Share Your Family Heirloom.

We're trying out a little spin on #throwbackthursday {or #TBT as the cool kids call it these days} over on our INSTAGRAM account {@heirloomedcollection}.

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Share one of your favorite family heirlooms on Instagram and give us a tag + follow today and you'll be entered to win one of our new Society Handkerchiefs! Your heirloom can be anything from a handwritten recipe to jewelry to a photo and beyond - be creative.

Oh, and here's a little look at some of the things we've been 'GRAMMING about lately.

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Homemade Ice Cream Recipes.

Well, it's #NationalIceCreamDay and probably one of the best "holidays" I can think of. Summer in the South brings no greater treat than ice cream. And in my opinion, there are some things that simply can't get any better than homemade and ice cream is definitely at the top of my list.

Today's celebration doesn't just end with ice cream, but with the launch of a brand new item in our Southern Artisan Collection as we team up with local Atlanta hand-lettering artist Erica Loesing of Yes Ma'am Paper Goods for our new Family Recipe Card + Cloth gift sets.

moms favorite ice cream

Oh my goodness if this doesn't capture the essence of an heirloom, I just don't know what does. This one is near and dear to my heart. I am so fortunate to have handwritten recipe cards from my mother, grandmother & great grandmother's collections - but I know not everyone is this fortunate. And even more so, I know in the future these authentic gifts will become even more scarce.

This gift set captures memories, tastes and ingredients of a loved ones most beloved recipe, beautifully hand scripted and meticulously designed on both a recipe card, as well as textured towel, making a treasured keepsake and special gift. Helping a family recipe to live on for generations gives this gift an even more powerful meaning.

ice cream recipe card

And, as a perk, here are two delicious ice cream recipes from some of the samples that Erica designed and that we shot for the launch of these beauties - Mom's Favorite Ice Cream and Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream.

blueberry lavender ice cream

I'd love to know if you have a special family recipe for ice cream, too! And, hope you'll pop over to the shop to see some of the other family recipes we styled up for this extra special new product!

Also, be sure to click over and read more about artist Erica Loesing and see the full collection of paper goodies we are teaming up on!

Behind the Scenes with the Gentlemen of WoodKith.

If you have been following along on my Instagram these days, you know how excited I am about each and every one of our new Southern Artisan Collection collaborations.

Working with the gentlemen at WoodKith is no exception, for several reasons. In transparency, my husband is one of these gents so I really couldn't be more excited about their no-so-new business. Though they have officially just launched, this labor of love has been years in the making.

gentlemen of woodkith

The guys have been sourcing, buying and drying the perfect pieces and slabs of wood for nearly THREE years now. They have an amazing inventory of some of the prettiest pieces of maple, black walnut and the largest pecan anyone has seen - ready to pull at a moments notice and turn into a beautiful piece that will be storied and treasured.

While the guys work out of Atlanta day-to-day, Adam has a workshop up in the North Georgia mountain town of Clayton, where most of the large pieces are constructed and finished, as well as where the metalwork is done. They also work out of our farm in Monticello, where Shane's grandfather's woodshop stands. It's a place he loved to work and is filled with old tools and treasures from his woodworking and army days. This is also where they keep their large slabs of wood at hand.

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woodworking

Seeing these pieces of wood come to life in their beautiful modern organic tables and benches has truly been an amazing process to watch. Seeing the piece come from a rustic, outdoor setting to finding its way inside a home as a showpiece is a breathtaking process. And their custom pieces are no exception.  These guys are putting in the heavy lifting, a combination of hard work and craft of woodworking go into each and every special piece.

WoodKith maple slab coffee table
WoodKith Slab Conference Table
WoodKith Console Table
WoodKith Feast Boards

I'm so in love with the Feast Boards the guys have created for us and seeing each unique piece on a tablescape. And, can't wait for some new designs soon!

heirloomed + West Elm Launch Event.

We are teaming up with one of my favorite brands, and I couldn't be more excited or thankful. West Elm has graciously offered to host us for a launch event to officially celebrate the launch of our rebranding from IceMilk Aprons to heirloomed.

West Elm Event

I love the organic, simple and classic nature of West Elms product assortment and think our pieces pair well with theirs for anyone looking to entertain in the home. West Elm also has a great focus on supporting local businesses and makers, so with this event I am thrilled that we will be launching our new Made in the South Collection, as well as celebrating our Southern Artisan Collection collaborations and artists.

In case you missed the announcement, we've been working hard to source fabrics, hone designs and find manufacturing resources right here in the South to make this collection a reality.  I love the new designs and feel the product assortment is a great reflection of our new brand, heirloomed.

I hope you'll come out to visit us this Thursday, June 4th from 6:00-8:00PM at West Elm in Atlantic Station in Atlanta for this very special event. In the meantime, you can pre-order pieces from our new Made in the South Collection, and check out some of the artisan bios & pieces from our Southern Artisan Collection. I'd love to see your friendly faces & meet you that evening!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RSVP