Our Story


Our stories are what connect us.

 We didn’t realize the impact that your stories would have on us when we started.

The idea came to us 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, we started experimenting with painting or staining them and then using an ink transfer technique to put words onto them.

We thought it would be cool to make something that could be given as an affordable gift and be personalized if desired, without breaking the bank.

And it could be free-standing, so that you don’t have to commit to putting a hole in your wall.
And some of them would be those hilariously inappropriate things that people think but don’t say out loud. (Right?!)
And some would be inspirational, to help people going through a rough time.

And Daisy Thirteen was born.

 

But it was only later that we realized that these little blocks of wood become part of your story, and that these stories are what connect us all. Whether you give a block to that special someone to let them know how much you love them, or 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. Our story is really your story.

 

 

We are Ang & Ingmar, the slightly snarky yet kind duo behind Daisy Thirteen.

We love to travel.
We homeschool our son.
We love our cats.
We’ve lived in 3 different countries.
Ang has 2 different coloured eyes and hates cheese.
Ingmar hates the cold and eats enough cheese for both of us (he is Dutch…).

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

A 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… we’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!

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 putting a smile on your face.

We believe that our stories connect us.

 

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

Well, if you’re still asking yourself that, maybe you shouldn’t… (oh wait, THERE’S that snarkiness)

Ha! But in all seriousness, our blocks are made with a whole lotta heart and soul. Unlike the big box stores, each of our blocks is totally unique because it’s made by the 2 of us, from salvaged wood.
When our customers share their stories with us, we laugh or cry with them, and we carry those stories with us every single day.

We can’t share your stories here, because they are not our stories to tell. But our blocks contain words that connect us all, so that our stories intertwine with each other.

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

With buckets of gratitude,

Ang and Ingmar

 

Ang's picks:

 

      

 

Ingmar's picks:

(coming soon)