58 acres for sale, the ad said. Montana, just about as far north as you can go without a passport, with boundless views of the mountains and plenty of room for cabins and horses. Space enough for all the thoughts that lie just out of reach of words to name them. A piece of wild and wide open.
We saw the photos and fell in love with that bit of land without ever standing in the middle of it. It doesn’t make sense, I suppose, or maybe it’s the best kind of sense.
We’re a few states south of Montana (for now), and when we decided to start creating things that you’ll want to keep around for a long time, Fifty8 Acres felt like the perfect name.
We believe that it’s important to make things, by hand as much as possible, and to send beautiful and useful things out into the world (our favorite part, really), and we hope you fall in love with what we make. Everything in our shop is something we love and wear or use or live with in our own homes. Jewelry, bookmarks, and keychains with thoughtful quotes. Comfortable t-shirts with quotes that really say something. Beautiful wall art. Handknit things, like washcloths. Things you’ll love to have in your own space. Pieces with a story to tell.
Our own story is still somewhere in the middle, but we hope you’ll follow along, especially if you know a good story or two yourself. We sure would like the company.
Take a look around, take something home, and do let us know if you have any questions. And please take a short moment to join our mailing list.
You’re a part of this story now, too. We want to get to know you and what big dreams keep you moving forward. And we would love to have you ride along with us as we move farther down this road to realizing our big dream. (Montana, look out.)
Jennifer is a calligrapher and writer, and you can see her calligraphy on the jewelry in our shop as well as on some of the wall art and t-shirts. She draws on a lifetime collection of favorite quotes for inspiration. (Rilke or Rumi or Whitman or Goethe, for starters.) It was love at first sight back in 1997 when she drove her Jeep from Connecticut to Montana just so she could drive Going-to-the-Sun Road. Ever since, she’s been trying to find a way to make a life in Montana. In the meantime, she’s on a lifelong search for hole-in-the-wall breakfast spots with the best hash browns. (Know a place?) And if the game is on, she’s probably knitting her way through it. She’s particularly fond of moonrise, moonset, cabins, dirt roads, and songs with lots of pedal steel.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glen is a photographer who is happiest away from traffic and bustle, and would rather be outdoors than in. His idea of the perfect place is a cabin that’s not easy to reach. It would have a couple of fireplaces, a tin roof, and a porch that wraps around all sides. The cabin wouldn’t be all that big, but the view would be vast. On a Sunday, he prefers to be out hiking or searching for a dirt road he hasn’t yet explored. His first trip to Montana was in September 2013, and it was love at first sight for him, too. (Impossible not to fall hard for Montana, isn’t it? It’s got all that wild and wide open…and huckleberry pie, too.)
You can reach him at email@example.com.