what's in a name
el-(Eleanor) my beautiful, amazing & always encouraging Granny.
She taught me the joys of expressing and sharing my creativity,
how to be fancy,
and shared with me her impeccable and charming knack
for gracious preparation and presentation.
em-(Emmit) my ever-patient, sweet & silly,
ingeniously gifted, entrepreneurial Gramps.
When I was a little girl we traveled the US countrysides,
hundreds upon thousands of amazing miles, antiquing, junking, learning and growing.
We searched for old car parts, vintage teacups & saucers,
kitchy collectibles, well-loved fabrics & linens,
just about anything really that lit our fancy.
I can still smell the tinny rust and aged dust,
squeezing my little zippered train case into the back of our pale yellow Chevy wagon,
finding just enough room between a rusty 1934 Ford fender
and a gorgeous floral covered antique wing back chair...
the BEST of times!!
So, it was on the dusty American back roads,
buckled in between el&em, (the 2 most amazing, giving and original pickers),
I learned to love, appreciate and seek out vintage, timeworn pieces.
Items with character and unique stories.
Antiquities to mend & cherish.
I am so lucky to have had them in my world and to have shared so much
precious time with them.
Their lessons, words and support are forever in my heart and are still
so close in thought in my everyday life and experiences.
is an homage to my
Granny & Gramps,
truly extra special and always missed.