Dana Young Jewelry is designed and handmade by Dana Young, who started her own company right here in Frederick, MD after ten years in the jewelry industry. Dana’s company goal is to give your life value by “creating jewelry that makes you look and feel fabulous doing it.” As a bonus, Dana stays true to her own values through Dana Young Jewelry—each item is made with as much recycled metal as possible and 10% of all profits are donated to animal welfare organizations. The pieces are quirky, unique, and beautiful, encouraging each of us to “save the world and look cute doing it.” Needless to say, we were so excited to collaborate with Dana on a special piece just for us!
One of the perks of having our shop in downtown Frederick, MD is all of the great local businesses in the area. Needless to say, we were thrilled when Mark and Laicie founded Dough Uprising bakery earlier this spring and began popping up at nearby farmers markets. Armed with only a rolling pin and a big dream, this Frederick power couple set out to bring fabulous, delicious, seasonal pies to the masses and to break the world of its cupcake obsession.
Whether you’re doing the cooking or you’re going as a holiday guest, these kitchen items are a double treat—cute and super helpful for the holidays. These are our top ten little kitchen helpers, keeping you clean, organized, and adorable while you do it. All items are easy to use and easy to wash.
1. Birdkage Black Stripe Half Apron $55 | 2. Ceramic Dozen Egg Crate $18 | 3. How to Boil an Egg Cookbook $35 | 4. Magnetic Yellow Kitchen Timer $17 | 5. Ceramic Polka Dot Measuring Cups $14 | 6. Salt Cellar $16 | 7. Amy Sedaris Glass Storage Bowl Gift Set $26 | 8. Polka Dot Dish Towel $12 | 9. Cutting Mats Set $12 | 10. Small Yellow Berry Basket $8
Struggling with your holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered. We’ll show you our top gifts for your favorite folks, starting with the chefs on your shopping list. These selections are sure to please anyone with a culinary inclination, offering inspiration, the right tools, and high quality ingredients.
Photo Credit: Casey and Aurore Maxon
Farmhouse Pottery designer Zoe Zilian says on her company website that she “wanted to create a place with a modern farm aesthetic that represented farm-to-table values infused in traditionally crafted designs”—in other words, her products are beautiful, rustic, and functional. All of Farmhouse Pottery’s products are committed “to sustaining the farmer and the maker.” Pottery items are made by Zoe herself, and other products are focused on farm-to-table, natural goods.
Birdkage designer Courtney Robinson says on her company website “fashion is a part of life” and explains that her designs are meant to “blur the line between form and function”—in other words, her designs are both beautiful and practical. All of her creations are entirely designed and produced in New York City.