The Women Whose Names I’ve Borrowed this Mother’s Day
Naming collections is a challenge. Over the years, I've borrowed many names from the female role models and friends in my life. My first Mother's Day collection revealed my favorite sitcom Moms—like Beverly Goldberg, Sophia Petrillo, Mona Robinson, and Edna Garrett. A Valentine's Day collection highlighted my favorite musicians. And last year I recognized my own Mom, my Grandmothers, and the many great Moms in my life.
So when it came to this new collection, I wanted to tribute a handful of the many women who have become friends over the past few years. They are makers, creators, business owners, mood lifters, and the happy faces I look forward to seeing whenever I'm at markets around Richmond. Honestly, this list is much longer than the ten spots I had to fill, but that's ok—I have much more to create, and they do too!
Without further ado, meet the women behind the names I adopted for my 2019 Mother's Day Collection, and please check out their work, shops, and schedules for many more gift ideas!
The inspiring women whose names I’ve borrowed.
And their businesses that I’m always happy to support!
Naked Goat Soap Co.
The first time I met Heather in person, she gifted me a bar of botanica soap and within 5 minutes of conversation, offered to let me borrow her truck and visit her farm. Not only does she provide beautiful candles and skin care, but she also shares pictures of many adorable animals. What’s not to love?
Morris & Norris
I adore Emily’s work and her sense of style, but my favorite thing about her is how much she loves dogs (like me!). When we are at markets, we make sure to point out all of the puppo visitors to each other—because, let’s be real, that’s why we’re there.
Please visit and shop with this fabulous group of women this spring. Chances are you’ll be seeing a lot of them at the events I’m also attending for Mother’s Day. (I sure hope so, because I want to see them too!). Until then, check their sites and feeds for details.