Our Story


Our stories are what connect us.

 I didn’t realize the impact that your stories would have on me when I started...

There’s nothing like giving a gift that evokes some sort of emotion, and that is what we specialize in. Whether it’s one of those hilariously inappropriate things that people think but don’t say out loud, or a gentle reminder that you are enough, each of these little wood blocks tells a story.

And it’s in those stories that we find connection. 

Our free-standing mini wood signs are a great way to add a bit of fun to your home or office décor, and they’re made from salvaged wood, making them a great eco-friendly choice for gift giving.

 The idea came to me in 2014 while building our house. We saw all of these off-cuts of framing lumber, and wondered what happens to them. Upon finding out that most of them end up in the landfill, I started experimenting with painting or staining them and then using an ink transfer technique to put words onto them.

And Daisy Thirteen was born.

Why the name Daisy Thirteen?

I’ve always loved daisies! From doodling them on my binders in middle school to getting a daisy tattoo for my 18th birthday, to planting them in my garden… there’s just something about their perfect imperfection and wonkiness that just tugs at my heart.

And the number 13 has just always been my lucky number. :)

  

Image of Ang, the owner of Daisy Thirteen, with fall trees in the background

 

What is the perfect gift for that person who has everything?

A handmade quote block, of course! 

Choose from over 100 pre-designed free-standing blocks, and if you don’t find the perfect quote for that special someone… I’ll design one for you. Our custom order listing allows you to choose your size, colour, and font, and we always make a mock-up so that you can see how it will look!

At Daisy Thirteen, we believe....

We believe in minimizing our impact on the environment by working with local contractors to keep framing lumber off-cuts out of the landfill, and by using only water-based stains and varnish.
We believe in creating unique, affordable, handmade gifts.
We believe in spreading joy.

We believe that our stories connect us.

 

So... why the heck should you buy one of these adorable little quote blocks from Daisy Thirteen?

Our blocks are made with a whole lotta heart and soul. Unlike the big box stores, each of our blocks is totally unique because they’re handmade from salvaged wood. Whether you give a block to that special someone to let them know how much you love them, order a personalized block to remind your loved one to take their meds, or gift a block to that friend who has always shared in your love of sarcasm… we are all connected. When customers share their stories with me, I laugh or cry with them, and I carry those stories with me every single day.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey and for sharing your stories.

With buckets of gratitude,

Ang 

 If you have questions about our products, you check out our Product FAQ, or you can send a message HERE.