Belle and Union

A little bit sweet, a whole lot sassy, Belle & Union is the creation of Meg and Josh Sutton, two honeys known for cookin’ up all sorts of homegrown goodness with their whimsical writings, wrappings and wares.  It all started in 2012 with a relationship: a Southern art student and a Northern soldier fell in love along the sandy beaches of Tybee Island and the shady moss-draped oaks of Savannah, Georgia.  Inspired by each other, our family, and the beautiful sights, sounds and differences found from coast to coast throughout the U.S., we decided to celebrate our roots and community the best way we know how: by basking in each others’ company, filling simple moments with memorable laughs, and sharing these moments with friends and friends to come.  Everything you’ll find here is steeped in Southern hospitality — from the deepest grooves of our letterpress greeting cards to the very (literal) fiber of our signature tea towels — all proudly American made. We’ve got a soft spot for vintage American wit and wisdom and goods that tote a bit of a foodie twist. To us, nothing says home and comfort quite like the scents of Mawmaw’s kitchen; it’s the heart of the home and the memories made in it feed our souls.  Our recipe? Start with all-American ingredients: the papers we print on, the cotton in our textiles, and the wood in our hand-crafted gifts. Mix in a dollop of Meg’s doodles and season with a spoonful of Josh’s mechanical moxie. Serve fresh, gather ‘round our table, and enjoy. Whether you speak with a drawl, East Coast boast or West Coast ease, we hope our homegrown wares, made from the heart (of Texas, that is), will always cook up a smile.

A little bit sweet, a whole lot sassy, Belle & Union is the creation of Meg and Josh Sutton, two honeys known for cookin’ up all sorts of homegrown goodness with their whimsical writings, wrappings and wares.

It all started in 2012 with a relationship: a Southern art student and a Northern soldier fell in love along the sandy beaches of Tybee Island and the shady moss-draped oaks of Savannah, Georgia.

Inspired by each other, our family, and the beautiful sights, sounds and differences found from coast to coast throughout the U.S., we decided to celebrate our roots and community the best way we know how: by basking in each others’ company, filling simple moments with memorable laughs, and sharing these moments with friends and friends to come.

Everything you’ll find here is steeped in Southern hospitality — from the deepest grooves of our letterpress greeting cards to the very (literal) fiber of our signature tea towels — all proudly American made. We’ve got a soft spot for vintage American wit and wisdom and goods that tote a bit of a foodie twist. To us, nothing says home and comfort quite like the scents of Mawmaw’s kitchen; it’s the heart of the home and the memories made in it feed our souls.

Our recipe? Start with all-American ingredients: the papers we print on, the cotton in our textiles, and the wood in our hand-crafted gifts. Mix in a dollop of Meg’s doodles and season with a spoonful of Josh’s mechanical moxie. Serve fresh, gather ‘round our table, and enjoy. Whether you speak with a drawl, East Coast boast or West Coast ease, we hope our homegrown wares, made from the heart (of Texas, that is), will always cook up a smile.

Cowgirl Utopia

Stephanie Cossman is a wife to a hard working husband, a mom to a sweet toddler girl and a maker who loves working with reclaimed wood! She works a full time office job aside from her small business, 'Cowgirl Utopia,' and gets to let her creative side roll after her daughter, Linley, goes to sleep most nights. She's lived all over Texas and has a never ending love for the greatness of taco Tuesday, Texas country, small towns and all this great state has to offer.

Stephanie Cossman is a wife to a hard working husband, a mom to a sweet toddler girl and a maker who loves working with reclaimed wood! She works a full time office job aside from her small business, 'Cowgirl Utopia,' and gets to let her creative side roll after her daughter, Linley, goes to sleep most nights. She's lived all over Texas and has a never ending love for the greatness of taco Tuesday, Texas country, small towns and all this great state has to offer.

Settle Ceramics 

verb  set·tle \ˈse-təl\ : to move to a place and make it your home ; to come to rest.   Settle is the creation of Samantha Heligman, a working artist living in the Austin Area. She has been working in clay for nearly 8 years and crafting since she was a child. After attending Savannah College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Painting and Photography, she spent the better part of 2 years working at a clay studio and perfecting her wheel throwing skills. She now works out of  The Moon Collective in Austin, where she crafts pieces for Settle.

verb set·tle \ˈse-təl\ : to move to a place and make it your home ; to come to rest. 

Settle is the creation of Samantha Heligman, a working artist living in the Austin Area. She has been working in clay for nearly 8 years and crafting since she was a child. After attending Savannah College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Painting and Photography, she spent the better part of 2 years working at a clay studio and perfecting her wheel throwing skills. She now works out of  The Moon Collective in Austin, where she crafts pieces for Settle.

Ferro & Fawn

Handmade jewelry made using both vintage and natural materials. Pieces of quartz, bone, and other organic materials are combined with metal details, such as gold leafing and wire, to create an edgy yet handcrafted look. Due to the organic nature of some of the materials, each piece is unique and beautiful in it's own way  "Ferro and Fawn" is a beautiful contradiction. I have always been drawn to both the delicate, whimsical and pure, and in contrast also the dark, edgy and bold. There are elements of fantasy that overlap between the two, but their differences are what draw me in and inspire me! The word "Ferro" comes from the Italian word meaning "iron"-tough, strong and bold, while "Fawn" refers to a young female deer- delicate, kind, peaceful. These are the ideas from which I pull my inspiration.

Handmade jewelry made using both vintage and natural materials. Pieces of quartz, bone, and other organic materials are combined with metal details, such as gold leafing and wire, to create an edgy yet handcrafted look. Due to the organic nature of some of the materials, each piece is unique and beautiful in it's own way

"Ferro and Fawn" is a beautiful contradiction. I have always been drawn to both the delicate, whimsical and pure, and in contrast also the dark, edgy and bold. There are elements of fantasy that overlap between the two, but their differences are what draw me in and inspire me! The word "Ferro" comes from the Italian word meaning "iron"-tough, strong and bold, while "Fawn" refers to a young female deer- delicate, kind, peaceful. These are the ideas from which I pull my inspiration.

David Schilling

David Schilling is a 12 year old native of Caldwell, TX who enjoys creating pottery. His interest for pottery began at the age of nine, and he studies under Mrs. Rachel Norris at Joy Pottery in Bryan, TX. His pottery exhibit won Grand Champion in the 2015 Burleson County Fair. He also enjoys soccer, basketball, playing the drums and raising rabbits and chickens.

David Schilling is a 12 year old native of Caldwell, TX who enjoys creating pottery. His interest for pottery began at the age of nine, and he studies under Mrs. Rachel Norris at Joy Pottery in Bryan, TX. His pottery exhibit won Grand Champion in the 2015 Burleson County Fair. He also enjoys soccer, basketball, playing the drums and raising rabbits and chickens.

Marti Perkins

Marti Perkins is a Native Texan who has lived in North Texas for the last 29 years. Marti has 27 years of sales and marketing experience, and a Fashion Merchandising degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Marti has also completed graduate course work at The University of North Texas, and has been trained in the Lost Wax Technique for Bronze and Silver Jewelry.  Her mission is to share God's word while keeping it simple; To give to others what is given to us every day: Grace, Mercy, Peace and Love.  Marti says, "My jewelry helps remind me to do the simple things and to share with others the Joy and Peace I have. My hope is that when you are wearing my jewelry and another person notices it, that it opens the door to share your FAITH in God! We are the only Bible that some people will ever read..."  Each piece by  Marti Perkins Originals  is inspired by blessings and God's work in the life of Marti Perkins and her family and friends. Each piece stands as a simple reminder of God's love and His message to His children. "Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ our Lord." (2 Timothy 1:2)  Stars such as Kimberly Schlapman, Reba McEntire, and Tina Wilkins wear and carry  Marti Perkins Originals . Many  Marti Perkins Originals  were sold at the Trunk Show in New York (Saks Fifth Ave) during the CMA awards. However, Marti always says that her biggest honor comes from the friends and family who buy her creations and wear them to share the story of their faith.

Marti Perkins is a Native Texan who has lived in North Texas for the last 29 years. Marti has 27 years of sales and marketing experience, and a Fashion Merchandising degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Marti has also completed graduate course work at The University of North Texas, and has been trained in the Lost Wax Technique for Bronze and Silver Jewelry.

Her mission is to share God's word while keeping it simple; To give to others what is given to us every day: Grace, Mercy, Peace and Love.

Marti says, "My jewelry helps remind me to do the simple things and to share with others the Joy and Peace I have. My hope is that when you are wearing my jewelry and another person notices it, that it opens the door to share your FAITH in God! We are the only Bible that some people will ever read..."

Each piece by Marti Perkins Originals is inspired by blessings and God's work in the life of Marti Perkins and her family and friends. Each piece stands as a simple reminder of God's love and His message to His children. "Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ our Lord." (2 Timothy 1:2)

Stars such as Kimberly Schlapman, Reba McEntire, and Tina Wilkins wear and carry Marti Perkins Originals. Many Marti Perkins Originals were sold at the Trunk Show in New York (Saks Fifth Ave) during the CMA awards. However, Marti always says that her biggest honor comes from the friends and family who buy her creations and wear them to share the story of their faith.

THE EFFLORESCENT PRESENT

Jessica Sornson is an artist, yoga teacher, organic farmer and eternal optimist dedicated to the propagation of conscious and sustainable lifestyles for both the individual and the community.  In addition to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and certification in permaculture design, Jessica is continuously furthering her studies of Yoga. She completed her 200-hour teacher training as well as advanced courses in meditation and kriya with Kia Miller, the creator of a holistic approach with roots in Kundalini and Tantric traditions called Radiant Body Yoga.  Jessica’s vision is to inspire, uplift and remind people of the strength in vulnerability and the beauty of the present moment. Her latest artwork ranges from greeting cards to rainbow garlands made from sustainably sourced fabrics to saw blade-wall clocks painted with cosmic floral designs to jewelry with love and devotion infused in each gem-stone. With the integration of yoga, permaculture and creative expression, she has found healthy harmonious platforms from which to share loving awareness. 

Jessica Sornson is an artist, yoga teacher, organic farmer and eternal optimist dedicated to the propagation of conscious and sustainable lifestyles for both the individual and the community.

In addition to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and certification in permaculture design, Jessica is continuously furthering her studies of Yoga. She completed her 200-hour teacher training as well as advanced courses in meditation and kriya with Kia Miller, the creator of a holistic approach with roots in Kundalini and Tantric traditions called Radiant Body Yoga.

Jessica’s vision is to inspire, uplift and remind people of the strength in vulnerability and the beauty of the present moment. Her latest artwork ranges from greeting cards to rainbow garlands made from sustainably sourced fabrics to saw blade-wall clocks painted with cosmic floral designs to jewelry with love and devotion infused in each gem-stone. With the integration of yoga, permaculture and creative expression, she has found healthy harmonious platforms from which to share loving awareness.