Meet-the-Maker • DeBrosse

 

We're so thrilled to be sharing the story of Teresa Carter today, and her beloved shop, DeBrosse. DeBrosse is shop in NYC, creating knitwear (and patterns!) for men, women and children, and most importantly, a shop that benefits Haitian orphans. Get to know her story and the heart behind her business below, and then head over and shop for some gifts. The best gifts are those that give back, and we're so excited to support Teresa this holiday season! 


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The Story of DeBrosse

I first learned to crochet so that I could make blankets for boys and girls growing up in the orphanages of Haiti. One of my first blankets went to a bright-eyed 4 year old boy named DeBrosse. He is as mischievous as he is lovable, and his story forever changed the way I see the world.

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I opened this shop in his name, setting aside 15% of all sales to help fund our two partner orphanages. Your money works to do things like sponsor a child through a year of school, ensure a newborn has access to nutritional formula, and provide a young reader a book in his native language.

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As of August 2016, I took a more proactive approach to orphan care, and invested in their mothers. The lack of job opportunity forces many Haitian women to leave their children as orphans, as is the case with little DeBrosse and his mother Kathia. You can read about that adventure here: http://sampur.se/2bR7l0J

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With great joy, I am excited to announce that your purchase now also provides a job, stability, and dignity to Kathia, who has been wildly underestimated for far too long.

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Fall Decor from our Favorite Local Etsy Sellers

 
Fall Décor from our Favorite Local Etsy Sellers

It's everyone's favorite season, and this year I couldn't help myself when it came time to update some of my fall decor!

We're sharing some of our favorites, and the very best part is that every.single.one of these Etsy sellers are from New York, New Jersey + Pennsylvania! Shopping local is possible, even on Etsy, and we're pretty sure you'll be shopping from these shops again and again. Photos link directly to each listing.

Happy Shopping!

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Romantic Pittsburgh Backyard Wedding • Audra Wrisley

 

Back to reality after a glorious long weekend, and this lovely fall wedding from Audra Wrisley is making the transition a whole lot easier. From the hand-folded origami flowers and the tea cup succulent favors, to the bride's vintage-inspired dress... everything about Jean + Wyatt's wedding day is absolute perfection. 


From Audra: Jean and Wyatt’s pink and mint backyard wedding in Pittsburgh was a dream, and I loved every minute of photographing my sweet friends’ wedding day! Full of hand-crafted details from start to finish, Jean’s amazing eye for design and color made for a stunning backdrop for their September wedding. Centered around a palette of pink and mint, a few of my favorite details were Jean’s hand folded origami flowers to decorate the ceremony tent, the moss-filled ring box, and the vintage tea cup succulent terrariums they provided for guests to take a little piece of the day home with them. Jean and Wyatt said their vows under a salvaged victorian door repurposed for a ceremony arch, with the help of the Bride’s father. Following the luncheon at Lemont overlooking the city, we were able to take one final stop at PPG Place’s Wintergarden to do some portraits in its gorgeous greenhouse. I can’t imagine a better way to conclude such an amazing wedding day! Congratulations!

Vendors:  Photography: Audra Wrisley | Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi | Floral Design: Petals and Promises | Invitation Design: Jolly Edition | Bridal Dress: Free People | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Rings: Todd Reed | Bride’s Jewelry: Ippolita | Groom’s Suit: Macy’s | Groom’s Tie: Etsy | Ceremony Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage | Ceremony Arch: Construction Junction | Ceremony Origami Flowers: DIY | Tea cups: Vintage | Table Number Holders: Kate Aspen | Luncheon Venue: Le Mont Pittsburgh | Portrait Location: PPG Place, Wintergarden