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The Stone Jug Collection
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The Stone Jug Collection

The Stone Jug. Let’s start from the beginning. In 1752, three brothers from the Lasher family, whose family were brought to the Hudson Valley by the King of England forty years earlier to work the land, approached Robert R. Livingston and asked if they could build three stone houses on four acres of his land, farm the surrounding fields, and raise their families. Livingston agreed, and over time, the Lasher family bought the land and worked on it for over a hundred years. Today, one stone house remains - The Stone Jug. Jeffrey and I were lucky enough to discover this magical property and were able to buy it in April 2016. Ever since, this fairytale place has become my muse for so many creative endeavors in my life, and over the last year or so, the inspiration behind my new homeware collection, The Stone Jug...

This farmhouse, The Stone Jug has spoken to me in many creative ways over the years, from hopefully one day writing a children’s book inspired by the many colorful critters that live in the garden, to a homeware line based on the its namesake and rich historic heritage. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, I just needed a muse. And in 2016, I feel like my muse found us - The Stone Jug standing proudly for 270 years in the Hudson Valley. And so, The Stone Jug collection emerged in my imagination and I’m very proud to have launched table linens, and now handmade pottery. And so much more is on the horizon…

The color palette for the napkin range came from various flowers that emerge in spring around the garden... the soft pink of the magnolia and peach blossom inspired the Misty Rose Napkin; the crisp white peonies inspired the Cloud Napkin; the mustard yellow of the tulip tree blossom inspired the Echinacea Napkin; the many shades of fauna and wild herbs around the garden inspired the Sage Brush and Noble Fir Napkin; the slate and stone walls around the property inspired the Slate Wall Stripe Napkin and the Silver Napkin and Tablecloths. All table linens are stone washed to give a soft, worn in handle and are 100% linen.

The handmade jugs and vases I recently designed were inspired by the vintage jugs I’ve been collecting since we bought the house. The house was named The Stone Jug because the profile of the house, with the centered chimney, is shaped like an old milk jug and locals used it as a navigational landmark when there were no street names back in the day.

I’m so excited to share this magical place with you all, and that the love of this place is manifesting in the creation of a homeware collection. I can’t wait to expand this collection, so stay tuned for more as I continue to find inspiration from the architecture, nature, seasons, colors, wildlife, and stories of lives once lived in this home.

Sending lots of love,

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