This week we are going to celebrate Pioneer Day. What is Pioneer Day? Well, Pioneer Day is actually an official Utah state holiday celebrated on July 24th, commemorating the Mormon pioneers. What’s that you say? You don’t live in Utah? You’re not a Mormon? Nope, me neither, but we can still celebrate the spirit of the pioneer. Although we most commonly associate the idea of a pioneer with the westward expansion through the United States, according to the dictionary, a pioneer is “a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development.” So, really, that makes all our crafty friends in the world of handmade goods pioneers of the creative community! Here are a few handmade items that recall both the pioneer spirit that helped settle the West and the creative pioneers that are settling the Internet today.
Whenever I think of pioneers, I think of covered wagons! You can bring this iconic image into your home with this great photo from Photographs by Jon Holiday. I love that this image is both rustic and colorful!