Friday, August 20, 2010

Little Boy, Big Heart

We've had such a busy summer, and we apologize for the lack of posting. But we've had some exciting things brewing, and I think it's time to start sharing them, don't you?

First things first ... we owe you a Market recap. As ya'll know, we go to Market twice a year -- in January and July. And as usual, this trip was exciting, inspiring, and exhausting. We discovered an amazing and wonderful new vendor, Park Hill, which turned out to be very serendipitous (but that's for another post). We fell in love all over again with mercury glass; warm tones of violet, cranberry, and peach; autumnal designs; and more.

But the highlight of our trip was when we met this boy, heard him play, and listened to his story.

 Meet Aidan. The nine-year-old self-taught harmonica player. And philanthropist. From his website:
Aidan Thomas Hornaday is a jamming harmonica boy on a mission - helping change the world by showing children can make a difference in the lives of others, impact the world and find joy in the process.
This boy is amazing, sweet, humble, and inspiring. Read about him.  And if you have the opportunity, go watch him play somewhere.


  1. Thanks for this sweet blog post. I will share on our walls. Hope to see you at next market.
    Love to all,
    Toren (Aidan's Mom)

  2. So glad you saw the post, Toren! We just loved him! Sorry to hear that he won't be able to make it to the Farmer's Table Dinner September 10, but we'll keep him in mind for next year!

    Allegra & Cheryl

  3. Oh and thanks to Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal for enabling Aidan to come play at their amazing booth in High Design. Aidan was able to raise $2100 for his orphans and the projects he cares about.
    His site is his FB fan page is
    Aidan Thomas, Musician
    Have a great week!