Friday, October 1, 2010

Metis Linens Launch

Ah oui, Chers Amis, today I am announcing my partnership with Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore in our new venture, Metis Linens! Be sure to also read Laura's wonderful introduction on her blog and enter the three giveaways she is sponsoring for the launch. The osier basket she is featuring (seen on the sidebar at left) is from Beaune, of course, from the Saturday market.

We will be at the Rose Bowl on October 10th in the Antiques Section space A03; it was interesting that several bloggers and antique dealer friends immediately called it a collection of Mantiques~
I had Mr. Darcy in mind as I assembled most of the collection over time~
there are so many things still to show you; original 17-19C documents and letters will be available~
There are one hundred 18C-19C skeleton keys~
The merchandise is in the process of being cleaned and tagged with descriptive information, which leaves me little time for a launch party, though that's what I feel like doing....maybe after the Rose Bowl.... champagne in the Rose Bowl Parking Lot, perhaps?

Meanwhile, today we announce the winner of Karena's wonderful Basket giveaway AND the Holiday issue of Romantic Homes is out and we are in it!!!! Last night Laura described each of the 14 pages to me...holy smokes, off to find a stack of those is a preview shot of our dining room, Romantic Homes Magazine, courtesy of Laura~
This shoot was done just before Christmas 2009, so it has been a long wait to see the layout; I can't wait!


  1. Congratulations Andrea to you & to Laura (who is also a great lady). I wish, oh I wish, how I could be at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 10th. Would so love to personally meet you ladies and to see all your wonderful treasures.

    Great things going on Andrea!
    Cheers my dear x

  2. Wow! No grass growing under your feet!! Congratulations for the new venture AND the magazine feature! Absolutely awesome!

  3. I hated to part with my beautiful November copy, but you needed it more. It's on its way to you via the USPS.

    The blogger girls are already clammering for an online shop! :)

    Last count the new blog had 23 new followers.

    We are blessed.

  4. It's truly so very very beautiful, Andrea! Everything looks beyond gorgeous. xo Lidy

  5. Found you via Art by Karena. The baskets are beautiful and I have to say Colin Firth is my all time favorite Mr. Darcy!

  6. Andrea you are on a roll with this great adventure with Laura!! How fabulous to keep making these dreams come true!!

    Art by Karena