There are many ways to make a hot toddy, which is basically a hot spiced whiskey drink. In Scotland they call it a hot whisky. It’s warm, it’s soothing – the perfect way to cozy up on a cold winter day. Here at Walnut, we know all about whiskey – and winter weather.

Our home on the North Oregon Coast is rainy, windy and gray for much of the year. Dramatic winter storms, roaring winds, and crashing surf make for atmospheric seaside visits followed by warm-up drinks back home.

Every year, we like to share with you a family favorite recipe. This year, we thought we’d share three different variations on our favorite winter drink from everyone in the Walnut Studiolo family. Continue reading

We make uniquely-designed travel editions of classic games with a monogramming option – in other words, the perfect unique gift for classic game lovers! Continue reading

It is so entertaining to bring along games when traveling or on an adventure, but often there just isn’t enough space to pack all your favorites. That’s why our Travel Cribbage Board packs a mighty game-playing punch! This robust little item offers endless hours of fun, it’s durable and it slips neatly in your pocket.

The gorgeous leather exterior protects the board, and the pegs tuck neatly inside.

The Travel Cribbage Board is one of our most popular gift items and there are plenty of options for expanding the board into an extra special gift.

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For the perfect gift that tells someone how much you were thinking about them, nothing speaks more loudly than a monogram. You can personalize many of Walnut Studiolo’s handcrafted leather products with initials, a monogram, or a short message for custom made gifts.  Continue reading

Our Leather Care Dressing is carefully formulated for the needs of the vegetable tanned leather we use in our products. We like working with leather because it’s a material that can last for generations to come, and it has such a special feel about it. Continue reading

Here at Walnut Studiolo, we love to cook with the fresh foods that are available in our region. That means we use the kitchen a lot, and we know how easy it is for the space to quickly become cluttered. Here is our handy seven-step process for decluttering your kitchen from start to finish. Continue reading

When we send out products out the door, we never know exactly what will become of them, and we certainly are curious! Tat’s why we love it when customers share their project stories with us. Continue reading

A wedding is a momentous occasion in one’s life as the celebration brings together friends and family to honor the unity of two special people. Anniversaries continue that celebration and over time become intimate affairs shared between the happy couple.
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In the past 10 years or so, maker-made items have become more readily available thanks in large part to sales sites like Etsy, and we think that’s pretty exciting. Makers have been making for as long as humans have been around. Not only because “makers gonna make” but also because people need a variety of items for everyday use and pleasure. Continue reading

We all know how easily the rigors of daily life can overshadow simple pleasures. Sometimes all it takes is a special gift on a momentous occasion to help us reconnect with what matters most.

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