Up here in Nantucket it is still summer...the ocean water is finally warming up, people are still in summer relaxed mode and I haven't heard too much back to school talk yet. We are continuing to feature new pieces in the collection and are continually rearranging the shop...so you might find something you missed the first time you came in.
I'm enjoying seeing familiar faces coming back to the shop this season and meeting new customers. We continue to receive positive feedback about this year's collection. It's so wonderful to hear that we are "one of the pleasures of the Nantucket" and that customers truly appreciate the collection. So often I hear that we have "such great and unique pieces"...."a wonderful collection"..."I'm so glad I come in early in the season...my choices are grand."
You may have noticed new adornments at the entrance of J. Butler Collection – our ‘living columns’. We carefully designed these unique pieces for the Centre Street location, built by our New Jersey landscape craftsman. The structure is primarily constructed of reclaimed shipping pallets. Sedum, Hens and Chicks, and other drought resistant perennials are planted within each of the four walls. A solid piece of bluestone caps each column. Coupled with planted pots at our shop's entrance they add a new architectural dimension and textural interest. Next time you’re strolling down Centre Street, stop by for a glimpse and come in to learn more. We will be able to offer custom designed versions for our clientele.
For those of you who have been visiting The J. Butler Collection over the years, you know that every year we accent our white and grasscloth space with one color for the season. This color transforms the space every year and inspires the pieces that I pick for the collection. This year's color is blue...a deeper blue than I've chosen in the past. I find it really sharp in the space and I had fun picking a few green pieces to add an unexpected contrast.
Just up the steps off of Centre Street, the J. Butler Collection began its season when we opened our doors on Friday June 15th. Once again we reinvented the color pallette and character of the store for the season. I am very excited with the selection of unique pieces this year. I invite you to come in...take your time and truly look at each piece. These are pieces that caught my eye over the year in my travels and shopping endeavours...pieces that would be wonderful in your island home or home on the mainland.