Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

Friday, December 3, 2010

An Introduction

I was going to write a post about trying to make a decision of what to do with my
vintage footstool but have decided to tell you about that another time.  The reason
for the delay is that a friend sent me some wonderful pictures of footstools and
ottomans that she has in both her home and her antique showplace. I was so excited
to see her pictures that I wanted to share them with you right away.   Here is just a
sampling of  a few of her wonderful pieces...

Stephanie Lloyd

Stephanie Lloyd

Stephanie Lloyd

Many of you know her but for those of you who don't I would like to introduce
you to Stephanie Lloyd.  She is one of the leading purveyors of old and authentic
grain sacks and she and her husband Ken have a wonderful and thriving antique
business. Stephanie and I have a very special friendship in that we have been friends
since before kindergarden!  We were the best of friends when we were children.  We
adored each other but  then we would squabble and quickly make up because we could
never stay mad at each other for long.  As adults, we would lose contact with each other
and then find each other and then lose each other again only to find each other again. 
She is the best!   I actually consider her to be more like a sister.  You can find and enjoy
her most delightful site and blog at   Wait until you see the
pictures of her showplace!  Now that it's Christmas time she has decorated the front
window beautifully. Well, it's always beautiful but there is just something  special about
Christmas.   I know you will enjoy her blog and her pictures.  Oh, and she has supplied
lots of pieces for some of the biggest movies you have seen.  I know you will enjoy your
visit to her site and reading her blog.  I hope you will leave a comment for her and say
“Hi” from me.

Here is a tease looking in her Christmas window. Who knows, maybe in one of her
future posts she will show you her beautiful home.

Enjoy your visit with Stephanie Lloyd and I will continue my footstool story in
another post...probably after I finish decorating for Christmas.

I hope you have a great weekend!

PS...Stephanie was having some blogger issues yesterday but everything is back
to normal today.  Enjoy her site and blog and please say "Hi" for me.


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These are great - thanks for sharing them! I will go check her out later on today...Have a great weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are awesome stools! I am heading over there right now. Thanks!!

food for thought said...

looks like a fun store, i love the images you shared~

Anonymous said...

Her stools are gorgeous, but I WANT that GORGEOUS farm table!!! Thanks for the link sweetie... I'm heading there now!
Havea great weekend!
Jo :)

Anonymous said...

I visited your blog and love it! I tried to leave a comment, but it wouldn't let me for some reason... ?
See ya!
~ Jo :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Love those grain sack footstools!!!! So happy to learn about Stephanie!

Happy happy weekend!

Pondside said...

Thanks for the link - I'll have to have a look, as it's all so beautiful.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi S! I'll pop over
and have a look. The
photos ARE a great
tease and the stools
look fabulous! Thank
you for your lovely
comments on P&H. I
hope your weekend is
off to a great start!
xx Suzanne

Mona Thompson said...

Love this post and am off to visit her site right now. Thanks for stopping by to see Kathysue's Guest post on my blog this week. She did a great job as always.

Olive Cooper said...

Love the foot stools. I am on the look out for the perfect sized one for me...seems impossible. merry♥O

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I love grain sacks, so I'm thinking that these are some wonderful stools :)

Anonymous said...

Hi: I came over here from your comment on Kathysue's blog re. the Christmas wrappings!
Then...I saw you referenced your friend Stephanie Lloyd...whom I had mentioned in a blog post last spring!
I just love her things. I had already been to Hudson for the day before I discovered her shop, so wasn't able to go back to meet her. We live just south of Hudson, in Poughkeepsie, but are moving next week NEXT WEEK! to North Carolina. busy busy.
Anyway, I love your blog and will follow right now; hope you will come visit me!

Karena said...

Wonderful post I will visit Stephanie now.

Thank you so much for entering my giveaway from Fifi Flowers. I noticed the link was not working to the contest

Art by Karena

La Dolfina said...

Hi S!!
I just realized you weren't on my sidebar!!! No wonder I'm always late to your posts ?! Well I've remedied that now and am so happy to see you've posted about your wonderfully talented friend! I love the history between you two... so cute!
I can't wait to take a look at her world and I most definitely will say Hi to her for you :)
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We need to catch up :)
Miss you, love you!!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB furnishings!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Ooooh, they do look completely gorgeous, don't they?

I love this look. It gives such a lovely twist to trastional upholstery.

Thank you for sharing. I'm off to have a peep!


Karen said...

I love these images. I have always admired footstools but not be able to figure out where to put them in my own home. Some of these pictures inspired me to work harder to find a spot. I love the grain sacks and will check out Stephanie's site.

Isn't history with someone wonderful?!

Love of the Sea said...

Not sure how I missed this post! These are amazing....I checked out her site. I love a chair she has photographed. Wow - very talented. I wished I lived closer to her shop.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Stephanie's blog sounds so lovely! I'll visit her next.
Thank you fot all your positive comments about my posts ..I trulu appreciate them all! :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I've come vack to have another peep! I love the furniture too. I'm always in too minds about chippy furniture. I know i it was in my house, my riends would say I needed to paint it!!

But it does look so lovely in the shop, doesn't it?


Trouvais said...

I adore Stephanie. We got to know each other via email. I just think she's what she does! XO Trish