Faded Empire

Posted on Sat, 21 Apr 2012 by midcenturyjo

Have you been to Faded Empire yet? We are gradually adding new stock and we have exciting decor pieces arriving all the time. Thank you to everyone who has purchased already. Your orders have been shipped. The good news is that you will have noticed that shipping is free. Yes we are celebrating the site going live with free shipping. The bad news for my overseas readers is that we only ship to Australia… for now.

I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite things on Faded Empire. Porcupine quills. I love these little suckers. I have mine all over the house. In tarnished trophies. Old pottery vases. Strewn across a table. I love the texture, the graphic pattern. These are naturally shed quills from South Africa. You’ll find them here on the Faded Empire site.

it looks brilliant jo – i'm a couple of rows in and i love it. going to have a thorough snoop now. congrats and all the very best with this exciting venture!

and massive thanks for the mention in Real Living too – you're a legend xx

Nadine says:

I'm on their site now. Beautiful! Thanks for the link. ­čÖé

Romy says:

My first reaction was woaw those porcupine quills are beautiful, then I thought, how they collect them? I made a quick search through internet and found this article:
A REPORT ON THE
PORCUPINE QUILL TRADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

http://www.ifaw.net/Publications/Program_Publications/Wildlife_Trade/Campaign_Scientific_Publications/asset_upload_file1000_12480.pdf
Most of the times we purchase things without being concious of the impact that our purchase has in the country of origin, but leaving the quills on a side those saris are beautiful!

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