Gift Guide: Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson's Picks

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 12/12/2018 to Guides
Gift Guide: Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson's Picks

Our State magazine's beloved editor in chief shares her favorite gift picks for the 2018 holidays from the Our State Store.

North Carolina Makers: Ello Lovey

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 4/19/2018 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Ello Lovey

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we're giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some of our favorite North Carolina makers. This spring, we caught up with Rhianna Wurman of Ello Lovey in Asheville.

North Carolina Makers: Bonnie Boardman Jewelry

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 3/9/2018 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Bonnie Boardman Jewelry

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we're giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some of our favorite North Carolina makers. This month, we learned more about Davidson's Bonnie Boardman Jewelry.

North Carolina Makers: Seed & Sky Jewelry

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 12/1/2017 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Seed & Sky Jewelry

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we're giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you Kelcey Loomer of Asheville's Seed & Sky Jewelry. 

North Carolina Makers: Bluegill Pottery

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 9/19/2017 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Bluegill Pottery

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some of our favorite North Carolina makers.

This month, we learned more about how pottery is made with Bluegill Pottery.

North Carolina Makers: Rachel Wilder Jewelry

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 7/14/2017 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Rachel Wilder Jewelry

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some of our favorite North Carolina makers.


This month, we traveled west to Asheville to rendezvous with local jeweler Rachel Wilder

North Carolina Makers: Piedmont Brand Workshop

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 5/23/2017 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: Piedmont Brand Workshop

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some of our favorite North Carolina makers.

This month, we headed over to Winston-Salem to catch up with Piedmont Brand Workshop’s owner and maker-in-chief, Dave Willis.

North Carolina Makers: BluSail Golitz Studios

Posted by Olivia Zabelaj on 4/4/2017 to Guides
North Carolina Makers: BluSail Golitz Studios

North Carolina enjoys a vibrant community of makers, artisans, craftsmen, and artists. At the Our State Store, we travel the state hunting for local artisans who create special, handcrafted goods, and we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creators of some of our most popular products. Sit a spell with us as we introduce you to some our favorite North Carolina makers.

This month, we went east to check out the pottery studios and gallery space of Morehead City's BluSail Golitz Studios.

Our 2015 Holiday Decor Guide

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 11/17/2015 to Guides
Our 2015 Holiday Decor Guide

Brighten up your home and get in the holiday spirit with our North Carolina-inspired holiday decor. Each piece in our handy guide is either made here in NC or inspired by the Old North State.


From artisan-made ornaments to flags and pillows featuring exclusive illustration by North Carolina artists, we have been working hard to find the very best to bring the holiday spirit to your home.