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Mason/Dixon is inspired by a northern gal's love for the south, and you'll find our products reflect the things we admire most about both regions. Combining a love for graphic design + handmade, mason/dixon started out as a small side project and turned into a full online retail shop. We're a husband and wife team in our beautiful farm town of Shelton, CT. All of our frames are made in house from reclaimed wood we've locally sourced, and our signs are all custom designed and hand painted.

 

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Sunday
Jun042017

M/D DESIGN // NEW OFFICE

So we have an office. An "office". I call it the office because that's what it's supposed to be. But it's not. It's that room we all have that doesn't actually get used, unless I need to print something out. It's the room I throw every piece of mail in, all the odds and ends, all the "quick there's surprise guests!" clutter. It's literally piled with everything we don't currently have a place for. This is not an office. I do most of my work on the couch or kitchen table which honestly is very comfortable but not super productive. I'm easily distracted by binge watching Netflix or playing with the dog out in the yard. So I need a real office. A place where everything has a place, a spot where I can work without distractions and have everything I need within arms reach, including the printer. Which leads me to this post. I'm taking over the "office".

Above is my inspiration photo, which took me a very long time to put together because I'm having a serious decor identity crisis. I used to be very farmhouse, very vintage southern farmhouse. I'm not anymore, but the problem is I don't know what I am now. I keep saying I'm "modern Scandinavian farmhouse", which I'm not too sure is an actual style but honestly it's the closest thing I can use to describe the style I'm drawn to now. I'm obsessed with kilim rugs (who isn't?), light woods, wallpapers, black and white prints (mudcloth, again who isn't?!), gold fixtures, green plants, modern accents with a bit of vintage mixed in. 

So we're starting this journey together. I wince at the thought of having to post "before" photos of this room because it's so embarassing, but I promise I'll give you a glimpse of what I'm dealing with in the next post! But for now, I'll focus on these inspiration photos and hope that someday soon my "office" looks even remotely something like them..

 

Wednesday
May312017

Wednesday
May312017

Wednesday
May312017

NEW PRODUCT // RECLAIMED WOOD + TIN SHELF

This shelf was made from reclaimed wood from a home in Shelton, CT built in 1790. The tin is from an old barn in Missouri. It was originally made as a custom order for a customer, but we loved the design so much we decided to make more! It's perfect as bathroom/kitchen storage or a display shelf! Contact us for custom sizing and pricing.

Tuesday
Jan242017

CURRENT TREND // HAND PAINTED SIGNS

We can't seem to keep up with orders lately for these hand painted signs with a locally sourced reclaimed wood frame that is all handmade! I love the look of them, especially against a bright white shiplap wall. They make a great art piece to hang on the wall, and I love how people have been customizing them with their favorite bible verses. Contact us for custom orders or visit our Etsy Shop to see what we have available!