The Tiny Art Show 2022 at Bonboni Mercantile Co.

Over 200 tiny works of original art from over 50 artists specializing in different mediums will be on display at Bonboni Mercantile Co. from October 19-November 4. Each piece of art is the size of a standard 3.5" x 2" business card.

The Tiny Art Show

The Tiny Art Show makes original artwork accessible to a broader audience as each piece exhibited is available for purchase for $75. Complimentary tickets are required for the Opening Night event on October 19 and will be available on September 29.

Starting October 21, Art can be viewed without tickets at 2246 Klemm St., St. Louis, MO 63110 on Fridays from 10-3, Saturdays from 10-3, and Sundays from 11-3 through November 4.

The participating artist include:

September 20, 2022 — Lauren Thorp
Summer 2022 Be Bright Box Reveal

Summer 2022 Be Bright Box Reveal

Our Summer Be Bright Box is on it's way out to our subscribers!  Inspiring you to add color and joy to your home throughout the year, the Be Bright Subscription Box invites you to treat yourself to cheerful & whimsical home goods each season. Each quarterly box contains: a textile (such as a pillow, throw, cocktail napkins, etc.), artwork, a unique vintage decor piece, a luxurious candle in a fresh scent, and other seasonal (not holiday-specific) item(s) to liven up your home.

If you are a Be Bright Box subscriber and have not opened your box yet, please do so before watching this video. I don't want to spoil any surprises! 

As the the sunlight lingers longer into the evenings, my family dines together on our patio more than ever. This quarter, I was inspired to curate a box focused on setting a vibrantly beautiful garden-inspired table. Finish off your table by cutting a few flowers or small branches from your yard for an easy centerpiece.

Textile Fringe napkin set ($24) and striped fringe hand towel ($10)
Candle 9 oz. hand-poured soy wax candle in a French jar hand-poured for Be Bright Box. Notes of ozone, violet, honeydew, and citrus ($28)
Decor Wildflower plates designed by Eli Halpin. Hand finished. Microwave and dishwasher safe ($62), Amphora bud vase ($12)
Artwork "Which One Will He Choose" by Leah Straatsma tells the story of a woman holding out a white flower for a bee, who is lost against pretty daisy floral wallpaper. 8" x 10" ($30)
Vintage Hand-picked for Be Bright Box (Approx. $30, based on what it would sell for at our brick & mortar shop, Bonboni Mercantile Co.)
If you would like to join the Be Bright Box community, subscribe at http://bebright.co. As we only take subscribers on an as-available basis, you can sign up on that page to be notified via email when subscriptions are open. 
June 18, 2022 — Lauren Thorp
Spring 2022 Be Bright Box Reveal

Spring 2022 Be Bright Box Reveal

Our Spring Be Bright Box is on it's way out to our founding members!  Inspiring you to add color and joy to your home throughout the year, the Be Bright Subscription Box invites you to treat yourself to cheerful & whimsical home goods each season. Each quarterly box contains: a textile (such as a pillow, throw, cocktail napkins, etc.), artwork, a unique vintage decor piece, a luxurious candle in a fresh scent, and other seasonal (not holiday-specific) item(s) to liven up your home.

If you are a Be Bright Box subscriber and have not opened your box yet, please do so before watching this video. I don't want to spoil any surprises! 

 


 

Our homes are our sanctuaries, a place where we can be our true selves and where many of our core memories are solidified. I've found that the more I love my home, my stress level decreases, and my happiness increases. My aim is that Be Bright Box can do the same for you.

For our first spring box, I focused on florals, as the end of winter just begs for new buds to burst forth. 
Spring 2022 Be Bright Box Reveal: floral embroidered pillow, original artwork (still life in a vase), marbled resin coasters, terracotta candlestick holder with green taper candle, a vintage brass dish, and a hand-poured soy candle.
Textile 12" x 24" hand embroidered pillow made in India by artists who are dedicated to preserving ancient crafts ($70)
Candle 9 oz. hand-poured soy wax candle hand-poured for Be Bright Box. Notes of bamboo, chrysanthemum, moss, & aloe ($28)
Decor Set of pink marbled coasters ($60), white & terra cotta candlestick holder ($18), taper candle ($3)
Artwork "Pink & Blue " by Melonnie Murphy. Mixed Media. 8" x 10". 2022. Signed and numbered by the artist. ($30)
Vintage Hand-picked for Be Bright Box (Approx. $30, based on what it would sell for at our brick & mortar shop, Bonboni Mercantile Co.)
 
If you would like to join the Be Bright Box community, subscribe at http://bebright.co. As we only take subscribers on an as-available basis, you can sign up on that page to be notified via email when subscriptions are open. 
March 19, 2022 — Lauren Thorp
Bonboni's 2021 Holiday Lookbook

Bonboni's 2021 Holiday Lookbook

Our holiday products have arrived in-store and are ready to be given as thoughtful gifts that are sure to delight. I've worked hard to source beautiful products that will instantly put a smile on her face when she carefully unwraps her beautiful gift. She will be able to tell that you put love into finding her gift.
November 09, 2021 — Lauren Thorp
The World's Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

The World's Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies that many agree are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies they've ever had.
November 01, 2021 — Lauren Thorp
Simple Baked Brie with Spice Caramel Pear Jam Recipe

Simple Baked Brie with Spice Caramel Pear Jam Recipe

As the temperature cools, I'm always seeking easy recipes that can be thrown together for having a friend over in the backyard (socially distanced, of course). Here's one of my go-to feel good fall treats: a super simple baked brie with gourmet jam. Best of all, it bakes up beautifully in our ceramic brie baker with wood spreader.
October 14, 2020 — Lauren Thorp
Custom Vintage Vessel Candles

Custom Vintage Vessel Candles

Select a vintage vessel from Bonboni then choose your fragrance to create an eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind candle.
September 28, 2020 — Lauren Thorp
Lauren's Bright & Eclectic Home Tour- Part 2

Lauren's Bright & Eclectic Home Tour- Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my home including our 2nd and 3rd floor. In case you were wondering, yes, it does feel a little pompous to call out the fact that we have a third floor. However, that was just how homes were built in our neighborhood 120+ years ago.
August 02, 2020 — Lauren Thorp
Lauren's Bright & Eclectic Home Tour- Part 1

Lauren's Bright & Eclectic Home Tour- Part 1

If you’re anything like me, you love peeking into the lives of other people homes. It’s part curiosity (nosiness?) and part a desire to be inspired by others’ ideas.
August 01, 2020 — Lauren Thorp