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Product Feature - State Birds

Hello, and welcome to our Weekly Product Feature series! This Monday we'll be focusing on our brand new State Bird Collection. Each ornament features a single bird overlayed on the outline of its' respective states, as well as the common name of each bird. These ornaments are laser cut out of Black Cherry wood that was grown and milled in the US! Each ornament comes tied with a red bow and tag, but we have other packaging options as well, that way you can find the best fit for your location, and your visitors. The collection is perfect for a multitude of wholesale locations - whether that's an aviary, Audubon Society, botanical garden, sanctuary, or more. Bird lovers and visitors to new...

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Team Spotlight - Kira McGrigg

image by Jake Johnson "There usually isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t have my camera in my hands, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."Kira McGrigg is Nestled Pines Woodworking's Media Intern for the summer of 2017. Her passion lies in photography, specifically portraiture, and she's currently pursuing a degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in Photography and Web Development at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Amie's alma-mater. Media has always interested Kira because of the inescapable nature of it  - our everyday lives are saturated by media content (whether that's Facebook, news outlets, user generated content, or anything in between), and she seeks to study and understand the way in which it affects society on...

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Team Spotlight - Matt Van Susteren

"My creative process involves pushing everything to the absolute extreme limit, then pushing it a little more until it breaks. I repeat this destructive process several times until I have a really good sense of exactly where the edge of possibility lies  -  and then I stand on that edge and teeter in the wind." Operations Manager Matt Van Susteren has worked side-by-side with his wife Amie since the two began their careers in laser work around a decade ago. Matt has an entrepreneurial spirit, combined with an unquestionable passion for creating, learning, and engineering. His career began in pottery, taking inspiration from nature, math, science, and other artists (his personal favorite is Malcolm Davis). Much like Amie, Matt is constantly inspired by the...

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Product Feature - Cityscapes

Welcome to our Product Feature series! Every Monday we feature one-of-a-kind souvenirs from our line-up that we think you'd love to know more about - and this week we're covering our cityscape keepsakes - available as ornaments, keychains, and magnets! These ornaments are also fantastic customization opportunities, with plenty of room for a quote or a specific location name. The sky's the limit with these skyline ornaments! Our cityscape ornaments are fan-favorites! They're also the current favorite of Amie Van Susteren, our laser artist, and owner. She loves to travel and enjoys designing the skylines of cities she's personally visited. Almost all of our designs here at Nestled Pines are available in multiple formats - for example, if you see a...

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Team Spotlight - Amie Van Susteren

"I'm pretty much inspired by everything. I find as much joy in following a bug along the sidewalk as I do watching a bird outside my window. I love standing underneath the giant skyscrapers in Chicago, or walking the cobbled streets of New York City."Laser Artist and Designer Amie Van Susteren has spent the past decade creating unique and memorable wood ornaments for state parks, national parks, museums, and more. She loves what she does, and strives to create a positive, memorable, and stress-free experience for all her wholesale clients. "We want our clients to be successful, and they want us to be successful, so we form these relationships. I covet those relationships." Amie initially received her Art Education degree from the...

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