I'm Shari, proprietor of Leo's Dry Goods. I love making useful goods that are simple and lovely. I was a decorative painter for 25 years, my start was in NYC. When I imagined that the fountain at Lincoln Center was a creek I knew it was time to head west. In Boulder I immediately began painting, then got married and the family grew...a son, dogs, chickens and ducks. From painting with brushes I began experimenting with drawing with thread.
Leo was my grandfather. He had an amazing old store in Newark, NJ. He opened after a long journey from Prague to Spain to South America. Picking up languages along the way, he ended up in NYC, then NJ. He married Lilly Rand and opened a dry goods store, classic awning with the words "Leo's Dry Goods." Some Saturdays I would go down and sit on a big, worn wooden stool and help out. Once in a while a customer would give me quarter.
Back then nothing was made with anything but natural materials, and it was made well. Hopefully I am making a difference in supplying you with handmade goods, similar in feel, modern with a nod to vintage.
Made with love and nostalgia.
Thanks for stopping by.