I’m Erin Kelley and I am living a real-life story of serendipity. There can be no other way to describe it. In fact, I think serendipity is something we can cultivate more of in our lives, but that’s a post for another day. My partner, Nate and I are transplants from the Tennessee and the Midwest soaking up the splendor of the Pacific Northwest.
Nate and I created Serendipity Workshop to share stuff we make against the backdrop of our 100-year-old craftsman cottage in Washington state which gives us plenty of creative fuel. I want to find joy in stories and motivation to find the balance between cultivating a life and home that inspires while living in gratitude for all things present. We have two wild mutts Beetle and Smalls. As dogs tend to do, they have made themselves a disproportionally big part of our story.
We have set up shop making functional and whimsical home goods, wearables and jewelry using reclaimed and new materials. Each item is designed to bring joy, delight, reverence (and sometimes irreverence) through color, style, function and sometimes actual words.
Hear this new friend: I am not here for perfection or to convince you to make your home look like mine (trust me, you could do better). Our homes should reflect us and let’s be honest, we are a mess. All of us. We are also gorgeous and funny. We are the product of however many years we’ve walked this planet (and the influence of all our people who walked before). Our homes will reflect all of this. I am here to embrace my mess and beauty. To be creative and joyful. So, I am glad you are here for a few reasons:
- I love home more than any other place on earth
- My home loves me (and anyone who comes here) back and this definitely seems worth sharing
- The dwellings we call home are really just the place we recharge and motivate our real homes – our bodies and souls. There is an undeniably big connection here.
It’s good to have you here. Send me a message if you want to say hi!
This season’s joys, in order of impact on my life:
Faith (always), terra-cotta, Trader Joe’s (everything really) Soy Chorizo and teeny avocados specifically, boxing drills, any kind of lemon dessert.