Who was Molly?
Magdalene “Molly” Ollivierre was my husband’s grandmother. Molly, who was French-Portuguese, grew up in a small English speaking Island in the Caribbean. Provisions and everything else took centuries to arrive; therefore Molly had to make everything by hand. Molly was an excellent seamstress, an avid baker, knew how to can and dry food, she also loved crochet and made her own jewelry, cards, and so on. Eventually she moved to the States and since New York wasn’t for her, became a “Southern Bell”.
Molly used to sit on her favorite bench on a hill close to our house. My father-in-law created this small “square” just for her. As time passed, he planted more trees and built a gazebo. Since Molly loved to spend her days there, they started calling the area “Molly’s Square”.
She used to store all her craft supplies in the gazebo. “Molly was a bargain hunter” my mother-in-law said. She used to buy fabrics to make clothes and then sell the scraps to other ladies. She also sold her bread, preserves, cookies, etc. Molly is the inspiration behind this online store. I know if she was still alive, she’d probably have a 5 star rating on eBay! Molly and I share a passion for arts and crafts, hence the reason I named this little store in her honor.