etsy :: the house of bouton

Introducing the first in a new series that I hope will go on and on and on. If you’re a crafter, a designer, an artist, or maybe just someone who enjoys beautiful, handmade things, you’re probably familiar with etsy. Though it’s not my only destination for hand-crafted  pieces, it’s one of my favorites. There are shops from creators all over the world! To kick off my journey through the many ‘clicks’ of etsy, I chose to focus on Portland, ME. In fact, my first few etsy spotlights focus on Portland-based artists. Fitting, as I live here and consider it to be a mecca for creativity.

Meet Cassie Bouton of The House of Bouton. She was formally trained as a printmaker and holds a BFA from the University of Southern Maine. Her shop features hand printed home decor and hand pulled fine art prints. I’m particularly fond of her Enamel Kettle print, but I’m pretty sure that any one of her prints would make a fabulous addition to my new kitchen. I also adore this quote that she lovingly posts on her site:

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” -William Morris

I haven’t heard that one before, but I couldn’t agree more! So, thank you Cassie!


the etsy shop :: the fan page :: the blog

Hand-printed flour sack towel, $14 – buy here


Spatula and Whisk (original hand-pulled block prints), $30 – buy here


Enamel Kettle (original hand-pulled block print), $35 – buy here


Owl (original hand-pulled block print), $35 – buy here


Gray Daybreak (original hand-pulled block print), $35 – buy here


[all images courtesy of Cassie Bouton]



  1. Barbara Grandolfo says:

    Amazing prints, I love the rooster.

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