Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Art of Travel

Everything has a story. Every vessel, every painting, every rug, blanket and bead. Recycling art, keeping history alive and supporting new generations of artists globally is what keeps me off the tourist path to find the beauty in other cultures, their rituals, arts and celebrations. I love living out of a suitcase, exploring other cultures and collecting art and textiles that speak to me. 

Traveling as an army brat all over the world, my mother filled our home with the art, crafts and furnishings that captured the essence of the local culture. I developed a lifelong appreciation for the feeling you get when you are in a room that reflects your life experiences through treasures gathered along the way.

Now I get to combine my love of travel and shopping with The Loaded Trunk. I know the story behind every single piece in my shop, from the Vietnamese oil paintings to the vintage hand-embroidered suzanis I found in Tajikistan.  

Get ready to go on an global adventure, I am always inspired and always collecting, and can't wait to share it all with you.

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