Archive | April 2013

Let us Introduce You to the Governor’s Daughter!

2013-03-07 14.04.20Those of you who have been “with us” for a good many years, know that we love to play dress up with our mannequin. It all began awhile ago when we were still in Betton. Our dear girl has played the role of everyone from Scarlet O’Hara to Queen Elizabeth; she’s been at Christmas parties, Open Houses, Art Shows, Charity events and more…. she hasn’t missed a single social gathering.

Now that our weather is warming and the new summer fabrics are rolling in, we decided to grab the bolt of gorgeous turquoise  eyelash satin and knew immediately that it must be her sassy skirt.

A little fringed bandeau from neutral linen and a couple of stands of beads and our mermaid  was ready for the sweltering heat and humidity and anxious for the beach!

Obviously, the handmade glass bead necklace is a pleasant surprise when you come to Chrysalis, but a wonderful Tallahassee gal makes these creations and we love them; our customers love them too!  Beautiful handmade creations from The Governor’s Daughter.

The Governor’s Daughter is named after the jewelry artisan’s grandmother, the daughter of the 28th governor of Florida. Not only was her grandmother beautiful inside and out, she was a picture of grace, poise and charm. The artist creates one-of-a-kind vibrant necklaces for the everyday run to the grocery store, out to dinner with college roommates and/or a wedding day. The lady has a blog that is dedicated to that passion as well as the desire to create other beautiful things and enjoy others work.

We have a nice selection of beaded necklaces in stock and ready for you to wear this summer or to give as gifts! Stop by soon at 1410 Market St., next to My Favorite Things.

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We say, “Everything is Better with a Monogram on it!”

monogramMonograms first appeared on coins, as early as 350BC. They have been used as signatures by artists and craftsmen on paintings, sculptures and pieces of furniture.

An individual’s monogram is often a very fancy piece of art used for stationery, for adorning luggage, for embroidery on clothing, and so forth. These monograms may have two or three letters.

A traditional 3-letter monogram has the initial of the individual’s last name (surname) set larger, or with some special treatment in the center, while the first name initial appears to the left of it and the middle name initial appears to the right of it.

Here at Chrysalis, we LOVE a monogram and we do it well! Susan designed and created these simple pillows that show wonderful sophistication just because of the monogram. Such personalized accessories are used on beds, chairs and sofas, or given as gifts. Many engaged couples are using several pillows and even a throw or two in their wedding seating adorned with the new “couples” monogram and “Mr. & Mrs.”

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Our talented staff is always ready to assist you in choosing the perfect fabric for your room and just the personalized addition of a monogram can make all the difference. Monograms are traditional, yet monograms are contemporary, but monograms are always southern, of course! We have selections right here in the store, just to get that creative process started.

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Thanks to Emily at Emma J Design  we discovered this handy-dandy “cheat sheet” to help unfold the etiquette of the monogram.  

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So you see, it’s really quite simple – we think Everything is Better with a Monogram on it!

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