As summertime makes way for barbecues and lazy weekends, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate outside. This month, we have 17 FINDS from 17 incredibly talented Southern makers that are ideal for your poolside play dates, backyard soirees and family-filled days under the July sunshine. From home decor essentials to summer accessory must-haves and even some tasty bites to eat, there are many ways to support local Southern makers from the comfort of your own home. Here are our July FINDS!
FOR THE HOME
Refresh your home this July with The Mercantile by Miller’s “Char Char” fragrance bundle. This fan-favorite includes a 32-ounce Mercantile laundry wash, a 16-ounce Mercantile fabric softener, a Mercantile candle, and a silk pillowcase. Find this bundle in-store for $106 at The Mercantile by Miller, a Birmingham-based store featuring galleries from 50+ Southern makers.
Alabama-based artist Vaughan Pursell Spanjer creates beautiful works of art inspired by the property she and her family reside on at Pursell Farms. This 12-by-12-inch acrylic and gold leaf canvas painting is titled “Regal Red” and influenced by the butterflies spotted throughout the Pursell Farms property. Order this beautiful piece for $175 by messaging Vaughan on Instagram here or sending an email to [email protected].
Alabama ice tea glass
Serve your favorite sweet tea in a beautiful glass that represents your state. The talented team at Southern Jubilee, a glassware company based in Georgia, creates gorgeous, personalized pieces perfect for any Southern home. Find this Alabama glass for $16.95 at Alabama Goods.
This handcrafted graze board was made right here in the 205 by the exceptional team at Magic City Woodworks. Serve up your favorite fruits, cheeses and breads for the perfect party snack and transport them from the kitchen to the backyard on this gorgeous piece. Find it for $50 at Magic City Woodworks.
Modern serving dishes
Establish a summertime feel at your next backyard soiree with these beautiful cobalt speck butter dishes from Civil Stoneware. These handcrafted pieces designed by local Birmingham makers are trendy yet timeless. Find them for $22 each at Civil Stoneware.
Large outdoor candle
Nothing beats having all your loved ones gathered around good food by candlelight. This large dough bowl candle handcrafted in Birmingham by Crave Candles screams Southern summer nights! Find it in three different colors and choose between 24 scents. We suggest opting for the citronella scent to keep bugs at bay if you plan to use this as an outdoor candle. Find it at Crave Candles for $70.
Birmingham creative Jordan Jarvis Hughes shares her love of the South through her online shop, Stately Made. We spotted these adorable Alabama coasters that highlight some of the most popular foods that come from our great state, and we just had to have them. Find a set of eight for $12 at Stately Made.
SUMMERTIME FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Crafted by a local Birmingham artist, these gorgeous polymer clay earrings are the perfect addition to any summertime ensemble. The unique pattern and coloring make these earrings easy to dress up or down. You won’t want to take them off! Find them for $30 at Stunning Statements.
Bracelet trio stack
Spruce up any outfit with this stack of green OMI Beads from SB Shop. Handcrafted by Joy Omi Walling in Tennessee, these beautiful pieces mix earthy style with trendy elegance to create a trio just right for the season. Find this stack for $75 at SB Shop.
Support a local Birmingham maker and look good in the process. A pair of these Libby Clarke sunglasses created by Sol-Era take your outfit to the next level, adding a touch of edgy glamour. Choose between black or red lenses for a truly personalized look. Find these for $39.95 at Sol-Era.
Turban-style headbands are definitely one of the hottest accessories of the summer, and we are here for it. We spotted these fabric headbands created by Brooke Wright of Fort Worth, TX, at A’mano, and we immediately wanted one in each pattern. These pieces are sure to elevate any summer outfit with a trendy flair. Find them for $48 each at A’mano.
FOOD & DRINK
Daily Crunch variety pack
Looking for a tasty, healthy snack to tote to the lake, beach or simply while you run errands? Daily Crunch is the perfect on-the-go sprouted almond snack for the whole family. Based in Nashville, TN, Daily Crunch is sure to be a staple in your pantry for years to come. Find a three- or seven-pack variety set, ranging from $29.99 to $59.99, at SB Shop.
If you’re looking for a spice with great flavor but also want to keep your health in check, DAK’s Spices is for you! Birmingham is home to some incredible creators, including the masterminds behind DAK’s Spices. Their products are MSG-free, preservative-free, potassium chloride-free, all-natural and low carb. Oh, and did we mention delicious? Create your own six-pack for $34.95 online.
Deluxe Piper Brew Kit
One of the Magic City’s favorite tea companies, Piper & Leaf, is offering a kit to help tea lovers re-create their brewing process at home. The Deluxe Piper Brew Kit includes everything you need to brew up some tasty tea all summer long, including a glass tea dripper and backup steel ball, mixing recipes, two bags of loose leaf tea and more. Find this kit on sale for $139.89 (reg. $193.59) at Piper & Leaf.
Bath & Body Oil
Protect your skin this summer with the Bath & Body Oil by Nashville-based company, Clary Collection. Heat, swimming and tons of other summer activities can take a major toll on your skin, and Clary Collection’s unique formula — and swoon-worthy smell! — soothes and nourishes your beautiful skin. Find a 2-ounce bottle for $17 or an 8-bottle for $46 at SB Shop.
Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet
Brighten up your summertime makeup routine with a new lippie from Atlanta-based cosmetic company Clove + Hallow. Available in 11 gorgeous shades, this lip velvet looks amazing on every skin tone. The PETA-certified, cruelty-free vegan formula nourishes lips while providing all-day color. Find it for $19 at Clove + Hallow.
Deep Relax Body Satin
Enjoy the calming scents of lavender and cistus as you hydrate your skin with Botaniko’s body satin. Created by the owners of Stone Hollow Farmstead at Pepper Place, this product helps you relax even after the most stressful of days. Apply after a long bubble bath or before going to bed, and feel your body aches ease. Find it for $44 at Botaniko Skin.
Support these Southern makers while enjoying the new month and all the sunshine it has to offer!