Mother’s Earth Things
875 East 900 South was a storefront that served as the Cosmic Aeroplane’s second location. After Jack, Sherm, and Steve moved to 369 West South Temple, Linda Huntington and Tamara Buranek started an Alternative custom clothing shop named Mother’s Earth Things at the 9th & 9th Community, and eventually took over the former Cosmic address by coincidence or synchronicity.
The 9th and 9th Community remained allies of the Cosmic Aeroplane.
Linda Huntington was one of the founding partners of May Fest at Westminster College, 17th South and 13th East.
May Fest happened on the grounds of Westminster College from 1970 to 1975, and 1980. This festival also featured musical acts and traditional activities to entertain their ever-expanding audience.
For more information, read Cosmic Roots & Branches: May Fest Memories
Mother’s Earth Things, May Fest , and the Jazz scene blended in various ways.
Notice Rebecca Terry, the well-dressed singer:
More pictures of Ms. Terry:
Mother’s Earth Things took on a unique identity with its own elegant style.
(Above) Utah Holiday Magazine also published an advertisement about Mother’s Earth Things in 1975. See Cosmic Roots and Branches — The 9th & 9th Community.
The following photos display a range of the custom clothing and accessories in stock at Mothers Earth Things:
(Above) Summer wear modeled by Sandy Anderson (left), Evelyn Tuddenham (middle), and Sandi Ju (right).
(Above) Woven Alpaca hat and Alpaca Ruana — Modeled by Sandi Ju.
(Above Left) Abergine embroidered crepe dress with antique Chinese embroidery — Nancy Caravan, model; (Above Right) Japanese happi coat with satin pants by Margie Howard — Evelyn Tuddenham, model.
(Above) Batik dyed gauze skirt and cream peasant blouse modeled by Evelyn Tuddenham.
(Above) Hand-block printed scarfs, amber beads, Guatemalen belt and kurtas or hand-crochet halter tops, Mother’s Earth Things had clothing for all seasons. Models: Tamara Buranek (left) and Jill Huntington (right).
(Above) Alpaca sweater and jacket modeled by Sandy Anderson and Tom Buranek.
Mother’s Earth Things was in business between 1970 and 1985.
(Above) The names of five women modeling are (left to right) Carol Williams, Patti, Sandy Anderson, Tamara Buranek, and Evelyn Tuddenham.
(Above) Wool sweater modeled by Sandy Anderson, Alpaca ruana modeled by Jill Huntington, and Guatemalan top and bag modeled by Tamara Buranek.
(Above) Sarah Jones modeling fall clothing for Mother’s Earth Things.
Westminster’s high quality Jazz program spawned a local Jazz Society and various concerts around the mountains and valleys deep into the 1980’s.
Linda served on the Board of Directors for the Jazz Society until 1985, and closed Mother’s Earth Things that same year.
Read the entire issue of Jazz Voice Volume 3 Number 11 (March/April 1985)
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