Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide -- Uncommon Stone Designs by Michelle Wilkes -- Hand Stamped Natural Stone Coasters (Review)

If you follow my blog, then you know I love sharing handmade products I have stumbled upon, that would make for great gifts for that hard-to-shop person person.  So, when it came to pulling together unique gift ideas for my Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide, I knew I wanted to include some Etsy finds.  When I was contacted by Michelle Wilkes, owner of Uncommon Stone Designs, and saw sample photos of her hand stamped natural stone coasters and 6 inch trivets, I knew I had to include these in my guide.  These custom stone coasters make for a beautiful home decor or accent piece, as well as would be a great housewarming gift to give.  In addition to a variety of styles, including nature, edible gardens, Irish and Gaelic themes, nautical, etc. and , Michelle also offers monogram coasters. Each coaster is protected with a matte acrylic sealer, preventing any puddling from cold drinks. Beneath each tile, each piece features a thick padded felting that protects furniture.  So, not only are these coasters breathtaking to look at, but they are also durable and will not damage your furniture, or stain with frequent use.

Michelle sent along a set of butterfly coasters for me to use and review.  As soon as I took them out of the box, I fell in love them.  I am not one to collect coasters, but after seeing this design up close, it made me want to get online and order more coasters from Michelle. I love sitting down at the end of a long day, and pouring a glass of wine to unwind.  Now, I have the perfect place to rest my glass -- on my custom made butterfly coasters, thanks to Michelle.

She really does a great job in creating these one-of-a-kind coasters, that would be admired by those who receive them as a gift.  Just look at some of the other coasters she had created:


So, with Mother's Day right around the corner, why not head on over to Michelle's Etsy site and place an order for a hand stamped coaster set for you mom today.  And, when mom displays them or uses them at dinner, or to sit a glass of wine on, she will always think of you, as she admires these beautifully hand stamped stone coasters. 
Click here to view Michelle's selection of hand stamped coasters available for purchase through her Etsy site.  Make sure you use coupon code "MOMSRULE12" at checkout to receive 20% off your order.  Act fast, as this code is only valid for a limited time.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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