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Meet the Local Makers

Local Artisans Featured in the
Spring Box Add-Ons:

Note Cards, Set of 6 - by Julie Norkus of St. Charles, Il.

Julie Norkus is a creative soul to the core. She is passionate about art, collecting, and re-purposing. Her happy place is in the well-appointed workshop & studio she daily occupies that is  filled with power tools, sanders, paints, stains, brushes & supplies for any project.


After studying Art, Interior Design, and Business in College, Julie landed in the world of residential & commercial design, until starting a family in 2000. While a stay at home mom, Julie would sneak away to paint murals in friends’ nurseries and paint small canvas commissions here & there. Feeling the nudge to have a real business, Julie made the jump to painting murals and selling her children’s art at local Baby Shops in the Fox Valley area.  20 years later Julie has run the gamut from painting in many of the amazing homes in the Fox Valley area, doing one of a kind commissions, fabricating a line of custom serving trays, and everal other casual living home décor items.Her love of all things vintage inspires her easy-going style and painting of everyday objects. She keeps her paintings fresh, on trend, and not too serious. Her art is reproduced on Tea Towels, Pillow Covers, Stretched Canvas, Loose Reprints, and various other curated home décor. 

Julie currently sells her art goods online, at local shops, and at artisan markets in the West Chicago Suburbs.

Julie creates, fabricates & designs out of her studio in St. Charles, IL where she lives with her husband John, 2 daughters Paige & Lindsey, and 2 naughty dogs Reggie & Archie that are well known by her close-knit customer base.


Candles - Sara of Jackson Rose Candles, St. Charles, Il.

Made in the USA by Sara of Jackson Rose Candles.


A native of Georgia now living in the Midwest, Sara discovered the simple craft of candle making as a way to reconnect to experiences and places she missed from the South through the power of scent. And though our candles are inspired by the South, they are made to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.


That's why they keep them clean & simple. No unnecessary ingredients like dyes, preservatives, and additives. Their candles are made using pure soy wax, premium non-toxic scents, and natural cotton wicks. They mix small batches and pour them by hand to ensure quality and maintain the art of the craft.


They also designate a portion of our profits to grassroots organizations doing good work for education & the environment, because they believe that's important for all of us. 

Pillow Covers - Stephanie from Returning From Grace Designs, USA

Handcrafted in the USA by Stephanie of Returning Grace. Motivated by her desire to create custom home decor items for her own home, Stephanie learned to sew. After creating many gifts for family and friends, her business was born. Her handmade designs are inspired by her love of French design, farmhouse decor, vintage needlework and antique textiles.

Fabric Prints - Renay of Soot Studio, Geneva, IL.

After creating a process to make fabric-print decor for her own home, Renay started designing, printing, and selling images for every occasion - prints, prints on wood and even carved wood signs using a CNC machine. These "Simple Prints" are designed to be placed in a frame and changed from season to season for a quick decor update, year-round. Multiple images, like the botanicals, look great as a grouping in a larger frame. Renay works from her home in Geneva while juggling three very active boys, a traveling husband, and a sweet dog who thinks she should get at least 4 walks a day. Currently, she has over 200 images in her collection - all unique designs, many including elements curated by other talented artists.