Amy Bowers, Editor of the fabulous Bourbon and Boots site that is based in Little Rock, Arkansas knows great southern artistry and design. Bourbon and Boots is all about showcasing quality, stylish goods from small business owners and artisans. Without fail, the site delivers on unique and well crafted goods that you won't find at your everyday shop. Amy has been gracious enough to send a B & B goodie box to my house for use at next weekend's Sweet Peach Revival. Here's a sampling...
R. Riveter, out of north Georgia, was started by two military wives who wanted to create full or part time jobs for other capable military wives in their network- jobs that would be, as they share, "as mobile and as flexible as the military lifestyle demands we be." The military wives offer a variety of stylish bag styles that incorporate high quality leather and canvas military tents.
Dcoybrand is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. I didn't know they existed until I saw them on the Bourbon & Boots site- they make ties, tees, bibs and these amazing vintage pocket squares sourced from American made fabrics. They hand make as many pocket squares as the found fabric will allow, like The Henley, above, is just one of ten. How is this not the best gift ever?
Amy also included a gingham dog collar in my goodie box- via Paw Paws of Greenville, South Carolina. I have two dogs so I was instantly smitten...great design and well made.
Paper and Place, via Dallas, Texas crafts hometown map necklaces that always make a great conversation starter- and remind you of home. Made with real maps, glass and paper, they're hard not to want.
This fabulous Mrs. Grant tote via R. Riveter will be auctioned off at the Revival next Friday night. And all the items you've seen in today's post will be part of our raffle giveways, if not the auction. So if you're in Atlanta next weekend, I do hope you come on by and see us. Thank you Amy... and thank you Bourbon & Boots.