I remember standing on my tippy toes to peek over the counter at the ladies and watch them zip through the fabric with their long sheers. I was engrossed at the perfect cuts every time. Later I learned that the table was fitted with a fixed grooved separation to allow a perfect cut everytime.
I don't know why it was so exciting for me to go there. My favorite part was when my mom would purchase fabric that was at the end of the roll. Sometimes the ladies would give us the cardboard holder. I would always insist on carrying it home and when I got home I'd take it after my mom would remove the remnant fabric and grab a sheet and roll it on it as if it were a new piece of fabric. Then I would play fabric store.
I know I was a weird kid. Thus my facination with fabrics.
Recently I came across a wonderful website called Cabbages and Roses. I sell their book in my store called Living Life Beautifully. As I was reading through it I was immediately smitten with every page. I had to go on their website and check it out. I love their pillows and fabrics and desperately want to order but what I most loved was looking through their "Lookbook".
Here are some of their photos. I think it exemplifies what is truly simple elegance. I don't know who came first Rachel Ashwel or Cabbages and Roses or if they are connected but I truly felt inspired and wanted to share some photos and info with you.
(Below) I want to sleep there. Maybe the birds can fly down and braid my hair with ribbon as I sleep.