This is Olive.
busy shelves with cheerful displays
collecting and re-using fancy packaging
good books and excellent words
setting a table for friends
decorating with nature.
Olive isn’t based on any one real-life person. The clue is in her name.
She is a harvest of good traits from a vast grove of parents, grandparents, friends, aunts, teachers, colleagues, homemakers, shopkeepers and book characters.
She is competent, conscientious and creative.