Have I kept you guessing?
Are you ending the Decor To Adore blog? No.
Did you win a show with Oprah? Not yet.
Are you opening an online shop? Not right now, but there is a strong possibility in the future.
Are you closing your design business? No, I will always continue to design.
I recently wrote a post that described how I had come to to the path upon which I am currently standing. I imagine that many of you have made the choice to live your lives more authentically by choosing to listen to what your whispering heart is saying.
A very dear friend of mine, whom I actually met through blogging, shares many similar heart stirrings. At the very essence was our love of all things authentically French. Over the course of many months we decided that we wanted to share our passion for vintage and antique French linens and fancies with others .
“Oh yawn!”, you might say “This has been done to death.” But you should know me by now. There has to be a twist~ a delicious something different.
We will offer authentic French merchandise, of the utmost quality, for very compelling prices.
Now you’re sitting up straighter aren't you?
So, who is my partner in divine? I am absolutely thrilled and honored to reveal that it is Andrea Drexelius of French Basketeer fame. Mademoiselle Drexelius is well qualified. She studied art history at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris for three years. But more importantly she has a heart as big as Europe. If you read her blog then you know she has recently returned from her home in France. She also lives part of the time in Southern California. Her home there will be featured in a 14 page layout in the upcoming November issue of Romantic Homes magazine.
Her recent trip to France unearthed the most delicious treasures we eagerly want to share. Would you like to take a peek?
Then there are the stacks upon stacks of vintage and antique French linen and laces. This will be our specialty, which gave the company it’s aptly titled name.
Métis is made from a linen and cotton mix most often used in French antique and vintage sheeting. It is a wonderfully soft, yet very durable cloth. It has gained popularity in recent years as an upholstery fabric and has been featured quite prevalently in design magazines such as Veranda, Romantic Homes, and Country Living. The sheeting often sports breathtakingly beautiful monograms.
We have already begun putting the finishing touches on a new blog that will showcase this glorious fabric and other fine French treasures in more detail.
Each month we will offer a different theme. For Octobre it will be Homme~ French translation~ “Man”. The month will focus on the rich offerings of France which have a masculine feel~ perfect for a cozy fall. The selections fit well under a fun term industry has coined: “Mantiques”.
So where can you find Métis Linens? The wonderful Oma Talley, of Cargo and Company, in Costa Mesa will be devoting space to Métis Linens. There will soon be a feature post on her store to adore very soon. There are also a few other stores and online shops that we are in initial stages of partnering with.
In addition we will be at the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in the antique section. If you have never been to this thrilling market, now is the time.
Now on to the giveaway!