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When the great 20th century Swedish artist Anders Zorn painted his self-portrait Man In  A Red Suit, little did he know how prescient it would be. The fashion mavens have now declared that the new color for menswear is orange. Taking inspiration from prison garb and vintage looks, orange is now showing up on fashion runways. Although designers admit that few men can wear the color, they are apparently ecstatic over the wow factor. It is highly likely that they are the only ones who feel this way.

Designers such as Lou Dalton, JW Anderson, Casely-Hayford are putting their male models in an especially bright version of the color, calling to mind the orange that hunters often use in the field for safety. Who knew? In a masterful understatement, designer Lou Dalton noted, “The color lends itself to more sports or outerwear-orientated pieces.”

Recommendations are that if you are inclined toward orange to pair it with other bold colors such as blue or black. Avoid light neutrals.

Natural Decorating For The Holidays

In our rather sprawling 1750 colonial with its wide plank floors and beamed ceilings, simple decorations from nature are appropriate for the period of the house, smell good, are inexpensive, and provide a great opportunity to exercise some creativity. To brighten up the dining room, we set up a branch tree in an old metal milk [...]

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Wrights Pkg. Bias Quilt Binding Only $1.85 per package!

Wrights packaged quilt binding comes in a variety of gorgeous colors to compliment not only your quilt but also to add an attractive finished edge and color to wearable art, throws, blankets, and wall hangings. Each package contains 3 yards of bias tape, 7/8" wide, and is a completely machine washable blend of polyester and [...]

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6 NEW Colors of Bulk Blanket Binding!

Some good news on the blanket binding front! We're happy to share with you that we have added 6 great colors to our line of 25 yard rolls of bulk blanket binding: Rio yellow, Tiffany blue, pink sherbet, dark silver, apple green, and hunter. Hunter is very close in color to Wrights hunter green in packages, [...]

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NEW Blanket Binding Colors from Wrights!

Wrights has introduced 5 new colors of blanket binding, each 4-3/4 yards, and they are charming. There's four new brights and camo for nature lovers and those who enjoy outdoor sports such as fishing and hunting. My favorite is multi colored polka dots blanket binding which would be perfect on baby blankets and throws or fleece blankets [...]

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Create A Victorian Wreath

I love both Victorian decor and wreaths, so it was perfectly natural to bring both together in a very large wreath that hangs on a door in my dining room. This wreath measures about 32 inches across and literally "grew" over time. By that I mean it started as a modest 12 inch wreath that I [...]

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Simplicity Deluxe Portable SideWinder Bobbin Winder Only $58.95 At Dove Originals Trims

It is with regret that we tell you Wrights has discontinued the Sidewinder. We are no longer able to order it.  I quilt and sew, and one task I dislike intensely is winding a bobbin. I use pre-filled bobbins for machine embroidery but there are times when thread colors simply must match in both the top [...]

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Home Decor Trends In 2015

January is a great month for introspection and the perfect time to evaluate your home to see what you like, dislike, want to change, etc. Even a home with beautiful antiques and high end furnishings can use an occasional update to add interest. The trick is to walk the line between trendy that's so yesterday [...]

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Paraphrasing Shakespeare: A sleeve! A sleeve! My kingdom for a sleeve...

The sleet and snow are coming coming down here in Connecticut, the temperature is hovering at 20 degrees, and every dress in every major department store is sleeveless. Lovely wool fabrics, cashmere, and fine flannel abound, but all lack even a token sleeve. Apparently, while women want dresses with sleeves, designers hate them- sleeves that is, not [...]

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The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala Wine!

In 2012 it was tangerine, in 2013 emerald, in 2014 radiant orchid, and this year Pantone has selected as its color of the year marsala wine after the fortified wine of Sicily. Replacing black as the new neutral, look for marsala everywhere.... in jewelry, housewares, apparel, paint, mascara, men's ties and outerwear, and even on your [...]

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