An Introduction to the A Forager's Home Shop
With the shop opening in the next few days, I wanted to do an introduction to some of the items that will be for sale, and why I made the decision to start selling them. Everything here is either gathered, thrifted, or vintage. Every item is either made by myself, or in some cases by someone I trust who fits with the ethos of what I am trying to do here. So far I have an emphasis on home decor and jewelry items, but I am looking to expand in a few more directions in the future.
I have always been a maker of things. If you have been reading my blog for a while now you will have seen me post about a few different DIY type projects. I also have a passion for reusing items, and finding new things to make out of what might have been discarded. Over the past few years foraging has become a passion for me, and that includes the things I have gathered to decorate my home.
Every time I make something, people always tell me "Oh, you should sell that"! I usually politely nod, and move the conversation along to some other topic. I've often thought about opening some sort of shop, but I needed it to be something consistent with the other things I already do. I also didn't want to get boxed in too specific of a corner, or make things so broad that the lack of direction became overwhelming. I feel that by focusing on found items - whether foraged or reclaimed - that keeps the goal specific, but the definition of what that looks like remains broad. This way I can be free to make whatever I like, and however many I like, and shift directions as I need or want to.
Everything I do here will be limited run by definition. There is only so much that can be ethically harvested in the wild, and only so much of something to be found in a second hand store. I like the possibilities this opens up. There is a lot of scope for me to be creative, which I thrive on.
I am excited to see where this takes me. I am already blown away by the support I have received, and the kind comments that have come my way. I love making beautiful things, and I can't wait to share them with you all.