A sweet little gift.
These limited edition balsam + vetiver gift boxes from Common Good & Co have arrived at the shop. The bottles can be brought back to the shop when empty and refilled with any of our classic Common Good scents.
spray in balsam / vetiver scent with note card and wooden crate. $65
I start blushing when I read things like this. It's amazing and wildly unexpected to hear about complete strangers finding their way to this little shop. Holy moly. From the Simple Lovely blog down in Texas:
The seemingly awesome new Minneapolis shop The Foundry (billed as, "simple, useful, and beautiful objects for the home") via the exceedingly awesome Minneapolis ladies Dull Diamond ladies.But I especially love this from The Foundry's site:"The Foundry supports a life-long relationship with well-made and thoughtfully curated goods, while encouraging a non-disposable lifestyle with fewer and better home things.""A non-disposable lifestyle with fewer and better home things"... Yes please.
Just ordered some hand made, high fired stoneware candlesticks, water pitchers and mugs for the shop! These candlesticks are pretty darn sweet set alone or in a grouping of various sizes. From from the lovely NOTARY CERAMICS where Sarah, her family and her four very cranky chickens live and make beautiful pottery in Portland, Oregon
Today was a big day.....the first purchase order was sent out via good old fashioned snail-mail. Sacha at Common Good & Co was such a big help and sweetly, seemed as excited as I was about this big step for my new little shop. I can’t wait to set up our new bulk soap refill station with their lovely product.
Stealing this photo from my dear friend, Alecia's trip to Rome. It's encapsulating that feeling....that pit in your stomach, rush of blood to your cheeks, clenching the fists feeling. I want to hold on to it. So tender and so, so sweet.
I don't often come across a modern rug or textile with patterns or imagery that gets me. Antique rugs and vintage finds aside, modern patterns and prints seem to distract....they drive me batty. Of course, there are exceptions.
Fort Street Studio is one of those exceptions. Beautiful silk and wool rugs with quite and balanced imagery. Completely refreshing.
A big beautiful convex mirror done up in some pretty fantastic horn. Little bubble etchings make this mirror more fascinating than functional, but in the most wonderful way. It's like looking though a submarine window 20,000 leagues under the sea.
This is an image from the film Bright Star about John Keats and his love, Fanny Brawn. A lovely film. The scene is so quiet and beautiful. The colors, the sound, the feeling...everything. I can't quite shake it.
My mom sent me this picture with her iPhone yesterday. It always feels like a small miracle to me each time that she conquers technology to send me these visual nuggets from back home. She titled it "Anna Time/Harvest Time". Baskets nestled in the grass with their garden treasures. Usually around my birthday she calls me to tell me the story of when she was in labor with me, listening to the crickets at our old kitchen table, stopwatch in hand. Timing contractions on a hot and still summer night. Almost 30 years ago. Wasn't that long ago that I was just a squash blossom in a basket...fresh out of the garden.
It's been an amazing year.