Handmade in Philadelphia: Chanee Vijay Textiles

Aya pillow cover

Aya pillow cover. Hand printed, metallic ink, organic hemp.

Great talent is always a click away on etsy ever since community features were added to let us all share our favorites and treasures. So here in our feed today is this great work from Chanee Vijay’s etsy shop, Chanee Vijay Textiles. Her work is stunning, well edited, classic, modern but not so chic as to be untouchable. We want these pillows for art and cuddles.  Not to be missed are her other textile work (napkins, table runners, and the like) available also in select dazzling brick-and-mortars.

Lumbar pillow

Lumbar pillow. hand printed, metallic gold, slate blue, organic hemp | etsy

feather block print, white organic hemp | etsy

From Chanee’s website:

“Specializing in surface pattern design, she developed her signature style of painting her designs on screens and hand printing them with water-based metallic inks on sustainably grown fabrics with rich natural textures. Her pillow covers are removable and washable, and made in small batches. Chanee subscribes to a slow design philosophy, so each hand-pulled screenprint and blockprint is created with regard for our health, the environment and longevity.”

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As sold in Terrain | Glenn Mills, PA


Repeating Pattern | BHG January 2014




Philadelphia: National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

The primary mission of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America to preserve local and national heritage through preservation of historic properties, conservation, and education. With deep roots to the colonial times, the NSCDAPA uses these and other means to promote respect for those who lived and worked before the major historical milestones of 1776.

All this in mind, what a gorgeous place to get married!

Sneaking a peek before the big reveal | studio trejo

The staff at NSCDA is lovely, as they are at another location (Washington, DC) that we’ve had the honor to visit. As their mission is to preserve and promote respect, it’s really the perfect place for your most special of days. Located on Latimer Street, off Rittenhouse, this little gem stays hidden from view. One really feels transported after stepping through those gates. Especially since just across the way is a fantastic pub for working out those pre-wedding jitters!

Held back from the awesome Black Sheep Pub | studio trejo photography

Held back from the awesome Black Sheep Pub | studio trejo photography


Gazing down on the garden from up above | studio trejo photography

Charming backdrop for group portraits | studio trejo photography

Adorable ring bearer and flower girl heading down the brick path | studio trejo

The arch, the gate, the trees…just a beautiful garden setting | studio trejo photography