Remembrance of Things Past ~ Only Hearts

footstool-(1)One of my oldest memories as a child, although slightly blurry, is visiting my grandparents for Sunday dinner at their summer home in Neponset, NY.  The house was a weather beaten 3 story clapboard with a wraparound porch anchored by giant blue hydrangea bushes and filled with rattan furniture, the casual beach décor of another time.  Everything inside and out was a testimony to their era, genteel and aged as fine things were handed down from generation to generation.  I still have the tiny hand-blown glass animals that floated in finger-bowls on her formal table. But it was the needlepoint covered mahogany footstools set beneath the damask wing chairs in her living room that became fixated in my psyche.  As a teenager, they were bequeathed to me as a keepsake forever reminding me of a lifestyle abandoned by modern society in search of the next new thing.  I appreciate the evolution of style, but nothing reflects the history of good taste quite like the bespoke luxuries of the past.

When Only Hearts showed me their Petit Point Tapestry Floral collection, clearly derived from the exquisite needlework patterns that graced the porches and parlors of yesteryear, nostalgia took over.   Of course, like everything this dynamic brand designs, the traditional prints are reinvented in a contemporary interpretation of loungewear clearly appropriate both inside and outside the house. Made in America in a poly woven fabric, the bralet fits sizes S-L and the long pocket skirt fits XS-L.  This is a perfect answer to a summer garden party, a walk on the beach or a quiet evening at home. It’s nice to see a remembrance of things past.

“Think Only Of The Past As Its Remembrance Gives You Pleasure.” ~Jane Austen

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