***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Since we've moved into our new home, I have been trying to find home decor items that are not only beautiful, but unique as well. I much prefer handmade, artisan work to things you'd expect to find at large retailers. Something about knowing that someone put their heart and soul into a piece makes it all the more special to me. If the decorative item was made to support a good cause? Even better.
So when I learned about the oh-so-stunning home decor items from Native Trails, I was definitely intrigued. This great company offers some amazing wares that stand out in a crowd. (See that vase to the left? Isn't it fabulous?!) In addition to decorative pieces like this for the home, Native Trails also offers bath fixtures, mirrors, and kitchen items, all made from sustainable or recycled materials.
The Native Trails Share the Love Campaign Helps Kids
If the beautiful items Native Trails produces aren't enough to draw you to them, I would also love to share an amazing charitable program they have called "Share the Love."
With the purchase of select handmade, recycled copper home decor items from their new Lifestyle Collection, Native Trails will donate 20 percent to CASA for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a nationwide non-profit foundation that helps abused and neglected children find loving homes. These handmade, sustainable items make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any occasion.
Appropriately, Native Trails’ products offered in the Share the Love campaign include a Copper Heart Ornament and Copper Heart Box. Individually handmade by artisans using 100% recycled copper, each heart-shaped ornament and heart-shaped jewelry box is a thoughtful reminder that love is sustainable and necessary to make the world a better place. Other handmade copper recycled items offered include beautiful mini bowls, the large Monterey bowl, and the elegant Los Olivos pitcher, among others. The entire Lifestyle Collection also includes napkin holders, utensil holders and star ornaments.
How cool is that?! I have to say, this is a wonderful way to help abused and neglected kids. Having worked in the public school system, and being a survivor of domestic abuse, I am very familiar with (and grateful for!) the work that CASA does. They definitely helped me as I ended a very abusive first marriage. My son's CASA worker was kind, compassionate, and worked with me as I ended what was a hellish relationship that was hurting both me and my child. They helped me learn about resources available so my son and I could confidently leave behind our abusive past and have a much happier future. And yes....Our present situation is wonderful and free of the horrors we endured!
One Piece from the Share the Love Line
The folks at Native Trails generously sent me one of their beautiful Copper Heart Ornaments. (This is going to be a gift to my amazing Step-Mom, Missy, for Mother's Day, so Shhhh! No one tell her!) This piece is one of a kind, since it is handmade in Mexico by local artisans. It comes in a pretty little organza bag, and is tied with a rustic looking twine.
I absolutely love the variations of color and texture in this copper piece. It's obvious that it's handmade, which simply adds to its charm. This would be wonderful to display in the home, or even to attach to a nice bottle of wine.
The back of the ornament is smoother than the front, and has a sticker indicating where it was lovingly made. See the neat variations in the copper? I LOVE this!
Overall, I am very impressed with Native Trails. Not only for how unique and timeless their pieces are, but also for their dedication to the environment and all they do to help kids in need. So if you're looking to redecorate your home, or even give a heartfelt gift to someone special, be sure to check out Native Trails!
How to Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Native Trails on their website.
You can also follow them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
And remember....If you shop their new Lifestyle collection, 20% of the proceeds goes to help CASA, and make a child's future brighter! This promotion is valid throughout the entire 2013 year.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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