Hi there - welcome to tiny farmhouse! I'm glad you’re here!
All of the tiny farmhouse goods you see here are inspired - a lot - by the tiny farmhouse my husband and I live in in southeastern Massachusetts.
We have a big vegetable garden, loads of flowers growing all over the place, they’re in with the veggies, randomly around the yard, and some are even in an actual flower garden.
We keep chickens for their delicious, fresh eggs, and for the lovely colored shells, my husband keeps bees who provide us amazing, floral-scented honey, and our rescue pup, a black lab-pointer mix keeps everything in check. She's trained us well.
We live in a tiny farmhouse, and we like all things fun - entertaining, traveling, dancing - nothing too wild, though, like, you won’t find me jumping out of an airplane or skiing backcountry (NOT a daredevil over here), but you will find me at the beach splashing around in the water, or here at home hosting Dance Party USA, laughing loudly at silly stories, cheering on my friends and family in anything they choose to do, or raising my arms over my head in the universal symbol of victory (maybe universal? maybe not?) on gorgeous hikes on Block Island, the Cinque Terre, and the Val d’Orcia.
My earliest memories of art were Sandra Boynton’s cards and Mrs. Grossman’s sticker rolls, which were on prominent display at the local stationery store - my fave shop when I was a kid. Not high art, but not a bad place to start if you like fun. Throw in a little Marimekko, some New England 80s preppy style, and voila! Here we are!
Also since way back when, I’ve been enthusiastic about eco-friendly and sustainable energy. I kid you not. My middle school science fair project was a tiny plywood house with solar power, and from that point forward, I dreamed of having solar power at my house. GOOD NEWS! WE HAVE SOLAR POWER! My studio in the barn and our house are powered by solar panels on our barn roof. We live in a slightly nicer version of my science fair project (!) - like a middle school vision board before having any idea what a vision board was, only the manifestation isn't made of plywood and does have furniture (I didn't make any tiny plywood furniture back then, it was all I could do to get the house part of the project done in time - can you relate?).
Because of this early (and ongoing) eco-geekery, all of the products here are made using eco-friendly practices.
All of the cloth products are made using eco-friendly inks, no water is used during printing, there are no sudsy residues produced, add to that, all workers are paid a living wage, in London, England, no less. Not too shabby.
The paper goods are made here in New England in a facility powered by wind.
Our note cards are printed on hemp paper, paired with cheery envelopes from a mill that's been using hydropower since 1922 (!), and all notebooks are printed using FSC-certified paper.
Any products that ship in a clear sleeve use clear bags made from vegetable matter that’s 100% compostable.
Our shipping boxes are made from recycled materials, as is the tissue paper we use for packing, and the decorative stickers we use on our boxes are compostable as well.
Striving for sustainability is an ongoing process, and as we learn more and find better ways to make what we make, we'll adjust and improve.
Please feel free to say hi, send questions, or share suggestions and thoughts on sustainability my way at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by!