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Summer Weddings Gift Tips

Summer Weddings Gift Tips
With the summer wedding season in full force, here are a few gift ideas for something unique and lovingly hand crafted;Summer tapers &  candle ...

Mother's Day Gift Tips.....

Mother's Day Gift Tips.....
Here’s a few ideas for the ‘special mom’ in your life, lovingly hand made by our artisans, many of whom are special mom’s themselves……$14 – For the...

Happy New Year Candle Tips!

Happy New Year Candle Tips!
Happy New Year!  Most of us have already committed to our 2017 New Year's resolutions, however if you have the space on your list and are the sort ...

Gift ideas for those last few names on your list

Gift ideas for those last few names on your list
Tick tock tick tock…. Are you finding that the countdown to the holidays has begun and the days are flying by?  Am I the only one with too much to ...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to the Thumbprint Artifacts Holiday Gift Guide providing you with a selection of unique and beautiful, fairly-traded gifts for the lucky pe...

Fall Colors - Spring Flowers

Fall Colors - Spring Flowers
Where did the summer go? With Labor Day long behind us, I am thinking of you in the Northern Hemisphere as the days begin to draw in and the Autumn...

Hand Painted Linens from Julian's

Hand Painted Linens from Julian's
A splash of color down the middle of your dining table is a great way to change the feel and look of your room.  These hand painted table runners w...

Taper Holders - NEW! - from Decorative Details

Taper Holders - NEW! - from Decorative Details
In 1990, Decorative Details was started in a makeshift garage in the Eastern Cape, and today they work out of their own factory. The company manufa...

Special touches for a special Wedding, a friend's or your own!

Special touches for a special Wedding, a friend's or your own!
Everyone wants their wedding to be special and a day to remember.  So we would like to help you out with a few ‘memorable’ suggestions….The ‘white ...

Candle burning ‘tips’ to help you have a Happy Candle Lit Easter

Candle burning ‘tips’ to help you have a Happy Candle Lit Easter

Over the Easter weekend, chances are you will be lighting candles – be that in church or on your dinner table.   So to that point, we thought it would be helpful to remind our ‘candle fans’ of some very useful candle burning tips.  Some may be common sense and others helpful to ensure your candle […]

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A visit to the Kapula Gallery

A visit to the Kapula Gallery

  I had a great day out at the Kapula Gallery last week! The Gallery is in a large warehouse just down the road from the Kapula Candle & Ceramics Factory in Bredasdorp, South Africa.  As you walk in, you are greeted with a ROIT of color!  The place is full of beautiful handmade and […]

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Halloween has a History

Halloween actually started over 2,000 years ago when the people known as the ‘Celts’ who lived in what is now Ireland, the UK, and parts of Northern France, celebrated  November 1 as their New Year’s Day. They believed that the night before, October 31, was a time when the living and the dead came together. […]

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