Even though the groundhog said we’ll have a longer winter, things are already starting to bloom here at our farm. We enjoyed our record-breaking two snows this year in the Deep South, and now it’s time for some warmer days. Bring on the season of longer days for playing outside in our new yard. I am ready.
Spring inspired me to create a new collection of prints, bedding and pillowswith a neutral palette that carries a sense of freshness that’s welcome any season. This is called the Field Notes Collection. Rather than filling this collection with boisterous florals, I wanted to capture the beauty of spring in a more subtle way, highlighting some of the more underlying aspects of nature – insects, animals, flowers and other classic elements that we sometimes fail to fully appreciate. Shop the Field Notes Collection here.
One of the most important things to me as I develop collections like this is to make sure there is great significance in every work. For the Field Notes Collection, the neutral palette allows each piece to work well for a nursery or any other room in your home. I was very intentional about each item represented something for the homes where these products will live. From the daisy signifying friendship to the dandelion for wishes and dreams, as well as a robin’s nest to symbolize home and even lavender for sleep, every component of this collection served a specific purpose.
I love how the nursery and bedding pieces turned out for this collection. The inspiration came from author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, best known for her children’s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. I mixed Potter’s illustrative style with inspiration from John James Audubon’s sketchbooks. What I love about his style is that he was using art to document his life. Now that we are experiencing life on the farm, I feel like these components in the Field Notes collection are visions of what I hope for as things start blooming on the farm. So much here moves me to create, and I love to that I can create art with expectation of what’s to come and what will grow on our own slice of heaven. I feel like I’m living the life of John James Audubon right here in Jones County, Mississippi.
And as with our other children’s collections, these items can grow with the child and the family. And they all blend perfectly with antiques, vintage prints and other neutrals that will flow perfectly across a home.
By keeping our colors consistent, we hope to be able to provide you with products that can blend with other items you’ve purchased with us. No matter what item suits your style, we want your investment to be one that will last forever in your home, not just for a season.
Now, bring on the sunshine and scents of spring! I’d love to hear feedback from you on your favorite pieces from this collection, so drop me a note on our Contact page.