“When in doubt, wear denim” – unknown
“I’ll never throw away my blue jeans.” – Susan Ford
I like denim
. I am glad that denim has burst well beyond its original hard-working, sturdy, cowboy, country ranch realm and into all things blue. In fashion and decorating is it considered a neutral, like gray, black and the beiges.
I wear a lot of denim. Even more since I “retired” and work from my home. Over the years, between my husband and I, I have amassed a lot of used denim that has gone beyond its wearable stage, yet seeds of life remain. In this state it has almost endless possibilities.
Where Did It Come From?
A bit of research
revealed that The name “denim” comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called “Serge de Nîmes”, initially made in Nîmes, France, hence “de Nîmes” – “denim”. Who would have thought. Perhaps that is why Yves Saint Laurent
said: “I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal,
In the W.B. Allistion House, the “little house” we are about to finish rehabbing, I am using denim as the accent fabric for the attic decor. No, it is not a country theme, but this fabric compliments the warm vintage wood tones and soft blue gray color pallet I am going with. This will be a home office space for both my husband and I, as well as a library and media space.
I want a soft, relaxing, creative air, that is gender neutral. We will be living in this house while renovations of the “big house”, Maison Steinbuchel. take place. It will serve as a retreat from activity, decisions and, yes, the stress, this project may bring. It will eventually serve as a guest house on the property.
simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”
“Denim Is a Way of Life”
In addition to wearing and decorating with denim, I make stuff. There is a section of my on-line shop named “The Denim Collection”, that features these products. Here are some examples. The photos have links that will provide details on how they were made, what
went into the item and its creative origin.
You could make some of these things yourself, but you have enough to do. I have already done the hard work!
The Holidays are on their way.
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