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Celebrating 25 Years: Through Mary Cordill's Eyes

I recently sat down with my Mimi, Mary Cordill, the owner and founder of English Traditions. I asked her questions regarding her experience in this business and what it feels like to celebrate 25 years of English Traditions. Her story is extremely inspirational to me as it teaches a lesson of perseverance and keeping faith in yourself, even in the hardest of times. Her responses to these questions are below.   Why did you do it? “I have always loved antiques. Living in Connecticut, I encountered many pieces of antique pine furniture and I soon realized I could buy and sell these pieces while making money on them. I absolutely loved the ‘look’ and I was ‘hooked’. I took a leap...

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Woven Natural Fiber Rugs: 101

WOVEN NATURAL FIBER RUGS are a favorite of ours at English Traditions. They are easy to maintain, eco-friendly, affordable and their natural look makes them versatile and perfect for any room of the house.  Whether you are looking for an area rug or wall-to-wall coverage, like we have in our store, there is an abundance of options. ​ There are, however, a couple of things that you should know about each material so that you can find the perfect rug for your space. Here’s a little “Woven Natural Fiber Rug: 101” on some of the most common choices available. JUTE Jute is the softest of all the natural fibers, which makes it great for the feet, but it also makes it the least durable.  This...

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