Heart of the Home is a terrific store in New Hope, Pennsylvania, which was originally started by the mother and daughter team of Phyllis and Catalina Castells.
Heart of the Home was begun by Phyllis Castells and her daughter Catalina in 1994 as an expression of their combined love for...crafts and functional, well designed pieces for the home and garden. -Quote from the Heart of the Home store website.
Although Catalina has since moved on to other endeavors, Phyllis is dedicated to keeping the store true to its original mission.
The other day, I was told a story by Robin, who works at Heart of the Home. Robin said that there was a customer who came to the Heart of the Home store looking for a specific piece of jewelry. The woman had lost her husband in one of the towers during 9/11. She missed her husband, but it had been awhile since that devastating day and the woman knew that her husband would have wanted her to go on living her life. She had done just that and was getting ready to get married again, however, she never wanted to lose or replace that connection that she had with her first husband.
The solution, in the woman's mind, was simple: she wanted a piece of jewelry that would remind her of her connection with her first husband any time that she wore it or looked at it. The woman found that piece of jewelry in the BB Becker "No Goodbyes..." ring, seen in the picture at right.
It is said that Mahatma Ghandi said these words to his wife right before he passed on; and what strong words they are. As I read them now, I can think of at least one person in my life for which those words can signify how I feel about them.
Heart of the Home is a great shop with many different offerings to behold, from jewelry to furniture to bath accessories to perfume and toys. Visit their website for more information on their shop and Like them on Facebook for information on their latest pieces and sales.