Your Cart is Empty

July 17, 2020

I just abso-positively adore this little farmer gal, @hilaryatthecircus. Okay, fine... Hilary Williams is one of my besties but who's countin'. 😄

Hilary and I met waiting tables back in 2005 just after I came back from a trip around the world. We instantly bonded on our love of crafting and making things. In fact, one of both mine and HIlary's first-ever outdoor shows took place outside of Vesuvio in North Beach - ring a bell for any of the SF locals out there? We used to throw our annual Holiday Party (usually at our homes), slinging art and jewelry and feeding our friends and customers.... raise your hand if you've attended one of our epic parties! 🙋🏽

After all these years, I'm so grateful that we've remained the closest of friends. Not only is Hilly an exceptional artist but she has the most perfect little farm in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, Lettuce Laugh Farms. Hil makes jams, pickles, cheeses, breads, salsa, sausages, chutneys and spreads (soaps and vinegars, too!). #lettucelaughfarms is home to 25 chickens, 4 ducks, 6 goats, 3 cows, 2 pigs, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 humans, 2 turtle doves.... and a partridge in a pear tree.

Visit Hilary's website to see her crazy talent. I own a handful of her pieces and I will always want more! She's basically a creative genius and I love this gal to bits. 😍 The End.

Colleen's Signature



Each week, we're awarding a winner with $20 in CMD Bucks (AKA store credit) to use towards a future purchase, or to pass along as a sweet gift!

To enter, DM us your photo(s) via Instagram, Facebook, or email it to marketing@colleenmauerdesigns.com.

We'll post the winning photo to our Stories every Friday afternoon. Follow us, and be sure to tune in to catch all the CMD out in the wild and see if you've won!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

How an Idea Becomes a Finished Design
How an Idea Becomes a Finished Design

March 20, 2023

For me, one of the most important aspects of design is iteration, iteration, iteration. Ideas for new pieces often come to me when I least expect it: while walking on the beach, taking a shower, during a meditation session or while driving. Ideas tend to arrive at rather inconvenient [...]
Read More
(Blog) What is Metal Madness?
What is Metal Madness?

March 14, 2023

While I love to embrace each season for what it is, I cannot WAIT for spring. Not only am I keeping busy getting my house organized and ready for the warmer months, I’m also sorting through all kinds of beautiful goodies for CMD's Metal Madness Sale! This annual event began as our Samples & Seconds Sale [...]
Read More
Strength in (Small) Numbers
Strength in (Small) Numbers

February 28, 2023 1 Comment

I’ve been in business for 17+ years and I absolutely love talking shop, especially with other small business owners. I have lots of my own ideas and sometimes (strong) opinions about things I’ve learned along the way. It’s always so interesting and thrilling to hear other people’s perspectives, too. [...]
Read More