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All things white, that is what we like! Down couches, dutch mints, vanilla candles, white pear tea;bell jars, chandeliers and bottle brush trees…Glass, glitter, old and new; gold, pearls, paper, silver hues. From french to flea market, second hand too, treasures we find to bring them to you. Blank canvas’ waiting to be brought to life-Anyone can do it grandma, mother, daughter or wife. More color suits your palette? Well white is just the start…add as much as you desire, whatever fills your heart! Come along experience, no need to travail, as we simply show you how to unveilthe beauty unknown in how to make your house, your home.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Creating Across the Nation

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On Sunday I had the honor of listening to a guest speaker, Nathan George, who is the founder of Trade as One speak about his foundation.

In a nutshell Trade as One is an organization that believes and supports free trade. Furthermore, Trade As One provides sustainable jobs for men and women across the nation as a means to free women from slavery and free them from having to do whatever it takes to put food on the table for their children. It supports both men and women who have had to deal with the effects of HIV and AIDS. Products include jewelry, scarves, coffee, olive oil etc. that are hand made.


So why am I sharing this with you? My heart was touched in knowing that we consumers can support and help these men and women live a different life than what their own father might have sold them into at the age of 5.

When I create something I do so because it is a love and passion that I have; however when these men and women create it is to keep them out of the brothels, off the streets, and to sustain their families. The purchase of their creations have a story- their story, and the one that we are able to help them write by supporting their efforts in living a different life.

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Check out their Trade As One link and if you feel led to then make a purchase and support them!


  1. What a great post....Haiti is very important to our daughter as she has been there and is going back next year...its amazing how happy these people are yet they have this post!

  2. Great post! The smiles on these womens faces are contagious and so sweet, full of hope & pride! I've ordered beads from a like organization working hard to get the word out to the world. We as artisans can make a difference! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  3. Perfect time for a post like this...Beautiful for you to remind us what we share with others all over the world with what little they have. The spirit to create is a joy to all.

    Thank you Aubrey

  4. I have a friend who is a missionary. One of the things she does is help women get started in their own businesses. In fact, the year we met you at the Christmas fair, my daughters had a table set up selling key chains to raise money for her ministry.
    Wonderful post Aubrey!