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The "Big Spring 2021 Updates" Email!

Hi <<First Name>>!
Can you even believe it's May already?? I hope you've had a wonderful weekend so far. The weather here in Michigan is gorgeous and we're all so grateful for it! I have lots of things to report on today, so I hope you have a cup of coffee or tea nearby to keep you company (I'm drinking a delicious lemon tea).

As always, I've broken things into sections for easy skimming. All of the details are below. I hope everything makes sense, but of course, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. I always adore hearing from you!
Keep scrolling for lots of news from the Sid Dickens / Artisan's Bench universe.


Monthly Giveaways

We're so excited to be partnering with Sid Dickens to give away three memory blocks every month! This is something Colin and I have been talking about all winter and it's awesome to see it happening. We wanted to come up with a way to have fun, bring people together, and give back to those of you who have been so wonderful and supportive of us.

The plan is to host three separate giveaways every month - one on Facebook or Instagram, one to our newsletter subscribers (psst, you're already entered), and one to anyone who purchases from us that month.

Details will follow in the next couple weeks, and we'll be starting our first giveaways in May!


Price Increase to $115

We just got news on Friday that there will be a price increase on memory blocks starting June 1st. They have seen a 26% rise in cost of materials since the pandemic started last year, and the new price of $115 is just a 12% increase. From the studio:

"Under regular circumstances a price increase would be normal course of business for 2020. However, due to the difficulties resulting from the pandemic, we resolved to keep our pricing unchanged last year to minimize the impact it would have on an already challenging retail environment.

While there is never a good time to implement a price increase, please be aware that we delayed this announcement, which was planned for January 2021, to allow for Spring collection orders to be placed at our current pricing. We also announced a large retirement before the price increase to allow for orders to be placed at our current price while also leaving the Retailer Limited Edition Memory Blocks price unchanged."

The good news is that this gives you a month to think about ordering anything on your list, and to order any of the retiring memory blocks at the current price of $107.

We've also just started including a California Tile Hanger and a gift box with every memory block, and shipping will continue to be free. 

Retailer Limited Edition | 2021

RLE21-01 Diligence
RLE21-01 Diligence
Persevering through all,
Dedicated to duty and calling,
Nature’s hardest worker.

RLE21-02 Blushing Blooms
RLE21-02 Blushing Blooms
Fragrant and soothing,
A gift from the meadows.

RLE21-03 Daring Seeker
RLE21-03 Daring Seeker
Vivid and elegant,
Dancing to her own melody,
Unwavering in her strength.

RLE21-04 Revere
RLE21-04 Revere
Love begins within.

This is just a reminder about the lovely RLE tiles that were just release last month. We still have availability of all of them, but we're down to just 5 of the Revere tiles left. Please let me know if you have any questions. All of my contact info is below!


  • Only 300 of each design will be made
  • Available only through retailers (that's me!)
  • $200 each, with free US shipping
  • Every RLE memory block will be signed by Sid on the back, come in a Sid Dickens gift box, and include a free tile hanger from California Tile Hangers!
Browse / Pre-Order the RLE Memory Blocks

Place Your Order!

Just get in touch with us to order : 

  • Order directly on the website
  • Call 810-227-4751 and ask for Brittany- this is the store line and we're here 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday
  • Text 616-502-3950 - this is Brittany's cell
  • Reply to this email - it goes directly back to me (Brittany)

Retiring on May 31st

Sid is retiring *35* Memory Blocks this spring. Yes, 35! I don't think we've ever said goodbye to this many tiles at once. Some of our favorites are on this list, and I'll very much miss seeing them on our wall in the shop.

I've included all of them below, and made a specific page on our website for what's retiring so it's easy to browse through them. If there are a few you've had your eye on, I'd make a point (if possible) to grab them before May 31st. We'll be ordering extras, but of course we'll have no idea when we might start running out.

Shop the Retiring Memory Blocks

Just click the button below to browse all of our in-stock retired memory blocks.
In-Stock Memory Blocks

Just let us know if you have any questions, we're here to help. Have a wonderful day and happy shopping!

Colin & Brittany
307 W Main St | Brighton, MI

Instagram : @theartisansbench
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