Friends Forever: A Matilda Jane Collection

“We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
Times forever frozen still”

 

Have you ever sat in a room full of friends, full of laughter and full of love and still felt alone?

I know what Denise has created is beautiful, rare and still in existence, but how do you move forward knowing that room that is so full of laughter and love was all due to her? I’ve asked myself this more times then I should, maybe because who I am today is 100% due to her influence, and I’m learning about a new version of myself. A version without her.

A part of me laughs every time I hear a comment about me being strong willed and confident. While that is what most see, that was not the girl 8 years ago when I stepped into those doors at the Fairfield Manor. The girl I remember 8 years ago was confused, scared and unsure of the future and my worth to this world. The beautiful thing about true friendship is they see past what you see yourself. Because she never saw me that way, and I began to see myself differently too. I forgot who that girl was until a month ago when a chunk of my heart and who I am was taken from me, from all of us. She wasn’t just a boss, co-worker or friend. She was a mentor, big sister and mom. She was my Hero. She had this amazing ability to bring the right people together, and with her we created our own world. A world full of beauty, wonderful experiences and a WHOLE LOT of LOVE. We changed lives together, how cool is that!

What has made this world shattering experience a little brighter, however, is knowing how much she was loved by all of you and how much you were loved by her. The days after her passing I became obsessed with reading Facebook. Seeing the wonderful things people had to say, the spread the love packages in her memory and the wonderful emails, Facebook messages and cards I received. In my heart those gestures will never go unnoticed and if I have not thanked you already, I thank you now.

I realized in the passing of loved ones we often regret things we didn’t get a chance to say. As Sam and I were reminiscing in Italy on a trip planned by Denise, it dawned on me that that is not a regret I have. I know she loved me and she knew I loved her, and when it comes down to it that is all I need to know. Sure there are more stories and memories that I would like to create, but the special thing about friendship is understanding each other without saying anything at all. Oh, how I wish she could have taken that trip as planned with us, but a part of me wants to believe we were meant to take it regardless. I don’t know what that reason is just yet, but as everyone has reminded me, Denise lives in Sam and I and we can’t let her down. We won’t let her down!!

Matilda Jane has had an amazing ability to create those friendships as well, and like our little world you have also created your own. I hope you all know how amazing Denise thought that was. It was her favorite thing about Art Fair and maybe one of her greatest accomplishments because you women have said it loud and clear, “it is more than just clothes”. Knowing all of this, it became so fitting that this next release be called “Friends Forever”. Each piece is named after a childhood friend or current friend of those at home office. One of Denise’s last brilliant ideas, and such an example of who she was. Stay tuned to watch those stories unfold, such as the Jorie Knot Top, who was named after my best friend.

One of my favorite things about Friends Forever is a cute little number named the Lucia Shabby Top. Sure her fabrics are cute and colors are as bright and cheerful as her namesake, but most importantly she will be creating love, laughter and hope just like Denise would have wanted. The proceeds of this top in the month of August (up to $50,000) will be donated to the Mighty Acorn Foundation. I hope each of you fall in love with her as you did Denise and Matilda Jane. I hope it reminds you to love endlessly, laugh till it hurts and dream your wildest dreams.

 Enjoy this little video that we hope calls to mind your best friend, and thank you for being a part of the amazing family that Matilda Jane Clothing is!

XOXO

Kayla

 

     
Brenda Bell - August 1, 2015 - 7:17 pm

Sending tons of hugs Kayla!!

A Kurtz - August 1, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Kayla!

Loretta - August 1, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Thank you for making me laugh and cry at the same time, Kayla! I am so excited about this collection and knowing that the heart of it resides in Denise and all of you! #its more than just clothes

Hayley Lia - August 1, 2015 - 9:39 pm

Thankyou for continuing this beautiful legacy. That video made me smile and tear up at the same time as I pictured my own daughter sharing memories and laughter with sweet friends. It was the very essence of why we love Matilda Jane.

Christine Isabella - August 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm

<3

Julie - August 1, 2015 - 11:21 pm

All of the posts that you and Sam share are so honest and beautiful. I fall apart all over again with each one. Thank you for sharing!!

Brittney Bell - August 2, 2015 - 12:10 am

Kayla – thank you for sharing such insight to the journey you’ve been traveling. It is so hard to lose someone who has made so many positive changes in the world. As a simple outsider, “fan,” or bystander, it is an honor to see her influence on you. I remember meeting you at Art Fair 2013 and thinking you were one of the coolest people ever. I’m excited to see what is in store for the new fall line. I also hope that your trip with Sam was full of fun moments of adventure and reflection on Denise. You know she is smiling down on both of you!!

Melissa Scamuffa - August 2, 2015 - 12:18 am

You are such an awesome lady and you have such a beautiful soul. Hugs

Cathy - August 2, 2015 - 12:35 am

Kayla, love you girl!

Amy - August 2, 2015 - 2:42 am

Kayla this was so beautiful to read. I love the special bond you Sam and Denise have. I know you all just can’t believe she’s gone, as it’s hard for even me to realize that, and I have never even met any of you. Excited for friends forever, it looks amazing as Matilda Jane always is.

Toni - August 2, 2015 - 2:43 am

As my customers wait patiently for the preview day to begin. I encoutage them all to come and read your beautiful blog post. It’s a wonderful reminder of why we all are so in love with our jobs, this company, the beautiful creations and our customers. I love our family of “Friends forever”. ♡ Thank you for sharing your heart. ♡

ann - August 2, 2015 - 6:38 am

Over many years I have been a faithful and dedicated Matilda Jane lover. It has been so sad for what Denise had gone through, I feel like part of the family wearing my clothes and when people ask what is that you are wearing I say Matilda Jane, proudly. Thank you for telling us your story.

Jama Smith - August 2, 2015 - 9:14 am

What a beautiful tribute, Kayla! The pictures and words are so touching, and a wonderful look into the passion that goes into the work you do. Although she’s gone, you’re ensuring her spirit goes on.

Coree - August 2, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Thank you Kayla!!!

Ann Dale - August 4, 2015 - 2:12 am

Kayla, so beautifully said!! You know I share your sentiments. It’s so much more than the clothes! Proud to share the legacy.

Emily - August 5, 2015 - 9:44 am

Love you Kayla! This is beautiful!

Sarah M - August 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Thank you for sharing. Denise touched an infinite number of lives, and it sounds like she was such a blessing to yours.

Meet Maggie!

 

Hi! My name is Maggie, and I am the Artist responsible for creating all of the unique prints and patterns on our fabrics here at Matilda Jane Clothing. I work remotely from Brooklyn, New York and travel to Fort Wayne about once a month. I feel so humble and grateful to be part of the Matilda Jane Family!

Growing up, creativity was always encouraged in our household and this inspired and led me to pursue my love of illustration and fashion. Born in Krakow, Poland, my family and I emigrated to the United States when I was a child so that my father could live his life dream to tune pianos for Steinway & Sons Piano Company in New York. This dream was fulfilled despite his physical disability, but was cut short a few years later. Since the day we lost him, he’s become my hero and a huge inspiration to always follow my passions and my soul’s calling.

 

The world around me is truly my inspiration from the people and places of my day to day life, to exploring the world through hiking, road trips and more. The Polish culture is enriched with patterns and prints and this too has influenced my artistic side. As a child, I was always surrounded by the most beautiful traditional handmade costumes and paper cut out folkloristic art. I think what excites me about creating pretty patterns is how many possibilities a sketch has. How it can be put together in one way for a certain effect or slightly tweaked to get a completely different look. Also the color combinations are endless. Certain colors together may have a completely different emotional impact than others. And of course seeing the final pattern on a fabric is very exciting.These inspirations are not only influential in my work but also in my own surrealistic paintings which can be seen at maggieszott.com.

So how do these inspirations turn into fabric? Well,  the process begins with a theme and collaboration with the entire design team. It is then my turn to sketch and doodle these thoughts and ideas out. The effect that we are going for is very important as I either paint them by hand and scan them or sketch directly on the computer. The next step is pulling from the season’s color palette which is later put together into a pattern. This ultimately ends up on the fabric and as you can see above. These beautiful little birds and friends are going up, down and all around with the final print. Of course there are tweaks along the way but in the end, seeing these prints come to life is the best part!

Working with Matilda Jane has been the first time I have felt completely fulfilled as an artist, as it allows me to express myself creatively through the beautiful products we make…finally understanding what my father meant in following your passions. The more I work with the team here, the more I fall in love with all the passionate people, the positivity and the company’s mission.  Each and every one of us are recognized for our talents and our uniqueness…how could you not be obsessed with a job (well, more of an extension of me) like that! It’s simply a joy to get up every morning and know that my day will be filled with creativity. Whatever I create, my hope is that I can bring that same feeling of extreme happiness to the little girls when they look at my prints and twirl in their cute outfits!

Maggie, MJC’s Cad Artist

     
Christine - July 31, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Welcome! Amazing to read how that process works … I live in NY too:)

Kristin Z - July 31, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Love love love the birds and can’t wait to see what

Kristin Z - July 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Oops, got so excited that I posted too soon, haha! Can’t wait to see what it becomes!!

Alana Madon Scifert - July 31, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Welcome Maggie!

Thank you for sharing your creativity! I am very happy to see that you are from Poland. I am Polish (grandparents were born there) and will be traveling to Krakow in 3 weeks for the first time! I love Matilda Jane and I looking forward to seeing your beautiful designs!! :)

Sarah M - July 31, 2015 - 2:49 pm

My mom’s family is of Polish decent :) I LOVE that bird fabric! And well, all of them really. Gorgeous work! And how wonderful that your dad was able to fulfill his dream, even if it was only for a brief time. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Gina - July 31, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Welcome!!! As a huge fan of MJ, I have a big request: Please remember we grown-ups!!! 😃. I have boys and therefore have never purchased for anyone but myself. The BIGGEST compliments I get when wearing MJ is when it is more quirky like the girls line. I bet there are many just like me who would prefer to see a few more pieces that are more whimsical like the children’s pieces!!! – a loyal fan 😃

Chrissy - July 31, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Fascinating!! The print for last season’s Saturday Afternoon top, etc. was OUTSTANDING, and, based on the sneaks above, there are plenty more to follow! We love the contemporary floral patterns. Thanks for sharing! :)

Alyssa - July 31, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Love this!

Michelle Gresham - August 1, 2015 - 9:35 am

Nice to meet you Maggie! Very cool to learn about this process! 😍

On the Move!

**Thank you all for the comments below, Fairfield Manor was the spot. Congratulations to Alyssa, Courtney and Stacy! Make sure you check your email, so I can get those gift cards sent your way.:)**

 

Well, we hope you liked yesterday’s look inside our Trunk Keeper Dress Rehearsal. I know I am still on a high from getting to be in the same room with so many amazing women. Today we have even more exciting news…Matilda Jane is on the move! Although the address will be different and the keys are new, the door is always open for friends like you.

The home office has been pretty busy to say the least, but we can’t imagine staying busy doing anything else. Not only have we been crafting designs and pretties for your closet but also packing, organizing and preparing our new home. From 435 to Merchant Road and now onto Centennial Drive we go and we are excited to see what the future has in store.

As you know, this amazing company has grown so much in the past few years and we want nothing more than to be able to take care and support the team, our Trunk Keepers and you, our amazing customers. I am sure many of you can relate…there comes a point when the boxes just won’t pile any higher and the nooks and crannies can be filled no more! Denise’s whimsical and amazing hobby has grown to be this amazing company, oh the blessings and people life brings your way!

As we look forward to the future, we can’t wait to grow Matilda Jane even more and continue to fulfill Denise’s amazing vision. Although there is so much magic in new beginnings, we hold tight to the heritage and nostalgia of the DNA that makes Matilda Jane what it is.  It has actually been so much fun packing up as we have all been able to take a walk through memory lane.  Look at this cute invitation we found from our days at 435.  And these…treasures Denise brought back from a trip to Tokyo.  We are truly surrounded by creativity, even when we move!

We are so excited to share with you all in the coming months our new space as we start to make it our own. As you know we can’t have just a basic office space. 😉 One of the things we are excited about is naming each conference room after different collections throughout the years. How fun is that!? Don’t worry – pictures and more are to come, but I was so excited to share this and I couldn’t wait to share.

Alright, well I better get back to boxing before I leave some things behind. But before I go, I have to tell you that there are a few gift cards that I just don’t feel like packing up…..you think you can help a girl out? So tell me where Denise had her very first office space outside her home, even before 435 and a few of you will get these gift cards sent your way!

Ciao for now,

     
Brianne Eads - July 28, 2015 - 4:15 pm

In her basement

Kirsten Hamilton - July 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Her kitchen table!! :)

Amber R. - July 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Her first “office” was out of her home!💗

Jenn Meyer - July 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Right at home!

Sarah blevins - July 28, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Her garage!

nicole - July 28, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Corner of her bedroom

Alyssa - July 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Fairfield Manor

Ashley - July 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

In her closet.

Jessica Taylor - July 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Her car

Kristen Morea - July 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Her Kitchen table!!!

Wendy J - July 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Her house!

Abby - July 28, 2015 - 4:22 pm

at her kitchen table!!

Jill - July 28, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Fairfield Manor!

MaryLynn J - July 28, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Kitchen Table!!

Sarah - July 28, 2015 - 4:23 pm

At her kitchen table

Kailee wollenmann - July 28, 2015 - 4:24 pm

At home <3

Joann Esparza - July 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm

~~Fairfield Manor~~ <3

Kate - July 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Tara Rorick - July 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Kitchen table

Judy - July 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm

In her garage

Ryan J - July 28, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Tara Rorick - July 28, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Fairfield Manor!

beth - July 28, 2015 - 4:27 pm

The magic happened at Denise’s kitchen table, but the first office space was a small rental in an oh-so-cute room in Fairfield Manor!

Isbel - Belis - July 28, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Her car!

Joann E - July 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Posted on 12/14/2009 and it was gorgeous!! “This is Matilda Jane’s first home at Fairfield Manor (well, MJC actually started right in our house….shipping orders out of our living room). About 1 year ago we moved out of Fairfield Manor and into our current building, aka 435. We leased only the first floor of our 435 building, but today, we officially moved into the second floor as well. Chris spent all day getting that upstairs all cleaned up and ready. We’re very excited….but not too excited about having to carry boxes and boxes of stuff upstairs. The building has a freight elevator…..it just needs to be serviced before we can use it.

Flights were delayed today and we’ll be arriving in Peru a day late. Talk to you soon….”

Teresa Beeler - July 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Fairfield Manor!

April nix - July 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

her car/ her tent at the outdoor market

Nicole - July 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Her garage!!! Thanks for spreading the love

Stacey - July 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Fairfield manor

Lisa - July 28, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Fairfield Manor

Carol - July 28, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Bracken ridge street

Claire Grace - July 28, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Fairfield Manor

Carrie Conklin - July 28, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Fairfield Manor

Brad - July 28, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Fairfield Manor

Melissa Peterson - July 28, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Fairfield Manor

Becky - July 28, 2015 - 4:33 pm

After her house, they moved to Fairfield Manor. :-)

Sarah M - July 28, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Fairfield Manor :)

Good luck with the move! Moving is one of my least favorite chores, but I imagine it might be a little more fun at MJC!

Brandi - July 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Fairfield manor

Cheri - July 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Love the pictures–good luck with the move!!! I’m going to say Fairfield Manor for the first out-of-the-house office.

Christina - July 28, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Fairfield manor…home to several MJC employees throughout the years. :)

Julie - July 28, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Fairfield Manor

Becky - July 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Fairfield Manor

Kayla - July 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Fairfield manor 😘

Heather Deal - July 28, 2015 - 4:48 pm

fairfield manor

Jennifer Valsted - July 28, 2015 - 4:49 pm

First office space outside Denise’s home was Fairfield Manor. Sure do miss that AMAZING woman!!!!

Sara Winegar - July 28, 2015 - 4:51 pm

The center of every home! Her kitchen table!

Patricia - July 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Fairfield manor!!

Krystal Colon - July 28, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Fairfield Manor! :)

Courtnie Lanusse - July 28, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Fairfield Manor!!!

Kate Stefani - July 28, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Fairfield Manor.

I’m excited to see pics of the conference rooms named after collections…would be fun to decorate those rooms with paint that matches the colors of the collections, curtains with fabric from the collections…etc! Id like to work in the Good Hart or Gypsy Blue or Serendipity Room! 😉

Kallena Foreman - July 28, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Joyce Krueger - July 28, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Fairfield Manor

Jen Greco - July 28, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Fairfield manor!

Jamie thompson - July 28, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Fairfield manor

Kimberly Hayes - July 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Fairfield Manor 😘😘😘

Crystal Weibel - July 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Fairfield manor

Tonia Gouge - July 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

kitchen table at Fairfield Manor

Amanda Turner - July 28, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Fairfield Manor :)

Lucinda - July 28, 2015 - 5:06 pm

In her home!

Jennifer Raymond - July 28, 2015 - 5:06 pm

It was at Fairfield Manor!!

Anne - July 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Sarah - July 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Erika - July 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

It was at Fairfield manor

Shannon - July 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Home, then Fairfield Manor. Sigh- when I first started buying and following mj!

Kristin Z - July 28, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Fairfield Manor was MJ’s first out-of-home base!!

Erin castro - July 28, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Fairfield Manor!!! :-)

Robin McDonald - July 28, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Janice Wilder - July 28, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Denise’ first office outside her home was Fairfield Manor.

Michelle Gresham - July 28, 2015 - 5:19 pm

Matilda Jane had an office at Fairfield Manor.

Megan B - July 28, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Courtney White - July 28, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Fairfield Manor

Danielle Molloy - July 28, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Christine S - July 28, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Fairfield Manor

A Kurtz - July 28, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Fairfield Manor
I love all of your blog posts so far, Lucia! Thank you for keeping us all “in the loop”! 😊

Michelle T. - July 28, 2015 - 5:41 pm

FAIRFIELD MANOR!

JulieC - July 28, 2015 - 5:42 pm

At her kitchen table

Stephanie roads - July 28, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Fairfield manor

Robyn - July 28, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Fairfield manor :)

Katherine Hanks - July 28, 2015 - 5:53 pm

This amazing company started with one woman’s vision and in her house then she moved on to Fairfied Manor!

Donna - July 28, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Jerilyne Johnson - July 28, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Fairfield Manor
Very excited about Daughter’s “friends FOREVER” trunk Show in August with the WONDERFUL Trunk Keeper #404 Jennifer Kris Royster!

Elena - July 28, 2015 - 6:05 pm

Matilda Jane started on Denise’s kitchen table! 🍛🍴🎀👗😃

Fabiola - July 28, 2015 - 6:08 pm

her van & art fairs <3

Lisa Lynch - July 28, 2015 - 6:10 pm

She started in her home, but her first office space outside of the home…Fairfield Manor.
Loving all those lovely vintage pieces in the pics!! Good luck on the move.

Indi Edelburg - July 28, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Fairfield Manor… Can’t wait to see pics of the new space!

JB Stephen - July 28, 2015 - 6:17 pm

fairfield manor

adriane b - July 28, 2015 - 6:25 pm

It was Fairfield Manor <3

Tiffany Reynolds - July 28, 2015 - 6:29 pm

Fairfield Manor! 2301 Fairfield Ave

Nicole - July 28, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Fairfield manor of course ❤️❤️

Jenelle R - July 28, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Fairfield Manor was MJ’s first office space outside of Denise’s home. I can’t wait to see pictures of your new office!

Shannan - July 28, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Three of my favorites: Alicia, Kayla, and Hammmond Bay! <3

As so many others said, Fairfield Manor.

Lauren - July 28, 2015 - 6:53 pm

In her garage <3

Elaine Armstrong - July 28, 2015 - 6:57 pm

fairfield manor

Rebecca Howard - July 28, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Denise’s living room and then Fairfield Manor <3

Christy - July 28, 2015 - 7:05 pm

Kitchen table :)

Jennifer C - July 28, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Fairfield manor ! Saw it on the trolley tour !

Julie Kiper - July 28, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Amber - July 28, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Fairfield Manor!

JulieC - July 28, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Addy Van Anne - July 28, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Fairfield Manor <3

Jennifer K - July 28, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Fairfield Manor of course!

Chrystal Patrick - July 28, 2015 - 8:23 pm

From her home to the Manor❤️❤️ Congrats on the move to a bigger space!

Marla G - July 28, 2015 - 8:30 pm

Fairfield manor

Kristen W - July 28, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Brooke - July 28, 2015 - 8:44 pm

From her garage to Fairfield manor 💗💗

Moriah - July 28, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Fairfield Manor 😊

Dana Jamandre - July 28, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Fairfield Manor

Jennifer - July 28, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Susan B - July 28, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Her first office was in her own head. That’s where she started her ideas and the creativity that started the whole company. So yeah, definitely it was her head. She only had to get physical space when her head could hold no more.

Amy Stoller - July 28, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Fairfield Manor

Lindsay - July 28, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Fairfield Manor

Jessamyn Neely - July 28, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Fairfield manor ❤️❤️❤️

Lynzie - July 28, 2015 - 10:25 pm

Fairfield Manor

Shana - July 28, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Fairfield manor 😉

Libby - July 28, 2015 - 10:47 pm

Fairfield Manor

bev - July 28, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Fairfield manor

Andrea - July 28, 2015 - 11:02 pm

Fairfield Manor 😍

Katie - July 28, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Fairfield Manor

Sarah B. - July 28, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Fairfield Manor.
I am excited to see MJC’s new home :)

Stacie Petta - July 28, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Fairfield Manor :)

Love seeing all those racks of past collections!

lisa Rabaut - July 28, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Natalie Miller - July 28, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Fairfield Manor, as many have already said. Love the rolling rack of Hammond Bay, our favorite line.

Kelly Cheek - July 28, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Fairfield Manor! 😊

Christine Wilford - July 28, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Fairfield Manor!!!!

Jill Rusiewicz - July 29, 2015 - 12:06 am

Fairfield Manor (I know I’m late to the game!)

Angela T - July 29, 2015 - 12:15 am

Her kitchen table :)

Janice - July 29, 2015 - 12:18 am

Her home. Fairfield Manor

Brenda - July 29, 2015 - 12:25 am

Fairfield manor <3

Olga Vitelar - July 29, 2015 - 12:26 am

Her kitchen table

Olga vitelar - July 29, 2015 - 12:30 am

Her living room in Fairfield Manor

Amanda F - July 29, 2015 - 12:52 am

Fairfield Manor 😍

Traci - July 29, 2015 - 1:36 am

Fairfield Manor

Donna - July 29, 2015 - 1:40 am

Yes, Fairfield Manor. Love the pic with the sweet Maggie Baby and the fleece Fawn coat! Any Dottie dresses on those racks? Happy Moving!

Trini Pacleb - July 29, 2015 - 2:11 am

She shipped directly out of her home a souls use the kitchen table…outside of that the first office space was Fairfield Manor! Creativity born in the love of her home :)

Luvmi - July 29, 2015 - 2:16 am

Her homestead

Strumever - July 29, 2015 - 2:19 am

“This is Matilda Jane’s first home at Fairfield Manor (well, MJC actually started right in our house shipping orders out of our living room.”
Those Hammond bay racks look big and clunky.. You should send them my way!😂😍😍

Luvmi - July 29, 2015 - 2:20 am

Should have kept reading the sentence 😁. I wouldn’t have known where. I was late to the Mj scene 😔. 2013 😆😂

CHRISTINA - July 29, 2015 - 11:43 am

Fairfield Manor…so excited for the upcoming fall line! I would LOVE a sweet little gift card to help ease the pocketbook for what is shaping up to be a great release day on August 3rd :-)

Rachel - July 29, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Fairfield Manor was the first office space outside her home. :)

rebecca romanyshyn - July 29, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Fairfield Manor

Phaedra McMillian - July 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Fairfield Manor :)

Crystal lutz - July 29, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Fairfield manor!

Michelle - July 29, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Fairfield Manor/her home

Erica - July 29, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Fairfield manor

melissa - July 29, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Fairfield manor :)

Kristen Thompson - July 29, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Wish I had seen this earlier! It was Fairfield Manor! :) I loved learning Denise’s story–what an inspiration

kendra miller - July 29, 2015 - 3:58 pm

fairfield manor

Christine - July 29, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Good Afternoon,
I must first say that I love, love everything about Matilda Jane! What an awesome person Denise was, we are so blessed that she shared her gifts of talent and treasure with the world! Best of luck on the new move and if I had to guess I would say that her very first office space outside of her home would have been at regional art fairs and the art fair circuit!

Jennifer Alessi - July 29, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Fairfield manor!

Rya Hibbard - July 29, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Fairfield Manor….we got to visit that amazing building on the Teolly tour at Art Fair. It sure is a beautiful old building.

Michelle Wadsworth - July 29, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Fairfield Manor ♡ Good luck on your journey to a new location! Drooling over the racks of pieces from the past!!

Erika Roberts - July 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Fairfield Manor outside of her home! Love all that Hammond Bay! Feel free to send some my way! :)

Sarah Fischer - July 29, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Brandy Fisher - July 29, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Fairfield manor!!

Mrs. Krause - July 29, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Fairfield Manor

Michelle - July 29, 2015 - 7:35 pm

Fairfield Manor😊

Holly V - July 29, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Fairfield Manor! Stopped by to see the place at the first art fair :)

Kristen - July 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Wish I had been around back then but according to the blog it was Fairfield Manor!

Lynne H - July 29, 2015 - 8:35 pm

Fairfield Manor

Heidi Y - July 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Her very own living room in her home Using the dining room table and coffee table as desks.

Laura - July 29, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Dining rom table

Nicole - July 30, 2015 - 1:27 am

Fairfield Manor

Carly - July 30, 2015 - 3:15 am

I hope I’m not too late. Just getting some free time. Fairfield Manor.

Jen - July 30, 2015 - 3:28 am

Fairfield Manor …love this post!!!!

Kim Meadows - July 30, 2015 - 7:35 am

I’m sure Fairfield Manor was a magical place to see!

Katie E - July 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

Fairfield Manor! Good luck with the move, ladies!

Kristen - July 30, 2015 - 10:50 am

In her home

Magen henry - July 30, 2015 - 11:16 am

Fairfield manor!

mona - July 30, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Fairfield Manor!!!

Stacy W - July 30, 2015 - 1:45 pm

** Fairfield Manor **
Good luck with the new move — can’t wait to see pictures! xo

Stacy W - July 30, 2015 - 1:46 pm

….Fairfield Manor…
Good luck with the new move — can’t wait to see pictures! xo

Brandon Henderson - July 30, 2015 - 4:36 pm

***fairfield manor. ***

Natalie Blanton - July 30, 2015 - 7:47 pm

Fairfield Manor

Alyssa - July 30, 2015 - 10:54 pm

fairfield manner was Denise’s first space outside her homr

Debra Martin - July 31, 2015 - 3:29 am

My first thought was at a local art fair, but I also think her first office could have been anywhere because we all know she liked to keep her creative juices flowing. It could have been anywhere she thought of an idea, in her home, a park, grocery store, ice cream truck, etc. For us blog readers, the official answer may be Fairfield Manor, but I think her first office happened even before she knew it! An office is anywhere you can work and ideas can happen anywhere. :-)

Heather Pfleger - July 31, 2015 - 9:53 am

oh those collections are beautiful!!!! was it Fairfield manor :)

Katelyn Bierl - July 31, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Her Kitchen table/Fairfield Manor!

Elizabeth Miller - July 31, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Fairfield Manor!

Sam - August 2, 2015 - 7:51 am

Fairfield Manor

Bridgette Lott - August 3, 2015 - 7:41 am

Fairfield Manor, Suite 106, in the Fall of 2007

Amy M - August 3, 2015 - 8:38 am

Fairfield Manor

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