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I pick up pretty things just about everyday – some things just call out to me. I know that some day that book, wooden box, or vintage sewing basket will be exactly what I need to create a meaningful gift that will let someone know how I feel about them and their place in my heart. A few stems of soft pink roses and sprigs of ivy made this precious basket the perfect gift for a dear friend of mine. Long ago she taught me the valuable skill of sewing, which seems to have become a lost art. However, it is one that I believe we will be embracing once again as we start to simplify our lives and our spending habits! Remember – a stitch in time saves nine!

Sewing Basket

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Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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