I've been in a super investigative mood lately and have been trying to get to the root of pretty much everything. I just discovered a really lovely soap, and spent some time learning about it's history. Yardley London it turns out is a really old company that originated in London in 1770. They used English Lavender to scent their apothecary. My guess is that they are the root of why grannies and lavender have become synonymous. You can get it at Shoppers Drugmart.
Next on my list of things that make me feel nostalgic for an era I'm too young to have experienced, is silk. By that I mean a proper silk camisoles. I'm finding myself wearing my Terre et Mer silk camisoles a lot now that it's sweater weather. Good quality silk it's pretty easy to care for, it doesn't collect fuzzy bits from your sweaters like cotton does, and it feels so nice. Also, wearing silk makes me feel a little more grown up in the same way heels do.
One of the most genuine items in our store at the moment are handbags made by Tannis Hegan. She's a local woman who hand makes everything herself. There is something so refreshing about being able to buy something so beautiful and so well made by someone who cares. There is love stitched into everything she makes, and that is something that never goes out of style.
Each bag is lined with velveteen (which reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit) and has a zipper pocket for your wallet or keys...or whatever.
I think part of why we do what we do here at the store is to create a space where everything is special and everything has a story. Stuff is easy to find, but treasures are more interesting.