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
Botanical glass beads
Butterflies, insects and medicinal tools
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.