Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved: Local Love for Mom
Nancy A. Moore
For Mother’s Day, take a look at what Tulsa has to offer. The following treats, tokens and keepsakes will certainly make Mom feel appreciated. These products were selected and awarded our highest rating of five hearts – meaning “A Must Have! We Loved It!”
Custom-made and hand-sewn by Rhonda Kronley
Price: $129 (includes tax and shipping)
These are custom-made bears that will become keepsakes. Rhonda has a unique talent for creating sweet and lovable bears out of special fabrics. Whether it’s a favorite athletic jersey, college t-shirt, or cozy sweater, it will be given a new purpose by becoming the body of an adorable teddy bear. Using a European artisan pattern, the bear is cut from your chosen fabric and can be jointed to create the pose you wish. The nose and mouth are hand embroidered and the glass eyes are hand sewn. Embellishments of patches and small buttons along with coordinating garments/fabrics for the paws and ears further personalize the bear. Rhonda works closely with her clients to create a bear that is a keepsake of memories. Important to note, this bear is similar to a collectible in that it is not intended to be a toy for young children. The step-by-step process Rhonda takes to custom-make a bear is displayed through photographs on her website where you can also view other bears she has made. The final product is filled with organic, hypo-allergenic stuffing and, depending on the fabric and pose, will stand between 12 and 17 inches.
5952 South Lewis, 74105
This maxi dress is “stylish, comfortable, and versatile.” It’s perfect for throwing on and running errands, having lunch with girlfriends or an evening out on the town. The simple rayon/spandex wrinkle-free blend makes it flattering and easy to travel with. Accessorize with the right jewelry and the look can go from day to evening. Posh is a stylish, locally owned boutique offering trendy clothes, shoes and accessories. The fun atmosphere gives shoppers a unique and comfortable experience. With expert sales staff ready to help, you are sure to find the right outfit for any occasion. Coral Fringe Sandals also available at Posh, $42.00.
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Custom Cards and Invitations
Price: From $2.50 per card
An invitation sets the stage for a party, introducing the theme and all the details to guests. A custom invitation by Nina won’t get lost in your email box or go to a spam folder. It will be opened by recipients and their attention will be drawn to your party and all the fun details that accompany your special event. Whether it’s a birthday party, birth of a new baby, graduation party or a congratulations card, these custom cards will be the perfect beginning to your event or exciting announcement. Work with Nina on the design specifics or give her the details and let her create something special. Her amazing talent will “wow” whoever is lucky enough to receive a card. You can contact Nina via email at Nina@rsvptonina.com.
Price: Starting at $5.00 a box
15 East Brady Street, 74103
These award-winning fine chocolates are beautiful, decadent and available in downtown Tulsa. The top of each artisan chocolate is made to artfully display various colors, patterns and shapes. With between 25 and 35 flavors available at any given time, there is a large assortment to choose from including my personal favorites: Mediterranean Sea Salt Caramel, Peanut Butter and Jelly (PBJ) and Lemon Dark. Boxes can be embellished with a “Happy Mother’s Day” ribbon, which is a nice touch. Glacier Confection is located in the Brady District of Tulsa. The trendy chocolatier was standing room only when I visited a couple of weeks ago and the line was out the door – well worth the wait. Yum! Vegan and Gluten-free chocolates are also available.