites to napkin rolls to embellished baskets, and more, here are fun ideas to help you prepare to throw the best picnic ever.

About Clemence Herbillon

Clemence is a blogger, jewelry designer and school teacher based in Switzerland, Europe. She was raised in the French countryside with five siberian husky dogs, and kept an unconditional love for nature and all living creatures since then. She is obsessed with all things pretty and enjoys getting lost in the vortex of fashion, design, art, and inspiration blogs, as well as working on her own blog, Oh The Lovely Things, where she shares her creative projects and documents what inspires her each day.

Giveaway from Shabby Apple

Yosemite collection from Shabby Apple

Giveaway Entry Details

  • Eligibility: Open to readers with a US shipping address
  • Open from: July 2nd - July 8th
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Happy first week of July! It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway on Dearest Nature, so I’m excited to present one from the fabulous folks at Shabby Apple, who are kindly offering one lucky Dearest Nature reader in the US a chance to win $50 towards their purchase at Shabby Apple. Enter to win by simply liking Shabby Apple’s facebook page.

As if that generous giveaway weren’t enough, Shabby Apple are also offering all Dearest Nature readers a 10% discount with the following coupon code at checkout: dearestnature10off

Here are a few collections from Shabby Apple I’m currently head over heels about, all beautifully photographed in exquisite locations.

collections from Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple giveaway winner

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Natural Curiosity

Crystal by Tristan Brando

Miss Tristan B of Besotted Brand recently announced the opening of her new fine art print shop on Society 6 called Natural Curiosity. In a word, Tristan’s photos are stunning. In two words: exponentially stunning. I love the fine details Tristan captures in her photos and the post-processing that she applies, giving each photo a beautifully crisp and unique touch.

Hop over to Tristan’s shop for further inspiration.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.