Discover Damp Earth Ephemera
Wishes answered for a locally made, sustainable gift
Aunt Penny's Wish Book has been popping up with social media collaborations, as well as at a variety of Erie-owned retailers lately. From Pressed, Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique, Artlore Studio, to collaborations with Erie tiktok influencers cxrsedangel(93K followers), Lauren's Truth(20.9K followers), and Erie's notorious Rebecca Mae - it made one wonder who was behind the sudden appearance of this book? Damp Earth Ephemera, an Erie owned business specializing in ephemeral curios and oddities, is the answer.
Handcrafted here in Erie, made of Nepalese seed paper, and bound by Irish linen makes this intriguing product 100% biodegradable. Are you wondering what it's for? Well, Damp Earth Ephemera's website lists the following instructions:
- Make a wish
- Write it down
- Tear it out
- Plant it in the ground!
(secret: distraction! it helps to forget about it to allow it to come to be*)
*DISCLAIMER: This is a grass roots, ethical Grimoire and evocative tool. The Publisher nor Manufacturer make no claim regarding said Grimoire's authenticity or subsequent misuse thereof, resulting in garden infestations of Fairies and Nymphs nor do the Publisher and Manufacturer assume any legal responsibility for unwarranted acts of mischief, such as turning your silly nincompoop of an ex-boyfriend into a toad.
The metaphorical seed for Aunt Penny's Wish Book was planted after the owner of Damp Earth Ephemera was hired by fashion designer Diane Von Furstenburg to create a line of journals to pair with a new handbag. During the end of the process for those journals they became concerned about the amount of potential waste, "How could we justify seeing 85% of our products containing bleached paper wrapped in synthetic covers ultimately sitting in landfills across the United States?" they asked themselves.
They sought to create something sustainable, useful, and fun; while propagating plant life and supplying more oxygen to the environment. Damp Earth Ephemera then came across the nepalese seed paper. They thought "Ok, we're in." On their website it also states, "Psychosomatically, growth of the plants hopefully inspires the individual to 'realize' their wish. Aunt Penny's products could also help you with your to do agendas, grocery lists, or your latest genius level idea which absolutely must be written down in the present moment. Blank journals we WANT you to bury. And we're completely comfortable with that. Enjoy." If you would rather do your shopping online, you can save 10% with an influencer discount or they're offering free shipping for a limited time before Christmas!
Find Aunt Penny's Wishbook here: www.dampearthephemera.com