Archive for October, 2010

A couple new totes in the shop.

Savoring a quiet evening, editing photos and resting my tired legs. Sometimes it feels extra amazing to simply sit still.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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The chill is in the air here. We’ve been holding off on the heat for as long as we can, which makes for a really physical transition. It helps to relearn how to really dress for the cold.

Wanna know the best ever cold weather dressing tip? Wear a layer of cashmere against the skin. We swear by cashmere around here. We have spent (long!) winters living in the woods, in below freezing temperatures, in the ice and snow, with no heat, and it was all made possible with cashmere. Truly. We find it all at the thrift store, and when you start looking for it, there is quite a bit available. Beautiful, amazing, cuddly cashmere. If you looked in our closet you might think we have cashmere hoarding addictions. (okay, so we do!). If you haven’t tried it, you really must. And if you feel that wool makes you itchy, I think you will find that cashmere is a completely different animal (and it is).

Anyway, cashmere aside, I thought I’d let you know there are a few new items up in meadow + mark, and also give a little preview of a few things on the way.

Here’s to a buoyant week.


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meadow + mark

So…. about that fun news I mentioned earlier…

After much debate, over many months, I have decided to open a new shop! Being long time thrift store shoppers, and collectors of all sorts of old and interesting things, the idea of having a shop for some of the vintage treasures we bring home has been something I have had on my mind for a while. Years ago we had an online shop where we sold vintage, though mostly clothing at the time. Due to a couple of moves and a change in our daily flow, we still have a few boxes of things that never made it onto the virtual shelves. Can’t wait to rediscover what’s in there.

I have been filling the shelves of meadow + mark over the last couple days, and once the sun comes out again I’ll be photographing some more things. I’m hoping this shop will be another outlet for me to offer other kinds of handmade items as well. I have some ideas, but we’ll see how it goes.

I hope you enjoy!


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the Day Pack


the Rucksack

Travel Brief


Travel Brief


Large Ruche


Large Ruche in Organic Chocolate


Large Ruche in Organic Charcoal


Large Ruche in Organic Pumpkin


Large Ruche in Organic Plum



Hi there! Feeling happy to be home and settling back in my groove. You know how things feel like they take 3 times longer when you are waiting for them to happen? Well that is how this update has felt! The past month has been really full, with everything from traveling, to monumental family events and visits (which were awesome!), to some needed tending to home and life. While I did manage to get what felt like a miraculous amount of work done, considering the circumstances, I also feel like I have been waiting to post my completed new work for eons. I am running pretty low on a lot of my favorite fabrics, but once I get my new stock in, I will have more items available.

If you are interested, here are some details of the new items –

The Ruche is now available in a larger size. This has been something many of you have requested over the last couple of years, and I am excited to finally be able to offer this.

The Rucksack might be my new favorite. I have tried a few backpack prototypes in the past, but none of them quite made the cut. I am really pleased with this one, and I think once you try it on you will be too. It is really comfortable to wear, and it holds a lot of stuff, while not being huge and clunky. It has a look that makes it feel like it’s from another time. It feels equally comfortable for me on my small frame, as for my partner who is pretty tall. The adjustable straps make it easy to fit different body sizes.

The Day Pack came out of a previous trial of a backpack. I almost scratched it, but then everyone who saw it loved it! So, I think I will make a few of these once I have more materials in.

The Travel Brief is another of my new favorites. It is an evolution of some of my earlier 2 Tone Totes (which I hope to have more of soon). It holds more, and has a look that is both unique and classic at the same time. At least it does to me.

So, if you like, check out the shop for more photos and details, and I hope you enjoy!

I’ll be back pretty soon with some fun news.


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thursday october 14

Heading out of town for a few days. The shop will remain open, and the usual turnaround times should still apply for made-to-order items. In stock items will ship as soon as I return.

And I’m excited to say that new items should start to appear in the shop after my return next week. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Some sights from the last couple weeks. Even when life seems so full, must make time for the ahhh factor.

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Back home from a little trip down the coast. Spontaneity, beautiful weather and the unfolding of some pretty interesting events was exactly what was needed! Trying to catch up on my work schedule, but I am a bit behind where I’d hoped to be at this point with my shop update. Just wanted to drop in and say hello. If I stay away too long it starts to feel too easy just to vanish…… Do you ever just want to vanish? And I don’t mean that in some cryptic weirdo kind of way… but I’m having a hard time explaining what I mean without sounding like a nut. So anyways… Be luminous and effervescent! And I’ll be back soon!

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