Everyone has a place they love to go, and mine is my home studio. It is a haven for all the craftiness my heart can stand! My mother and grandmother had an entire room in our home for crafting, and as a child I spent much of my free time there learning how to sew and make things for myself and others. Alongside these two women I learned the art of homemaking and crafting beautiful things, but most especially the art of hospitality and taking care of others. I bring to my work these vivid foundations and bless their memory for teaching me the kinds of things that can’t be learned in a book. I also really do enjoy gardening, and like many of the stories that Jesus told, I find rich symbolism for a life well lived in the natural world.
I was born and baptized into a Greek Orthodox home but the Faith was not awakened in me until my early 20’s when I studied at Hellenic College, earning a BA in Education, and immersed myself in learning about Orthodoxy and living the Faith. I also earned an MRS and, shortly after that, a PRES (Presvytera — I am married to an Orthodox Priest) followed by an MOM (Mother Of Many.) My journey has been one of gathering seeds and tilling new fertile soil for them to grow. And here, you will encounter some of the sprouts. I believe in living intentionally and with purpose. Marriage, childbearing, home-education, nutrition, natural-living, ministry, home-making, entrepreneurship… my walk has always been as a Searcher of Truth, and to be pleasing to the One who fashioned me so that others might see Him through me.
“Therefore, …whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
Dianthi’s Garden was established in 2018, but it has been growing quietly for many decades. It is a resting-place for my creative soul, and meant to be a source of inspiration for you as you live your Life in Christ. It is my joy to be able to create for you and your loved ones, and share in your journey!
about the peacock
There is no greater Christian symbol than the Holy and Life-Giving Cross by which Jesus conquered death and granted all humanity the gift of Life Eternal. The Cross is a symbol that is worn by each Christian over their heart, and by which we are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit at Baptism. It is the symbol by which all evil is scattered. Because of the great power of this symbol, I have chosen to not use it loosely in my business. I believe that it needs to be revered and kept holy.
There are other symbols, however, which have been used in Christian history and the Peacock is one of these. It represents Eternal Life and is found richly engraved in the adornment of most Orthodox Churches. My favorite is the peacocks drinking from the Cup of Salvation. For this reason I have made the peacock my brand, linking it to my Orthodox Faith.