>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow LUCILLE'S LINENS MAKES EVERY MEAL A SPECIAL OCCASION

Print

LUCILLE'S LINENS MAKES EVERY MEAL A SPECIAL OCCASION

Lucille Devine started out making artful napkins and tablecloths for herself, her family and friends. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).
Lucille Devine started out making artful napkins and tablecloths for herself, her family and friends. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).

By Marjorie Woodfin

Pilot staff writer

Lucille Devine creates useful art that can make every meal a delight.

She calls her business Lucille's Linens. She sells her hand-crafted napkins, tablecloths and runners featuring colorful fabrics artfully arranged in baskets and other unusual containers.

"I have always made napkins and tablecloths for myself, friends and family," Devine explained.

"When my mother-in-law, Barbara McCranie, wrote a poem about napkins called Evidence of a Good Life, I was inspired to share her story and her love for the beauty and elegance of cloth napkins. They make every meal a special occasion." She includes a copy of that poem with each purchase of linens.

Obviously others consider her creations art. They are currently on display available for purchase in the Eye for Art Gallery on Chetco Avenue.

She said she constantly seeks out unusual fabrics to keep a wide inventory of linens for any holiday season or color scheme. She also creates custom sets to match individual themes, decor, or china patterns.

The napkins are sewn, turned, and stitched with coordinating colors, double sided, ample sized 20 x 20.

Her linen art will be on display and available for sale at the Community Christmas Bazaar Nov. 15 at Brookings Harbor High School.

Cherie Andrews, one of Devine's fans, said, "Her presentation in unique containers made me think of an art museum. I never again have to worry about finding the perfect gift for any occasion."

According to Devine, her linen creations are also eco-friendly. She explained, "It takes less energy to do a load of wash than it does to make and dispose of a paper napkin."

About her napkins, Devine said, "They are a simple and inexpensive luxury that brings comfort and beauty to my life."

Devine takes telephone orders, (541) 469-2028. She also has a web site, www.lucileslinens.com.

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Ferdinand Piech resigns, ending an era at Volkswagen
    HAMBURG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown he had provoked with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, ending an era at the iconic German carmaker. Piech, the 78-year-old grandson of the inventor of the Volkswagen Beetle Ferdinand Porsche, had previously seen off other executives who crossed him, including his own hand-picked successor as CEO, Bernd Pischetsrieder. "The members of the steering committee came to a consensus that, in the light of the past weeks, the mutual trust necessary for successful cooperation was no longer there," the six-member panel said in a statement after another meeting on Saturday.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch 'sexualized marketing': Washington Post
    Retail clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch will end by July its "sexualized marketing," after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post. It will also stop using shirtless models or lifeguards at events and store openings for both the Abercrombie & Fitch and the Hollister brands, the newspaper reported late Friday, citing an announcement. Abercrombie & Fitch had come under fire in recent years for its strict dress code and sexualized marketing, and has been in a Supreme Court case for denying a Muslim woman a job because of her head scarf. The changes come as the company faces slumping sales, as teens increasingly move away from the brand, according to the Washington Post.
  • Deutsche faces tough task paring back retail, investment banking
    Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank (DPBGn.DE) and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday. Deutsche will face an especially difficult challenge in selling off Postbank without having to post losses. “We're worried about jobs at Postbank,” Carsten Schneider, finance expert and deputy SPD parliamentary floor leader, told Reuters. Postbank could fetch close to 3.6 billion euros ($3.9 billion) if it sells for a multiple of 0.8 times a book value of 4.5 billion euros, according to analysts' calculations.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use