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Imagine a pair of stockings that will never run…..

A tire that will never run out of air or need a plug……

A fabric that will not stain, absorb moisture or mildew??????

We are still waiting for the stockings and the tire, but the superhero of fabrics is here:


Here’s the scoop on CRYPTON.  This company is green and has a patented process engineered right into the fabric, encapsulating each and every thread with “Repel and Release” fibers that form a barrier to moisture, stains, odor, mildew and bacteria.  Genius, right?  The stain doesn’t have a chance to set.  I have never been so excited about fabric in my life.  Pass the Cheetos, call the dog up for some sofa ball, and red wine is now allowed in the house!!!

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Check out this video that gives cleaning information:

Also, the fabrics are soft to the hand, durable, and the color selections are beautiful.  You can find incredible prices at The Fabric Mill: SHOP CRYPTON FABRICS NOW

Happy Decorating,






I am not a name brand snob and actually refuse to wear any product that promotes a designer name.  I mean, shouldn’t they be paying us to flash their name across the front of our t-shirts or on the side of our sunglasses, or…across our derrieres (I have room for at least 30 letters!)?  Yes, it is commonly called “endorsement.”


SUNBRELLA is not paying me to type this blog entry.  I am pushing their fabrics because they are amazing in so many ways and differ from other brands that claim to be good for the outdoors.  Here’s why:

1)  They are mildew resistant.

2)  They clean with soap and water and you can even use bleach.  Here’s a link for cleaning instructions: Click For Cleaning Instructions

3)  They are fade resistant, also referred to as UV resistant.

4)  They are water resistant, shrink resistant and stretch resistant.

5) Sunbrella fabrics come with a warranty:  Click for Warranty

b;og three6) Sunbrella fabrics are kid, family and pet friendly.  Even more important, they feel good and have a soft hand with durability (15,000 double rubs).  Now consumers use them inside the house almost as often as outside.  Sunbrella fabrics are made to last longer.



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Use this link to shop Sunbrella fabrics at incredible, unbeatable prices. Click here to shop for Sunbrella Fabrics.

We even have outdoor trims, cords and brush fringes, that coordinate with Sunbrella fabrics.  Here’s the link:

Happy Decorating, Inside or Outside,




THE FABRIC MILL (aka, The Other Woman)

She’s a demanding 60 hour/week mistress, a dream come true aspiration and I stand by his side supporting this vision of perfection for the last twenty years.  Call it genetic: my husband, Mitchell, is a fourth generation “schmatta” man, which is Yiddish for “rags” or fabric.  He invented THE FABRIC MILL and my husband’s mantra is “It’s all in the buy.”

So Mitch purchases first quality designer fabrics and trims from all over the world and passes the savings on to the customer.  The formula is quite simple. Here’s a tour of THE FABRIC MILL hosted by our daughter, Carly, the fifth generation.