Thursday, July 12, 2012

MY VALLEY ADVENTURES


So there I was in the Valley looking for a fabric store. Sweating and searching, I was. Trying to find some place local near my new job. Well......


now, I have nothing against the Valley, some of my best friends are in hiding there, as well as my new client. I'm not a snob I swear ( well not a big one ). Anyway back to my fabric store issue. I was told by a women (  I think it was plot ) at  a previous fabric store to check out a place called....

 

Stern's Drapery and Fabric. What a crazy place this was. You are actually looking at the aisles and I'm not kidding. There was so much fabric and so thrown around I actually got vertigo. The dust was overwhelming and the chaos made me want to run .......

    

but, who could find the front door. I felt like a prisoner stuck in the Valley, never to be seen again.  So I thought, find some fabric Kevin you came all this way, for God's sake!


 I did finally find some fabric, which was fabulous looking and well below any price I've ever seen. I just
 needed to overcome my fear of the hoarder virus which I've been told can be airborne. The above photo is the owners office where he explained he had been in mourning over the death of his cat ( I know what you thinking ) and just didn't feel like cleaning up.  He took my money and I .....


ran and you know what, I'm going back. Why, you ask, because I learned a great lesson today. I stepped into chaos and came out with no flea bites and a great new fabric source.


12 comments:

betsy said...

The hell with finding your way out of the fabric store-I am just glad you found your way back onto Blogger! I have missed you muchly.

Raina Cox said...

Promise to take me when I finally get my tuchus out there?

Suzanne said...

That is so funny. Some shoppers thrive on places such as Stern's...!
Great post.

Leigh Trimble said...

Wow.....Wish that was on the EAST COAST....Thanks for the show.

A Perfect Gray said...

I adore spots like that - can you believe it? no better feeling than something great at a bargain price. now go get your vacine for the hoarding virus. just to be safe.

Susie said...

Kevin, I was thinking "oh just jump in and dig around" .But then you said that about fleas and I was totally creaped out. ewweee. I would go nuts. I love to travel and have a hugh fear of getting something buggy to bring home. So our suitcases stay in the garage,till I bag the clothes, take them straight to the washer.I do not feel that I would have the energy to fight an infestation. yikes. But hey, I love the fabric you chose. Spray repellent on your ankles before you go back . Smiles to you, Susie

male said...

Kevin, malE downunder - you scored - the pattern is an antique Chinese screen design, search for The Gramar of Chinese Lattice - Dye - Harvard

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Worth the risk to get some great fabric...I suppose. I'd go back too.

Rick said...

I think the sister store was here in Houston. It was open for decades. Then the owner's sons moved it out of the warehouse district to an upscale strip center and it went by the wayside. You have to have an abundance of patience to peruse a store like that but when you do...well look what you found. Beautiful!

Bohemian said...

OMG you're hilarious... and that Shop... I'm conflicted on whether I'd venture in there even though I'm a Hopeless Fabric Lover and Fabric Artist so the allure of finding some forgotten Killer Fabric within the Hoard might tempt me to venture in... so long as I could keep the front door in sight?! *Winks* But I think that now I know there was a deceased kitty... good Lord, I'd be wondering how its demise came to be... been watching too many of them Hoarder Reality Shows I know... but just sayin'... *LOL*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love this...and yes I think the cat died by something falling on it.

Divine Theatre said...

One man's adventure is another man's final resting place, or so it would seem. That man doesn't need a cat (though I am sad for him), what he needs is a rescue/search dog.
I am so glad you posted on my blog! I am a new follower! If it helps, the grotto stool is a reproduction from Van Dyke's Suppliers. Now can I paint it?

Andie