Relish At Home is a brand new store in Berkeley that sells some of the most beautiful handmade goods, mostly from what I like to call “self-made crafters”. These talented crafters turned their art and hobby into their own business. I got a chance to visit the shop and chat with the co-founders, Kelly and Nancy, as they got ready for their opening party last Friday.
Once you step into the store you are transformed and inspired by all the beautiful goods around. From the embroidered tissue packs that Kelly makes by recycling felt from old billiard tables, to the intricately designed embossed leather belts, there is a behind the scenes and maker story for almost every object in the store.
The store will have monthly special events featuring different crafters/designers, so check out the Relish At Home web site to find out when the next event will be.
Relish At Home
2703 Seventh Street, # 112
Berkeley, CA 94710
Tuesdays & Wednesdays (hours by appointment)
Thursdays & Fridays (12pm-6pm)
Sundays & Mondays (closed)
The Relish At Home entrance.
Get ready to step into…
Relish At Home Grand Opening!
A modern wall design.
An intricately detailed knit shawl.
k.autumn: Kelly’s own line of super cute felt tissue packs. She uses felt from old billiard tables for her creations.
Close up of the tissue holders. Love the details.
A full-view of the store inside.
Wool scarves with embellished beads from Maya Made. (mayamadedesigns.com)
Poire cell phone pouches.
Lots of beautiful handmade jewelry. I bought some handmade jewelry by boe.
Lots of handmade cards on display. Some are created by designer Jill Blissen.
Felt embroidered baby clothes and burp cloths by One Hot Tomatoe, a one woman business
who took her crafty ideas on her own after she was laid off from her job.
Lots of brooches, pins, and earrings.
The earrings in the silver tray are made from vintage beads and jewels plucked from old
jewelry pieces found at flea markets.
Pins made from vintage scarves.
The corner display of the store.
More goods on display.
CMB Sweets are homemade jams. (cmbsweets.com). The inspiration came to cmb
to make jam after coming home from the farmers market with fresh strawberries. She started
the business in her studio apartment in San Francisco.
More handmade jewels on display.
More belts and handbags.
Beautifully embossed leather belts created by Pelle Melle.