Phew. It was a long winter. The Tisbury Turkey Spring 2015 Goodbox shipped this week, and boy was it a welcome sight. There has been too much snow, too much cold, and definitely too much ice in the harbor this year. Now the trees are starting to bud and we're starting to see hints of spring all around. So let's start unpacking that Spring Goodbox!
With fragile contents to protect, we needed a little something extra to keep items from shifting around. Extra bubble wrap? Perish the thought. We made mini berry baskets (with cute, colorful linings) to hold items needing extra protection. They are totally reusable, too, the perfect container for a small potted plant or to display Easter eggs and decorative spring items.
We rolled up the Flour Sack Tea Towel from L.A. Brown Photography and wrapped it with coordinating paper from the berry box. Lisa's images of "inland" scenes around Martha's Vineyard remind us that in many ways, Martha's Vineyard hasn't changed since the agricultural days of the past. There are still farm stands and zinnias for sale in tin cans, and pigs, chickens and horses across the island. Even the flour sack fabric of these towels is reminiscent of days gone by and the dresses my grandma used to make for Mom from the feed sacks used around the farm.
That handmade berry box was built to hold Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt & the Salt Cellar from Leslie Freeman Designs. Leslie and Heidi (of MV Sea Salt) teamed up to create the perfect pairing--a petite salt cellar and just enough premium sea salt to fill it. Heidi's briny, flakey salt is perfect for finishing any dish, but we included a recipe card for her roasted asparagus to get you inspired.
The Spring Goodbox celebrates--and benefits--the Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard. This important organization is lucky enough to have Lisa Vanderhoop supporting their work with her Vineyard Seadogs Calendar, inspired by her beautiful Weimaranar, Amos. We are very grateful to Lisa for donating three of her beautiful images to be used in our spring collection as hand made photo greeting cards. You will find one image of Amos himself in this collection: Amos Reflecting by the cliffs at Lucy Vincent Beach. Of course these greeting cards are perfect for sending sentiments to friends, but they are so pretty you may want to frame them instead!
We have some great surprises in store for the Vineyard Seasons Summer 2015 Goodbox which ships in June. It will celebrate a new charity (to be announced soon) and a new group of talented Martha's Vineyard artisans. We are taking orders for this limited edition collection now, so subscribe early to make sure you don't miss out Martha's Vineyard's exclusive artisan subscription box.