We are excited that some of our vendors are nominees for the Martha Stewart American Made award!
As you know, Marion and Rose's Workshop is committed to the American Made movement and shares in the thought that change happens on the street level with small businesses supporting one other and sharing their message to customers. We feel that planting the seed and helping it grow is our job and it is our commitment.
As proponents of the movement it makes us happy to see a large company embracing these small makers. It's these steps that will help rebuild the Main Streets of small towns and Cities, restoring pride in these communities. When you can say "I helped make that" or "this is my neighbors company", it gives you a renewed desire to support your neighbor and your community. Quality, craftsmanship and knowing the maker are all important aspects of how we curate the shop, and we are so happy to be able to relay their stories to our customers.
Our friends at Modestics put together a great reference list to make it super easy to vote. Included on the list are a few of our vendors Blue Chair Fruit, Cuppow, Native State, Peg and Awl. and Peterboro Baskets (these guys have been around since the 1800's!) We've also added a few links below to more of our friends and neighbors.
Outlaw Soaps (soon to be a vendor at the shop!)
Poppy Von Frohlich - amazing jackets made in SF. Want them all.
Kate Ellen Metals- our awesome neighbor and amazing jewelry designer
Please vote for your favorites, you can vote up to 6 times within a 24 hours period.
Thank you for your support of the American Made movement and of our little shop!! We are cannot express how happy we are to be here.
Remember "We are all in this together".
-M & R
With a long, lazy Labor Day weekend almost upon us, and some new limited edition and hand water colored letterpress pieces in the shop by Quail Lane Press, we're feeling inspired to do some day tripping! We posted up some of the photos below to Instagram with our ideas for some weekend excursions (pretty please, follow us on Instagram if you don't already), and got all kinds of love from folks who can't wait to load up their gear and skip town. We hope these photos make you want to get out and get going on a California adventure.
Weekend excursion #1 – Pt. Reyes. Doesn't that red plaid Faribault blanket make you want to plop down and enjoy a hearty picnic while observing the antlered elk of Point Reyes? We asked folks where they want to take their next day trip and got a bunch of fun answers – Pescadero, Boonville, Napa, Healdsburg, Stinson, Memorial Park, Tilden, Muir Beach, and China Beach. Just don't forget your anchor mugs by Harstone Pottery and mason cocktail shaker.
Weekend excursion #2 - Monterey Bay. If you have a hankering for some beach-side clam chowder, perhaps Monterey Bay is calling your name. Be sure to pack your waxed canvas satchel by Peg & Awl, Kinfolk Magazine, infinity scarf by DDCCSF, woolen iPad sleeve by Willow & Company, and mason jar with Cuppow lid.
Weekend excursion #3 – Anywhere on the California Coast. You can't go wrong on a sunny day, as long as you've got your camera on hand to capture the majesty. Leather camera strap by Uniforma and waxed canvas lunch bag by Peg & Awl.
And just look at this next letterpress piece celebrating the San Francisco Bay. *sigh* There's almost no need to day trip when we live in such a beautiful place.
The summer months are coming to a close, and with September right around the corner, it's time to dust off your dreams, get reinspired, and go out and kick some butt. Whether you are headed back to school or jump starting a new project, it's a good time to clear out the old clutter and reinvent your work or study space.
Lucky for you, we're throwing a big sale in August to make way for new Fall merchandise, and all of our desk and office friendly back-to-school stuff is 20% off. The cute things in the photo above are sure to make your shopping list:
Lunch Bags by Peg & Awl
Made of sturdy, wipe-down-able waxed canvas.
America the Beautiful Field Notes
Limited edition and ready for note taking and doodling.
Woolen Laptop and iPad Bags
Technology looks so much better when accessorized.
Handwoven Trash Basket by Peterboro
Made by a family in New Hampshire for 150 years.
JFish Wall Planters
Slipcasted ceramics made at the Berkeley Potters Guild.
Father's Day is fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about what to get your "computer hacker, bike fix-it guy, story teller, wood chopper, trash man, tent setter-upper, jedi ninja," aka, your Dad. (thanks, Sugarcube Press for the choice words). Lucky for you, we've got a whole slew of gentlemanly items here in the shop that will ensure your Pop gets a thoughtful gift this year. Come visit us and we'll show you the goods! Or have something shipped directly to your Dad by ordering it in our online shop.
Father's Day cards from Rifle Paper and Sugarcube Press.
Field Notes by Draplin Design Co., for those random manly jottings.
A classic comb print by Rifle Paper.
Ceramic flasks by Oakland artist Peter St.Lawrence.
Happy Father's Day poster by Horwinski Printing Co. Made in Oakland!
iPad and laptop sleeves by Willow & Company, constructed from 3mm German Merino Wool and leather.
Atticus Caramels by Helliemae's with Colorado whiskey, bourbon barrel smoked salt, and cane syrup.
The Peg and Awl Key Latch, made of reclaimed leather and hardware from WWII gunslings, and finished with a brass button stud.
The Mason Shaker, for the cocktailing dad.
The Marlowe Lunchbag by Peg & Awl – a reusable waxed canvas paperbag with a little pocket for a handwritten message.
A collection of stories on the modern complexities of fatherhood by authors, writers, musicians, and others, from the the award-winning magazine, Rad Dad.
And real, old fashioned horseshoes, for good luck.
Your dad is one lucky guy.
Peg & Awl are a husband and wife team out of Pennsylvania. They started the company in 2009 when Walter returned from a year long tour in Iraq. Their first item he created was a beautiful oak tub caddy (it went viral on Pinterest), and since then, together they have created many lovely products from reclaimed leather, vintage fabrics, and the wood of old barns that have been around since the 1800s.
We have quite an assortment of their bags, satchels, and waxed pouches at the shop, and we hope you'll come and see them! Most of them are made from a sturdy waxed canvas that's waterproof, can be wiped down, and only gets better with age.