January 23, 2007

Scalamandre Ming Circus

I mentioned that I am going to design the baby announcement for my friend, Miss M.A., who's adopting a girl from China. When I was talking to her last night, she said she'd had a dream about the baby and the baby's name was Ming. Now, Miss M.A. has not even gotten the referral for the baby yet and hasn't even picked any names until she does.

I need to start thinking about some designs for Miss M.A. to pick out, so taking a clue from Style Court's article on the Chinoiserie Baby Shower, I looked at the lining of the envelope and saw that it was a Scalamandre pattern. I didn't find the pattern Mary McDonald used, but I found Ming Circus.

This evening, I was wandering around the internet looking for some fabrics and came across a piece of Scalamandre's Ming Circus fabric on E-bay. It's got all of the elements I was looking for: Chinamen, pandas, elegant herons sitting on trees and a great colourway - a cinnabar red.

I am staked out at the laptop waiting for the bidding to end. Wish me luck!
PS - I lost in the last six seconds to "miniaturecatman". Oh, the horror!

5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Great idea, keep us posted...

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  2. Great idea and great fabric. So sorry you lost the auction. Have you done a search on google for discount Scalamandre (there are a few sites that carry pieces and bolts of Scalamandre, but can't recall the sites right now).

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  3. Wonderful idea, Fairfax. You said that your friend dreamed her daughter's name was Ming. Does she know the Chinese proverb about the red thread? Google and send it to her. Her little Ming is on her way!

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  4. ^^ nice blog!! ^@^

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