a passion for fashion

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good morning dear friends

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another brand new day with all the hope for the future.

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there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty

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also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.

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your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.

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so what’s today about?

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well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.

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well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.

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seems shopping never goes out of style…

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i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun

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in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.

1955: Pamela Parks, who runs a successful millinery business in Newark at the age of just 16. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!

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and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!

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please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.

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well, that’s about it for me today,

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hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.

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better run, don’t want to miss my ride!

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ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!

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July 27, 2016. Boutique, France, Paris. 4 comments.

the possibilities are endless

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good morning! it’s noon (-ish) on monday and the week is fresh and new.

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this week i’m shifting into high gear to see what i can accomplish.

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still working on finalizing the styles for the chair line. there are just so many subtle differences and i need to narrow.

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i have a chair maker who can create any frame we can imagine.

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i’ve been going through the most universal styles, but there are a few that i haven’t seen around much and i’d love to revive.

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trouble is i’m working with guys who may not think feminine furniture is as delicious a i (maybe we? do).

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before i commit and get everyone on board, i just wanted to hear your thoughts. what kind of chairs, benches, sofas or chaises are you looking for?

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these are a few i pulled this morning, just wanted to post them since i want them all personally!

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so let me ask you, how do you feel about cane?

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are you still into vanity chairs?

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slipper chairs? tufts?

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carvings? we all know that women do most of the purchasing so i appreciate you weighing in so i can share your opinion with the gang.

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by the by, i was sent a copy of a new book titled,  ‘amour provence’  by constance leisure.

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i promised to host a giveaway, so if you’d like to throw your chapeau in the ring, just say so in the comments and we’ll draw on wednesday.

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ok, signing off for a bit, have a wonderful week!

July 25, 2016. Furniture. 21 comments.

it’s a fine line

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hi guys how’s it going?

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it’s a july monday evening,  for some kids it’s a great summer full of carefree days and not thinking of much more than fun in the sun.

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i’m taking some of that energy tonight and doing the things i enjoy, one of which as you may know, is being here.

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not just cause i love you, but also cause it’s a journal and a record of this life o’ mine.

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after all, it’s a web log, right?

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lately it’s been fun to see posts on facebook from the past.  

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memories, events and feelings  would have been long forgotten.

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it let’s you in on where you were at any moment.

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this blog is 10 years old now, hard to believe.

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funny it’s taken me this long to realize how powerful it can be to track yourself

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and what about that ol’ here and now?

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well, today i wanted to share some images that have been piling up

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i’m working on the new website and coming across what must be thousands of images.

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as i was about to empty the recycle bin and realized that they are too pretty not to share. and that trash can really be treasure.

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so in no particular order, and with no rhyme or reason, here are a few.

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    as i go through them i just see them as soul food. 

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pretty

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intricate

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historic

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groundbreaking

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unprecedented

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and delish.

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well i hope you enjoyed this trip to nowhere.

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as for me, i’m about to start the night shift and get to making sense of all this fodder.

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have a beautiful night and sweet, full moon dreams!

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July 19, 2016. art, Art Deco, Life. 12 comments.

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