In a box from storage, I found a favorite pair of Robert Clergerie platform sandals from a different century... but why did I save these? The pale linen was terribly stained. Maybe because they were so comfortable and on closer inspection, I saw the rest of the shoe was in pretty good shape.
Their timeless style still holds up. So the challenge now? How to salvage these in a new way...and make them fit for wearing again.
Cleaning and stain removers did not do the trick and I really thought I should do someting more fun, anyway.
I walked past the paints I used for the ties and wondered if they might work on linen, too...
Revamped shoes, still comfy and definitely fit for wearing again (and perfect for summer with a pair of cuffed jeans). Glad I saved them after all ;)
I was doing some spring cleaning at my studio and came across an amazing assortment of mid-century fabrics from Europe and had to share them...
This is just a taste of over 3 dozen different pieces I forgot I had collected.
I am so inspired by the striking patterns and colors and painterly designs:
I got most of them from a dealer from the Netherlands and the rest I picked up in France. They were originally used as curtains and are odd lengths and widths -- but are very well preserved and totally usable for any number of purposes.
Most of all, these pieces are a real treat for any design aficionado, as they probably are not patterns you have seen before.
I'm bringing several to the shop. Please come by and take a look.