Serendipity- the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Serendipity sums up my journey at Material Things. After all, I should be in a dentist office assisting with a root canal right now but by a change of events I found a happy place here in the design world. What’s meant to be, will be.

I love to design new collections for our online store. Most of the time, they’re full of color and energy. Because let’s face it, color makes you happy!

Our online store is currently set up on ETSY. The items that are available for purchase have been hand picked for a special collection. We usually start a collection with one item- an inspiration piece- and build the collection around it.

For the Serendipity Collection, I started with a fabric by Thibaut. Guess what the name of the fabric is? Serendipity, of course! This fabric has always been a favorite of mine. It’s very whimsical and timeless. In fact, I have a roman shade in my bathroom out of this fabric.

I was inspired to pull trims, fabrics, plates, and art to accompany the Serendipity fabric in this collection. I even designed a few very special pillows for this collection.

One of my favorite pillows I designed is “The Pagoda Pillow”. Its made with an 100% linen animal print and the fabric is the prettiest color of orange. That’s saying a lot, because I’m not an orange fan. (Go Cocks!) The little details of the pillow is what makes it so special. Pleated corners, a tiny flange down the front and embroidered with a pagoda. And of course, the zipper! Ms. Eugenia is the best at sewing an hidden zipper. It definitely lives up to its “hidden” name.

The idea behind our collections is that one customer could purchase multiply items that will all fit into the same room. Basically, we are doing the designing for you. All you have to do is “click” and “add to cart”. Then, the guy with the brown truck will bring it to your doorstep. Its that easy!

We will be on a constant treasure hunt to add more items to the Serendipity collection. So if all current items sell, that doesn’t mean the collection is going to be erased. By listing items online we’re spreading all of our “pretties” nationwide. If you see something you like, grab it up quickly. A lot of our items are one-of-a-kinds and vintage treasures. Some we even have a hard time listing because we want to take them home. Warning: Buy before we change our minds.

Click here to go to our ETSY shop. Happy Shopping!

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