Monday, February 27, 2012

Great Gothic

Yes, it's the moment you've all been waiting for: the release of Cooper Lace's newest lace pattern, The Gothic Panel! From the moment I saw the archival photograph from Arcalus Design of Portland, OR, I knew I had to have this unique Gothic lace curtain design woven. It features all of the distinctive Gothic embellishments including Lancet arches, tracery, crockets, and diamond-paned glass, all combined and woven into a three-dimensional trompe-l'oeil effect and presented as a conservatory window with a potted fern on a tiled floor. Woven from 100% cotton, this lace curtain is perfect for owners of Gothic, Edwardian and Tudor Revival houses and anyone who seeks a unique enhancement to their home. Suitable not only as a window treatment, but also intended to be a striking wall-hanging, tapestry or bed-hanging. This curtain is 58" wide and 10' high; we will custom shorten it for you to your desired length (it can be 8' high without infringing on the finials). We're offering it in three colors: Ivory, Ebony on Frost, and Ebony on Slate. The panels are currently being woven and they will be available April1, 2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Too Big For a Cottage

As of March 1st, 2012, Cooper’s Cottage Lace, LLC will be known as Cooper Lace. After five years of rapid growth, “Cottage” was beginning to sound a bit quaint; we started with six Arts and Crafts lace patterns, all of which focused on the 1890-1910 period, and now we have fourteen patterns appropriate for houses dating from 1790 to the present! Our unique approach to selecting distinctive patterns quickly separated us from all of the other lace retailers and won us rave reviews for our quality and beautiful patterns, to say nothing of our consistently providing the best and most personalized customer service. Our patterns are available in more lengths, and more importantly, more widths than any other company. We’ve expanded from a tiny newcomer to the leading provider of the finest 100% Scottish Cotton lace panels, and our products now enhance countless homes, museums and film sets. I’m very proud of our success, and so very grateful to all of you who have supported us over the past five years. Our new website will go online very shortly, and, to celebrate, my next blog entry shall introduce our newest pattern, which I promise you is the most spectacular lace curtain design created in the past century! Its sneak preview at a trade show last week actually stopped attendees in their tracks; in 21 years of selling and designing lace curtains, I've never seen a response like this to a lace curtain panel!