Before I chat about our next item from the shoot I wanted to share with you one of my regular haunts. Whenever I go back to Atlanta I always pop into Lewis & Sheron fabric store. I’ve used their fabrics in my homes plus countless client projects since I started in the design biz wayyyy back in 1997. Whew, I’m almost vintage. Now that we’re in Florida, most of my orders with them are online, and they still never disappoint.
Over Thanksgiving we visited family in Atlanta. The day of the Georgia Tech game the girls and I split off from the boys (after loyally attending the Ramblin Wreck parade) and went fabric shopping at Lewis & Sheron. I wasn’t sure how long my little ladies would behave in the store before I had to make a quick dash out. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but we made it two hours! I actually had to make them leave.
I guess the bucket of lollipops by the front door didn’t hurt. Lewis & Sheron is extra kid friendly, another reason I’ve remained a loyal customer.
After some negotiation, we agreed on a three lollipop limit.
In a way this was a trip down memory lane. I started thinking about how I used to push my girls around the isles in their baby strollers while looking for nursery fabrics. It’s hard to believe they’re both big girls walking beside me now. Matter of fact, all of my kids have had their turn being pushed down the isles at Lewis & Sheron. I even remember waddling several times in my latter months of pregnancy – desperate to hunt down that perfect pattern as I feathered our nest.
Speaking of growing up, my girls not only shocked me with their shopping endurance but their genuine interest in looking at two floors of fabrics. Oldest gravitated to this lovely linen stripe and said as plain as day, “this is perfect for a beach house sofa because it’s light and preppy, not dark and serious.” Ha ha ha! She actually used those words…really caught me off guard. Future designer?
Youngest found a ballerina print she loved. She was looking at the fabrics from a whole other perspective – hoping to find cuttings that inspire her sketches and painting. Future artist?
I honed in on this creature print…I actually sat there for five minutes processing in my brain “where can I put this?” Does anyone else do that too? I didn’t want to pass it up. So far I haven’t found a spot, but hope to soon. Maybe a laundry room seat cushion on the bench with turquoise piping? That would be adorable. The nice thing about Lewis & Sheron is you take your free cutting with a sticker of info on the back then just order it when your ready. Love that.
I also happened to love this geometric, this fabulous paisley and this outstanding navy print which is very close to Ziggurat by China Seas vibe minus the painful price. Oooh, I love
way too many so many fabrics.
It was a fun day…and quite sentimental for me to shop with my “big girls.” Not to mention it’s nice to have a store who treats you like family. Thanks, Lewis & Sheron.
When we left we met up with the boys for dinner. The girls were in a hurry to get home. Once back, they put on their PJ’s and spent hours playing with their bag of samples. So creative.