• Juli’s Table

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    Today we had the opportunity to learn a few of Juli’s #MyStoriedHome stories and learn a bit about what happens around her table. The Storied Table is infatuated with idea of personally connecting with our clientele to relay their experiences from the table in order to inspire others. We have learned that every object in the home has a different story to tell.  Here’s a little bit about Juli’s table...

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  • Ellen's Table

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    Ellen’s eclectic table is located in a historic neighborhood of Chicago and has all the elements for great entertaining.  For the past 15 years she and her husband have had countless evenings of sharing their home and table with family and friends. Ellen’s dining room table was purchased at an antique store before she actually had a home. The table has seen many places since that time ...

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  • What will I make today?

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    Recently, on my last trip to India, I discovered an inspired creative collective of women, the Disha Shekawati, led by Amrita Chaudhary who had a completely different motivation for “making with their hands.”Amrita founded Disha Collective to allow women in her area of India, Sujangarch, to become financially independent through their skill in bandhani, a characteristic tie and dye process with textiles.  These women had been abandoned with their children when their husbands left for greater economic opportunities elsewhere ...

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  • Travel to Chennai for Lace, Why Not?

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    It all started with a search for lace, trim and embroidery to complete a standard catering napkin. Sometimes one wants a hint of fabulous in a place (a napkin) and can find it following the thread from Chicago to an unexplored region (Tamil Nadu, Chennai, South India). The idea to travel to Chennai was sparked by an Elle Decor article describing the quirky Chennai apartment of Jean-Francois Lesage whose legendary embroidery family worked on couture collections for greats such as Coco Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld...

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  • Small is the New Luxury

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    It used to be that “incubator” meant a place where little chicks were hatched. Now, it means a place where product “makers” and their fledgling innovative businesses are nurtured with manageable rents and education on business basics like marketing, regulatory compliance, and bank loans as well as links to strategic partner and access to investors ...

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