About

CUP & PENNY’s origin

In Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Ingalls family finds themselves stranded at home in a snowstorm for Christmas, unable to go to town for supplies. Suddenly their neighbor arrives, with surprises for everybody! To each of the girls he gives a tin cup, a penny, and a peppermint stick.

Something about the girls’ excitement over receiving such simple gifts stuck with me through my childhood and into adulthood.
Such simple objects brought such joy!
CUP & PENNY is about appreciation for simple objects that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Whether it is apparel, accessories, or home decor items,
I seek to make them in as simple and un-fussy a process as possible, in a manner that will be comfortable and functional for the recipient.