The Women Whose Names I’ve Borrowed this Mother’s Day


Paper Rose Co Mother's Day Flowers

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!


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Jeanne Boisineau

Superior Creamery & Confections

I met Jeanne at House of Floralie when she supplied positively gorgeous (and delicious) marshmallow treats for a pop-up. Since then we’ve shared our love for flowers, sugar, and weird senses of humor.

Find her:
Facebook | Instagram

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Amanda Montgomery

Hummingbird Gardens

As a local flower farmer, Amanda has supplied me with more inspiration (and flowers) than I could ever quantify!

Find her:
hbgrva.com | Instagram

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Bethany Frazier

Maven Made

Bethany is one of those people who just makes you feel good. Her calmness, intelligence, and genuine care for others exude from her very being. (And her products make me feel the same way!)

Find her:
www.mavenmaderva.com | Instagram

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Adriaan Gomez

Beego Handmade

Adriaan is one of the hardest working people I know, and yet she somehow manages to be cheerful and supportive whenever I need her. I often buy her goodies for gifts and usually end up keeping them for myself—they’re just too much fun!

Find her:
Etsy | Instagram

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Heather Long

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?

Find her:
nakedgoatsoapco.com | Instagram

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Emily Delahunty

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.

Find her:
morrisandnorris.com/ | Instagram

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Kate Koconis

Little Black Sheep Studio

Kate made my winter break! I picked up one of her weaving kits at the Brunch Market right before Christmas and enjoyed a little staycation with terrible movies and a new craft. Pure heaven!

Find her:
littleblacksheepstudio.com | Instagram

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Rachel Bolling

Lush Cupcakes

Even while moving at a hundred miles an hour, Rachel is smiling. She exudes warmth and kindness and is regularly slipping me cupcakes at The Brunch Market. I can’t wait to see her out and about this spring!

Find her:
lushrva.com | Instagram

Christina Dick

Tiramisu for Breakfast

Christina may not technically be a maker, but she’s a mover and a shaker and one of the biggest supporters of my business and probably everyone else on this list. Her smile, style, and enthusiasm are infectious.

Find her:
tiramisuforbreakfast.com | Instagram

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Brittanny DeRaffele

Sun and Selene

And last, but not least, I owe Brittanny for introducing me to probably 80% of this list. Her genius work behind The Brunch Market has meant the world to me. (Not to mention I can't stop buying her jewelry!)

Find her:
sunandselene.com | Instagram
 


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.

And to view the flowers I named after this fine group, peruse my new Mother’s Day Collection.