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About me....My Mom and I had a retail store for over twenty years- a gift, a blessing, a curse and a passion. Closing the store was bittersweet. While we still occasionally mourn the loss, it never allowed adequate time to pursue all of our visions, dreams and ideas.

I never thought of myself as an "artist" but I have thought of myself as someone who is passionate about design, color, and LIFE.
And I think ETSY is the perfect marketplace and venue for my new creation, livingston and porter.

About my handpainted goodies...When i create these i think of miss porter, my english teacher at lyons township high school…(she cultivated my words and wouldn’t like that i use lower case letters almost exclusively). My dad (livingston)was a grammar guy and still corrects us when we use the words “me” and “i…

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  • Born on June 5
  • Joined August 9, 2008

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About

About me....My Mom and I had a retail store for over twenty years- a gift, a blessing, a curse and a passion. Closing the store was bittersweet. While we still occasionally mourn the loss, it never allowed adequate time to pursue all of our visions, dreams and ideas.

I never thought of myself as an "artist" but I have thought of myself as someone who is passionate about design, color, and LIFE.
And I think ETSY is the perfect marketplace and venue for my new creation, livingston and porter.

About my handpainted goodies...When i create these i think of miss porter, my english teacher at lyons township high school…(she cultivated my words and wouldn’t like that i use lower case letters almost exclusively). My dad (livingston)was a grammar guy and still corrects us when we use the words “me” and “i” incorrectly. He’s refined our communication skills and did a great job of removing the words “like and ya know” when we were speaking like valley girls….(oh my god)

He still reminds us to walk with our “toes out”, keep our napkin in our lap, and engages us in pleasant conversation.

My mom instilled the words “please and thank you” and that’s where i must give thanks for having creative visions dancing in my head. It’s because of my mom that i have a right brain and her passion for all things lovely has made an impact on me.

Livingston and Porter is a collection of vintage treasures, fab finds and little pieces of art made by me.

I am happy to do custom colors, quotes,or sizes. Just convo me for further details!

As well,if you are purchasing more than one item or would like to ship somewhere other than the U.S., please let me know so I can give you an accurate shipping quote. I have no intention of making a profit on shipping so if something seems unreasonable- let me know.

So, here's to the birth of something new, unexpected and spontaneous. I've always lived life by the seat of my pants so I guess I can't promise what's to come, but maybe that's what life is all about- surprises, and a life that happens when you don't have a "plan".

Thanks for checking in.

Xo,
holly

footnote:
I don’t measure or use a computer to create, I just paint. Some call it the holly font. Slightly imperfect but made with love. Hopefully that imperfection reminds you that these are made by hand and meant to inspire you too.

If you’d like to place a special order please email me at livingstonandporter [!at] gmail.com

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