Can You Ever Have Too Many Cushions?-
Asking for a friend . . .
There's a singular problem with running a homeware store that I never really thought about in all my planning and that is - I simply want every single thing I purchase for the store in my own home.
Many items I do own anyway. I would never stock a potter without first using and testing a mug, or vase so I know exactly how they look, feel, wash etc. The handmade wooden double backed spoon was already creating a revelation in the Rhubarb kitchen before I ordered some for the store. I have strict standards to uphold and I am proud of them. I am not going to stock anything I don’t feel absolutely passionate about. If I can’t rave about it endlessly then it’s just not for R&H.
But there does come a time when I’m opening up a box of newly ordered cushions, all handmade to my exact specifications and there they are, so perfect and immediately I begin mentally dotting them around the cottage. I know Olive & Daisy doorstops or Catkin & Olive cushions are beautiful and beautifully made - I don’t need 100 of them but my goodness, it’s so hard to resist.
Luckily every time I sell a cushion I get an email back from the new owner saying how much they love the cushions and how they complete their room/bed/sofa etc and that makes me even happier.