Tuesday, December 26, 2017


This time last year, we were a bit busy. After 45 years of hanging our hats in one place, we found ourselves in the midst of moving our family business from one location to another right during the Christmas Holidays. Dwelling in a 26,000 square foot facility for so many years makes for a lot of stuff.  Sifting through several generations of records, samples, and merchandise, packing it, moving it, up fitting a new space - all while trying to conduct business as usual in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas - was (needless to say) a unique experience.

Everyone would ask, "How is it going?  I just can't imagine..." The truth is that it was like giving birth, dying, getting married, and moving all at the same time.  Needless to say, I did not really savor the beauty of the holiday season.

It is now a year later.  I am so grateful for the new beginning of our new location, for our faithful friends and clients, and for the joy of working among such beautiful things and people.  One of my favorite Christmas traditions is taking in all the creative decorations in our city, particularly the holiday doors.  And while last year forced me to take a year off, I am thrilled to return to the wonderment of the decorations of this season.  With that, I offer up 2017's Holiday Doors, Is One Yours?

I just love this!

Enchanted by the curved opening, lattice door and double wreaths.
This is one of my favorites. Just simple and gorgeous.

Fretwork. White Bow. Pretty.
Chippendale door, greenery and red bow.

 Magnolia leaves and berries.

The ivy growing up the brick front, the magnolia garland and wreath. It's perfect.
I love the rich blue color of this door!

Gorgeous rich silk deep apricot bows.

Merry Christmas!