Home for the Holidays
Knoxville, the city we call home, is a great place to visit no matter the season, but it transforms itself for the holidays. This year, we shot our Holiday 2021 Collection here, and as we introduce the collection to you, we'd also like to share a bit more information about the locations. Whether you are planning a first-time visit, a repeat visit, or you are a resident, we hope you'll check out these places soon.
First up, we went to OliBea in Knoxville's Old City. OliBea is the creation of Patricia's son, Jeffrey, and she is very proud of his success. The food really is scrumptious, and you'll appreciate his commitment to providing a true farm-to-table dining experience. He sources directly from local farms whenever possible and is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings and districts.
At the OliBea in the Old City with the Arlington in the new European Map Print
Patricia is very excited to launch her new European Map print. She searched for an authentic vintage European map for several years, one that is different from the iconic Signature Map print but reflects the same love of travel and exploration. Sure to develop its own loyal following, the European Map print is inspired by an 18th-century map of Europe drawn by an anonymous cartographer. Using hand-painted strokes, Patricia created a step-and-repeat pattern, along with a distressed patina finish on the actual leather rather than a screen-printed effect. The end result is stunning with the warmth and character of the original map. Patricia marvels at the skills of the cartographers who drew these maps during a time when they had limited access to the regions they recreated on paper.
And, it doesn't just look great on leather. Check it out on our scarf, and coming soon in Patina Coated Linen Canvas.
Another stop was also in the Old City, at the Pretentious Beer & Glass Company. If you love beer and you love excellent artistry, you'll want to see this place. It is a glassblowing studio that produces glassware for beer, wine, cocktails, and whiskey, and they brew craft beers, so not only can you enjoy one-of-a-kind beers, but they are served in glasses made in house. You can even see demonstrations of glasses being made.
At Pretentious with the Luzille in Vintage Travel Sticker
Vintage Travel Sticker
Inspired by her personal antique trunks, suitcases, and train cases that she's collected over the years, Patricia designed Vintage Travel Sticker. We feel sure it will bring thoughts of past travels and upcoming adventures for you just as it does for us. This print is rendered beautifully on our supple leather, our Patina Coated Linen Canvas, and other materials.
We wanted to show off our corporate headquarters in the heart of Knoxville. Our building was once a manufacturing warehouse where generations of skilled craftspeople made wood cabinets and leather products. It was abandoned for several years before we renovated it and moved our operations here.
At Headquarters with the Heatherset in Vintage Victorian Garden
Vintage Victorian Garden
Coming soon is Patricia's third print of the season, Vintage Victorian Garden. Inspired by a vintage dress that reminded her of rose gardens in the English countryside, she incorporated beautiful blossoms with colors in deep reds sprinkled with periwinkle blues and yellows. It is especially pretty in the Ledra with its chic leather and chain straps.
Knoxville's newest hotspot for dining is the Osteria Stella, which has a delightfully authentic Italian ristorante ambiance, and occupying its sister space is Brother Wolf, which is a great place to relax and have a drink.
At Brother Wolf with the Charonne in Handcut Tooled
Vintage Vegetable Tans and Tooled Styles
We are featuring our gorgeous vintage vegetable tanned and tooled leathers in new and iconic colors and silhouettes, perfect for the holidays. Don't forget belts and jewelry too.
We also headed to a rooftop lounge in downtown Knoxville called the Five Thirty Lounge. It is the perfect place to unwind, and it provides a view of all of Knoxville.
Stone Y Necklace and Oval Drop Earrings
While all of the spots were beautiful backdrops to showcase our Holiday Collection, there is much more to do and see in Knoxville. Patricia supports the Knoxville Zoo and designed an exclusive tote to support the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) Center. So please include a trip to the Zoo in your visit.
Go to Visit Knoxville for more information. We know you'll find plenty to do here.
We are also sure you will find treasures to keep for life from our new Holiday 2021 Collection.