The Story Behind Our Wooden Bead Growth Charts.

This Spring I wanted to design a very special baby gift. I teamed up with my sweet friend, MacKenzie Williams, of The Sercy Studio. We created a unique version of a timeless, heirloom-worthy treasure with our Keepsake Growth Chart. We wanted to help new parents remember special moments + milestones year by year, and you can do just that with this special baby gift.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart Story by heirloomed

The Sercy Studio in Atlanta, GA hand-paints and hand-strings each wooden bead for us to create each treasured Growth Chart. Along with the Wooden Bead Chart we have designed a Keepsake Growth Card on a heavy-duty trifecta paper card for you to record each date, height + milestone captured over the years. Each growth chart also comes with an easy to hang twine loop and muslin bag for safe keeping.

Keepsake Card by heirloomed

You can also hang and display this beautiful, handmade piece in a baby nursery or child’s room year-round as decor. As each child begins to grow you can even hand-mark directly on the white beads, much like you would on the frame of a door, we use a Sharpie or gold marker.

Start at birth to mark their height by writing their name or a special symbol on the bead. Everyone uses their strand of beads in their own unique way. Each Growth Chart hangs at about 5 ft tall, and you are able to select your beads in blue, pink or grey.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart, Color Options by heirloomed
Wooden Bead Growth Chart, Color Options by heirloomed

Here at heirloomed, I am all about traditions and I wanted to design a product that could bring a new one to your family. This special strand of beads was inspired by those kitchen door frames where you used to stand each year and have a marker line and your initials added to the list. Every year on your child’s birthday you can set a reminder to chronicle their growth. You can record on the bead and also fill in the Keepsake Card with their age and a few milestones or memorable moments from that year.

Wooden Bead Growth Charts by heirloomed x The Sercy Studio

Our Growth Chart Beads make a beautiful + meaningful new baby gift or baby shower gift for a new mom-to-be. I’d love to know your thoughts on this sweet new product + any ideas for how you would use our Wooden Bead Growth Charts. Let me know in the comments below.


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A Gift Guide for the Pie Lover.

It's #nationalpieday and I am so thrilled to launch a special little product we've been working on and keeping a secret for several months now - our Ceramic Pie Birds!

These sweet little porcelain birds are handmade for us by Atlanta maker Honeycomb Studio, as part of our Southern Artisan Collection and are truly the perfect gift for any baker or pie lover.

The purpose of a pie bird is to vent a pie that may hold more liquid than others, such as a fruit or meat pie. They act as a little steam chimney for pushing out the excess moisture your pie may hold while baking, preventing too much liquid within and a soggy pie crust along the bottom of your pie. They can also be used to hold up your pie crust so it doesn't sag in the middle when you have an upper crust. And of course, they make a beautiful presentation when finished with the little bird peaking out of the top of your gorgeous pie.

Nana's Pie Crust handwritten recipe / heirloomed

Since it's #nationalpieday I thought it would be fun to do a little Pie Poll to see what the favorite pie is out there, and to celebrate some of my other favorite staples for all you pie lovers out there! Oh, and just in case you are feeling inspired, don't forget to check out my post about making the perfect pie crust or recipe for bourbon pecan pie as part of the Southern Kitchen Bucket List.

What is your favorite kind of pie?
made from scratch pie crust / pie bird / heirloomed

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE PIE LOVER

CERAMIC PIE BIRD by heirloomed (click to shop)

Polders Old World Market / Wooden Pie Server

WOODEN PIE SERVER by Polders Old World Market (click to shop)