I first encountered April Cornell’s amazing linens, and clothing line years ago at the Vancouver gift show. My boss literally dragging me out of what had to be one of the most impressive booths there. According to him we were there to buy for the garden centre, silly man.
Over the years I have always looked for shops that carried her product line. The soft floral designs, and beautifully coordinated colors drawing me into bliss. They are special stores with great taste that carry her product.
I became friends with a coworker who had a similar love of April Cornell tablecloths, in fact she has a beautiful antique cupboard brimming with many April Cornell linens, and placemats.
And when this friend gave me a gorgeous luncheon cloth to celebrate my first anniversary with my husband, that tablecloth became the cornerstone of special celebrations.
Used for anniversaries, and birthdays, and all special occasions, it truly is a favorite of mine. I have matching pink goblets, and antique dishes from my Mom to celebrate with. And every year for my birthday, my friend makes sure to tuck in more pink flowering paper napkins with my gift so I don’t run out.
I wrote about this in April Cornell’s blog contest, and won my choice of tablecloths. And the choices were outstanding, each more beautiful than the other. I feel so very lucky! Thank you April Cornell.
Take a moment to visit April Cornell’s blog, it is a wonderfully creative, and interesting site.
I do so agree with her motto: Feel Beautiful, Live Beautiful, Be Beautiful.
I plan to.