Thursday, 26 July 2012

Kaari, my Hollywood Star

I met Kaari a long time ago, just before she set off from her old New York jewellery business to find a new life with her sister in California. She bought from me a small drawer crammed with woven initial name -tapes in lovely scrolly style from pre-war France -- there were about 27X27 X 144, altogether, neatly packed in little cardboard boxes and she intended starting up a vintage linen and laundry business in California. She drove by car from N.Y. to L.A. and that was all she had room for! Within a couple of years she had produced four delightful books about French inspired interiors and other designs, wonderfully coloured and decorated with charming jewellery, paper ephemera, retro fabric designs, including the name tapes, and was being featured by all the ladies' home magazines. She has continued to produce a delectable variety of books, original furnishing ideas, teach classes, and is now planning a 'teach in' week in a chateau in S.W.France to show the French way of life. We have a lot in common and we keep in touch with our respective Blogs. You can see my curtains (French 'Indienne') in this view of  her Hollywood bedroom! Log on to  for colour, style and inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. There is something very beautiful and inspiring about this post. It tells of generosity, and courage, and imagination, and perhaps a little luck, too.

    I will have a look at Kaari's site.

    Best wishes to you.