Rose & Poppie is named for my maternal grandparents. They went by Grammie and Poppie, so clearly Poppie is pretty obvious. Grammie's middle name was Roseabell so that squares that away.
These two people were among the most important in my life. When Poppie passed us grandchildren received a fake poppy with a little piece of chocolate from an anonymous donor. When Grammie later passed I saved and dried a rose from the top of her casket. The two now live in a shadowbox in my office, their stems entwined. This was the inspiration for my first tattoo, which then inspired the company's logo.