Sophia's Vintage Suzani
March 10, 2011
I'm currently designing a little girl's bedroom, which is so fun. Her name is Sophia, she's three and adorable with wispy blond hair and big blue eyes. I can't wait for you to see it, but in the mean time while concepting for her room I decided upon a vintage suzani that I'm going to use to make big pillows for the twin beds. What I didn't realize when I ordered it was that it was actually coming from Uzbekistan. So you can imagine my delight when I got to work and saw this beautiful package. Simple, but nothing like the way we package here in the states. No tape, just brown craft paper, simply tied off with string and finished with a wax seal, yes a wax seal. The receipt is on some sort of newsprint which was nicely folded and stapled around the string and it made it here without so much as a scuff mark. It sat here for almost two days before I opened it. I just kept staring at it and thinking I want it to stay just like that. Eventually my office mate and I scurried to take pictures before the big unveiling. The suzani of course is exquisite and will be perfect in little Sophia's new room.