Jo has always been an artist and always loved old things. She opened her first gift shop in 1977, in Washington state. After returning to California in 1987, she rented space in antique malls, and, later, craft malls to have her shop within a store.
In 2000, she again opened her own gift shop, LoveLetters, with a collection of wonderful, unique lines as well as her calligraphy and art. Many of her customers (some following for 20 years!) became friends. After closing in 2013, she happily became part of the Magnolia family.
Jo has an eclectic mix of old and new, fine French soaps, Italian wrapping papers, and her own creations. Visit space #77, which is set to expand in later June!