Heart of Haiti

In light of the unexpected and unlikely earthquake that rattled the northeast last week, I am sure many got a tangible understanding of how massive the great quakes that have rocked Haiti, and Japan must’ve been.

Over a year and a half after the earthquake in Haiti, many Haitians, are struggling to get their lives back together. With promises of aid that never came or is slowly finding its way to those in need, people in this area are still hungry, homeless, and sick. They are still living in aftermath conditions nearly two years later.

Macy’s Heart of Haiti is helping some of the area’s artisans provide for their families by selling some of their artwork in select Macy’s stores and online. 22% of the retail price is given back to the artists to help them feed, clothe and house their families.

Seeing that I love photography, I was ecstatic when I received a hand crafted picture frame from the project. The detail on the fame is Ah.mazing.


This is hand made..tried to get the detail as much as possible


Looove this! The frame and my babies of course!


Its home for now on the mantle..I'm redecorating no telling where it will end up!

Here are a few other items from the project to get you oooo–iiinnnnggg and aaaahhhhhhing. The prices range from $10-$125.

What’s old is new in the hands of Haiti’s brilliant artisans. Steel from recycled oil drums is cut, shaped and totally recreated into rustic, one-of-a-kind giftware defined by sculpted birds and branches.

Cow horn turned chic. Handcrafted by talented Haitian artisans, this beaded stretch bracelet brings bold, organic style and new meaning to your jewelry collection in an alternating light and dark design.

Hand-carved in beautiful obeche wood, these simple servers bring rustic charm to the casual table that’s straight from the heart of Haiti.

Reflecting the ingenuity of Haiti’s skilled artisans, this mirror is handmade from the steel of recycled barrels and named for the island’s sea god, Agwe. Meticulous metalwork gives the exotic undersea design a natural flow, swimming with fish and swirling sea grass.

Please visit Heart of Haiti via Macys online and follow on Facebook for new products and information on how you can help the efforts. The holidays are coming up. What an awesome way to give and give back!

*I was provided a frame for review. The opinions are my own*


  • Reply
    Baby Shopaholic
    August 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    That frame is beautiful! What a great cause!!!

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    August 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    The frame and the mirror are gorgeous. I love that these are beautiful objects anyone would want and yet for charity. Too often the two things don’t come together. Awesome!

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    August 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hey lady! Great post! Sorry I have been MIA lately! Just had my hands full! But I have missed reading your blog! I love that you brought awareness to Haiti through your blog post. I had no Idea that Macys was contributing to the people of Haiti. what a great thing for them to do. I can not even imagine the devastation that took place in that country. My heart aches for the Hatian people.

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    August 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

    that frame is gorge. I had seen the Macy’s collection a while back and meant to buy a piece. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be heading over there. I love that cow horn bracelet!

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    Alicia @MommyDelicious
    September 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Wow… the details on that frame looks amazing. So very talented! I’ll be sure to check it out, but think it’s kind of messed up that only 22% is going to Haiti. Why not 50%? Ah well, I guess it’s better than nothing.

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