8.10.2016

St. Frank, Ethnic Prints and Embroidery


The cast on my leg and crutches have kept me mostly housebound.  I am healing but there is the pain and inconvenience plus, I am missing my cousin's wedding and a little NYC get-away with family (including  Hamilton tickets)...  Yes, I am feeling sorry for myself.  I will just snap out of it with one of my favorite topics...TEXTILES.

Liana sent me these shots (I love that girl) and told me about the St. Frank's store opening on Sacramento St. here in San Francisco.


So, before the accident...I ran over there.
In addition to their own fabric line, they have handcrafted textiles by artisans from around the world.
Isn't that great wallpaper in their restroom (it's for sale)?  Beautiful framed child's ikat coat, too.
Notice the detailed Mayan embroidered collar made into a pillow.  
Similar to what I purchased on our Mexico trip...  hand embroidered.
Along with the quilt that Howard brought back from his last trip to India.  He is in Delhi now (please don't forget the batik cotton napkins, Howard).

One last thing along the ethnic fabric lines... when I was at Juxtaposition Home a couple weeks ago...
I loved how they made this indigo fabric into long lumbars with sand linen on the reverse. 
And aren't these colorful cotton tassels a nice touch?
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!  Mine is better already.
Thanks for visiting.

27 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. Textiles like this add so much depth--the textures, the colors, the prints. I also love the fact that they are so unique. Best is to pick them up while traveling the world, but if that isn't in one's schedule, this shop is certainly a step above mass-produced alternatives.

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  2. Love this post! When you are ready for a repeat visit please call me!
    I am so sorry about your accident, but I like your positive outlook... you will be back in action in no time :)
    Love the new textiles on your guest bed!!!
    XO

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  3. Yes, Terry, let's do a little Sacramento St. shopping when I am back on my feet!

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  4. Gorgeous fabrics & pillows Mary Ann!
    I've been battling Plantar Fasciitis for the last 6 months, about 50% better but I'm stuck wearing sneakers and I have two other pairs of shoes I can wear. NO heels or flats. A very long walk (2 1/2 hrs) on the boardwalk at the beach put this whole thing in motion...Dr. said when I get back to walking for exercise, no walking on concrete, stick to asphalt. I told my husband recouping from my fractured ankle years ago was easier (and faster) than this!! How long do you have to wear your cast? And don't feel bad about feeling sorry for yourself. You have company! :(

    Linda in S.D.

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    1. That's terrible, Linda...I walk all over the place on concrete here... I have the cast for two more weeks and then a boot for several weeks more. I just bought two new pairs of sneakers for when I can get back on my feet. None of the bones were broken (dislocated) but the doctor said the ligaments in front "exploded" and that takes a long time to heal. Hope you feel better soon!

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    2. Linda, had your Dr recommended Smart Feet sole inserts? I had the same problem but found wearing Smart Feet all of the time (even around the house) cured my plantar fascitis. Best of luck!

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    3. Linda, had your Dr recommended Smart Feet sole inserts? I had the same problem but found wearing Smart Feet all of the time (even around the house) cured my plantar fascitis. Best of luck!

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    4. Hi Sue, did you mean Super Feet? I had already tried Spenco, Abeo,Dr. Scholl's with no success. My podiatrist dispensed me some Super Feet and they gave me ankle pain after 20 min. I was thinking of giving them another try with a different pair of cross trainers. I also know that one needs to break them in slowly. Glad to hear that your PF is cured! I had it 7 years ago and when I quit wearing Uggs and massaged with the tennis ball it went away fast. I think I let it go too long this time before I got serious about treating it. :( Anyway, thank you for telling me that the insoles did work for you!

      Linda

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  5. Mary Ann I feel so badly for you. I hope that you can get some relief for your pain and the upcoming weeks will be better and better for you. Take care!!
    Kathysue

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  6. St. Franks looks like so much fun! Maybe when you are up and about we can go!! Love the Hmong lumbar pillows. Would love to hit Juxtaposition home when we go down South!!

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  7. What wonderful fabrics! I hope you feel better soon!!

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  8. Beautiful fabrics. I recently found a little shop close to us here in France when I was showing some friends visiting around the area. In the shop there were a selection of handmade cushions, each one quite different from the next. I bought a pair in gray raw silk, they were extremely similar, but not the same.

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  9. PIty party+missing out on fun stuff=Amazon books+prime. Books, books and more books. That's my personal recovery plan! Love fabrics. Some what addicted I have to admit. Mud cloth always a fav! And then the indignity that support "staff" has gone AWOL. At this point, I would say to husband of 41 years: management fees will be taken!

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    1. HA!!!! So true. I bought books and have been binge watching TV. You are right... support is AWOL...I should have jewelry instead of napkins coming from Asia...although we haven't gotten the hospital bills yet :/

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  10. My daughter just broke her foot... 1 week into her beach house summer rental.... she can feel your pain!

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  11. I love the fabrics---I confess, I'd feel sorry for myself too if I had to miss Hamilton and a wedding! Still, you are a true trooper to find a diversion and make the best of this unfortunate accident.
    Next time you and Cindy visit Juxtaposition let me know, I'd love to meet you two at the store. I live and work nearby!
    Get well soon.
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. That would be fun, Karen. I just heard from the gang on their way to Hamilton and they said NY is super muggy right now. Are they trying to make me feel better?

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  12. Oh Mary Ann! You poor thing. Laying around for a few days isn't bad, but after that, if you're like me, and I think you are, you start going crazy! You are always off somewhere and I'm so sorry you're going to have to miss NYC and your cousins wedding!
    LOVE all the fabrics and those pillows are fabulous. Haven't been to Juxtaposition in ages and I do love that store! Snuggle with Chief and take care.
    xoxo Gail

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    1. Chief has been really uncharacteristically snuggly....think he feels bad, Gail. So I like that part.

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  13. Get better Mary Ann - We need you out on the street!!!

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  14. Mary Ann I'm sorry to hear you're missing some fun things this summer. Hopefully you get a raincheck on the NYC trip when you're healed and ready to roadtrip! These textiles are so pretty. I love that indigo lumbar! Gorgeous. Best wishes for a speedy recovery my friend.

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