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personalized poem pillow

by Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick
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Soft Words

Poetry doesn't come to life on the pages of a book on the shelf. Designer and poet Noelle VanHendrick believes poetry is meant to be lived with, curled up with, shared, and tucked into the comfortable corners of life to delight you each time you find it. That vision she and her husband and collaborator Eric Hendrick have realized in these celebratory pillows.

Noelle's poems spiral around each cushion in a spontaneous, writerly typeface with folk art illustrations. One is an ode to love, and the other a celebration of home, and the author will personalize them for you by hand writing your choice of names and year in the center in same, playful script. Individually or together, the pillows are a joyful decorative accessory that warms your heart as it cushions your body. They also pair beautifully with the couple's poetic ceramics, the Home Platter and the Union Platter. Made in Vermont.

Check out Noelle's Home and Union Platters.

Home Poem:
Home= Safe...a peaceful place...where we find our self...A place to rest...to wash...to love...to grow...Home= Our world to create...a place to snuggle...so warm...so soft...a place to heal...to feel...to be...real...Home= A place to define and redefine reality...a sacred place...of respect and honor...a place to call HOME.

Union Poem:
We Unite in Love...a Choice...
To Walk Hand in Hand...
Together...Create a Path...
A Vision...A Dream...To Be...
Two and ONE...To Be...

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Made from
recycled plastic bottles, organic hemp, organic cotton
14" dia.
Care: wash in cold water, air dry
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Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick

Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick

As newlyweds, Eric and Noelle decided to pursue their artistic passion, and put all of their gift money toward buying red clay for their handmade creations. Unfortunately, the clay they received didn't perform like it was supposed to. "It was bad," says Noelle. "We couldn't attach spouts or handles, and glazes wouldn't stick! We were bummed." Fortunately, the two carried on and have continued to share their gift for joyful ceramics.

Looking for solutions to their red clay dilemma, the couple dreamed up new ways to approach their craft by watching Tim Burton movies. "[We were] watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and bang! Clay Jack O' Lanterns without glazes [or] attachments [were born]." The duo had so much success with their charming Halloween lanterns that they bought more red clay--with a plan, this time--and sprung a patch of clay pumpkins as the hallmark of their collection.

"That was over 10 years ago," she said. "Lesson learned: Sometimes you must be crafty to get things done." collection

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