Seeing this made me miss
When I went to Texas to
get my Mother we left this behind.
There was no way to get it to Florida.
sofa was green
The side table, I asked my Nephew to get them.
she had this table but,
it was dark
I still have some Interior Design
Magazines from the 78-80-90's
I am not crazy about what the
designers are doing today.
It's Cold and Empty.
Empire plant stand. That was left also.
Years later, my friend and
fellow Antique shop owner
had it in her shop. We used to trade
furniture if we couldn't sell it.
I had a younger Neighborhood
near my shop.
Her shop was a wealthier neighborhood.
This Empire desk was Mother's
and I took it to the hotel I had
in N.Carolina. A few years before.
I had my picture
taken in this chair,
My Daughter also and
Grand Daughter. all at the age
of six years old.
They were lost in my House Fire.
I still love these chairs.
Mamma had Alzheimer's , it has
to be awful to lose your memories.
I"ll be 80 years old next year,
so far so good.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden