During the 1930's, a friend of Mr. Gracie's, returned from a visit to China with a roll of exquisite hand painted wallpapers that he had discovered in Beijing. Mr. Gracie immediately felt that he had a market for this product; fast-forward to today and Gracie's studio in the orient has been managed by the same Chinese family for fifty years. Now that's impressive history! In a modern-day twist, their social media presence through instagram is a constant inspiration to me:
The hand-painted nature is what really makes these papers works of art, just to think of the time and talent going in to every design:
Just imagine receiving a gift wrapped in Gracie wallpaper - too pretty to open in my humble opinion!
via One Kings Lane
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