Fall Magic

  The season when Arts & Crafts were born

Imagine the days ending earlier, coming into your home to warm yourself by the fire, while your meal cooks on the hearth.   Sitting after a long day working the earth.  As the long night wears on you turn to your craft.  It maybe cross stitch, knitting, drawing or woodworking.  These are the days I believe crafting really started.  When times were simpler and we practiced skills and etiquettes that we rarely see in our current times.

I absolutely appreciate our modern day amenities, yet a part of my soul yearns daily, for simpler times.   When messages were written on paper, or you went to someone’s home to speak to them in person.  When food was prepared from scratch with whole and natural ingredients, and when pride was taken in one’s design and skill.

Fall reminds me of these simpler times.  I yearn for home during fall, being fireside in the company of family.  There is a change in the air that the weather brings, an anticipation for the holidays for surprises, and even a bit of magic.

To celebrate Fall, this year we are launching Lemon Grove Gatherings.  Join us for our first gathering on October 13, 2018.  We will celebrate that Fall Magic with family and friends as we gather to make fall flower crowns and share our family traditions.

 Enjoy a sneak peek of the event below! Get tickets here: Lemon Grove Gatherings~ Fall Magic

~ Lisa

Flower Nicholle from Floralia Crowns is  our mastercrafter this month!  

Flower Nicholle is a Naturopathic, Flower Essence, and Emotional Freedom Practitioner dedicated to helping us balance each part of ourselves.

 


 

IMG_6133One Hope is our libations sponsor for the evening!  If you don’t know One Hope and their story please take a minute to meet them here: One Hope

Arts & Crafts

What do you think of when you hear Arts & Crafts?  White glue, plastic beads, and paper plates?  I think this is what we have allowed Arts & Crafts to become in our minds.  Yet, Arts & Crafts started as something entirely different!

Arts & Crafts was an international movement that emerged during the late Victorian period in England.  The movement was fueled to counter the Industrial Revolution. It quickly spread through Europe and North America even making it’s way to Japan in the 1920’s.

During it’s rise, hand-craftsmanship was reevaluated in a positive light.  Designers involved in the movement stood for traditional craftsmanship and simple forms.  This design style was mainly used in decor, furnishings, and architecture.

I believe, today, the modern maker represents the essence of the Arts & Crafts movement.  By taking a step back to custom hand skills, mastering individual tools vs. machinery, and integrating processes that utilizes time rather than saving it.

While we all suffer from full schedules, hectic days, and non-stop social stimulation, we are fortunate to still have the opportunity to consciously choose a product,  a piece of jewelry, or a furnishing that embodies the spirit of creativity, serenity, and integrity.