HausCraft

I love these sweet HausCraft spell kits by Erica from HausWitch. There are six different spell kits to help with protection and positivity, clearing and refreshing, housewarming, creating harmony with others, balance and calm, and finding the perfect home. Erica includes a careful selection of stones, candles, incense, sage, potions, bells, beads, sea salt, mini cauldrons and other tools to help manifest your desired outcomes. Such a perfect gift idea for yourself or a loved ones — especially with a brand new year coming! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of HausWitch.

PDX HOLIDAY EVENT: Black Magic at The Cleaners

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YAY! This Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, come out to the Black Magic Holiday Shopping Event at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. So many of my favorite independent makers and shops all in one spot! There will be jewels, leather goods, ceramics, fragrances, soap, clothing, textiles, weaving, apothecary goodness, vintage beauties and lots more. A truly wonderful holiday market with sweet local lovelies. See you there! MORE INFO.

BLACK MAGIC Fri Nov 28 & Sat Nov 29 11AM–6PM @ The Cleaners 403 SW 10th Ave PDX

This year’s amazing Black Magic makers and shops:
Better Late Than Never | OLO | Tiro Tiro | Sara Barner | Crazy Wind | Rill Rill | Yo Vintage! | Dina No | Made on the Moon | Portland Apothecary | Reifhaus | AK Vintage | Primecut | Wildcraft Studio School | Winnow

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Shop Visit: Pistils Nursery

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Located on Portland’s North Mississippi Avenue, Pistils Nursery is an unexpected oasis of flora and home accessories. From the outside, Pistils looks small and unassuming, but once you enter you’ll find it very difficult to leave behind the expertly crafted displays of plants, aeriums and terrariums, issues of Kinfolk magazine, bath soaks, ceramics, locally made jewelry, and so much more.

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As if that weren’t enough, head out back and you’ll find a variety of trees, shrubs, ground covers, herbs, lettuces, and chickens all hanging out together in the relaxing garden. In fact, the staff at Pistils advised that it’s a perfect time to plant new trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Overall though, now is the time to focus on indoor plants. Just imagine how awesome an indoor herb and lettuce garden would be this winter!

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Back inside, you’ll find a large assortment of air plants, succulents, cacti, ferns, and all other manner of house plants. How to pot or display your new plants? Pistils has you covered and then some with their extensive collection of planters, ceramics, aeriums, and Kokedama. Kokedama, you ask? A form of bonsai, it’s essentially using moss and string to make a self-contained spherical planter and it looks amazing. You can purchase pre-made Kokedama or take a DIY Kokedama Workshop. They also have a terrarium workshops coming up!

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I’m all set to make Pistils my go-to when I can’t stand the gloomy, drab weather any more. The verdant green interior will be a sure pick-me-up and I’m sure that bringing home a new plant buddy will impart some cheer to my home too.

Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N Mississippi Avenue and is open 11AM–7PM every day or shop online. You can also follow Pistils on Facebook and @pistilsnursery on Instagram.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Wool and the Gang

I’ve been really enjoying perusing the Wool and the Gang shop. I love that you can either buy the woolly garments themselves or in kits with everything you’ll need to make your own. I’m not a knitter, but I’m knitter self-identified. Kind of. I see beautiful Peruvian chunky wool yarn in a myriad of perfect colors and I daydream about slowing it all down and making a dozen Wild Spirit Snoods while sipping wine and chatting with my crafty friends. Then I snap out of it and realize I’m just a huge fan of people who can make beautiful knitwear while enduring what I personally find to be mind-numbing boredom. I guess the world needs people who will buy knitwear made by indie makers though, so I’ll just keep doing that. My faves are the River Night Sweater and the 1984 Beanie. More HERE.

Also, the Wool and the Gang feeds feature KITTENS PLAYING WITH TINY BALLS OF YARN.

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Images courtesy of Wool and the Gang.

White Magic Giveaway!

Today is my birthday! This birthday giveaway finale is the biggest and most magical one I’ve had to date — I’m thrilled to share it with you! For a year or so, I’ve been trying to clear out psychic sludge, emotional baggage, looming anxiety, the envy monster, sadness fog, preconceived notions and knee-jerk reactions. It’s HARD. It seems like just as you’re getting a handle on one aspect — life springs a leak in another. At this point in my life I solidly know who I am, but I’m learning more about my boundaries and how to protect myself. I know I’m not alone and thought it would be nice to share some things that might help people feel more powerful and protected. Talismans, tools and inspirations from good people. ♥

UPDATE: Congratulations to Caitlin Marr! She won this epic prize. THANKS, EVERYONE!!

TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment below telling me what you could do to feel more powerful or balanced.
2. For an additional entry, “Like” Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like me, just let me know that, too. THANK YOU! BEST OF LUCK!!

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THANK YOU TO THESE LOVELY SHOPS + MAKERS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY:
Nell & Mary (MOUNTAIN TOTE BAG), Debbie Carlos (PINK CLOUDS PRINT), Dusen Dusen (TORTOISE TRIANGLE SUNGLASSES), Species by the Thousands (BRASS ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY CUFF + SUMMER SOLSTICE CANDLE), The Lab by Laura Busony (SHON CRESCENT MOON NECKLACE), Seaworthy (LAPIS BEKET NECKLACE), Upper Metal Class (SILVER MOON & STAR EARRINGS), Tiro Tiro (PORTA EARRINGS), Flutter (TAROT DE MARSEILLE — limited edition), OLO (LIGHTNING PAW FRAGRANCE), Herbivore Botanicals (PINK CLAY MASK + PINK CLAY SOAP + ROSE LIP BUTTER), Demimonde (MILKY JASPER PYRAMID + GEODE) and Honest Alchemy (LUNAR TIDES MOON PHASES BANDANA). THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAAAAZING!

I picked up a few more things: Celestite, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, Abalone Shell, Palo Santo Wood, White Sandalwood Incense, Psychic Protection Incense, Brass Incense Burner, Gold Ritual Candle and two White Sage Smudge Sticks. One lucky soul will win all the loot.

AND a BIG ‘thank you’ to my dear friend Sarai who took these photographs for me at her beautiful studio while we talked, played with crystals and listened to lots of Kate Bush. ♥

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DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY OTHER LOVELY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAYS:
PORTLAND APOTHECARY + JEN AMENT PRINTS + EVENS CLOTHING

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Sunday, July 6, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Wednesday, July 9.

SHIPPING, ETC: I will be paying the shipping. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!

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Photography by Sarai Mitnick for Honey Kennedy.