Monday, December 6, 2010

This Thing Called Family - By DEMDACO, and Us!

One of the highlights of our open house last weekend was getting to share our new Demdaco collection with all of our guests!  We are beyond excited to be able to share it with all of you here too!  There are 48 pieces in the collection, but there was only a limited amount of space at our open house, so we had a tough time narrowing it down to our favorites!  Here's what we showed everyone on Saturday - 14 pieces - just a sampling of the entire line.

Our collection consists of wall art and home decor items, all centering around the theme of Family Values.  You all know we're ALL about family.  So we used some of our most popular sentiments and ideas and the things that really speak to us about the importance of home and togetherness.  We hope you all will find something that speaks to you and your family life too.

There are metal and wood sculptural pieces like the owl and flower on the left, and dimensional wall art as well.

There are fabric wall hangings like this house below that use a variety of fabrics and textures including burlap, wool and cotton.  Everything is stitched around very much funly.  (I don't know how else to describe it- my grammar is escaping me, THAT'S how excited I am!)

 There are pillows like this polka dotted cutie.  It made us squeal the first time we saw it.  Yes, sometimes polka dots make us squeal.  And little ornaments with wings hung by wire.  We love how they made these dimensional.  They layered the word on top of the heart, on top of the house so that there are different levels.  It's these authentic details that make us so proud of this collection:

One of our favorite, FAVORITE things about the collection are the 3 lazy susans like this "Count Your Blessings" one.   Why WOULDN'T you want one of these as your family's kitchen table centerpiece?! (There is also a 'Family Rules' one and a "Table Manners" one!)  And don't even get us started on the owl door stopper!  He's weighted, so he stands just about anywhere!

Another metal and wood heart sculpture and behind it a tree that we love.  They made the tree trunk out of metal and curved it slightly off of the base. 

There are 3 big 'anchor pieces' - big wall art like the Family Rules below.   Some of the letters and sections are raised.  SO much fun!  The other anchor pieces are "Count Your Blessings" and "Table Manners" and match the lazy susans!

This owl has metal wings, beak, feet and eyelids that are dimensional, as well as the words.  He is also outlined with wire!  We love him!

 There are several mirrors in our collection and here's one of our favorites:

We love that DEMDACO stayed so authentic to what we created.  They made sure that the collection had lots of dimension, detail and texture.  These pictures truly do NOT do it justice.  We're thrilled with how it turned out, and hope you will be too!
There is SO much more to show you:  more wall art in all kinds of sizes, more mirrors, more pillows, more fabric wall hangings.  THESE are just our very favoritest.  Because they're ALL our favorites, but THESE are the favoritest of our favorites.  :-)

We'll try to post pictures of everything else soon! 

Meanwhile, do us a favor?  As you're out and about doing your Christmas shopping, take note of businesses in your area who sell other DEMDACO products OR who don't but DO have our same aesthetic  - gift shops, home decor and specialty shops, hallmarks, christian bookstores, fun little independantly owned businesses and ask them about "This Thing Called Family" by DEMDACO.  Tell them what you know!  If you ARE one of these businesses and want more info about ordering our line, click here. 

Our line will start showing up in stores in January!!!!


  1. Well done ladies! It is beautiful! Can't wait to see it in stores!

  2. i am so excited for you guys!!! your creations are charming and go, girls! and praise God!

  3. Hello ladies! Mucho congrats on this big accomplishment! My Demdaco rep gave me a little sneeky peeky last week....and it all looks wonderful!!! Yahoo!

  4. I just might have to buy every single piece. If you're able, please list the places where this stuff will be sold!!

    PS: Jill, I have had ZERO luck locating these mint M&M's you speak of. But I did discover candy cane Hershey's Kisses.... yum!

  5. OH MY DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I will snatch that pillow up as fast as I can. Among other things- OH MY WORD!

  6. Those look wonderful! Can't wait to see them in person.

  7. Wow! SOoooo exciting! Any chance we can get a private showing over the holiday? :0)

  8. I just received my order from atlanta gift show in store yesterday. I went in to demdaco showroom and fell in love with your line! I have been in business for 27 yrs. & have a boutique in southwest VA. We sold the first piece today! Congradulations ladies YOU ROCK!!! good luck & god bless.

  9. A store in my town has some of the items from this collection, I love them SO MUCH! I just graduated from college and I'm thinking of using my graduation money to buy some of these pieces. Great job!

  10. can someone tell me where i can find these items? particularly the "our family rules" one? thanks!

  11. Hi Anna-

    everything you need to know is under the "This Thing Called Family" tab of our menu bar, at the top of our blog:

    there you'll find some online shopping sources and a store locator to find a retailer near you!