Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Year to you all.  What I like about this time of year is that there is a feeling of hope.  I believe that even the most cynical person experiences a glimmer of hope at the dawn of a new year.  I have many resolutions but first and foremost for me is to pare down, streamline, and use my time and energy more wisely and efficiently.  This can encompass many different sub-resolutions.  But I feel it is a great starting point.

Along the lines of simplicity, this is a fairly new item in my shop.  I like the look of white on white.

What appeals to me about this look is that it is subtle.  It doesn't have to scream out to get your attention.

I made this particular sham for a friend of mine who helped me get an appointment with a very big retailer she works for.  (for my full time job :)).

I left the edges unfinished as it gives a worn tattered look to the otherwise tailored feel of monogramming.

I made this a while ago and am resolving myself to sending it to her tomorrow.

I love the combination of white linen and hand loomed antique hemp linen.  

I want to thank all of you who have supported me this, my first, year of blogging with your kind and always encouraging words.  I wish you all a wonderful 2012!!



  1. So beautiful Michele!!! That was so wonderful of your friend to help you out, and equally as nice for you to gift this beautiful pillow to her.
    I absolutely love your blog and your style and so happy that we met through blogging last year!!
    I wish you the very best of health and happiness in 2012!!

  2. I just adore the can't beat white on white. I hope all goes well at your appointment...I have my fingers crossed 'o)
    Happy New Year!

  3. Beautiful pillow! Happy New Year!! Next time youre up this way I will be sure to meet up with you! xoxo

  4. Soooo lovely, Michele! The tattered edges are just perfect on that pillow! LUV!

    xoxo laurie

  5. Looks great... We missed you yesterday at Wendells. I have purged half of my feels great!!

  6. Hello!
    Nice to meet and follow you! Come and have a peek at my blog when you have a chance.

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

  7. Love your pillow...the white on white in that lovely fabric is beautiful! Happy New Year to you!

  8. Hi Michele,
    I so regret getting rid of so many paper white line shams after seeing beauties like yours. I love the mix of French textile fabrics like the grain sacks with the white linens it makes a room sing.

    Thank you for sharing you time with me over at my place. I am enjoying getting to know you.
    see you soon in the New Year !

  9. Oooh la la I love that pillow! Happy 2012 to you.


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