Widowed as a very young woman with two small sons Kathleen suddenly had to earn a living. She followed her awakening creativity and began crafting hippie luxe hats. These became 1970’s trend setters.
One day Kathleen got a call from a Bel-Air doyenne. “I would like to discuss a special project” the mysterious woman intoned. She summoned Kathleen to her mansion and took her to a closet filled with antique laces and beads, vintage flowers, embroideries and ribbons. Could Kathleen adapt her artistic vision to create lampshade for the woman’s mansion? Absolutely!
Hand crafted hats, lampshades, hand-painted pillows and murals – Kathleen segued from one aspect of her artistry to another. Business skills learned along the way propelled her lampshades to stratospheric success. Her company, ANTIQUE ARTISTRY, today showcases her latest love- intricately beaded jewelry.
Kathleen’s home shown here is the ultimate work of art. She and her husband Tim, with their shared passion for antiques, have fashioned this flight of fantasy. It is appropriately the residence and studio of this brilliant woman.