For twenty seven years I owned a table linen company which was a supplier to all the major department stores in the US and abroad. I am passionate about linens. To make my company a success I traveled extensively and always tried to learn more about how to bring beauty to my customers. I went to so many gorgeous gardens, museums, and trade shows for inspiration.
I love to entertain and am always looking for interesting objects to put on my table to surprise my guests. Here I went to the garden, which fortunately was in bloom, and filled odd silver containers with an assortment of flowers. I was simply inspired by my surroundings. I used antique linens which were for sale on my web site French Vintage Home.
I don't really think you can learn to be creative. You either are or you aren't but what you can learn is to keep you eyes open and see what is going on around you. Open your eyes and observe your surroundings, don't go too fast so that you don't really see anything.
After selling the company I started to spend more time at my home in France and learned to appreciate the beauty of linens that had lived a previous life. That is what made me start my company French Vintage Home. Though we have many other things, linens are my specialty.
Gardens are a great inspiration for me and help me be creative. Homage to Claude Monet at Giverney by Bill Filson.
This is what makes me stay creative.......
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