Inspiring Love for both the Arts and Community
Established in 2020 by Maggie Mazzara, Lillian Li, and Victoria Li. The Leaf and Blossom was born out of a necessity to help fellow local artists in Detroit find a place to showcase and sell their work. With art shows having closed down due to the pandemic, it became even more of a struggle for artist to provide for themselves. Recognizing this need and being artists as well Lillian, Maggie and Victoria became anxious to find a solution.
Near the holidays the storefront at 14832 Kercheval became available, and through the combined efforts of all three women, was brought back to life in just three weeks. We are proud to be a part of the Detroit community and to work alongside the many talented individuals here. Providing customers with quality one of a kind pieces at an affordable price.
Strength in Collaboration
When they work with The Leaf and Blossom LLC, artists can focus less on the business behind their pieces and more on actually making art. Our shop makes it easy for artists to display and sell their art on a platform, managing all the logistics and publicity. Be sure to contact us if you’re an artist interested in selling your work.
Amazing Vegan Bath Co.
Paris Lynn believes in positive self care. As a counselor and social worker, she is very familiar with fatigue and burn-out, but realized one of the easiest ways to relax was through the intention art of bathing. As a soap maker, she incorporated plants, seeds, teas, powders and flowers to produce a chemical-free product, healthy and detoxifying for the skin.
David’s interest in sewing started over 50 years ago as he watched his grandmother, Ida, work on projects. He soon found an old cast-iron Singer machine, ordered sewing projects from Frostline Kits in Colorado, and made backpacks, jackets, and even a tent. More recently he has made functional gifts including utility bags and now rice bags to heat and cool.
Having put aside a degree and career in retail merchandising to be a full-time mom, Catherine now designs, sources, and handcrafts beautiful wreaths. A portion of each sale is donated to the American Autism Association, whose mission is to “provide families impacted by autism with informational resources, educational workshops, and therapeutic recreational programs.”
Art 4 HarmReduction
Growing up in NJ, Jessie witnessed the impact of the opioid epidemic in their community. She came to Michigan to study public health, and now she works in addiction medicine. While their day job uses their left brain, she decided to merge her creativity and passion for harm reduction to create art that starts a conversation.
ASTOURI is a female founded and operated apparel and accessories brand that focuses on providing women city inspired garments that are easy to wear, easy to pack, and gift-able to stylishly show off your community pride. Whether it’s where you live, travel to, or aspire to go.
Birgitta Sundell Ranby
An amazing seamstress, Birgitta Sundell-Ranby came to the U.S. in 1994 and was introduced to quilting by a good friend of hers. Since then, she has honed her skills, dabbling in all sorts of styles and designing quilts that are 100% made of cotton. Her works are a perfect gift to keep warm during the cold night.
Dusty's License Plate Art
Dustin’s career started around seven years ago when visiting a yard sale. There, he saw license plates and maps being sold, and he had a stroke of inspiration. He purchased these items and got to work. From bird houses to custom signs, his work was so well received that he eventually made his own business, Dusty’s License Plate Art. The rest is now history.
Dede's Custom Crafts
Featuring Dede's Custom Crafts! A talented wreath maker whose items convey a lot of personality and color. No two wreaths are the same, and are beautiful to make anyone stop to look in awe.
Coffee Connecting Communities
Fiona & Paty
Coffee Connecting Communities is an organization that partners with coffee farmers in South-West Uganda directly to create social change in their communities, and support the conservation of endangered mountain gorillas which live in the regions where the coffee is grown.
Turning real chicken eggs into pieces of art. Deborah Sass is well practiced in the making of psanky eggs. By drawing on the design with melted bee’s wax and dipping it in special dye, an egg can have anywhere from one color to six or more. Resulting in charmingly intricate designs that are fit to adorn any part of the house.
Trendy and stylish, Domestic Artisan makes fabric and paper craft banners. Many with a vintage aesthetic that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. The patterns that are used, whether related to a season or holiday, a perfect splash of color to bring into your house as decor or for special events.
Ida Belle Handmade Soaps
Hand-cut, biodegradable, and gentle to the skin, Ida Belles soaps are vegan made. Using a traditional process called the "cold method," to naturally color and add preservatives derived exclusively from organic handpicked herbs and clay minerals.
Eric Steed Photography
Eric M. Steed
Located in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Eric M. Steed is an amazing photographer and graphic designer with a love for traveling to new places. Eric’s ability to capture the amazing within the mundane is truly striking and what many would say is a vision made to be seen.
Garden Folk Art
Ann is an artist from Royal Oak. She received her BFA from Eastern Michigan University and proceeded to a career in Marketing, then horticulture. After retirement she created Garden-Folk Art using her specialty of recycling and up-cycling disparate “found objects” into unique works of garden art. Her work can be seen at several art venues across the state.
Shelly is a talented artist who creates new original pieces and jewelry by combining both glasswork and felt weaving. Stating, “I have always been attracted to the colors and textures that can be achieved in glass. At times it almost feels like you are painting.”
Higher Ground Wire
A wire wrap and lapidary artist, Emma creates one of a kind pendants, rings and earrings using rough gemstones that she polishes herself from ethically sourced, Faceted Stones. Every item she creates is unique and will never be duplicated. She works entirely in oxidized copper or sterling silver wire.
Growing up in Atchison County, Kansas, Kitty, loved to watch her relatives quilt together. When she became an adult she moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and started a teaching career; moved to Michigan, got married, had a daughter, and after 35 years retired. It was then she visited a quilt show where many of the quilts were made by men. Having sewn since high school and thinking, “If men can do it, so can I.” She stopped by the local fabric store on her way home and made her first quilt in 1992.
Karen Lynn Berg
Talented and driven Karen is a self-made artist whose passion brings forth emotional expression into her work. She dabbles through a variety of mediums and hopes to show her heart in each piece, as well as inspire others to go beyond and break limited beliefs.
After years of caring for ill children as a pediatric registered nurse, and supporting patients as a medical device sales representative, Janet Dabney turned her focus and devotion towards candle creation. Still with happiness and the care for others in mind, Janet has set her sights on providing candles that command attention for their external beauty, aromatic scent and healthy glow. Jamcat Candles are boutique, handcrafted, natural soy candles that serve as items of home décor.
Lisa Littell has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Currently, she works as a muralist and animal portrait artist. Her creativity, love for abstract works and unique worldview contribute to her colorful and often whimsical approach to painting. Lisa’s many works can be viewed in fifteen states with more locations on the horizon.
Love Angel and Company
A faith based shop for health, wellness and beauty. Love Angel and Company focuses on plant based, vegan, cruelty free personal care products. Including haircare, skincare, bath, body, beard, beauty, baby, grooming and more! All handmade with custom/bulk orders available upon request.
Marilynn designs and puts together handmade totes that capture the summer spirit. Using fun and unique fabrics, her mind is always racing with new ideas. Buy one today, and prepare to show it off in the warm days to come.
Moonlight Minerals Jewelry
Akilah Williams founded Moonlight Minerals Jewelry in April of 2022. She was inspired by the beauty and meaning of crystals. In her free time, she created wearable healing art for herself and her coworkers. While vending in metroDetroit, by December 2022, over 300 Moonlight Minerals bracelets have been sold. With this successful jewelry business, she aspires to open up a shop called “Akilah and the Beads” which features Moonlight Minerals Jewelry, local vendors and a bubble tea lounge. She hopes to educate young entrepreneurs on how to follow their dreams and successfully create a business.
Lacy started making items from bottle caps, after staying home one day from work in property management. She found that this activity was not only something she enjoyed, but a potential business venture. Soon she found other women who worked in the craft beer industry and just like that, MRockStar Designs was born. Lacy makes accessories for a few breweries in the state and is an active member of Fermenta, a Woman’s Craft collective here in Michigan.
Painter & Wire Wrapped Artist
Rebecca has been creating art since before she can remember. Always drawn to small details and intricate work. Each illustration is beautifully hand drawn and her wire wrapped pendants are unique, designed to follow the curves of the stones as well as enhance their natural beauty.
Rosanne Triano is a retired art teacher who's had her hands in clay for over 30 years! "Clay is a wonderful medium because you can create almost anything with it. There is always more to learn and new techniques to try. It's never boring! I took a two week pottery course in Tuscany, Italy last summer. It was a wonderful experience! I have my own potters wheel and kiln and also continue to take classes at Pewabic to learn and challenge myself."
Rhonda always had a penchant for being crafty. She had worked in retail management for 25 years and was, needless to say, stressed. When the opportunity arose in 2012 to turn her passion into a business, she immediately jumped at the chance. Rhonda has been making signs for nine years now, and she has shipped over 1200 worldwide from her Etsy store alone. Rhonda’s art benefits from her relatable sense of humor, putting down what we are all thinking and having a good laugh.
Wooden Smoking Pipe Maker
Steve started making pipes during the pandemic as a way to work outside and reuse discarded cuttings from friend's and his own yard. Given the arboreal characteristics of Detroit and the Grosse Pointes, there are significant and varied opportunities for making unique and useful material out of local natural detritus.
Ena is a queer Chicana educator and artist. She began making political memes dedicated to pointing out the absurdity of American’s fundamentalist and white nationalist movements. During the pandemic, Nas became ill and required surgery; and she taught herself digital illustration and has been drawing every day since 2021.
Sweats N' Stuff
Started as a way to be a stay at home mom and artist in 1988, Joan Bogen is an embroider and screen printing wiz whose apparel and baby clothes give us a laugh with her bright sense of humor.
The Celestial Index
Kristal began making jewelry with her grandmother at a very young age. However, as she grew older, the two of them became busy. Then Covid struck and Kristal found herself with too much time on her hands. Her nana had gifted her old jewelry making kit just a few months earlier, and soon, the lightbulb clicked. She began making jewelry again. Fast forward almost a year later and she’s finally begun to share her art with the world, living her 5-year old self’s dream.
Iris and Lee Jewelry
It was the summer of 1968 when my mother (Marie) and my aunt (Kitty) took me to an Antique Market in Ortonville, MI. From that pointe on I began to collect various pieces of jewelry along with accessories to either keep as is or disassemble and create my own designs. All these years later I still enjoy the hunt for beautiful items to work with. I work under the name “Iris and Lee Jewelry”
Started in 2010, Marshall set out on a mission to help the world be happy two beads at a time. "For me the only reason for creation is love and there is no better feeling than helping another human be happy!" GratefulBeads, his product are a simple handmade gift with a gigantic purpose.
They come in pairs. One to wear and one to share. They are a gift for the sake of giving. To help remind those around us that we are grateful to have them in our life. With Marshalls slogan emphasizing this point:
And always BeadGrateful.