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
As part of the Dream Shop Collective, I’m offering this gift package of handmade + vintage items worth $174. The lovely Laicie of A thousand Threads is the gracious host. Head over to her inspired blog and enter for a chance to win. Also, use the coupon code “DREAMSHOPCOLLECTIVE” for 10% off any order, now through December 18th.
I’ve been trying to make a point of bringing more prayer and meditation into my life. It’s something that brings me so much joy and reprieve from the everyday craziness, yet somehow I let it slip and when days go by without checking in—I feel untethered from a deeper, more grounded sense of self. Here is a beautiful sentiment regarding smoke as a conduit for prayer… ” Smoke is an ancient offering, still present in many spiritual traditions. Smoke represents transformation—matter into ether—connection and communication with the greater, the beyond. The smoke is said to carry your prayers to heaven and seal intentions. Use them with regularity until the scent alone is enough to bring you in to reverence. ” – Lara Vesta from the book The Moon Divas Guidebook.
You can purchase these handcrafted sage bundles here.
I’m so excited to announce something very dear to my heart. The Dream Shop Collective is a group of women bloggers and shop owners supporting each other this holiday season. We’ve carved out a corner of the hyper stimulated e-commerce world to offer a place of calm, inspiration and beauty. We will be offering 9 giveaways over 18 days this month as a way to share with you what we do. Go to the website for the full line-up and schedule.
We had a product featured in the latest issue of Anthology Magazine, what an honor! And what’s even better, this issue is all about forward thinking. They chose to feature our Handmade Indigo Shoulder Pouch for the thoughtful use of re-purposed materials, classic utilitarian design and subtle beauty.