I mentioned awhile back that a few changes were coming to Everblossom, and one of them was that I was going to start featuring more art and products from of the handmade community. I am SO excited to kick that off today by introducing you to Dot & Army, a two-woman business that offers fantastically lovely vintage and upcycled goods on Etsy. Here is their story:
Jennifer grew up thrifting and sewing, and now chases after her two boys and takes them thrifting for “treasures”, teaches second grade, loves to cook and sew napkins from the fabulous vintage fabrics and linens that she finds. Mary (Jennifer's mother-in-law) also chases after Jennifer's boys, makes the best chocolate chip cookies, and can reupholster and refinish anything Jennifer sends her way. Dot and Army are two real people, Jennifer's grandparents, who taught her how to be thrifty, be productive, and be grateful! And yes, we only use cloth napkins and cloth “paper” towels in our homes. We are kind of obsessed with them!
Jennifer and Mary have all kinds of wonderful goods for around the home in their shop – cloth napkins, dishes, decorations, fabric and more. We were lucky enough to receive a set of their handmade cloth napkins just in time for Easter dinner and I was so impressed with their quality. They're thick and a lot bigger than I expected and they clean strawberry shortcake off of little boys, no fuss.
And they are CUTE without being too “girly” for these boys of mine to use, which is always a plus. They have all kinds of different patterns to fit any kind of decor you have going on. If you have already taken the leap and gone paper-free, I probably don't need to tell you you'll love these. If you're just starting out with the whole “green thing,” cloth napkins are a great first step to eliminating paper disposables in your kitchen! The ones from Dot & Army even have the added eco-friendly factor of being upcycled, so they are virtually waste-free! I love it.
If you are looking to reduce waste in your kitchen, I encourage you to make the switch to cloth with Dot & Army's beautiful products.