Chestnuts & Papaya

Chestnuts & Papaya

Beth Zeigler
Apr 29, 2010

Their Wovenworks baskets have appeared in every major magazine from Oprah to InStyle to Martha Stewart Living. And just last year they introduced Homespun Lifestyle—classic textiles found on the farms of Eastern and Central Europe. Chestnuts & Papaya are a one-stop-shop for home decor that is sure to make your home a happy one. Let's dive into their online store and see what else they've got up their sleeves.

Their Wovenworks basket (while great for a beach tote or gift bag) happens to pull double duty as a magazine container or guest towel holder for the home. Touted as one of their biggest sellers, the bags are made from sustainable products and hand dyed with plant fibers. Chestnuts & Papaya also does an incredible job of turning grain sacks into beautiful textiles for the home. Fun fact: the Homespun Lifestyle products (ranging from sixty to more than 100 years old) each come with unique markings. The markings actually acted as a farm's "brand," helping farmers determine which farm the sacks originated.

And while we really wish Chestnuts & Papaya offered a physical store for us to peruse, they've done a fabulous job cataloging their entire collection online. We were surprised to learn that in addition to their two unique lines, they also offer lots of antiques, colorful colonial candles and an amazing array of seashells that would complete any vignette and add wonderful texture to a room. And don't forget to check out their features page (which reads like a blog)--where they showcase new additions and cool ways to use their products.

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