The terms Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Victorian, 19thCentury, Arts and Crafts, etc., 
seem to be liberally applied these days... to indicate "OLD"!  

When Himself goes cruising on-line at Craigslist or Freecycle, things get loud 
/ incredulous / hilarious on a regular basis, <G>.

The staff person who showed us around was VERY pleasant and thorough in her 
info about how the store works.


On Jan 8, 2016, at 10:42 PM, Lavolta Press <> wrote:

> Two or three weeks ago, I emailed the Whole 9 Yards about any Art Nouveau 
> drapery fabrics they might have. They very kindly sent me two batches of 
> swatches. Unfortunately, I wouldn't describe more than one swatch as 
> plausibly Art Nouveau and that was in colors that won't go with our decor.  
> They really seem like a nice store to deal with but their current inventory 
> is apparently not to our taste.
> Fran
> Lavolta Press
> On 1/8/2016 10:01 PM, Patricia Dunham wrote:
>> So, we had a trip north today and stopped by The Whole 9 Yards to see, as we 
>> had never heard of it, and fabric stores are few and far between here… it is 
>> gorgeous, VERY easy to find and has a small amount of off-street parking 
>> (important in that part of town). Very impressive displays (as far as we 
>> were concerned) but only a little that could have been applied to our 
>> interests (Tudor & Elizabethan costuming, if we were doing those…) Did not 
>> see a lot I would have described as Art Nouveau, but a little Arts-n-Crafts 
>> or Victorian, maybe. Definitely interior decor fabrics, with a few bits of 
>> costume-applicable overlap.
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