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The Gravel & Gold gals asked their mommas to tell us their favorite items we sell in the shop. Not only does this make our gifting life extra breezy, but it might just help your gifting as well.

 

 

 1. First Falls Medici Dress

2. Wigwam Cypress Socks

3. Wary Meyers Pineapple Tropical Soap

4. Volta Pants in Windowpane


 These are almost sold out! For more Volta Pant options check out:

 

 

 



1. Patricia Yenawine Dip Glazed Mug

Paula says: "I appreciate the Yenawine pottery because the surfaces remind me of rock formations I might encounter on a hike in the desert."

 

2. Mackerel Sky Card by Saturn Press

 Paula says: "The Saturn Press season cards are lovely, I'm always looking for an inspiring card for thank you note or other snail-mail communiques."

 

3. Antlia Scoop T-Shirt in First Falls Print

Paula says: "Threads-wise my favorite top is the Antlia scoop with the First Falls print. Very vibrant cool colors. I was so pleased with how well my G&G tops worked for travel in the Yucatan - cool and light, easy to wash and quick to dry. They also blended nicely with the local architecture." (see photo below!)

 




Paula says: "Re: the Pt. Reyes hammered hoops, I've had 2 pairs, one gold and one silver, and have relied on them for the past few year for all occasions and no occasion. On the rustic to elegant continuum, they occupy the sweet spot."

 

 

 





Michelle says: "The cup is playfully glazed….the colors look like dawn in some magical place."



Michelle says: "The towel is wonderful and humorous, like all the Boob-print items. I love the reversed black and white and the generous size." 



Michelle says: "The little bag is simply design perfection."


Michelle says: "Nourishing Traditions is an important book about food that separates the wheat from the chaff."


Michelle says: "These earrings are magnificent -- ancient and contemporary, architectural and bold."



 1. Dades Stud Earrings by Takara



Kathy says: "I like the fun shapes!"

 


2. Point Reyes Gold Circle Studs


Point Reyes Hammered Gold Bangles


Kathy says: "These are both classic and beautiful. Can dress up or down."


4. Beeswax candlesticks

 

Kathy says: "It's so nice to have clean non-toxic candles to burn!"

 

...
THIS WEEK MARKS THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR DEAR SHOP!
...

Eight years ago G&G flung open its tiny doors. 
Blessings to all you who have taken part in this adventure!


Gravel & Gold began in this sweet location on 18th and Treat Street.


(If you missed the real deal, time travel back to opening night with this capture on our Yelp Page). The OG Shop was a treasure chest of vintage- some gravel, some gold, all chosen with joy and care.
 

In 2009 the new and current location was found and renovated... 



   
   

2011 marked the launch of the very first batch of Gravel & Gold Goods. Four styles- two tops, and two dresses. 

..
Cassie McGettigan designed the first G&G print--Panda Face, which was screen printed by hand here in San Francisco.

 
Everything was sewn in-house, mostly by, or under the direction of, 
Holly Samuelsen.


G&G participated in a residency at Gospel Flat Farm in Bolinas, California, where all pinned, ironed, sewed, and ironed some more with the help of wonderful volunteers. It was a limited edition every thang.. my how far we have come! (Although it is true that all of our goods are still produced in limited batches, and all made in California).

 

The much coveted BOOBS print, also by Cass, came into existence in 2012, and has been in continual production ever since


The Boobs print has stirred many lively conversations about which ones you have, which ones she has, breastfeeding, breast cancer survival, sex, bodies, rainbow spectrum modality, #freethenipple, the tides of feminism.


The past 8 years have been chock-full of collaborations with friends like Taylor Stitch (yes, that did include mens boobs shirts), Alite, Kathleen Whitaker, Rachel Kaye, KlibanRP MillerCaptain BlankenshipEMprint press, Sarah Kersten, Sarah Bright, Rainen KnechtGroup Partner and many more...


Workshops and celebrations in the shop have also been in abundance!
...
 

There was the Osborn/Woods Poster Show, Slide shows with Lloyd Khan (who is pictured above): ShelterTiny Homes, and Shelters IIIFolk Yeah! DJ Night!, Scott Lenhardt Art Party, Pansy Launch Party, Rachel's Sandal Making Workshops, Rachel Budde's Yoni Care Workshop....G&G was even a Josy Baker Bread pick up site before the days of the Mill, and continues to be a Eatwell Farms CSA pick-up location. This list goes on and on! (More inclusive list here).


Big love to all of you, near and far, who make up the Gravel & Gold community. Thank you for making, sharing, hanging and loving!

 

The Boob Print meets the Girl Pot.
They make quite a pair. 

A few years ago Isaac of Group Partner gifted us one of his Girl Pots
wearing a groovy Gravel & Gold boob print swimsuit. 

It’s been years in the making, but worth the wait:
meet the official Boob Print Girl Pot collaboration.



Group Partner is a Brooklyn based ceramic studio created in 2012 by "neo-hippy" Isaac Nichols and "radical feminist" Steph Smith.  Neither of whom are "business types".  The "company" started as a means for Isaac to "blow steam" following his  "long day at the office" as a "ponytail contractor". Following the internets embrace of his "girl" and "face" pots Isaac struggled alone.  In 2015 Isaac crossed paths with "radical Feminist" Steph Smith akaHaHaShutUp, a recent recipient of the extremely marketable and respected Feminist Theory Degree from Evergreen University, which she had industriously applied to her job as a "dog walker". The two have worked together side by side since then in early 2015, "righting the wrongs of humanity", one pot at a time.


photo by Emily Johnson

Hey Isaac, how did you first hear about Gravel and Gold?
 
I wish I could remember, I feel like Gravel and Gold had been floating around my social scene as this shop that was the epitome of cool stuff shops. Like it would pop up in conversation from time to time, people having visited or wanting to sell their things there etc. I think the first time I came across your site was when I was tracking down that incredible boob textile. I bought a pillow case for my girlfriend, we both love it still. It wasn't long after this that i started making my girl-pots. I had so much fun back then painting all the pots with different tops on, that was when I painted the first boobs-on-boobs pots. I made three, one was for myself, one i sent to you guys I think, or to the woman that designed that textile (but it might have broken?) and one I gave to my partner Mandisa. Then things got busy and i moved on to other projects and sort of forgot about the collaboration until just recently.
I'm super excited that its coming together now, as far as objects go, I think its a great one and it will be around and appreciated for a very long time. 
 




I look at this calendar every day and have for two years.
It's always making me smile, AND, Scott went ahead and drew
me in as the 24-hour-woman on May 2nd this year, (my birthday).  


 I love small bags like this one, they're great for keeping my different tools and crafts in order and making them easy to find and carry around. I use this one for my clay tools. 
I have others for my electrical tools, plumbing tools, glues & adhesives, drill bits, pens and pencils etc. But this one I think is especially nice and pleasant to be around, so thats why it gets the clay tools as I use them the most.  


I would LOVE to have an apron made from this fabric. I would wear it ALL THE TIME!







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