Purple Thumb Notions | Rustic Recycled Wine Barrel Art

Pacifica, California

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Announcement    Towards the end of 2017 I injured my back. Many of my pieces are on backorder until I am feeling more able to create again. My apologies for any inconvenience.

Looking forward,


Last updated on Feb 26, 2018

Towards the end of 2017 I injured my back. Many of my pieces are on backorder until I am feeling more able to create again. My apologies for any inconvenience.

Looking forward,


Daniela Lavagnino

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Daniela Lavagnino


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About PurpleThumbNotions

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Purple Thumb Notions Birth

I started bending shapes from wine barrel hoops while working for a little quaint winery in Paso Robles. Working at this winery really helped me appreciate what a work of art a wine barrel truly is. This somewhat cumbersome solid oak vessel, fastened with galvanized metal hoops, plays a huge role in such an amazingly delicious outcome…wine! Sadly, after not too many years, the barrels become retired. I wanted to find ways to repurpose the barrels. I started off by bending hearts then moved into handcrafted stars, moons, crosses, heart/cross combos, bicycles, business logos, and the list is growing weekly! I try to salvage them in multiple ways for wine lovers, art lovers or for anyone that appreciates the finished artwork! Decorate your home, garden, business, or give as a gift. They are sure to be a conversation piece.

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  • Daniela Lavagnino

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Circa 2013 I leaped into this journey that allowed my passion and vision to guide the way for my Purple Thumb Notions wine barrel art. My pieces are rustic, reclaimed, recycled, and hand made by me and by me alone!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop!

Purple Thumb Notions are handmade, one of a kind, rustic, reclaimed, recycled pieces of wine barrel art! Many are ideal for creating a rustic vintage feel in your home or garden.

My goal is to find objects that others may fail to recognize their function and value. I then repurpose them, and bring them back to life in often times another form. I am constantly designing new ideas within my own imagination and pulling inspiration from all around me.

Succulents and air plants are a huge passion of mine due to the ease and diversity of both plant families. I like to design and handcraft rustic planter vessels as well as art sculptures from the metal rings and solid oak staves that can display them.

The possibilities really are infinite!

Salvage on Friends, Salvage on!

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Returns and exchanges
I want all my customers to be happy with their pieces. I would not ship a piece that I myself would be unhappy to own. If you are not satisfied with the pieces I will offer refunds on the purchases but not on the shipping and handling.

My handmade items are very sturdy and durable and will not break in the shipping process. I try to display my pieces well in the photos I provide so please review photos and read product descriptions. Since many of my pieces are made to order I can send you photos of your piece before shipping upon request. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I would be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Many of my pieces are made to order so please expect 1-3 weeks. It's usually much more quick! I currently ship once a week, ground shipping, but if you need an expedited order just let me know. Shipping and handling costs vary based on the shipping box, weight of the item, and your location. I try to use recycled shipping boxes when I can but some of my pieces require special size boxes that can be pricey. The shipping cost given is an estimate, and could even be half as much! I can create a listing for you with your cost if you message me your zip code. If you do this your cost will probably be less! Otherwise you will be charged the amount posted.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have a shop, winery, garden center, or nursery of your own and would like to carry my pieces I do offer wholesale pricing. Contact me if you are interested, and I will email you my wholesale price sheet!

Thank you!