It's officially happening...

Memory Block Giveaways Start Now!

Hi <<First Name>>!

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 working on all winter and it's awesome to see it coming to fruition. 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 over the years.

Many thanks also to the truly amazing people at the Sid Dickens studio. They've been integral in making this happen and we couldn't do it without their generosity.


I've also included reminders for everything else that's going on with Memory Blocks right now. Lots of updates and I want to make sure you don't miss any of it.

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

The plan is to host three separate giveaways every month and the details are below! The one thing that we'll need from each winner, is to send us a photo of themselves with their new memory block so we can share it with the Sid Dickens studio. You can tell us whether you're comfortable with us/them posting it or not. We can't wait to see your happy faces and lovely tiles!



Every month starting in June, we'll randomly choose one person who has ordered from us that month (in-store and online are both entered) to send a Golden Ticket to. Whoever receives it will be able to choose any current memory block to be signed by Sid and shipped directly to them. The turnaround will be about 1-2 months, but we promise the wait will be worth it!



This will be an automatic giveaway, and you're already entered if you're reading this email! Each month, we'll randomly select a person who is either subscribed to our newsletter list or who left us a Google review that month, and send them a signed memory block of our or Sid's choosing.



Each month on our page, we'll run a giveaway post for a memory block that will have a couple of ways to enter. This tile will be pre-chosen by us and signed by Sid and will ship within a few days of the winner being selected. Our first giveaway will be happening next week, so keep an eye out!

Basic entry will be easy (follow both us and Sid Dickens on Facebook and tag a friend in the comments who you think might want to enter), and then we'll have a slightly more involved bonus entry. Bonus entry ideas include posting a picture of your tile/collection, or telling us a memory block story. We plan to switch the bonus entry up every month, but it'll always be something a little more social, interactive and fun. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, or turn on post notifications to make sure you don't miss it every month!


And just to reiterate, we'll need each winner to send us a photo of themselves with their new memory block so we can share it with the Sid Dickens studio.


Price Increase to $115

There will be a price increase on Memory Blocks starting June 1st. Unfortunately, they've 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.

The good news is that you still have a week and a half 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 (SOLD OUT)
RLE21-04 Revere (SOLD OUT)
Love begins within.

This is just a reminder about the lovely RLE tiles that were just released last month. We still have availability of everything except for Revere, which has sold out. Please let me know if you have any questions. All of my contact info is below!

For those of you who have already placed your order, we're getting them in the next couple weeks and will be shipping them as soon as we've received, checked over, sorted, and packaged everything up. It's quite a process and we always try to make it happen within 48 hours of us getting the shipment.


  • 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 Retired 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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