Our Story

The Hare & The Hart offers carefully curated gifts and goods that are English at heart with a Southern soul (& a French twist!)

A family-owned business, we adore celebrating the beauty of the places people love, embellishing the spaces surrounding them, and sharing in the extraordinary joy of the everyday. In addition to our own original designs, we are pleased to carry established local artists (and perhaps introduce a new one here or there), along with unique product lines from artisans and other family-owned and small businesses throughout the South… and even from across the pond!

We are the exclusive home and designer of the Toile of Thomasville™ and the Toile of Tallahassee™ and we have new toile designs in the works! Our other original designs include these lines: Woodland Creatures, Literary Quotes, and Birds & Bees.

                         Amy in front of The Jugged Hare in London                 

Amy in front of The Jugged Hare, London     Chris in front of a white hart, Savannah 

The Hare & The Hart is:

English at heart…

Anglophiles to the core, Amy and Chris Hart were struck with the inspiration for the name The Hare & The Hart in front of a pub called The Jugged Hare in London in 2016 (Hart means "stag" in old English). The idea for our first toile design, the Toile of Tallahassee, was sparked on that same trip during a dinner at The Northbank Restaurant upon seeing a modern London toile pattern on its wallpaper and menus. Our whimsical Woodland Creature product line by Maddie Hart evokes the English love affair with all things rural. Our shop’s aesthetic is inspired by that of the lovely shops that we’ve encountered in the villages of the UK, most especially those in the Cotswolds. 

… with a Southern soul…

Here in the Red Hills region of South Georgia and North Florida, we are surrounded by rolling hills, hunting plantations, moss-draped oaks and long-leaf pines… not to mention the communal charm of southern hospitality, amazing food, and greeting friends at church on Sunday morning.

… (& a French Twist!)

Amy’s mainly English ancestry is tinged with a bit of France through her French great-grandmother from the Alsace Lorraine region of France who settled in New Orleans. This naturally adds a bit of a French twist to her decorating sensibility (and personality)! Our toile product lines are an homage to that most uniquely French fabric, Toile de Juoy.