Genevieve is the name of my grandmother and the inspiration for my store and much of my life.
As a young girl, I couldn't wait to spend time with my grandparents on their farm in rural Missouri. At that time, there were no video games or cell phones. You only turned on the television at special times and when you did, there were only four channels to choose from.
My grandmother and I would pass the time by working on projects. She taught me how to sew, knit, crochet, and do counted cross-stitch. We pressed flowers from her garden and made hanging macrame planters. She even taught me how to cook. The passion for all things handmade stayed with me over the years. The cooking...not so much!
I look back and cherish those memories because it was a time when we could slow down, appreciate life, and live in the moment. I made the decision to leave the corporate world to try to get a little closer to this more simple way of life - to slow down and take time to be still.
I hope as you spend time at Genevieve's, you can slow down as well and be reminded of a more simple time.