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THE INSPIRATION

The name, Potter and Butler, is a tribute to our great-grandmothers, Etta Potter and Mirium Butler, who, though they never knew each other, shared an insanely similar set of inspiring characteristics. Potter and Butler were independent, strong, free thinking, hard working, artsy, talented, bird-lovin’, caring about the greater good, resourceful, and stylish (in their own right ) ladies – who could make anything, and more often than not – did make everything – by hand.

As we are inspired by the things we love, the fond memories we tap into, and the beauty we encounter through even the smallest details – both in life and in celebration - we are delighted to honor the crafty women who came before us, and we tip our hats to the creative women and men among us who choose to see the good and beauty that is to simply be celebrated in this gr…

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  • Joined October 20, 2010

About

THE INSPIRATION

The name, Potter and Butler, is a tribute to our great-grandmothers, Etta Potter and Mirium Butler, who, though they never knew each other, shared an insanely similar set of inspiring characteristics. Potter and Butler were independent, strong, free thinking, hard working, artsy, talented, bird-lovin’, caring about the greater good, resourceful, and stylish (in their own right ) ladies – who could make anything, and more often than not – did make everything – by hand.

As we are inspired by the things we love, the fond memories we tap into, and the beauty we encounter through even the smallest details – both in life and in celebration - we are delighted to honor the crafty women who came before us, and we tip our hats to the creative women and men among us who choose to see the good and beauty that is to simply be celebrated in this great life.

Potter and Butler is a little bit of us. It’s a little bit of them. It’s a little bit of now. And a little bit of then. And it is our intention for the raw delight of handmade goodness, that was so alive and well in the lives of Ms. Potter and Ms.Bulter, to be part of your life - and all the merry celebrations that adorn it.

THE STORY

When you combine the creative talents of a D.I.Y celebration planning consultant with a graphic designer who are both crafty, entrepreneurial-spirited, a wee bit quirky, and love (or more like, are slightly obsessed with) authentically-merry celebrations, you get the sum of Potter and Butler.

Potter and Butler is built from the imagination and passion of creative partners and dear friends, Emily and Carrie, who first met as co-workers in the world of print advertising, which existed in a land of beige cubicles (that would have been greatly enhanced back in the day by a colorful and charming gracious garland or two).

As their lives took the two on different career paths, the creative duo had the good fortune of collaborating on the design and planning of numerous weddings and events, while simultaneously strengthening their BFF bond. And not only did their work make others merry, it absolutely brought out the merriment and creative passions in Emily and Carrie. Not ones to deny their gut feelings, it became clear that their desire, paired with the demand from clients to create handmade goods for authentically merry celebrations, was a collaboration of the most sincerely desired kind. And such is the birth of Potter and Butler: handmade goods for authentically merry celebrations.

Through Potter and Butler, Emily and Carrie are devoted to creating handmade products that enhance the ever-present and delightful spirit of a merry celebration and inspire authentic celebrations in the lives of other bright lovelies - all while obtaining a nod of approval from good ol’ mother earth.

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