MilkandHoneyLuxuries

Premium Hand Stamped Vintage Silverware, Unique Gifts

Richmond, Virginia · 66321 Sales

MilkandHoneyLuxuries

Premium Hand Stamped Vintage Silverware, Unique Gifts

Richmond, Virginia 66321 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(12825)

Announcement   As seen in Nordstrom, People Magazine, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Martha Stewart American Made, Whole Food Market, The Knot, Anthropologie, FOOD52, Glamour, and People Style Watch Magazine.

Find us on Instagram @milkandhoneyluxuries

Milk & Honey products have been featured in many international gift guides, television shows, magazines, and publications including:

• The Ellen DeGeneres Show
• Martha Stewart American Made
• The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda
• The Knot Magazine
• PEOPLE Magazine
• PEOPLE Style Watch Magazine
• Nordstrom Weddings Suite
• Nordstrom Wit & Wonder Pop-Up
• Nordstrom At Home Collection
• The Today Show's Fathers Day Picks
• Blake Lively's Preserve Website
• Anthropologie Wedding Line BHLDN
• FOOD 52
• Glamour Magazine
• Woman's Day Magazine
• The Huffington Post
• The Daily Mail UK
• Romantic Homes Magazine
• WholeFoodsMarket.com
• Martha Stewart Weddings
• Martha Stewart Living
• Better Homes and Gardens
• Coastal Living Magazine
• FOOD + WINE Magazine's Instagram
• Irish Brides Magazine
• Southern Weddings Magazine
• Fitness Magazine
• Out Magazine
• Richmond Brides Magazine
• The Knot.com
• Tea Magazine
• R-Home Magazine
• Pimlico Magazine
• Belle Magazine
• Casasugar.com
• Houzz.com
• Refinery29.com
• Outblush.com
• MadeAboutTheHouse.com
• YoungHouseLove.com
• Boston.com
• NorthPole.com
• RealSimple.com
and many outstanding personal blogs.

We are proud to have been featured in Etsy's "Quit Your Day Job" series. Read our story here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/quit-your-day-job-milk-and-honey-luxuries

Milk & Honey ®
Registered United States Patent and Trademark Office
All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2018

As seen in Nordstrom, People Magazine, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Martha Stewart American Made, Whole Food Market, The Knot, Anthropologie, FOOD52, Glamour, and People Style Watch Magazine.

Find us on Instagram @milkandhoneyluxuries

Milk & Honey products have been featured in many international gift guides, television shows, magazines, and publications including:

• The Ellen DeGeneres Show
• Martha Stewart American Made
• The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda
• The Knot Magazine
• PEOPLE Magazine
• PEOPLE Style Watch Magazine
• Nordstrom Weddings Suite
• Nordstrom Wit & Wonder Pop-Up
• Nordstrom At Home Collection
• The Today Show's Fathers Day Picks
• Blake Lively's Preserve Website
• Anthropologie Wedding Line BHLDN
• FOOD 52
• Glamour Magazine
• Woman's Day Magazine
• The Huffington Post
• The Daily Mail UK
• Romantic Homes Magazine
• WholeFoodsMarket.com
• Martha Stewart Weddings
• Martha Stewart Living
• Better Homes and Gardens
• Coastal Living Magazine
• FOOD + WINE Magazine's Instagram
• Irish Brides Magazine
• Southern Weddings Magazine
• Fitness Magazine
• Out Magazine
• Richmond Brides Magazine
• The Knot.com
• Tea Magazine
• R-Home Magazine
• Pimlico Magazine
• Belle Magazine
• Casasugar.com
• Houzz.com
• Refinery29.com
• Outblush.com
• MadeAboutTheHouse.com
• YoungHouseLove.com
• Boston.com
• NorthPole.com
• RealSimple.com
and many outstanding personal blogs.

We are proud to have been featured in Etsy's "Quit Your Day Job" series. Read our story here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/quit-your-day-job-milk-and-honey-luxuries

Milk & Honey ®
Registered United States Patent and Trademark Office
All rights reserved.

Sarah and Ryan Parker

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Sarah and Ryan Parker

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Updates

Wedding season is in full swing and our custom cutting boards make the perfect gift!
Cut on the reverse and use the engraved side for serving and display.
After a whirlwind week of filling Mother’s Day orders, I’m looking forward to being spoiled by my two beautiful kids this weekend. Happy Mother’s Day from us to all the moms out there!
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About

Our Story

Hi, we're Sarah and Ryan, the husband and wife team behind Milk & Honey! Sarah opened Milk & Honey in 2011 as a creative counterbalance to the left-brained science degree she was finishing. The shop quickly received wide spread recognition and press features including People Magazine, Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Gardens, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Real Simple, and many more. As the business grew, Ryan decided to leave the corporate world to join full time as partner, allowing us to work side by side in our home studio.

We have had the pleasure of working with Nordstrom stores nationwide, the Martha Stewart American Made Market, FOOD52, Blake Lively, Anthropologie's BHLDN, and Whole Foods Market. What began as my passion project has grown into a thriving family business.

All of our products embrace the idea of making an ordinary moment feel special and a little luxurious. We are firm believers in daily luxury and don't believe that luxury is dependent on wealth. We appreciate the decadence of a hot cup of cocoa after playing in the snow with our children, fresh flowers in the kitchen (picked from the yard does just fine), the first sip of good coffee in the morning and nestling into a warm bed at night. Milk & Honey was born of these moments.

Our creative process begins by sourcing the highest quality materials: only choosing the very best vintage silverware for our stamped pieces (table-ready, gorgeous condition, free of pitting and plate loss), selecting the finest hardwoods from the Virginia countryside for our custom cutting boards and offering a wide selection of mug sizes and colors so that our customers can help design a finished product that works best for their needs and aesthetics.

From there, Sarah’s imagination takes over. Inspired by life’s everyday moments, Milk & Honey has created the largest number of original stamped silverware designs worldwide. Sarah personally created such favorites as “Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy”, “Coffee Now, Wine Later”, “You’re my Favorite”, and the “Spooning Since” spoon, among thousands of other original spoon sayings and designs.

Our creative process is completed with our handmade production techniques. With nearly a million hammer blows of experience, the lettering on our stamped pieces is lined up and spaced evenly (many people don't realize that every letter, heart, and punctuation mark is formed by individual swings of our hammers). Our wood gifts are precision engraved by Ryan so that every detail is flawless. Our coffee mugs have a professional and durable finish, with the design on both sides of the mug. It is important to us to hand press every mug ourselves to ensure the highest quality product.

We take great pride in creating gifts that you can be proud to give and that will be cherished keepsakes for years to come. Offering unique handmade goods and treating our customers the way we would treat our own friends is a large part of our success.

We are honored to have been featured in Etsy's "Quit Your Day Job" series. You can read our story here: https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-milk-and-honey/22711476360

Shop members

  • Sarah & Ryan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    We are the wife and husband owners of Milk & Honey, which has been our home business since Sarah began it in 2011 (Ryan joined full time in 2013). We live in Richmond, Va. with our two children.

Production partners

  • Local Screen Printer

    Richmond, VA

    We have partnered with another local small business who helps us by expertly screen printing my designs onto our tote bags.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions

When Will This Ship?

Our specific processing times are listed within each listing, but most items are ready to ship in 1-3 business days.

Please keep in mind that during peak holiday seasons (Valentine's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas) we may need to increase our production time and will be unable to rush production to ship ahead of schedule.

When we increase our production time, it is always reflected in the official shipping section of each listing.

I'm Sending This as a Gift. Can You Include a Gift Note?

Yes, definitely! We never include pricing materials in our shipments and are always more than happy to create a customized gift note from you to the recipient. Please leave your note at checkout and we will include it in the gift packaging. There is never a charge for this service.

Tell Me About Your Mugs.

Our mugs are designed by Sarah, then individually hand pressed in our home studio using professional grade sublimation equipment for a dishwasher and microwave safe finish.

The design is printed on both sides of the mug, so they are perfect whether you are right handed or left handed. We offer both 11oz and 15oz sizes as well as two color options (an all-white mug and a white mug with black handle & trim). Each mug is carefully shipped, double boxed with a sturdy white gift box and insured against damage.

Tell Me About Your Silverware.

We source the highest quality antique and vintage silverware, using only table-ready pieces with no pitting or plate loss. We never use “craft-grade” or “shabby” flatware. Our silverware is authentic vintage silver-plate, not reproductions.

We hammer in every letter one at a time by hand, never with machine presses or engraving equipment. The resulting impressions are a permanent feature of the silverware, so our nearly million hammer blows of experience come in handy to be sure every letter, punctuation, and heart ends up exactly where we want it!

Hand washing is recommended to protect the silver plating. Silver naturally tarnishes when exposed to oxygen, but you can easily remove tarnish and restore shine by using silver polish.

Tell Me About Your Wood Products.

We source our cutting boards here in the Virginia countryside, working with a local company with nearly a century of experience in wood making. We choose beautiful maple and cherry hardwoods, then precision engrave our custom designs onto them in our Virginia studio.

Since we make each one ourselves, we can offer a limitless number of personalization options and love collaborating with our customers to create a special piece just for you.

Our signs are crafted from solid cherry wood, hand cut, sanded, then naturally conditioned to bring out the wood's own luster. We do not use chemicals, stains, or varnish on our signs.

What Silver Pattern Will I Receive?

We have many individually photographed pieces that show you the exact piece you will receive. Our made-to-order listings will vary depending on what patterns are in the studio when you order.

We are very careful to stock only table-ready silverware with no plate loss or pitting, never using “shabby” or “craft grade” silverware. We also curate a wide assortment of styles, so if you have a personal preference (floral, simple, masculine, etc.), please let us know in a note at checkout and we will choose the perfect piece.

While we are happy to send you photographs of silver styles to choose from, this does delay the production process by a few days and we will need to update your ship-by date to reflect this.

Other FAQs

My Mug Arrived Broken, What Now?
In the rare instance that a mug arrives cracked or broken, we will replace it for you at no charge and handle the insurance claim with the postal service.
USPS requires us to send a photograph of the broken mug and the original packaging. If you could please send that to us at your convenience, we will then get right to work shipping you a replacement mug.

Do You Offer a Bulk/Quantity Discount?
Each product is individually handmade by us, not mass-manufactured. Because of this, we are unable to offer a bulk order discount outside of our wholesale relationships.

I Don't Want To Pay Customs Fees. Can You Mark the Package as "Gift"?
I'm sorry but we are unable to honor requests to falsify customs documents.