In an effort to streamline my business focus I'm now blogging exclusively at blog.gathergoodsco.com. The content will remain much the same as over here. In fact, my first post is the recipe for this Strawberry Buttermilk Rhubarb Cake below. If you've enjoyed reading my content in the past, please . . .
Most days at my shop Gather Goods Co you will see me with a camera in hand documenting the products that come in before I add them to the website. And while the intention is for the photos and the space to appear lovely and effortless, the photography is indeed a skill that has been honed that . . .
To celebrate the ladies and all the mothers out there, on Friday April 6th we’ll be showing you how to make a flower crown in our Gather Goods Co. workshop between 6:30-9:30pm. In addition, Melissa from Front Row Cosmetics, will be here showing you how to find your perfect lipstick color and how . . .
If you are not local and you get the chance to travel to Raleigh, North Carolina in the Spring, one of my favorite things to do is to wander the North Carolina Museum of Art, especially when the museum holds their annual fundraiser event ‘Art in Bloom’. During this event, the museum, which is . . .
I have a new line of patterned greeting cards in the Gather Goods shop. This collection features hand lettered sayings over some of my graphic pattern designs. The color palette of this greeting card collection is soft and muted and many of the phrases are inspired by friends. Patterns . . .
What is lovelier than cut flower arrangements from the garden? For me, not much so I’m excited to say I am now getting cut flowers every Wednesday and bringing them to my shop Gather Goods in downtown Raleigh and making flower arrangements and selling them through the weekend, every week. They look . . .
Make a Pajaki Chandelier with us at Gather Goods in our DIY workshop and tutorial on Monday May 2nd at 6:30pm. What is a Pajaki you say? It is a traditional Polish craft consisting of tissue pom poms, colorful bits of paper and straws that you hang as a mobile from a ceiling. We’ll provide . . .
Air plants are my new favorite plant. I’ve been admiring and working with them now for the past couple years. Air plants are amazing because they don’t need soil to grow and get all the nutrients they need from the air itself. Some bloom and others do not but they are all cool looking. Here’s a . . .
One of my favorite things to do is photograph makers and learn more about their work and what inspires them. One of the very best parts of owning a retail store focused on carrying the work of emerging makers is getting to know them, helping them refine their goods and brand and for me as a . . .
I get asked the following question a lot. Instead of just answering all the emails individually, I thought I’d wise up and post my thoughts here for more people to see. “I was wondering if I could pick your brain about the collaborative space you had at the old Cary shop. Myself and a few friends . . .
Like many of you, my phone is filled with screen shots featuring things that have caught my eye and inspire me via instagram. I post there frequently on both Gather's instagram account (where I post daily) and my personal one (where I post occasionally). I thought instead of hoarding all of the . . .
This Friday we are hosting long-time Raleigh photographer Elizabeth Galecke and her pretty gum bi chromate prints alongside Local Salon. The event runs from 6:30pm-10pm and Elizabeth is also bringing her famous rosemary cookies. We've also just posted our craft class schedule through March on . . .