I was honored when I was given the opportunity to photograph the
grand opening of my new FAVORITE store, A Beautiful Mess.
I love the name!!!
You may all know the talented Kymberly Fraser of 3 Fine Grains?
Owner Kymberly Fraser, Karen Chambers, Victoria Stoehr, Marilyn Thompson,
Tina O'Flaherty and Leah Cox along with The Junk Girls,
have creatively come together and opened this stunning store, A Beautiful Mess.
This haven of gorgeous antique finds along with Kymberly’s Antique German Grain sacks, is
defiantly unique, fresh, and one-of-a-kind!
These girls have serious skills, and are so talented and super friendly!
Each vignette of the store screams
take me home!!! You will not leave empty handed.
I spoke with the lovely Kymberly and I wanted to share it with you.
Kymberly started this whole beautiful mess with antique German grain sacks before, Pottery Barn
and Restoration Hardware, Kymberly started collecting
her unique collection a year before it was even on the market.
She is the true pioneer of this line.
Her back ground of 11 years in interior design helped tune her vision of what we see today as art in her
When I spoke with Kymberly I can hear and see her deep passion for what she does. She is truly behind
this beautiful mess personally and artistically. This is a dream come true for her.
Kymberly sells these treasure all over the country.
Kymberly also finds the rarest French pieces and incorporates it into her work.
Her pillows and French postal sacks where featured in October issue of Country Living. Four gorgeous
pages to drool over.
Grab a copy and you can see this amazing feature.
A bit of History.
Some of these stunning Antique German Grain Sacks date as far back as 1796.
Farmers, seamstresses, common folk often used these German Sacks to carry their work in.
They were also used as luggage. They would commission artists to design the gorgeous labels we see on them
The Germans did not skimp on beauty.
Antique German Grains sacks where expensive even in that time. Some have patches on them, because people
would use them time and time again. You can differ the ones that children would patch because the yarn the
children would use
to patch them would appear larger. How cute is that???
Kymberly would love everyone to have a bit of history. So, she has created smaller pieces so that
anyone can afford a gorgeous piece of history.
Ok, I will stop yapping so that you can enjoy the rest of this lovely store!!!
I took tons, and tons of images and had a hard time picking what I wanted to show you.
So, if you are in Agoura Hills, California, YOU MUST stop by and see A Beautiful Mess.
But, if not A Beautiful Mess can ship anywhere in the United States and Europe.
If you are interested in anything you see here,
Call the store 1-818-874-9092
The address is:
A Beautiful Mess
28875 Agoura Road, California
(Whizin's Shopping Center)
Ok, Ok, I will stop oozing…
A packed house!!!
Music, Cocktails & Hors d' oeuvres.
A lovely photo of all the creative genius behind
A Beautiful Mess!
From left to right.
Marilyn Thompson, Karen Chambers, Kymberly Fraser, Victoria Stoehr,
Leah Cox, Tina O'Flaherty.
Husband and her best friend Geoff Fraser,
Daughters, Brielle 16, Grace 9 and sweet Scarlet 6.
One more thing!
My dear friend Jennifer from The Old Painted Cottage is hosting
and amazing giveaway for this Antique Alles bag!!!
Alles means everything in German. The everything bag.
Retail value $365.00
(this image by jenny)
A generous gift
from the 3 Fine Grains and the Fraser family!!!
Giveaway ends November, 6th.
Have a beautiful day friends!