Thursday, January 12, 2012

Huephoria Set of Shakers Spotlight Review

I have a great company I would like to tell you about called Huephoria! I was sent the above salt & pepper shakers to review and when I opened the box, I thought, how cute! This site decorates and paints cute little designs on all types of products that all of us can use just like my little shakers! You have to go and see all the cute designs! I have never seen such pretty little things and I normally don't go too much for this sort of thing, but there is just something about these that make me smile.

Besides the shakers they have all sorts of things like wine glasses, martini glasses, ornaments, stick candles, totes, funky bowls and platters, cake stands and knives, salad and server sets and hostess jewelry! Wow, that was alot to type! There is something for everyone here and they would make great newlywed gifts, anniversary gifts, birthday, Christmas and even thank you gifts!

They also have a seconds store called Factory Seconds where things are sent if they don't live up to the standards of Huephoria. They also have what they call InstaGifts where you can order something and let the person know that their gift is on the way. Lastly, I really thought that the Table Topics was really a genius idea where you can get little boxes of topics to talk about that you put on your table! They have it in Girls Night Out and Teens Talk. Now, what could I have not thought of something like that?

Here is what I found under their About Us section:
HuePhoria's two Syracuse, NY artists, Jen and Lisa, met at a "Mom's Coffee" in 1998. While staying home to raise their children, they both had found outlets to feed their creative souls... and to keep their sanity. Their common interests would eventually come in very handy for their future endeavor: throwing fun and spontaneous parties, experiencing retail therapy outings and, of course, painting anything they could get their hands on. The two quickly became great friends and decided to paint furniture and glassware to try to make some extra cash. Lisa and Jen began selling their HuePhoria hand painted goods at local fundraisers and through word of mouth to get their hobby-turned-business into motion.

The HuePhoria "ball" concept was born in 1999 out of necessity. The wine glass supply in their cupboards seemed to be dwindling (probably from the fun and spontaneous parties) and they saw this as an opportunity to paint some new ones for themselves that would be much more creative than the glasses they were seeing in stores.   
Not only that, the idea of each person having their own unique ball design on their glass would solve the ongoing dilemma of remembering who's drink was who's! Lisa and Jen got to work, painting each glass and baking them in their ovens, and selling them to the loyal customer base they had built locally. (Unfortunately for their families it was about the only baking being done in their kitchens!)

After selling more than 5,000 glasses in 2 years, they hit a point where could not keep up with demand, nor could they offer the glasses to retail stores at a wholesale price that would keep them in business. (Not to mention that they were both going blind from the tiny detail painting!) In 2005, grassroots HuePhoria took a leap...they partnered with dear friend Kathy (a NH businesswoman) to help jump start HuePhoria glassware into mass production.
Connect with Huephoria:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 727
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Call 1-888-HUE-LIKE
Fax 1-800-784-9543

Huephoria is giving everyone 25% off of an order just use the code HUE at checkout in the Promo Code section.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and the famous cranky camera!


Sandie lee said...

Thanks for sharing - these are very cool! I'm back through Friendship Friday and I'm already a follower =)

Sandie lee

dogsmom said...

Isn't it interesting that sometimes things we would not usually go looking for call out to us.
for instance I never look at pink items, and yet I find there are things pink in my house and when I look at them they make me smile.
These shakers are very mod and fab looking.

Kylee S. said...

Stopping by via the Friendship Friday Blog Hop! These are some really cool salt and pepper shakers!

Brandi Yee said...

Love the shakers! That's a cute idea that the company does.

Now a follower! Please feel free to stop by my blog and follow back if you like :)

Self Sagacity said...

Visiting from Friendship Friday. Already followed your blog, stop by when you can for a visit with Self Thanks! Amanda

~April~ said...

Came by on the Super Stalker Sunday Hop :-)
Following GFC, Google+ and FB

KAS said...

I LOVE these shakers. The same pattern would look cute on a butter dish too.

Tammy said...

Those are super cute! Look at you blog bloom girl! So proud of you! :) I see we are doing the same Kindle Fire Giveaway. It is the first time doing a giveaway like that but boy, it sure is successful! :)

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