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Painted by the Shore is 4 & it's time to Celebrate!

Four years ago I began the process to legally form Painted by the Shore (PS).  Requirements were read, papers were filed & waiting ensued.  I was convinced for weeks that I had filled out every form incorrectly & there was no way that I would be approved. But sure enough a few weeks later I got word while on vacation with my husband that PS was official & so started this crazy wonderful ride.

At the time PS formed I was a Corporate Accountant in need of a creative outlet.  I didn't know that two years later I would quit my full time job for Painted by the Shore, & that two years after that we would be launching our second collection- a line of brightly colored tropical inspired totes perfect for summer.  A line I'm officially obsessed with & can't wait to use everyday.

Join our celebration & SAVE 20% from 4/26 to 4/30 with code: LAUNCHDAY in the shop. (How's that for perfect timing with Teacher Appreciation Day on 5/9 & Mother's Day on 5/14!)  Get first look at the new bags below & let me know what you think in the comments section!




Spring Giveaway


It's Spring Giveaway day! We're gifting a set of our new Tropical Salt & Pepper Shakers to one lucky winner this Friday at 5pm. Entering is easy, here's how:

->Click HERE & join our mailing list.
->Comment below with your favorite springtime activity (hello outdoor cooking & beach days!).
->(Optional) share this post with a few friends that would love these shakers as much as you do.

And that's it! Good luck & happy Tuesday friends! US entries only please.

The Moana Collection First Look

Releasing The Moana Collection today was definitely one of my proudest moments ever with Painted by the Shore.  I put my heart into our new tropical designs, along with my favorite colors- pink & green! 

You know by now that we at PS are HUGE coastal lovers, & shifting that inspiration from our beaches in New England to the warmer south & west shores of the U.S. took research.  I learned more about different types of sea grass, coral, palm trees & tropical blooms than I ever dreamed; something that left me grateful that designing this collection led to the opportunity to educate myself.

Moana means ocean in Hawaii, & I stumbled upon the word while searching for synonyms for "sea". The second I saw "Moana" pop up I knew it was the noun I'd been searching for.  And thus The Moana Collection, our first launch of 2017, was born.

Even through we just officially shared the Spring collection this afternoon I'm already brainstorming for 3 other releases in 2017.  The creative juices just won't stop flowing & I'm not one to slow that down!  Get ready for an a-ma-zing year.  I personally can't wait.

Pop over to our shop HERE, check out the collection & comment below to let us know what you think!

Happy Thursday friends! - Kristina




Paint & Sip... Coffee!


Looking for something fun to warm up your winter?  Check out my FIRST EVER painting class happening in JUST 2 WEEKS!  I couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with D'Andrea Group to put this on.  Space is limited so email me (paintedbytheshore@gmail.com) to lock in your spot today (& take advantage of that 20% off before the 22nd!).

Wanderlust

Photo via @fittwotravel on Instagram.

One of my favorite things about Painted by the Shore is seeing photos of our pieces after they leave the studio.  When they reach their destination with our customers & are put to use- glasses filled with wine in front of the fireplace, salt & pepper shakers on the table, totes at the farmer's market & (in this case) sand keepsake bottles on the beach.

Our sand keepsake bottles started as a request from a retailer in Cape Cod (one of our favorite vacation spots!).  Their shop was looking for a souvenir that their customer could use to take a bit of the beach home with them.  

That first order inspired a half dozen nautical designs.  Which in turn led me to start making bottles for events in our own lives- a place to store the sand I'd been saving from our wedding day & honeymoon (coincidentally in Cape Cod, are you noticing a trend?) & now one for our baby's first vacation coming up this summer.

Filling our own bottles was so much fun, & having them on display at home brings back sweet memories every time I walk by that bookshelf.  I can't wait to fill Cooper's on his first trip once the weather warms up!

Thanks for stopping by & I'd love to hear your go to vacation spot with baby (bonus points if it's on the East Coast near us!).