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Thanks so much for stopping by. We are lifelong friends (and childhood neighbors) Abby Ferik & Kerry Stokes, and in an effort to bring more personality and positive energy into our homes we created Calhoun & Co. With a little bit of humor and cozy weekend vibes, we have created a line of accessories to help make your home space somewhere you can't wait to be.

Your home is the space you spend time with those nearest & dearest to you. We believe that space should reflect you and have the personality you want it to have-so have fun with it!

Calhoun & Co. is based in NYC, and we proudly collaborate with manufacturers all across the U.S.A.

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It's In The Details — Collaborations & Vendors From Our Wedding on June 8

Kerry Stokes

Photography by Amber Gress

Photography by Amber Gress

If you’ve ever come to one of my pop-ups, Renegade Craft Fair, tradeshows, or events — then you’ve likely met myself AND Bobby. He’s the guys that helps me haul everything to and from shows, builds my displays, joins me in the studio when I need to do a late night or weekend work, and makes sure I don’t go completely insane from running my own business. On June 8, after being together for over 7 years — we got hitched. :)

Much like Calhoun & Co., our wedding was a little bit tiki-tropical, a little bit cozy, kind of 70’s-ish, a little bit handmade, and backed by a lotta love. One of the best parts of the planning process, was knowing SO many different creative people to work with on the details for our big day. I think with the combination of living in Brooklyn, going to art school, and owning a small business — I’ve met a lot of people who run their own businesses, have a side hustle, or are just really great at a particular skill/talent/thing! There was no way I couldn’t share some of these great people and businesses with you… SO! Here are some of those details from our big day up in the Catskills.

Also… thanks again for your patience on orders while we were away. It was my first time taking so much consecutive time off ever (let alone since starting Calhoun & Co.!)

Vendors:
—Photos are by the incredibly talented Amber Gress and her associate photographer Harper
—Venue The Arnold House
—Flowers by Sweet Thorn Flora
—Wedding bands & star burst necklaces by Sophie Hughes Jewelry
—Kid’s outfits by Tiny Dwed
—Jean jacket embroidery by Apprvl
—Invitations printed with A Little Card Company (designed by yours truly)
—Bobby’s tie by Mill City Fineries
—Ceremony music by Abe & Charlie of The Bailsmen
—My dear friend Lauren Kodiak officiated the ceremony, and no… she doesn’t do this for a living. BUT she’s incredibly talented, and amazing, and her instagram page will make you hungry.
—Hair & Makeup by Morgan Blaul
—Earrings by Jennifer Behr
—Macrame backdrop — we got our rope from, learned and followed along Modern Macramé (Bobby, true to form, built that stand)
*We used Etsy for quite a few details…. including;
—Guestbook found here
—Bobby’s vintage cuff links
—That rug for the ceremony
—Some of the tiki mugs
—Slug’s silk tropical printed bandana, by SorbetedelimonShop
—Vintage stamps for invites from GubbaGummaStamps

Invitations by A Little Card Company / Photography by Amber Gress

Invitations by A Little Card Company / Photography by Amber Gress

The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

Bobby & Kerry Tiki Tropical Catskills Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Bobby & Kerry tiki tropical Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

Slug’s Bandana   SorbetedelimonShop   on Etsy, His Leash is   Found   & that cute little poo-bag holder is   thefoggydog  .

Slug’s Bandana SorbetedelimonShop on Etsy, His Leash is Found & that cute little poo-bag holder is thefoggydog.

Vintage Flamingo Cufflinks found on Etsy / Photography by Amber Gress

Vintage Flamingo Cufflinks found on Etsy / Photography by Amber Gress

Kid’s Outfits by Tiny Dwed / Photography by Amber Gress

Kid’s Outfits by Tiny Dwed / Photography by Amber Gress

Kid’s Outfits by Tiny Dwed / Photography by Amber Gress

Kid’s Outfits by Tiny Dwed / Photography by Amber Gress

Charlie & Abe from The Bailsmen / Photography by Amber Gress

Charlie & Abe from The Bailsmen / Photography by Amber Gress

Wedding Officiated by Lauren Kodiak / Photography by Amber Gress

Wedding Officiated by Lauren Kodiak / Photography by Amber Gress

Bobby & Kerry Catskills Wedding at The Arnold House June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Bobby & Kerry Tropical Catskills Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Had to have some tiki Calhoun & Co. blankets around the fire pit :) / Photography by Amber Gress

Had to have some tiki Calhoun & Co. blankets around the fire pit :) / Photography by Amber Gress

Tie by Mill City Fineries / Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

Tie by Mill City Fineries / Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

We made homemade limoncello with my family for our guests / Photography by Amber Gress

We made homemade limoncello with my family for our guests / Photography by Amber Gress

Bobby & Kerry Tiki Tropical Catskills Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Bobby & Kerry Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Embroidered Jacket by APPRVL / Photography by Amber Gress

Embroidered Jacket by APPRVL / Photography by Amber Gress

Embroidery by APPRVL / Earrings by Jennifer Behr / Photography by Amber Gress

Embroidery by APPRVL / Earrings by Jennifer Behr / Photography by Amber Gress

Tie by Mill City Fineries / Necklace by Sophie Hughes / Earrings by Jennifer Behr / Photography by Amber Gress

Tie by Mill City Fineries / Necklace by Sophie Hughes / Earrings by Jennifer Behr / Photography by Amber Gress

Wedding at The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

Wedding at The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

Bobby & Kerry Catskills Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Bobby & Kerry Catskill Tiki Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

Florals by Sweet Thorn Flora / Photography by Amber Gress

Bobby & Kerry Catskills Tiki Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Bobby & Kerry Catskills Tiki Wedding June 8, 2019 - Photo by Amber Gress
Guest book found on Etsy (link above) / Photography by Amber Gress

Guest book found on Etsy (link above) / Photography by Amber Gress

Cake by The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

Cake by The Arnold House / Photography by Amber Gress

Calhoun & Co. x Lou & Grey — Women's History Month Collaboration - MAMAS Graphic Tee & Sweatshirts

Kerry Stokes

Women's History Month - Calhoun & Co. x Lou & Grey Graphic Sweatshirt Collaboration

March is Women’s History Month, and in its honor, I had the pleasure of working with Lou & Grey (again!!!) to create a t-shirt & sweatshirt design. We re-colored the original MAMAS design and placed it on some apparel.

This original design was inspired by women supporting and celebrating one another — no matter who we are, where we come from, what we look like, what we do for work, what we do for fun. We’re all valuable and we all should be celebrated. I’m so excited to see this design out in the world being worn by different types of women :)

You can snag yours at the link below, as well in Lou & Grey shops.

xo
Kerry

Shop Small This Season For Everyone On Your List :)

Kerry Stokes

Photo by Charlie Iwuc

Photo by Charlie Iwuc

Of course I believe it’s important to shop all year round — when you can. I completely understand that sometimes it’s just not in the budget to shop small for every purchase you make, and I’m right there too. But, I do think that we can make the choice to shop small for several occasions. Choosing to make purchases from small business is easy when you’ve got a gift you’d like to buy (holiday gifts, birthdays, housewarming, or new babies). Choosing to spend your money with a small business can help a community grow, help a dream stay alive, encourage creativity and support the growth of a new idea or way of thinking about something.

Below I’ve included some inspiration and links to a variety of companies where you can shop small for anyone on your list. This list hits all price ranges for different budgets. Several of these are my small business owning friends who are all amazing, and others are just some brands that I think are great! Of course there are many other small businesses who I think are awesome, but I wanted this link to be easy to navigate and useful.

I hope you find some inspiration here! Wishing you all a lovely holiday season.

cheers!
Kerry

Gift ideas For Her

Jewelry by Sophie Hughes
Rope Totes by APPRVL
Aromatherapy oils by Palermo Body
Knit Sweater by Soft Haus
Embroidered Hats by Daisy Native
Tropical Green Tea by Wight Tea Co

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Watches by THRONE
Fragrances by ABBOTT NYC
Money Clips by CraigHill
Beard Oil by Hawk and Hatchet
Tie by Mill City Fineries
Snacks by Field Trip

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Clay Mask by Brothers Artisan Oil
Backgammon by Wolfum
Coffee Subscription by Variety
Herbal Bath Tea Soak by Leif

Kid’s Printed Jacket (and other amazing kid’s clothing) by Tiny Dwed
Wood Toys by Little Miss Workbench
Printed Onesies by The Neighbor Goods
Custom Crayons found on Etsy by art2theextreme

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Custom Pet Pillows by Broder Press
Dog Bowls (and makers of my favorite coffee mug) by Franca NYC
Painted Leather Collars by Son Of A Sailor
Dyed Rope Leash by FOUND

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Rainbow Leather Coasters by Lillian Farag
Rocker Stool by Boothby
Custom Leather Key Chains by Bunsai Leather
Botanical Candle by TOKYN
Bathmats by Cold Picnic
Slate Cheese Board by Brooklyn Slate Co.

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Tea Infused Signature Candle- Gift that Gives Back by Olives & Grace
Digital Macramé Pattern by Modern Macramé
Always Right Mug by GRL Supply
Letterpress Coasters by Fancy Seeing You Here
”Things What You Make Of Them” Book by Adam J Kurtz
Enamel Pins by Abbie Paulhus

If you’re looking for some more inspiration, check out these sites to find other brands and small bizzes;
www.renegadecraft.com
www.etsy.com