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Dawn Landes: Getting to know the UK on Tour

Dawn Landes is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN who plays “Americana” rock/folk/country and recently released her fifth album, Meet Me at the River, and an EP, My Tiny Twilight, inspired by becoming a mother. While she lives in the Country Music capital of the world, she recently returned from a European tour spanning three countries. I am lucky to call Dawn my sister-in-law, and on her most recent trip to the UK, she even went on a buying mission for Briton Home! Check out these amazing silver teaspoons- chosen with care by Dawn in Exeter during an outing between shows. When she got home, Dawn was generous to let me interview her about her experience in Britain, as she has gotten to know...

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Minding The Gap

“Mind the gap” is a classic British phrase. It is a polite reminder to pay attention, to notice the varying space between the train and the platform, which changes from station to station. Inspired by our travel experiences, we can “mind the gap” in everyday life. Briton Home hopes to encourage more noticing and appreciation of everyday moments by offering reminders of those travel experiences and sharing treasures for your home that encourage you to pause and appreciate the moment.

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Getting to know Thornback & Peel

When I was last in London, I visited Thornback & Peel's holiday "pop-up" shop at Pentreath & Hall and met Abbie, who manages their warehouse and helps screenprint some of the beautiful items by hand.  It was so fun to put a face with a name, and I've been eager to get to know Delia Peel and Juliette Thornback because their story is an inspiration to me.  They have followed their creative interests and are living the dream in London!    Briton Home is all about sharing stories of people and places in Great Britain that we love and are inspired by.  I recently asked Delia a few questions to get to know her better and share with you.  Here's...

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A Walkable Life

We’re wrapping up the month of May, moving into June and a different routine. There’s been a heat wave across the Southeast US this month, and it already feels like summer. We have a few weeks left of school, and the calendar is full of end of the year banquets and celebrations, beginning of the season events at the pool, tryouts for next year’s activities. It’s hot out there, and while I’m grateful for air conditioning and a car to get us from place to place comfortably, I take note of the trade-offs. Spring, the season of noticing new life all around and pleasant weather that invites us to come outside to enjoy it seems to have come and gone....

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More than a Tea Towel

I love tea towels.  I use them everyday to dry my hands, dry dishes, grab hot things from the oven, protect my counter, and just to look pretty.  I like to receive them as gifts, I like to give them as gifts.  I buy them abroad, I buy them at home.  They are a quintessential product for me.  As I've chosen items for Briton Home, I've been a sucker for tea towels.  They are useful, definitely British, and available in so many patterns and colors.   And yet.  I hate the idea of peddling tea towels.  What I really want to offer you is a cup of coffee and an almond croissant at Gail's Bakery.  A pot of tea at the...

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