Three Stone Steps returned last week from a quickly arranged, whirlwind trip to Haiti. We stopped in Jacmel to meet with some of the papier-mâché artists we’ve been working with. Lots of neighborhood kids were hanging around, seeing what we were up to, and I took a horribly overexposed picture of them (which I like anyway) and is today’s Friday Photo.
Enjoy the weekend.
As a kid, I always looked forward to September, since it seemed to be the second new year of the year. I would quietly make September resolutions in the hopes that maybe seventh grade would be better than sixth. (It never was.) Since I’ve tried to erase much of my junior high and high school years from my memory, I don’t remember all these vows, but I do recall something about trying hard to be a bit tidier and definitely more organized.
Here at Three Stone Steps we don’t sell any real back to school items, but we do have fair trade, ethically sourced silks and cottons to keep you organized.
Our fantastic silk wallets and cotton wallets are beautiful, functional, and come with tons of compartments. You could use one compartment for your U.S. greenbacks, and one for your bills in another currency. Or one compartment for your bills and one for your receipts. Or, as one delighted customer exclaimed, “I love these. I can keep the denominations separate!”
The silk screen on silk wallets are luminous and lovely, and fairly handcrafted in Cambodia.
If you’re looking for something equally lovely, but with a bit of more durability, the same wallet comes in a slightly different pattern and in cotton.
And, while we’ve embraced the electronic world, we’re always delighted when people hand out real paper business cards. We’ll admit to be a tad shocked, shocked when someone who goes though the trouble of carrying business cards doesn’t go through the trouble of having a place to keep them. (We recall one Very Important Political Person pulling out her cards that were held together with a red rubber band.)
If you want to forgo the business cards held together by a red rubber band look, we can help with a lovely silk screen on silk business card case:
Whether or not you need to stay (or get) organized, enjoy the fresh start that comes with the end of summer and the arrival of fall.
At Three Stone Steps most of our weekends are spent outside at markets and festivals. (If we have a home, it’s the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar, in the little west side annex.) We’ve never been big fans of summer in the Baltimore-Washington region. (Well, at least not since the days the sleepaway camp.) We do, however, look for little glimmers of loveliness in the summer, and captured this neighborhood scene on Monday night.
Have a great (summer) weekend whatever you do.
(Photo was taken with iPhone 4 and is on Instagram. If you’re there too, you can follow at “threestonesteps.”)