Tammy Smith Everyday Country Club Plaza Lights Pillow, $60, from Country Club Plaza Customer Service and tammysmithdesign.com.
We love KC artist Smith’s designs, which stem from her mission to illustrate subjects that inspire her or are meaningful. And what’s more iconic the Plaza’s annual lighting extravaganza? Smith’s pillow depicts that festive tradition and will be appreciated by anyone who has ever seen the sparkling spectacle.
We dare you to not walk out with a gift for yourself from this Francophile’s dream store. The Jacquard Teflon collection is 100 percent double-woven cotton (the weave crosses two sets of threads over and under each other) so the pattern is woven in the fabric instead of being printed on it. The tablecloths have a Teflon finish that makes them stain resistant while preserving the feel of cotton. Even better, they’re intended for daily use and are 100 percent machine washable.
Happy Habitat Throws, prices vary by design, available from various retailers including Made in KC, Urban Provisions and Westside Storey.
Kansas City designer Karrie Kaneda is obsessed with fashioning recycled cotton into colorful custom throws and pillow covers that give a room pizzazz and panache. This Made In the USA Izmir Soft Coral + Mushroom Happy Habitat throw is 50 x 60 inches and machine wash/dry. Yumminess to curl up with—a piece of art thrown over a chair.
Convivial Production wares, prices vary, available from various retail outlets around Kansas City, including Coveted Home.
Kansas City’s own Chentell Stiritz has developed a cult following with her beautifully crafted pottery. Modern designs are wheel-thrown, hand-carved, and finished in a soft ivory glaze. This bowl is a great vessel for stashing fresh fruits and breads; visit her website for other products.
Indigo Wild’s Sweet 15, $81.90, from Indigowild.com.
Since 1996, Kansas City-based Indigo Wild has staked its fragrant reputation on innovative, all-natural products, including the wildly popular Zum Bar Goat’s Milk Soap. Now you can give your Zum Bar lovah their dream come true: a box filled with the 15 best-selling scents for the price of 14. Includes divine aromatherapy such as Almond, Anise-Lavender, Clove-Mint, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit and Frankincense & Myrrh, among others.
The Object Enthusiast White-and-Gold Facet Vessel No. 5, $52, from Made in KC.
Kansas City native Emily Reinhardt—aka The Object Enthusiast—has lived and worked in Omaha for the past three years and is moving back home in December. Made in KC, which bills itself as the “ultimate Kansas City boutique” and features merchandise from more than 30 local creators and makers, is carrying her beautiful vessels.
Facture Goods wooden scoops and knives, prices vary, from Hand & Land.
Why settle for a plain old knife or measuring cup when you can scoop up these charmers, one of a kind and handmade in Missouri? Ideal for spreading jam or cheese and scooping coffee, the pieces are also pretty enough to display on countertops.