Thursday, August 5, 2010


I am so glad that being green, buying handmade, buying fair-trade, and eating organic, are such big BUZZ words right now.  It does make me roll my eyes a little though.  I guess because I have been doing all of the above, since I was a dogmatic sixteen year old.  Yes, I was dogmatic.  Anyway, no pats on the back here, just sometimes it makes me a little crazy. I guess I am in the more of the "less talking" and the "more doing" stage of my life. Thank Goodness.   I look forward to this trend becoming the way we all just live.  I think Firefly has always embraced local, fair-trade, and handmade.  In fact, I know it has, as I have been buying local, fair-trade, and handmade since I opened my doors in 1997.  One of my favorite artist, who has been present in Firefly for fourteen years, is Rebecca Wood of Athens, GA.  She was recently featured in Garden and Gun and her WARES were part of a lovely piece featured on Design Sponge last week. Today, we just got in a HUGE shipment and I mean HUGE.  I have collected R.Wood since I was in college.  I even lived behind her house, in the most darling, tiny, log cabin, you could possibly imagine.  When I was short on RENT money or just wanted to hang out with her and the gang, I made dinner plates.  Yes, it does sound magical and yes, it was.  I can honestly say that I love her stuff now, just as much, as I did then.  So, come on in Firefly and let the love affair and your collection begin... Nan

P.S. We have a Wedding Registry too.  
P.S.S. Photos by my friend Rinne, also an Athens native.

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