Happy Friday, friends. December is speeding by. The U.S. Postal Service tells us that December 15—next! Wednesday!—is the last day to post packages for delivery by December 24, which leaves us just a few more days to batten down our holiday hatches, so we can fire up the cocoa pot and and make TikTok dance videos all day.
We appreciate all the support you’ve shown for the MDK Holiday Shop, which as you may have gathered, is quite a big deal around here. Like many small-scale retailers, MDK’s year-round health and vigor depend to a big extent on the shopping you do in November and December. Because of your support, MDK is able to steadily support makers, artisans, writers, designers, and our local team of employees in Nashville. It’s a good feeling to run an honest business that is centered on the craft that we cherish. THANK YOU.
Here’s a question that comes up sometimes, in one way or another: why does a website for knitters sell wooden spoons in its holiday shop? That’s a good question! How much time do you have?
Seriously, the reason is simple. We are daily knitters ourselves. Over the years, knitting has elevated our love of color, form, pattern, and all the beautiful handmade things out there in the world, and the people who make them. We firmly believe that knitting is part of a life well lived, and that the small moments of joy in our daily lives are the best parts of it all. And also: we know that some of us knitters think we have enough yarn to last us for a bit, and what we really need is a transparent bird feeder so we can watch our finch friends chow down from the comfort of our knitting chair.
And so: we search the world for some of the little life-enhancers we want for ourselves, and that we think you’ll want for yourself and for gifts for those you love. Here are a few of our favorites, beautifully photographed by MDK’s own Chris Sharp in Nashville. We applaud Chris’s talent for conjuring up “home,” “garden,” and “kitchen” in a former bus repair depot on Atlas Drive. Bravo!
Host-gift ready Wooden Serving Sets, Bornn Enamelware, and Cotton Towels
The perfect Canvas Workshop Apron, our birthstone chart-inspired MDK Calendar Tea Towel 2022, MDK Windup Blend whole bean coffee and Ballband Thermal Mug, and Thistle Farms Hand Care Duo
By Beehive Handmade: Lotta Jansdotter Mistletoe, Apple, and Pomegranate pewter ornaments—now available separately, plus Sheep and Llama ornaments
Thanks, everyone. Enjoy shopping, enjoy free U.S. shipping, and have a great pre-holiday weekend. If you think someone might be shopping for YOU this weekend, be sure to print out our handy wish list and leave it in a conspicuous spot!
Ann and Kay