Dog Days of Summer Southern Sampler
I love Summer, even the dog days, which is what we tend to experience here in Thomasville, GA. Of course, I like to escape it for a bit ( ala Scotland this Summer), but I do love the slow rhythm that naturally comes with the humidity and heat. Dog Days of Summer Southern Sampler is a collection of practical, fun and environmentally friendly products and all are created by Southern makers. Our featured Southern makers are Dot & Army, One Love Organics, R.Nichols and Sturdy Brothers.
Happy Dog Days of Dogust! Let’s embrace this month instead of fighting it and enjoy the spirit of an endless Summer.
Dot & Army is a woman owned business that is based in Brunswick, GA., whose passion for sustainable everyday goods is contagious. I love working with Jennifer, ( you may remember the fabulous pear green deer antler napkins) and now this pouch containing four stainless steel straws. This fabric is from my own personal collection and the vintage dog print was just perfect for this Sampler and Thomasville. I think you will agree. I really love to use a straw, but really feel bad when I do… I just envision our oceans, particularly the sea turtles and the single use just drives the guilt home. So guilt no more, as I have these in my purse at all times. Bring on the summer cocktail or smoothie! Dishwasher safe.
I often ask what is in the water around Brunswick and St. Simons Island, GA.? Creativity for sure, which leads me to my next product.
One Love Organics, based in St. Simons, GA., makes an array of organic goodness. The Skin Savior balm is truly the bomb for any skin inflammation. I put it on skin outbreaks or my worry lines before bed time and wake up to accelerated healing. I smear it on my teenage boys almost daily. The Gardenia and Tea body oil is just summer in a bottle and should be used after a shower when your skin is slightly damp to rehydrate skin.
R. Nichols- His vast line of products all begins with a pair of bright orange-handled Fiskars scissors where creator and GA. native Nick creates whimsical collages such as this darling Dog calendar and luggage tag. Products are made in the USA, then hand-assembled and packaged in his studio in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Sturdy Brothers is based right here in Thomasville, GA., by two cute brothers, Ben & Spencer. They are striving to rekindle a standard of quality in American craftsmanship through making leather goods. This tobacco leather sunglasses case is sure to make you look cool, regardless of the temperature.
Price includes shipping! Yay!