Friday, February 08, 2008

Uncovering Gold

I'm going to start digging more. I have a funny feeling some of my favorite things are becoming scarce. I should take a year off and roam France in an old Citron. I'd stop at all the flea markets, vide greniers and brocantes to load up on a few of my favorite things.....

French fabrics - red floral and ticking stripes
Ironstone cups without handles
Millinery feathers and flowers
Photobooks
Botanical glass beads
Pink lustreware
Butterflies, insects and medicinal tools
Sewing notions
Paper labels


After I drive from Paris to Toulouse and find my treasures, I'd come back to Los Angeles and set up an old warehouse filled with the inspiration of rural France, the embellishments of 18th century Paris, and the atmosphere of a grand old chateau. I would charge people a dollar to come inside just to be inspired. I wouldn't sell a thing - ok maybe in the gift shop I would sell kits - kits that inspired creativity.
I'd hire people like Molly and Melissa and John - and Bob and Dominique and Johnny - Helen and Ryan. My mom and dad would run the gift shop and my brothers would serve lunch in the organic cafe from 11-2. We'd be open by chance.
Yeah - that's what I'm going to do.

4 comments:

molly said...

hell ya. jeeze, dude, make a kid cry why dontcha! okay, i'll work for you again.

Karla Smith said...

Uncovering Gold sounds like fun to me.

Karla

Molly said...

I love your book, your online store, your blog....just everything! I wondered if you sell any of the cute (looks like velvet, maybe?) green peapods in this photo? Thanks so much. Molly (on the east coast)

Molly de Vries said...

I want to work there! not kidding! really