William Morris lived in England in the late 1800s and designed textiles. Morris taught himself embroidery, working with wool on a frame custom-built from an old example, and once he had mastered the technique he trained his wife Jane and her sister Bessie Burden and others to execute designs to his specifications. Also known for wallpaper, his first repeating pattern for wallpaper is dated 1862, but was not manufactured until 1864.
And with that in mind, our shop still has antique/vintage, but we are adding touches to bring the 19th century into the 21st century...and made in America. We have a new charming personal care line...called "Live Beautifully" made in Colorado...not in some unknown factory...in their own words..."We are a husband & wife team of artists and artisans residing in most beautiful place on earth. Live Beautifully is not just a brand, it’s a notion, an idea that we try to live by every day. Feeling good about yourself, inside and out."
I brought in their lip butters and lip balms. Living at the shore can play havoc with keeping lips moist when you are dealing with wind, sand, and sun. And, now that the latest news talks about heavy metals in lipstick, why not give your lips a break? And, they are delicious...not your mother's chapstick!
I also brought in a line called Shabby London Rose...that line comes in solid perfume and lotion...easy to tuck in a purse or pocket...not to mention a deodorant in the Shabby London Rose scent! The deodorant has some interesting information. From the package...Antiperspirants impede our body’s natural defenses against moisture and the bacteria that can grow there. All antiperspirants contain aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex. This possible cancer causing agent stops sweat by filling your pores with aluminum salts and essentially blocking sweat from exiting your body.