About the Page and Company’s mother/daughter team:
Lizzie Page Watson
Her full name is Elizabeth Page Guerrant Watson. Lizzie is a resident of Wilson, Wyoming. Lizzie is all about life in the outdoors. She works as a Fire Captain/Paramedic for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and part-time for Nanette Mattei Interior Design. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and many other sports as long as she is outside with friends. She graduated from Appalachian University, which she attended because she could play field hockey and snowboard in Boone NC where the school is located.
Coming to Jackson
Upon graduation, Lizzie briefly moved in with her mom and began work with her dad’s law firm as a paralegal. The plan was to work for her dad for a year, take the LSAT, and attend law school. One evening at dinner Lizzie’s father told her to get out of NC and go do something fun. Her father told her she was young and could do whatever she wanted. Soon a friend offered her a place to live and a job in Jackson, Wyoming. That was seventeen years ago!
Anne Page Watson
Anne has lived and practiced law in Durham for almost forty years. She took a summer course in sewing when she was 15. Due to family and work responsibilities running her own law firm, she hasn’t had much time for sewing until recently. Since January of 2016, she has taken about every sewing class one possibly could and has been improving her skills. Anne enjoys karate, CrossFit, swimming and spending time with her husband, two cats, and chocolate lab. In her spare time Anne enjoys making clothing, throws, scarves, pillows and other decorative items.
About the Beginning of Page & Company
While Anne was visiting Lizzie in Jackson in June of 2016, an idea was hatched! Lizzie and Anne decided to join their respective interests and create a business together. The business would give them an opportunity to spend more time together. It was a fun idea but, with full-time regular work, they realized that they could not populate a web site with just the goods they could produce.
So they made a trip to the High Point, NC Furniture Market where they found a variety of goods from Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and the United States such as handmade wool bedroom shoes, hats, rugs, bags, pillows and the like.
Page and Company has become a home decor and accessories store and who seeks out unique handmade goods from around the globe, with an emphasis on supporting artisans, females when possible, to add character and art to your home while making this world feel a little bit smaller and more connected.
Lizzie recently returned from her second trip to Kyrgyzstan. She brought Sasha Motivala, a cinematographer, with her on this last trip to film a documentary about Shyrdak rugs and the female artisans that make them. She was also able to travel to India on both trips where she was able to see the fabric markets in Delhi. Stay tuned to see what additional fun things they will find to add to this site.