Mom Peggy - Founder of Hillhouse Naturals
Farm Life and Creativity
The Hillhouse Naturals farm story began over 30 years ago in the Kentucky countryside. My husband and I were farmers.I always loved crafts and making things, and I would use the beautiful botanicals and wildflowers that surrounded us to to create wreaths, sachets and potpourris. Tracy helped too of course - her after school â€œjobâ€� was picking flowers. Weloved farm life but struggled to make ends meet, but one thing that was never in short supply in our home was resourcefulness. I took some wreaths to local craft fairs, but I never expected for it go beyond that - until one day, when Country Living showed up and bought up everything we had! They wanted us to start selling to them and encouraged to expand. We went down to the bank and got a 500 dollar loan, which got us started on what became a thriving business and a real family affair. My husband used his skills fixing farm equipment of create custom machinery for production. My daughter Tracy had a unique after school â€œjobâ€� - which was picking flowers.
Today we offer far more than the dried botanicals we started out with - candles, diffusers, body products and more. Each Hillhouse Naturals collection has been designed to reflect my own style and aesthetic - Southern country chic with a modern twist. The first two fragrance collections I designed - Fresh Linen and Cashmere - continue to be best sellers. Today I am inspired by many things including travel - Tracy and I take trips around the globe together - but my main inspiration is the farm and the home I have created with my family.
Daughter Tracy - Creative Director of Hillhouse Naturals and Field + Fleur
Growing Up In a Field of Flowers
Mom had us all taking part in Hillhouse Naturals from the early days. I was always fascinated with the creative side of things. My mother and I worked on everything together from fragrances to packaging design, growing the company together. Since Hillhouse Naturals was mom's vision, she encouraged me to create something new that expressed my own aesthetic, which was more minimalist, clean and contemporary.
I always say that I grew up in a field of flowers, so I called my new collection "Field + Fleur" - field and flower. Field + Fleur features scents that are a unique interpretations of beloved classics plus edgier, fun fragrances The packaging is streamlined and simple, at home in any dÃ©cor.
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