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First Annual Butterfly Days!

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Bugs & Butterflies by Design Legacy – in-stock right now!

It seems Spring is fluttering right past us! It has been a beautiful season so far and to further celebrate it, we are gearing up for a fun event at the store…Butterfly Days! What is Butterfly Days you may ask? It is twelve days of deals and specials and all kinds of fun!

It begins Tuesday April 19th  partnered with our biannual Cabi trunk show and will extend through the end of the month. There will also be a huge event on Saturday the 23rd throughout the entire plaza! Music, food & drink and those awesome discounts too!

Right now we are putting together our special discount “fortune cookies”. Aren’t they cute?

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These little cookies will arrive on the 23rd and are packed with sweet surprises! Inside each one is some form of discount or dollars off a purchase and you get one with every in-stock purchase of $50 (that’s right, if you spend $100 you get two fortune cookies for future savings!!).*

It is going to be so much fun and a great time to come in and get those finishing touches to spruce up your space for all those guests coming by for graduation parties, bridal showers.. or (even better) just because you want something new and fresh for the season!

Be sure to sign up for our emails if you haven’t already and follow us on Pinterest. Check out our Facebook updates, Instagram photos of all the beautiful behind-the-scenes revelry.

We can’t wait to see you!

*Discounts not applicable to Cabi purcahses.
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Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is on SALE NOW – SAVE 20% on Fabrics and Wallcovering!

SAVE 20% NOW through October 31st at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee on Thibaut Design
… a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics.”

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From the Trade Routes Collection, this pattern “Crusing” is available in 4 colorways in both fabric and wallcovering. Visit the shop at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee for more details.

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Available in both wallcovering and fabric, the pattern is Fair Isle, shown in blue green, but available in 3 more colorways. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you in placing your order.

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Plan by the tides and follow the sun. These thoughts and more have been combined and materialized into Thibaut’s Biscayne Collection. Boasting a full range of wallcoverings, linens, embroideries, cotton blends and more, the Biscayne Collection blends soothing neutrals and energizing bright colors with designs sure to emanate cool, easy-going Bahamian vibes. Island inspired leaves branch out in Lucala in a bountiful assortment of colors in rich wallpaper, flowing printed fabric, and one truly stunning embroidery.

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View other Thibaut collections:  http://www.thibautdesign.com/media/collections

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Established in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Over the years the product offering has broadened to include a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics. The launch of an upholstered furniture line established Thibaut as a highly desirable resource of all product categories favored by designers and up-scale consumers alike. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is your Tallahassee retailer for Thibaut Fabrics, Thibaut Wallcoverings and Anna French.

Thibaut has become synonymous with beautiful traditional and transitional designs in signature color palettes. We offer unsurpassed quality and great design in styles ranging from historic reproductions and traditional, classic patterns to tropical and novelty patterns. Our offering is extended by the acquisition of UK based Anna French, a luxury brand of wallcoverings, fabrics, embroideries and Scottish lace. Anna continues as a source of inspiration to the design team at Thibaut, assuring that her energy and style are infused in new collections.

With an insightful knowledge of shifting market trends and homeowner desires, Thibaut prides itself on creating unique patterns. Our exclusive designs and the tools to make them are owned and copyrighted by Thibaut. Inventory is kept in our warehouses in Newark, New Jersey and London, England and reaches the market through our extensive distribution network. Thibaut products are sold through interior designers, trade-only showrooms and select retail stores.

SAVE the DATE! You’re Invited to Sip ‘n Shop at Our CAbi Party on June 11th

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From noon until 6pm on Thursday, June 11th join our staff, customers and friends as we gather to explore the 2015 Spring/Summer collection of CAbi fashion. Find beautiful summer trends at affordable pricing that you’re sure to love. Jennifer Martin, CAbi representative will be on hand to personalize your shopping experience. We’ll serve a little something to eat and drink, creating the perfect atmosphere for selecting a few summer must-haves. To sweeten the treat, Chrysalis Fine Fabrics will have a Flash Sale all day with 20% Off all in stock fabrics and trims.

So set your reminder to join on Thursday, June 11th at 1410 Market St. Call with any questions 850-224-2924.

  • What is CAbi you might ask???

A company with humble roots, a leadership team with integrity, and a vision to empower women.

From the moment CAbi was created, it was more than a brand.      springCAbibeach

  • From the moment CAbi was created, it was more than a brand.

As a little girl, Carol Anderson loved fashion, so she pursued her dream as a designer.  After working for a design firm, Carol teamed up with a good friend, who believed in her designs and took them to Nordstrom, where she became a beloved brand. She quickly garnered a loyal following in other department stores and boutiques across America.

The retail world began to change, and Carol felt a lack of creative freedom as stores expected a certain look from her label.

In 2001, Carol, her husband Jan and their friend, Kimberly Inskeep, sparked the idea of testing the concept of sharing the clothes with women in a home surrounded by friends, rather than in a traditional retail environment. Carol and Kimberly asked ten of their dear friends, who they knew would be passionate about this idea, to join them as Founders. This was the beginning of CAbi, Carol Anderson by invitation.

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  • It’s not simply the outfit but the style you own.

Not just about the way you look, but how you feel. It’s not simply the outfit, but the style you own. It’s not only the compliment, but the conversation.

Ultimately, beyond great fashion, cabi is about the connection. From the moment cabi was created, it was more than a brand; it was a vision to bring inspiration, confidence, and a lasting sense of community to generations of women. Knowing our greatest days are ahead of us, our empowered network of friends has become a catalyst for the biggest evolution in women’s fashion. The true essence of cabi isn’t just about the clothing; it’s about the relationships we build—each encouraging us to discover our style and inspiring us to mix and match what we wear with the way we live. Cabi simply is … You. Inspired.

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  • The HEART of CAbi  Foundation

Our mission is to encourage and empower women in need. From distributing clothing to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters to empowering women entrepreneurs in the developing world to work their way out of poverty, we are passionate about serving and investing in women across the globe.

The first-ever one-for-one microlending & mentorship program in partnership with Opportunity International

For every new CAbi Consultant, CAbi will fund a microloan in her name for a female entrepreneur in a developing country.

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SAVE 20% During Thibaut Promotion – Print & Present Coupon to SAVE 20% on Fabric & Wallpaper!

Did you know that Thibaut is the nations oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm? Wallpaper, Fabric and Furniture since 1886. Still bearing the founder’s name, Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) was founded in New York in 1886 by Richard E. Thibaut, an American of Parisian descent. Once heralded as the “world’s largest wallpaper company” Thibaut began as a successful retailer and with multiple distribution points in Boston, New York and Newark. Three generations of the Thibaut family owned and managed the company before … more history.

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SALE STARTS TUESDAY!

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Because Thibaut’s printed and woven fabrics are exclusive, they are only available through interior designers and fine retail stores. Each of our screen printed fabrics are designed with the greatest care and consideration for how they will complement design schemes within your home. Similarly, Thibaut’s embroidered and sheer woven fabrics are beautiful for stylish accents, while other linens, chenilles and cottons are extremely durable and ideal for upholstery. Available in a variety of material blends, our designs showcase classic color combinations coordinate with existing wallpapers and other fabrics in the Thibaut library.

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Thibaut’s Limited Edition books feature thematic collections, which range from traditional chinoiserie to fresh traditional and classic geometrics to novel, tropical patterns of coordinating wallpaper and fabric. We stylize and photograph our creations to inspire and spark creativity. Our extensive library of Resource books feature interesting textures, natural grasscloths, elegant damasks, hip geometrics and more, gives decorators a variety of staple products for all of their needs. Choose from over sixty active Thibaut wallpaper collections to make just the right statement.

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The Charm of a Vintage Chair

The Hickory Chair Furniture Co. began one hundred years ago in Hickory, North Carolina with a single product and a simple vision. The product was a made-to-order dining chair.

hickorychair1911The vision was to combine the authenticity of classic craftsmanship with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. In the decades since, the product range has evolved into an assortment of timeless designs, drawn from significant periods and places, and from the talents of some of the world’s most respected designers.

Guided by a genuine commitment to custom craftsmanship and timely service, the Hickory Chair Furniture Costyle is still distinguished by an authentic, timeless spirit. As  a proud Made in the USA manufacturer, almost 90% of their furnishings today are made in their Hickory, North Carolina workroom.

While Celebrating 100 years of Hickory Chair, we are showcasing their vintage style with our very own treasures. It was love at first sight when our girls found these adorable vintage cane back chairs with solid wood construction and a charming decorative brass handle.

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Our adorable chair no. 809, circa 1961, measures H36 W 18  D 20. Refinished in French Linen gray, slightly distressed and waxed is ready for a beautiful new fabric to become a showstopper in your space. At only $149, the chair is much less than those found on Ebay.

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With a little nod to Anthropologie visual merchandising, we’ve hung the chairs at the store front with a backdrop of beautiful designer fabrics that just arrived. Fabulous custom pillows compliment the space and…. what’s not to love! As a bonus – Shop between January 31st and February 15th during our annual sale to receive 20% off in stock fabrics & trims. Say you saw this blog post and you’ll receive 20% off the vintage chairs.

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Watch for more fabulous finds to spur your creativity and add charm to your space! We’re always bringing in a little something new to compliment our designer fabrics. #WeDoCustom

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Save the Date! Thursday, November 21st for Holiday at Home!

Our HOLIDAY AT HOME OPEN HOUSE kicks off Thursday, November 21st at Noon!

This time of year, with a chill in the air, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends, family and out of town guests. That drives us to spruce up our homes creating a feel-good, comfortable environment for our family and those we entertain. If you’re getting your home ready for seasonal gatherings, then you’ll want to SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend Chrysalis Holiday Open House.

The community is invited to kick off the season on Thursday, November 21st beginning at noon at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics on Market Street. The showcase will include design professionals from the local community demonstrating and displaying new colors, techniques and trends for making your Holiday Home warm and inviting. Delicious Lite Bites from Chef Allison Hugunin and holiday refreshments will be prepared for your enjoyment and gifts galore will round out your shopping experience.

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Beginning at noon, we will feature local Interior Designer Jennifer Taylor and local Architectural Illustrator Audrey Peaty, Floral Designer and co-owner of Purple Martin Outpost, Ed Blissard, along other experts in the field.

Everyone is invited to pull up a chair as Jennifer Taylor shares designer principles using color, texture and pattern. When asked, What is good design? Jennifer’s response is, “I truly believe that good design is based on a client’s personal taste and needs which is translated to a comfortable and welcoming space created by a talented interior designer. The room becomes a true reflection of the people who live there, not of the designer. From traditional to contemporary, formal to casual or classical to eclectic, I can tastefully design it all!”

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Jennifer Taylor recently returned from High Point Market, the world’s biggest and most important home furnishings event. With a vast array of palettes and fabric colorways available today, home décor often presents a challenge for the consumer.  Jennifer can assist with any aspect of residential projects; including new construction, remodeling or just a quick room makeover. The dynamic Tallahassee designer will be at Chrysalis Open House with real solutions, so attendees are encouraged to bring design challenge questions for discussion.

Beginning at 1pm and weather permitting, Audrey Peaty – Architectural Illustrator, will be painting in the courtyard at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, 1410 Market St. From an early age, Audrey has been illustrating the world around her. Specializing in water color, Audrey enjoys exploring new textures and techniques and teaching them to others. Her historical architectural illustrations include the Florida Capitol in six stages of development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Mansion and the Knott House. Available for sale during HOLIDAY AT HOME, framed and unframed prints and note cards make a perfect gift.

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The afternoon will be filled with the talents of Tracy Boyce Custom Lamp Shades, Bluesky Designs with jewelry artist Julie K Konikoff, Susan Hugunin Monogramming Station and Pillow Talk, Design Color Trends with Krista Vickers and Leticia Graves and a color story based on Suzanne Conner art by Libby Armstrong.

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Happy Hour begins at 5pm with Cocktails and Creative Florals featuring Ed Blissard. Best known around the Tallahassee area with the Purple Martin Outpost on Miccosukee, Ed is “so artistic in a very natural way”. His amazing garden and home design work is in high demand. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is pleased to feature his creativity and share HOLIDAY AT HOME with Ed.

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The Schedule:

12:00   Lunch with Jennifer Taylor – Designing Made Simple
1:00    Audrey Peaty – Home Portraits, Historical Prints, Gifts
2:00    Monogram Station – Q&A Pillow Talk – Susan Hugunin
2:30    Tracy Boyce of Tracy’s Custom Lampshades
3:00    Design Trends – Krista Vickers & Leticia Graves
4:00    Bluesky Designs – Jewelry Artist Julie Konikoff
5:00    Cocktails & Creative Florals with Ed Blissard

HOLIDAY AT HOME is an event for the entire community on Thursday, November 21st from 12:00 – 7:00. Lite Bites and Refreshments from Chef Allison Hugunin are sure to be a festive and delish holiday treat. Featuring talented designers and artists, the HOLIDAY AT HOME Open House includes vignettes, gifts, demonstrations, drawings and super savings throughout the store.

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Easter Delight

Every holiday brings yet another opportunity to showcase creativity and experience the possibilities of using fabric, especially in ways that involve us with our children (or maybe the child in us). Those who LOVE fabric, I mean really LOVE fabric, have stacks of it in closets and on project tables and even in baskets by our favorite chair….. For us, visiting a fully stocked, well staffed decorative fabric shop is, well like going to a candy store. So much to touch and so little time to list all the possibilities. Patterns, colors, textures, color ways that evoke the designer in each of us- every color and combination that a mind can conceive.

With Easter only a couple of weeks away, we thought we’d better get moving on spring decorations. Today’s blog feature is all about EGGS and showcasing blog masters that bring the tutorials to us! We pinned a few of our favs on Pinterest  and then wanted to share the ones we thought were the top three –  the “winners” so to speak – the ones we love.

Counting backwards; beginning with #3, and mostly because of the name “EGGS OVER EASY”, is a cute little collection of fabric eggs from the blog ARMOMMY. If you want to try your hand at these babies, check out her tutorial link below. 

 

Coming in at #2 is a vintagesque little batch of eggs from RETRO MAMA. You’ve probably heard it said, “it’s all in the presentation” and displaying these tiny oval designs on that fabulous cake stand, just caught our attention and took us back a bit to the 1950’s kitchens of our grandmothers.

 

Our most favorite for many reasons is the FABRIC TASTIC EGGS from SEWING DAISIES. Look at the photography! Amazing!  There is something about using the element of crochet spools to perch the tiny wonders upon. Just Beautiful!

 

 Other lovelies are pinned on our PINTEREST page, so follow us and check them out.  You’ll even find our  EGGSTRA SPECIAL SALE and our CONTEST (LIKE & SHARE of FB). We hope to see you soon at our shop in The Market District. Look for the blue pavilion awnings at 1410 Market St. We’re in the corner near Momo’s Pizza and Abraham George Outdoor.

Please visit the blogs above and let the eggstraordinary designers know how much you like what they have done  and wish them, as we do you, a very Happy Easter.