Friday, September 19, 2008
Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments about my new website. I thought I would just explain a little why I changed it, it was more than just a facelift.
The name of my website Country House Antique textiles had been so named as I lived in a country house (and of course I sold antique textiles). Back in March last year when I was still selling this house, a very turbulent time for me, I wondered where I would be living and it occurred to me that I may not live in a country house next time. I was also aware that some people were slightly misled by this name and thought that all I sold was country house florals. Friends advised me that I should be using my name, as it is such an apt one. but I was reluctant. I said 'it's not about me it's about the fabrics', 'No Donna', they said, 'it IS about you in the same way that Stella McCartney, Orla Kiely, Donna Karan and Cath Kidston use their names, you should be using yours'. So rather reluctantly I started making enquiries about changing my website, had meetings with my website designers back in April and the wheels were put into motion to change from Country House Antique Textiles and become Donnaflower.com. Claire was commissioned to design me a logo and she did a brilliant job. I love Claire's work and knew she was the right girl for the job. I adore my logo and my business cards are so delicious!
It is rather scary to come out from behind my fabrics and show my face but, well, here I am, wish me luck. Pin It