JuneDecember

Storied Goods for Home + Life

Michigan, United States · 451 Sales

JuneDecember

Storied Goods for Home + Life

Michigan, United States 451 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(128)

Announcement   Welcome! We happily create Flour Sack Towels, Throw Pillow Covers, Notepads, Desk Pads, Treat Bag Kits, Stationery Sets, Art Prints, Postcards, Stamps + More.

My work reflects the use of mix mediums including my hand-drawn and graphic illustrations, my original patters and typography. I like to explore contrasts in my work and often think the most memorable designs come from happy accidents. I am inspired by nature, typography, nostalgia, my kiddos, and life’s adventures.

Take a look around and stay awhile, we hope to have your next great find!

We do sell wholesale, so if you are interested, please let us know!


ALSO FIND US HERE:
Website: www.junedecember.com
Blog: www.junedecember.com/blog/june-december
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/junedecember
Instagram: www.instagram.com/juneanddecember
Twitter: www.twitter.com/junedecember612
Facebook: www.facebook.com/0612junedecember

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 25, 2016

Welcome! We happily create Flour Sack Towels, Throw Pillow Covers, Notepads, Desk Pads, Treat Bag Kits, Stationery Sets, Art Prints, Postcards, Stamps + More.

My work reflects the use of mix mediums including my hand-drawn and graphic illustrations, my original patters and typography. I like to explore contrasts in my work and often think the most memorable designs come from happy accidents. I am inspired by nature, typography, nostalgia, my kiddos, and life’s adventures.

Take a look around and stay awhile, we hope to have your next great find!

We do sell wholesale, so if you are interested, please let us know!


ALSO FIND US HERE:
Website: www.junedecember.com
Blog: www.junedecember.com/blog/june-december
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/junedecember
Instagram: www.instagram.com/juneanddecember
Twitter: www.twitter.com/junedecember612
Facebook: www.facebook.com/0612junedecember

Katie Forte

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Katie Forte

Michigan Stamp : Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp
US$18.00
Camel Art Print : Are We There Yet? (11x14)
US$20.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(128)
mindo0013

mindo0013 on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The seller could not have been nicer. Shipping was quick and the stamp is awesome.

danielleleogrande

danielleleogrande on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love these flour sack towels! Such great gifts to give! Customer service and delivery are excellent!!!

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Updates

Summer!

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We're excited to see our fern pillow and our wild fern towels in the April-May issue of #detroithome magazine! #asparagusfern #woodfern #fronds #fern #spring #junedecemberpress #junedecember

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Wood Fern Flour Sack Kitchen Towel
US$13.50
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About

We hope to be your next great find.

June & December was founded with an adventurous spirit and the belief that extraordinary design is more than an item: it is the feeling that is evoked when you discover your next great find. We celebrate that idea by bringing unexpected contracts together with our paper, textile and gift products in ways that will make your heart sing…

After all, we know a thing or two about opposites coming together. We're Katie and Nick Forte, founders of June & December, but also two very different halves of a perfect pair. Katie is an artist, graphic designer, aesthetically-motivated thinker and on-the-spot inventor of rainy day projects for her kids who loves to blend her rustic country upbringing with her eye for clean and elegant lines. Nick is a business-minded former event planner with an eye for detail, a passion for cooking and a dedication to reviving personal, old-fashioned customer service, where promises are kept and handshakes are a bond.

Figuratively speaking, Nick crosses the T's and dots the I's while Katie designs the typography.

Everything we do, from the designs we create to the materials we select and the American manufacturers we move forward with, is meticulously considered. We live (happily and oh-so-gleefully) in the details, with the creed that the littlest things make the biggest differences.

We relish not just great design, but great products: their texture, their weight, the feel of quality-made paper and fabrics. We only select items we would buy ourselves and always strive to find locally sourced materials made in the USA, seeking the perfect match for our designs to tell their story.

Pairing great designs with quality materials that are expertly assembled is what we love to do. June & December is our next big adventure and we're thrilled to welcome you to it.


Why June & December?
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We began in 2010 as Paper, Ink & Earth, showcasing custom-made stationery and pillow cover designs that blended Katie’s signature graphic designs with whimsy, humor and the unexpected. However, through a serendipitous combination of customer demand and our own desire to grow and offer more, our small store was ready for something bigger.

We knew it was time to follow suit. We chose June & December for all it symbolizes—two months that could not be more opposite, but are a part of a greater whole. They're the months our two children were born in and the months in which Michigan is like two homes: frigid and quiet in the wintertime, golden and ebullient in the summer. Life is about finding balance between contrasts and celebrating the happy accidents in between. We think memorable design is a bit like that, too.

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Shop members
  • Katie Forte

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Katie's work explores the harmony between rustic and refined through her hand-drawn, graphic illustrations and use of typography. Prior to founding June & December, she worked as an art director creating TV & print ads for a large Detroit ad agency.

  • Nick Forte

    Owner, Business Director, Jack Of All Trades

    Nick's an adventurer at heart always on a quest searching for the perfect unexpected gift for loved ones, scouring hidden antique spots and the world wide web. Prior to founding June & December, he worked as a GM for his family's event business.

Manufacturers
  • Screen Printer

    Plymouth, MI, United States

    Our Michigan made towels, napkins & pillow covers are individually printed by hand in a professional screen printing studio in Plymouth, MI using eco-friendly, water-based inks. They are then assembled, packaged & shipped from our studio in Troy, MI

  • Offset + Digital Printer

    Troy, MI, United States

    Our Cards, Notepads, Desk Pads, Postcards & Treat Bag Kits are printed at a family owned printer in Troy,MI. They are FSC Certified & support the reforestation of Detroit. Our paper goods are then assembled, packaged & shipped from our Troy,MI studio

  • Cut & Sew Shop

    Imlay City, MI, United States

    Our sewn goods are professional sewn by a local Cut & Sew manufacturer in Imlay City, MI. We work directly with their seamstresses for quality control & finished goods. Our sewn goods are then assembled, packaged & shipped from our studio in Troy, MI

  • Rubber Stamp Manufacturer

    Bettendorf, IA, United States

    Our stamps are laser cut in renewable resource rubber, then mounted on laser etched natural maple wood. Each stamp is mounted, assembled & inspected by hand in Bettendorf, IA. They are then assembled, packaged & shipped from our studio in Troy, MI.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Hello and welcome to our shop!

We were founded with the belief that extraordinary design is more than an item: it is the feeling that is evoked when you discover your next great find. We celebrate that idea by bringing unexpected contrasts together within our products in ways that will rekindle nostalgia and tell a story.

Take a look around and stay awhile, we hope to have your next great find!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal and credit cards (MC, VISA, AMEX, Discover) as a method of payment. All prices are listed in USD and your order will be completed when payment has been posted.

Please note that Michigan residents will have a 6% sales tax applied to their total.
Shipping
In-stock orders are typically processed and shipped within 3 business days. In the event of shipping delays for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible with an estimated delivery time.

DOMESTIC
Standard shipping for US orders takes 3-6 business days. We strive to offer the lowest possible shipping and processing rates for you, therefore we ship all domestic orders with USPS or UPS based on the best combination of price and service for your order.

INTERNATIONAL
We are pleased to offer international shipping to a few select countries at this time and hope to be adding more in the near future. If you do not see your country available and are still interested in placing an order, please email us at hello [!at] junedecember.com and we’ll be happy to help you.

Please note that all international orders can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive depending on your destination and customs processing. IMPORTANT: June & December is not responsible for any international customs or duties that may be imposed on your shipment and you may have to pay additional fees in order to receive your package. Please check with your local customs office about rules and regulations that may apply to you.


Please Contact Us if you have any questions about your order or would like to request rush processing.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your June & December purchase for any reason we will gladly offer you a replacement or refund, less any original shipping charges, within 37 days of receipt of product (an extra week because who doesn’t want an extra week?). We do however cover all domestic return shipping fees so please read below for our instructions!

STEP 1
Contact us for your Pre-Paid USPS Return Shipping Label.

STEP 2
Prepare your package for return and include a copy of the packing slip or email confirmation. For replacement returns, please indicate which item(s) and variation you are exchanging and which item(s) you would like in exchange.

STEP 3
Give your package to your mail carrier or drop it off at your local Post Office. The UPS Store also takes USPS packages!

STEP 4
Once we receive your return, we will process your refund or replacement within 5 business days. Returns are refunded in your original form of payment.

Please note – replacements may be subject to additional shipping charges unless the original product received was damaged, incorrect or did not meet your expectations.

That’s it! Have other questions about your return? Please contact us!
Additional policies and FAQs
At June & December, our greatest priority is to consistently deliver quality products and remarkable customer service to our valued customers. We strive to be easily accessible, addressing all requests and concerns as efficiently as we can. Our goal is to build life-long relationships with each of our customers, and hope that you will be one of them.

OUR GUARANTEE
We stand behind our products 100% and offer a full guarantee. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. We select each material by hand, work with the best manufactures we can find, and select partners that we believe are unique in the marketplace and uncommonly good. We’re confident that the quality of our merchandise will meet, if not exceed, your expectations. If it doesn’t – we guarantee we’ll make it right.


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FAQ's
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STORE QUESTIONS
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DO YOU SELL WHOLESALE?
Absolutely, and we would love to hear from you! Please send us a convo, email us at wholesale [!at] junedcember.com or fill out our Inquiry Form on our website at www.junedecember.com/pages/wholesale. We also have more information about wholesale available on our site as well.

ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA?
We’re proud to say that everything at June & December is entirely handcrafted in the USA! Being born and raised near Detroit, Michigan has given us a unique perspective to not only see how important American manufacturing is, but to feel the real difference in American craftsmanship. The pride of the craftswomen and men, the gentle care of materials, the attention to detail and quality. It’s not always about the bottom line for us; it’s about delivering the difference.

ARE YOU ECO-FRIENDLY?
We take our commitment to protecting the environment very seriously and we hope you do too! From our fully biodegradable bags in our treat bag kits to our FSC certified paper and packaging, we deeply consider the impact our business decisions and product selections have on the environment. We go out of our way to use soy-based inks for our paper products and water-based inks for our fabrics, because we want our children’s children to enjoy the same wonderful Earth that we do today.

DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DESIGNERS AND CREATIVES?
Absolutely! We love creative energy and would be thrilled to hear your ideas. After all, we celebrate happy accidents and some of the best kind are with unexpected collaborations. It never hurts to ask so send us a convo and we would love to hear about your ideas and projects!

MAY I PLACE A CUSTOM ORDER?
We are currently not accepting custom orders; however we’d love to hear what products or designs you’re interested in. Please send us a convo with what you have in mind and we’ll let you know if there’s anything in the works.

WHO DOES YOUR STYLING?
We do our own styling for all of our photos, events and tradeshows. It’s one of the most fun aspects of pulling together our collections and seeing everything come together, plus it gives us a great excuse to go on many great treasure hunting adventures!

DO YOU ACCEPT ETSY GIFT CARDS?
We do!

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNT CODES OR COUPONS?
We're pleased to offer several sales throughout the year, and may even throw a surprise one in just for fun! To find out when they are, find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram for updates and sales. (Links on next question)

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU?
Our Website: www.junedecember.com
Our Blog: www.junedecember.com/blog/june-december
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/junedecember
Instagram: www.instagram.com/juneanddecember
Twitter: www.twitter.com/junedecember612
Facebook: www.facebook.com/0612junedecember



PRODUCT QUESTIONS
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HOW ARE YOUR TOWELS PRINTED?
Our towels are individually screen printed by hand using water-based discharge inks. We use water-based ink not only because they are the most natural ink that maintains the towels softness and absorbency, but because they’re eco-friendly and its right thing to do!

WHAT ARE THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR TOWELS?
Wash them, wash them again, and when you’re done washing them, wash them again! Seriously, these actually get better, softer and more absorbent with every wash. We’ve bleached them without the colors running or fading, and are thrilled with how well they hold up. Certainly in time, they may fade or even wear out, but we imagine by then you’ve already purchased another few sets because they are your absolute favorite home accessory!

WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU USE?
All of our paper is FSC certified and is made from 100% post-consumer waste (PCW). By all of our paper, we mean ALL of our paper for our Stationery Sets including envelopes, Postcards, Treat Bag Kits, Art Prints, Daily To Do Notepads, Weekly To Do Desk Pads and even our packaging. If fact, some of our paper is milled right here in Michigan using hydroelectric energy!

WHAT SIZE INSERTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR YOUR PILLOW COVERS?
We recommend using pillow inserts that are 2 inches larger than the pillow cover to fill out the cover and corners fully. For instance, for our 20” x 20” inch throw pillow covers, we recommend a 22” x 22” insert.

WHAT ARE THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR PILLOW COVERS?
To minimize fading over time, we suggest spot cleaning. If a more thorough washing is needed, Machine Wash inside out, cold, on a gentle/delicate cycle using phosphate free detergents.

I ONLY NEED TWO MORE TREAT BAGS, CAN I ORDER THEM INDIVIDUALLY?
We currently only offer the Treat Bag Kits in sets of 10. We suggest that if you have a few extra, treat yourself, you probably don’t do that enough!

IS IT TRUE THAT THE TREAT BAGS IN YOUR TREAT BAG KITS ARE 100% BIODEGRADEABLE?
Yes, they are 100% biodegradable and made from sustainable plant materials. Plus they are food safe! If you are interested in finding out more information about how sustainable these bags are, please contact us and we'd be happy to share!

WHAT ARE EGG WRITES?
Egg Writes are free standing wooden eggs that are finished with chalkboard paint. You don’t write with the Eggs, you write on them. For some use ideas, see Egg Writes in our store.

ARE EGG WRITES MADE OF CHALK?
What a great idea! But our Egg Writes are not (see above). However we do include chalk with every purchase!

ARE EGG WRITES AVAILABLE IN ADDITIONAL CHALKBOARD COLORS?
We’re in the process of testing additional colors and are excited to add them in the near future. Certainly let us know what you’re looking for!

DO EGG WRITES STAND UP ON THEIR OWN?
Yes, the bottom is flat and they have better posture than we do!