Sunset Dinner Plate by R. Wood Studio Ceramics
Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.
Alice Walker, an American author and activist
Her most famous novel, “The Color Purple”, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983.
I am convinced that perseverance is the most important trait for success
"Love Heals Every Body"
Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN is a social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene, a recovery program for women who are overcoming drug addiction, abuse and life on the streets. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women who make them.
Thistle Farms employs over 40 Magdalene residents or graduates. While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and sales, and administration. It is a supportive workplace where women acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage. Employees have the opportunity to put a percentage of their earnings in a matched savings account provided by Magdalene. Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation.
We have these beautiful candles at home. Giving one of these candles as a gift helps to spread the word about Magdalene and Thistle Farms.
Here’s our Jerry Garcia Tumbler by Justin Rothshank. My friend Amalin bought the tumbler as a gift for her daughter Leila. Leila just sent me this photo. What a great pair!
Yellow Dot Platter by Beth Bolgla