#FriendsdayWednesday - Beans Edition

In honor of our pet line release, we thought we would do an edition of Friendsday Wednesday! This week we are introducing…BEANS!

 Beans modeling our Charlie Dog Bed

Beans modeling our Charlie Dog Bed

We adopted Beans in the weirdest circumstances. We were attending a wedding for two friends of ours, and during cocktail hour they had drinks, cornhole, a ferris wheel, and PUPPIES! I (Alex) immediately threw down my purse and beverage and ran to the play pen and picked up this little nugget. I then proceeded to hold her for the entire cocktail hour. After about a week I finally convinced my husband that Frankie needed a sister and I was so right. Also because we were at a wedding, we happen to have the most adorable photos of us meeting her (below).

Now that we know Beans, we have realized that we named her VERY well. TOO well. She is the smelliest dog we have ever met. After a few trips to the vet, we have learned she has a very sensitive tummy and has to eat prescription food. If you even try to give her a bite of normal food, she will blow you away with the smelliest farts a small dog has ever made.

She may also think she lives in a circus, because she is constantly standing on her hind legs and doing crazy things.

I tell her almost everyday how happy we are we decided to take her home. Frankie loves her so much. They are the best of friends and sisters. The constantly wrestle (which we call playing dinosaurs….(tiny arms)), and are starting to get more snuggly towards each other. Beans is a big big big snuggler so Frankie really has no choice.

We named the Beans Pillows after her because it has shades of brown just like her! Its also our smallest pillow, and she is very tiny (only 10 lbs!). It also has giant tassels, just like her giant feet that make no sense for her body.

 Beans with our Bogart Crate Cover and Beans Dog Pillow. The human Beans pillow is under the pillow section on our site! Also wearing the Diego bandana.

Beans with our Bogart Crate Cover and Beans Dog Pillow. The human Beans pillow is under the pillow section on our site! Also wearing the Diego bandana.

Her favorite things are snuggling, snuggling, snuggling, eating, and ice cream. And yes ice cream gives her farts but we love her anyway.

 Beans, modeling.

Beans, modeling.


UNIQUE: Athena Pillows

Everything about Greek decor is exactly what I love. Whites, cool colors, and lots of different textures. So not only was it a great place for my honeymoon, but I also felt incredibly inspired by their culture and way of life. That being said, when I came across a VINTAGE GREEK HANDMADE fabric, I could NOT pass it up! It brought back all of the things I loved about Greece. It was absolutely beautiful AND our favorite colors: black, white, and indigo.

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The Frankie #FriendsdayWednesday

For those who have been shopping our site since we launched, you might be thinking...hmmmm..where did they come up with these weird names for their products? Well the answer is here! We were inspired by my (Alex's) dog, Frankie! When we first started shopping for fabrics here at Wallflower, we came across this white and black speckled looking upholstery fabric. We instantly thought, "hey that looks like Frankie's fur!" Well the rest is history. Now we name each of our fabrics after pets we know or have known and loved.  

 Frankie and the Frankie Pillow Photograph by Victoria Harris

Frankie and the Frankie Pillow Photograph by Victoria Harris

Kerry and I are both HUGE animal lovers, so it only makes sense we found a way to incorporate animals everyday into our company. That's why we have also started what we call #friendsdaywednesday. Every couple weeks on a Wednesday we will post about one of the animals who has inspired some of our products. Our first friend is of course, Frankie!

 Frankie! Photograph by Matthew Takes

Frankie! Photograph by Matthew Takes

We found Frankie when she was about 8 weeks old from a home whose dogs had puppies. She is our first baby and we love her so much! She's already had a very exciting life from modeling with Kate Upton, to seeing her parents get married, and now being a great little helper for mommy's company, Wallflower.

Frankie is sassy, way too smart for her own good, and a loving loyal friend. And of course, she loves to brunch.

 Photograph by Alex Jillian

Photograph by Alex Jillian

 

 

COMING SOON - Wild Matter Ceramics!

Here at Wallflower, functional, beautiful handmade items for the home and supporting other female entrepreneurs are two of our favorite things.

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Jaclyn Tuchman, founder of Wild Matter Ceramics, more than fits the bill, and we are so thrilled to announce that she is designing a new collection of beautiful handmade tableware for Wallflower!

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Jaclyn draws her color and texture inspiration from the natural world, and her earthy designs have a grounded yet whimsical feel. Her technique draws an almost wooden look from her clay medium - we think her work is simply extraordinary and we can't wait to bring her new original pieces here to Wallflower!

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In the meantime, we highly suggest visiting @wildmatterceramics on instagram to learn more about Jaclyn and her work.  Stay tuned for more from this talented LA artist!