Love Like Twine is the passion project of Kristen Snyder Thompson, a local mom, SoDu Parents Posse member, and Interior Designer. One thing that sets her work apart is the use of reclaimed wood. Not just any, mind you, but wood with local roots. "All of my wood is locally sourced in/around Durham & most of it is antique. I currently have wood from a 1901 Benson schoolhouse, the Gaston Roberts house, built in 1886 in Bahama, NC & a family farm barn in Cary from the turn of the century." You can see the depth and history in the detailed shots in her store. This is what makes each piece one of a kind, and imbued with stories of the past.
Her wood pieces that celebrate our fair city and state are in stock now, and are ON SALE until December 20th so they can get to you by Christmas! But order soon because supplies are limited, and custom orders cannot be completed before the end of the year. To see just the ones for sale right now, click here. Here are my four favorites of the in stock pieces - each links to the full listing in the store. I love the detail of her stitching, and how the color plays off of the tones of the wood.
Kristen loves to collaborate with you on custom orders. She keeps over 100 fabrics in stock for customization and can get pretty much anything anyone is looking for that she doesn't already have. Having a wide variety fabrics available allows her "to share custom options with you. As an interior designer, I am so inspired by unique requests and would love to help select something perfect for you or someone you love." You can see below some examples of what she can do, like the lovely raised fabric flowers on the child's name, or the sweetly embroidered path between states a newly married couple grew up in, or a baby's first initial paired with butterflies for their nursery. The sky is the limit when it comes to what Kristen can help you dream up!
(Just remember, custom orders can be taken now but will not be completed in time for Christmas. But see the bottom of this post for a special promotional code for custom orders only and use that to your hearts content!)
- "The sign was absolutely perfect! Exactly what I asked for (4 states with a dotted line and a heart connecting them) and beautifully made! It was a Christmas gift for my Mother-in-law and she cried when she opened it- nothing better than a personalized handmade gift!"
- "Beautiful! Im so happy with it . . . a gift for my brother and sister in law that live so far away! Loved how personalized I could make the colors and cities. Arrived when she said. So happy!"
come ready to hang,
ready to give,
ready to be cherished when opened on Christmas morning!
Shop now at: etsy.com/shop/loveliketwine
Keep up with the newest designs and promotions at: Facebook.com/loveliketwine
Bonus promotion for you SoDu Parents Posse members:
use coupon code "SoDuSale" for 15% off all custom orders that are delivered in January!