Focusing on What Matters, What Inspires & having FUN!

Hi from Pennsylvania! My name is Gwen. My husband, Nathan, and I started Dovekie & Finch shortly after some pretty major life changes. I was diagnosed in Aug of 2014 at the age 38 with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. After finishing the majority of my treatments I was at a place that although grateful for my well paying insurance job of 17 years I no longer wanted to waste any more time doing something that I didn't enjoy and that didn't inspire me.

So I left my full time job and shortly thereafter we downsized from a 2,000+ sq ft town home in the city and bought a 230 sq ft Vintage Silver Stream and moved to the country. Living in our Tiny House has given us the opportunity to focus more on what matters most, which is our volunteer work and our family.

I started creating things more as an outlet and to get back in touch with my creative side which I had not explored in many years. And my hubby was inspired and jumped on board! Slowly it evolved into what is now Dovekie & Finch. We are still finding our way and our niche. I have eclectic taste from modern to vintage from industrial farm house to minimalist to boho from a neutral palette to bright pops of color. You will see that in our designs.

But our favorite item focuses on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which means “to find beauties in broken things or old things." This philosophy believes in acknowledging and even highlighting the breakage as an event in the life of the object rather than as an imperfection. This philosophy holds a special place in my heart. After going through breast cancer I'm left with many scars and deal with many left over side affects that aren't so "pretty". So one day when we made a batch of planters that did not come out "right" (smooth, no cracks) instead of discarding them I decided to highlight the "imperfections" with gold gilding and I instantly fell in love with them. Now we intentionally create planters with cracks, breakage and highlight that beauty with gold, moss, and other mediums. These creations have a special place in our heart and we hope they have one in your heart too. Their beauty reflects our beauty.

We feel blessed to pursue our dreams as a team and our grateful that others enjoy our items as well. Thank you for your support and for stopping by to check out our creations.

Gwen & Nathan