23 May 2012

Our Indie Lulu Kitchen

THE FINEST linen drying cloths, tasteful cake stand and  Barb Derksen's marvelous new "Preserve Posies" -  these are just a few of the products which which grace the beautiful country dresser at the  entrance of Indie Lulu Living.  

Our Irish linen drying cloths are large, measuring a full 34 x 21.5 inches and are hand-made by a local seamstress to the most exacting of standards.  

Only Irish Linen does the job does the kind of job you want to put the polish on your finest crystal and glassware. 

A delicious cake deserves something elegant to show it off!  This wrought iron-style metal stand comes paired with a white pottery serving plate.  

And as we live in the heart of Fruit Country, here in Osoyoos, British Columbia, we also like to capture the flavour of the Okanagan fresh off the tree in the way of preserves.  

You can't find our "Preserve Posies" anywhere else as they are designed and created exclusively for Indie Lulu Living by Barb.These are available for full mason jar sizes ($4.95) as well as the smaller pints ($4.50) and each "Posie" comes with a matching label for you to write your own information upon.  Even nicer is that each "Posie" is re-usable!  Be the hostess who gives the nicest looking preserves!

16 May 2012

Chenille Love

Did you know that chenille is the french word for caterpillar?

NO!  Chenille is not made from insects, rather it's texture is like a soft caterpillar, the ones we may have called "fuzzy-wuzzy" when we were children.

The chenille yarn is manufactured by placing short lengths of yarn, called the "pile", between two "core yarns" and then twisting the yarn together. The edges of these piles then stand at right angles from the yarn’s core, giving chenille both its softness and its characteristic look. Chenille will look different in one direction compared to another, as the fibres catch the light differently. Chenille can appear iridescent without actually using iridescent fibers. The yarn is commonly manufactured from cotton, but can also be made using acrylicrayon and olefin.

Chenille is actually named by the process it is created.  It goes all the way back to the 18th century when it was crafted by cutting the fabric into strips.  Later on in the 20's and 30's Catherine Evans revived the process and branded it "chenille" and the bedspreads became popular.  In the 30's chenille was also used for carpets, throws and mats.  It had a resurgence again in the 1970's and has also been used for clothing too.

We have a lovely selection of chenille here at Indie Lulu, come enjoy!

4 May 2012

Beautiful Domes

You may have admired these beautiful mercury base glass domes in our window display recently at Indie Lulu Living.  These are perfect for displaying and protecting your most beautiful and precious articles from family treasures to our fabulous Okanagan cheeses!

We've chosen to display some of our porcelain pomegranates and paper butterfly garlands inside. What treasure will YOU choose to feature under glass?

The smaller dome is approximately 16 inches tall and complements the larger 20 inch tall one.  

We've a sweet story to share today, seems we had a young shopper in mid-week.  We mustn't say names because this was a very clever young lady who was having some trickery going on with Bridget and Susan. I heard this young girl was shopping with Mum and Dad, one of whom a gift was intended for ( hm, what holiday is fast approaching?), so she had some products being discretely palmed to Sue behind her back so that the lucky family member was unawares.  Could this be Mother's Day sneakery ?  We ♥ this sort of behavior at Indie Lulu Living!  Makes us go Awwww

2 May 2012

We Like White!

There's something very special about white ironstone pottery.  It is so classic and functional, yet visually stunning displayed en masse.

You must agree that it makes the ideal backdrop behind whatever is IN it or ON it or BESIDE your featured item.  

We have a great selection for you to choose from.  Come just graze your eyes for a while....