Welcome to Joyful Linens!
My inspiration is my mountain farm, a natural paradise, alive with birds, deer, bear, lots of small mammals (even the least weasel), many kinds of towering trees, flowers in their season, native medicinal herbs–and water, oh so much crystal clear, clean water in the springs, the bubbling branches, and a magnificent trout stream. Living in the midst of all this glory fills me with much joy, peace, and contentment.
I bring the outside into my home with birds’ nests, rocks, feathers, and flowers–and more recently in the materials I choose for handmade linens. I greatly admire the many incredibly talented fabric designers whose work reflecting the natural world appeals to me in such a deep and heartfelt way that I cannot find words to describe it. When I create linens for daily use with these fabrics, surround myself with them, then the inside of my home echoes what I love so much about the outside, reducing the division between the two.
Here I hope to share with you some of the things that bring meaning to my days. Peace be with you.