I woke up at 5am this morning bursting with excitement. It’s opening day!! I can hardly believe it. During my morning ritual of burning sage and taking a moment for meditation and prayer, I reflected on the overwhelming amount of love and energy—way beyond just Jen and I—that has sustained us and carried us to this point. My Grandma is my rock and she was here spending time with Ember and helping in the shop and my mother’s spirit is an unwavering presence that I feel deeply when I’m engaged with what I love. I couldn’t do this without my husband, both for the financial support and the emotional support. He asks hard questions and helps me use that other side of the brain that I often ignore;) And the encouragement that we have received from friends, family and the community brings tears to my eyes. I’m also, so thankful to have found Jen, my shop-soul-mate. I love how we work together and how our seperate visions come together seamlessly. Like it was always one vision. So, that’s that. We’re open!!
We’ve been workin’ hard, getting stinky and loving every minute of it. We’re opening tomorrow! My grandma is here to help us out. She’s an angel. Spending time with Ember and helping set up. I’m so grateful for her presence during this time. Our friends and family have been so generous with their time and support. We couldn’t do it without them!! Please excuse the poor picture quality, these are all quick shots from my phone. I’ll have some more quality photos of the finished product to show very soon.
We’re having way too much fun!! More photos to come!
Check em’ out! Also, Wilder Goods is taking shape this week! I’ll try and take some photos along the way and share our process. Setting up shop is a dream come true and it’s really happening!! Somebody pinch me!
A friend recently told me she heard my name on a podcast and being the podcast freak that I am, I got really excited. Turns out, the podcast was an interview with Susan Connor and she briefly spoke about our collaboration ‘Art on Denim‘ - a collection of vintage denim picked by me and printed by Susan. I so enjoyed the podcast and became an instant fan of Rita and The American Edit. I’m always looking for new podcasts and Why Do We Have Things? is right up my alley and speaks to me on so many levels. Being in ‘fashion’ or as I prefer to call it ‘style’ I have always struggled with the vanity of it all—the mindless consumption of things we don’t need—or don’t have a connection to. Rita, touches on all of this and with her guests, explores the range of why we make things and why we are drawn to them, as well as the identity questions around being a maker/artist/business woman in this day and age. You can listen to all the podcasts here.
I’ve been wanting to scream this news from a mountaintop for some time now. Now it’s time to reveal the very, very exciting news!! Myself and my shop-soul-mate Jen Tapp of Clyde are opening a shop in Bozeman! For you Bozeman folks, we’ll be taking over the existing Tart space and will continue to represent local, handcrafted goods as well as fresh work from makers across the US. We are scheduled to move in April 1st and will open our doors shortly after! We’re so excited to create a cozy little nook for all the friendly folks of Bozeman to gather. Hopefully, all of you from out of town will come visit us as well! Now, let me tell you a little about Jen and our synergy…
I met Jen at the Bozeman Flea last summer. She was selling her wares and I was instantly drawn to her. I kept noticing her from the corner of my eye and thought, I need to know this woman. We started talking about our shared dream of opening a store and quickly learned that our aesthetic was so similar. We also share a deep love for this land and for wild animals. So over the months our connection to wildlife, the mountains and our love of art and style took form. Fast forward to now and Wilder Goods was born. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take over the Tart space and realize our dream in the beloved Emerson. Check out our new website and sign up for more good news to come!
I have to tell a little story about a cup finding it’s serendipitous owner. I love this story because it’s a reminder of why I love what I do. I recently put a cup on the site that I named “The Perfectly Imperfect Mug,” and as I was writing the description I was reminded of spending time in an old farmhouse with a dear friend in northern Idaho. Alyson and her husband Scott have the most amazing cup collection, each one entirely unique and beautiful in it’s own way. They would choose their mug very carefully, believing it would set the intention for their day. It was such a beautiful ritual that made a big impression on me and made it’s way into the description of that cup. Soon after I posted it to the shop, Alyson purchased the cup, totally unprompted by me and unaware that it was her in the description. It doesn’t get more serendipitous than that. These little connections and giving meaning to objects is what brings me the most joy.
On another note, I’m expanding the home section and sneaking in some mystical items and ideas—that’s just where I’m at in life right now—very much a homebody and exploring dreams and the wild mystery of being alive.
New arrivals // Vintage Green Wool Sweater / Fat and The Moon All Cream / Vintage Black and White Full Floral Skirt / Handmade Open Palm Dish / Moon Angel Cards / Vintage Wrangler Denim Shirt / Vintage Tumbler and Carafe
Natalie Brown is an inspired novelist and metalsmith, her art exudes a beautiful simplicity with plenty of magic. Gratefully she is a dear friend and muse to Everything Golden. Every time I spend time with her my consciousness expands. It’s like I can feel the windows and doors open and fresh air is pouring into our conversation. I often write about style, trying to capture that elusive quality that is ‘true style’ and Natalie embodies this. That is why I love the synergy of her and I working together. So, in addition to some of my favorite shots from our latest shoot, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the depth behind her inspiration and style. Read More
‘ I think again over my small adventures
Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and reach.
And yet, there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world. ‘
- From an Inuit song. Sent to me at the most auspicious time from a dear friend.
Happy Winter Solstice everyone!
A soulful holiday mix. Listen here!
1. Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Civil Wars
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Cat Power
4. O Holy Night – Indigo Girls
5. Little Drummer Boy – Emmylou Harris
6. Little Drummer Boy – Low
7. Silent Night – Lennon and Maisy
8. Señor Santa – Y La Bamba
9. Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) – Laura Marling
10. Just Like Christmas – Low