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.

peuple français reconnaît l’etre suprême et l’immortalité de l’âme

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bonjour cheres amis, it’s taken me a few days to process what’s happened in nice on bastille day. the incomprehensible and heartbreaking reality have been almost too much to bear. but face it we must. i’m getting strength from my undying love for france, its people, strength and unity. in fact it’s caused me to look into the history of france and what the country stands for. it’s been yet another fascinating and enlightening dimension to understanding the resilience of these great people. one of their most important mottos is the above: god, people, law. so simple.

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even for those who don’t believe in god, there’s an innate understanding that something greater than man is truly reigns and that the only way to rule is through the laws of reason and righteousness.

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reading through their documents from 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, remember that our ancestors have faced so much in the past to get us here today, perhaps in the sweetest spot in all of eternity to date. so many brilliant minds were doing great things while fighting oppression, even in a time they called ‘the reign of terror’.  still the focus was on ‘liberty, equality and brotherhood’.

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like most of us i want to see this horror end. i pray that we can live in peace and brotherhood. i often wonder what causes anyone to get up one day and decide to do horrible things. from history we know that there will always be struggle between men to dominate each other for whatever reason, it seems to be built into the human condition. all we can do is nurture each other and continue to bestow love and good will on ALL those whose paths we cross. we can’t change everyone but we can treat each other with dignity and kindness, and hope that our actions will ripple to the point where one day, everyone on earth will know what it is to love and be loved. sending prayers to our friends in france.

‘Any man aspires to liberty, to equality, but he can not achieve it without the assistance of other men, without fraternity.’

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July 16, 2016. France, Nice. 3 comments.

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