home for the holidays …

A Little Holiday Love . . .

at my friend Kathryn’s Store . . .

Laundry

Petit and Olson Home

Home for the Holidays . . .

Beautiful Oleana Blankets . . .

mixed with Bainbridge Blues textiles . . .

and vintage grainsack linens . . .

a perfect mix for the Holidays!!

We have all sorts of goodies to make your holiday special!!!

Antiques . . . Vintage . . . Stocking stuffers . . .

and lots and lots of Holiday goodness!!!

So – what is on my Santa’s List??

Well – most definitely one of these Oleana Blankets!!

hurry Jeff . . . hurry!!! 🙂

I will be bringing some vintage goods from Seabold Vintage Market as well . . .

Hope to see you all there!!

Peace . . . Love . . . and Blessings . . .

to all of you this time of year!!!

xoxo – liz

spring sunshine …

I was going through some old photos to post for . . .

“Throwback Thursdays”. . .

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie7

and I came across a wonderful little photo shoot – that took place in my back yard in the Spring of 2008.

The photos were taken by our Bainbridge Blues go-to photographer – Michael Jardine of Qamera . . . who’s eye behind the camera has always fascinated me!!

Bainbridge Blues with close up ladder and fabrics

It was a beautiful Spring day . . . the sun was out . . . and one little girl (Miss Hattie) was extremely happy to participate in all the excitement!

I believe the photos below tell the rest of the story . . .

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie6

Bainbridge Blues - Photo shoot 2008 ladder with fabric

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie3

Bainbridge Blues - Cole and Bryn with clothes pins

Bainbridge Blues - Photo shoot 2008 ladder with fabrics black and white

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie10

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie8

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie9

Bainbridge Blues -Photo shoot 2008 ladder with fabrics

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - clothes line

Bainbridge Blues - Bryn fabric

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie11

Bainbridge Blues -Photo shoot 2008 - ladder with fabrics2

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie5

Bainbridge Blues - Photo shoot 2008 ladder with fabrics3

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie2

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - clothes wringer

Bainbridge Blues - Spring 2008 photo shoot - hattie4

yes – even our crazy dog (Mr. Mack) was trying to get in on all the action!

I am so glad the seasons are beginning to change . . .

although I do wish one little girl would quit growing up so fast!

Bainbridge Blues - fabrics Spring photo shoot - Hattie

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Welcome Spring . . .

let the sunshine in . . . flowers sprouting in the garden . . . laundry on the line . . .

and kids growing up much too fast . . .

the long dark days are over . . . time to mow the lawn . . . plant some seeds . . .

and freshen up your home . . . clean linens . . . fresh pillows . . .

new beginnings . . .

Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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www.bainbridgeblues.com

all photos by Michael Jardine / Qamera

vintage bike …

Yesterday I was looking through some photos for an upcoming Bainbridge Blues blog post for spring . . .

and I came across this bike photo taken by the very talented Michael Jardine of Qamera.

It literally stopped me in my tracks . . .

Bainbridge Blues - vintage bike

You see –  this photo means so much more to me than just a photo of a vintage bike!

For me . . .

it represents leaving the corporate world which I dearly loved at the time . . .

to follow my dreams and start a business where I could be closer to my son.

It represents hard work . . . and dedication to those dreams

to the paths I have chosen to take . . . and to my journey ahead.

The funny thing is . . .

at the time I bought this bike for the Bainbridge Blues shop – I paid way too much for it.

But it never bothered me – as some how I knew it had a special meaning.

Each day . . .

I would wheel this bike out in front of the Bainbridge Blues shop . . .

and we would display gifts and flowers in a big basket on the front of it.

It was a sign to our customers – that we were open for the day.

I simply loved that little shop, and the memories shared with friends and customers . . .

and sometimes – I miss it more than any of you would ever know or imagine!!

That said . . .

my dreams are still here as I continue down this winding road we call life . . .

Bainbridge Blues is now a wholesale textile company

that I share equally with my two good friends and business partners Fran and Mudge.

And now . . . well – I just need to find this old bike . . .

and perhaps give it a face lift and paint it a different color . . . hmmmm . . .

Peace and love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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photo by Michael Jardine / Qamera