Thursday Reflections: Why Mint Peach?

by Landis Carey on May 26, 2011

Over the weekend a dear friend’s son asked me why I chose the name Mint Peach. My first reaction was to share that Mint is my favorite herb and Peaches are my favorite fruit, both of which are true. And actually that is how I came up with the name Mint Peach. I began thinking of my favorite things and how their words may (or may not) work together. The first time I said Mint Peach aloud I was sitting on a NJ Transit train headed into the city. The name made sense for more reasons than they are just favorites, so I stuck with it.

Sure, I could have picked other favorites but, to me, Mint Peach communicates freshness and modern simplicity with a touch of southern sweetness. And over time Mint Peach has become more to me than this blog or my pottery, it’s become a way of life. I sometimes think to myself…Would this purchase be in alignment with our commitment to Live with Less or would this décor communicate simple sweet sophistication? Sure, Mint Peach is an extension of my own aesthetic and lifestyle but it’s helped me to further define and frame my own preferences, as an adult, living with my spouse, in our own home.

I picked the name Mint Peach in April 2010, but it was only this past February that I began writing this blog. It took me that long to intentionally dive in with commitment. I wanted to build something around the way my husband and I are giving our old home new life with bold color, simple furnishings and décor all while Living with Less and cherishing function, longevity and simplicity.

So, that’s a little about what Mint Peach means to me, what does it mean to you?

(Image: Landis Carey)

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Sally Sherman May 26, 2011 at 10:37 am

It means you are special.


Diane May 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

Sally, I concur.


Marc May 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thank you for this post. I was wondering how you came up with such a fresh name. Awesome and inspiring! And, your photos are the best!


Landis Carey May 27, 2011 at 9:43 am

Thank you so much, Marc! Loving our chair…loving it!


Landis Carey May 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

Oh, moms, thank you!


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