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Recycling Fabric For a Good Cause

Since The Kellogg Collection first opened its doors over 30 years ago, we’ve collected thousands of discontinued fabric swatches, remnants, scraps and more. What to do with these pieces of fabric?

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We were very happy to meet Kathy Thorne, who leads Quilting Angels, a group of about 40 talented volunteer quilters who sew quilts for good. Each year, the group sews about 250 quilts – 150 of them go to the Quilts for Kids Foundation, which provides quilts to children with cancer and terminal illnesses, and children from abusive or impoverished homes. 100 star-spangled quilts made by the group go to the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which awards quilts to veterans and active members of the military.
Quilting AngelsThorne wrote to us in an email:

“The MSP Quilting Angels quilt out of Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, MD.  We’ve grown to about 40 active members and many more that contribute as they can.  We’ve reached out to our community and beyond as ladies come to quilt with us from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.  They come from all different backgrounds and you don’t need to belong to our Parish to join the group.  We do gather up all the quilts that we’ve made twice a year and take them to the church and have them blessed before distribution.”

Quilts by the Quilting Angels are blessed in the church.

Quilts by the Quilting Angels are blessed in the church.


The group also sells quilted bags and other items to raise money for batting and additional fabric.

Quilt of Valor by Quilting Angels

Quilt of Valor by Quilting Angels

A quilt for a child by the Quilting Angels

A quilt for a child by the Quilting Angels


 
If you would like to donate or get more involved with this inspirational group, visit them on the web at MSPQuiltingAngels.org.
 
Images courtesy MSP Quilting Angels

November Wood Furniture and Rug Sale at The Kellogg Collection

Kellogg wood furniture

From November 7th through 29th, 2014, The Kellogg Collection is hosting a Fall Sale on wood furniture and rugs. Come in during this period to receive 20 to 30 percent off all wood furniture and rugs at our four shops, and 50 percent off on all needlepoint rugs in our Washington, DC location.

Look by Polly McKenna, our interior designer based in Richmond, Va.

Look by Polly McKenna, our interior designer based in Richmond, Va.

So what all is included in our “wood furniture” category of the special sale? We’re including case goods – chest of drawers, sideboards, buffets, dining tables and more – as well as beds and painted furniture.

Cherry drop leaf dining table

Cherry drop leaf dining table

Bowfront four drawer console from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Bowfront four drawer console

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An original Kellogg Collection piece: the white Gustavian Sideboard

An original Kellogg Collection piece: the white Gustavian Sideboard

Adirondack Chest from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Adirondack Chest

Tall two-door bookcase from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Tall painted two-door bookcase

Though it’s not wood, we’re also including some of our glass- and mirror-topped metal coffee tables in the sale.

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The other half of this sale covers our rugs – a home category Kellogg knows very well. When founder Pam Kellogg Green opened the first Kellogg location in D.C. over 30 years ago, it was to sell Dhurrie rugs, then the collection expanded from there to include the wide variety of traditional English furniture you see across our four stores today. The Kellogg Collection still sells Dhurrie rugs, as well as Soumak, woven cotton, woven wool, pak-weave, Oushak, versatile indoor/outdoor rugs as well as some gorgeous one of a kind pile rugs.

Indoor/Outdoor rugs

Indoor/Outdoor rugs

Samir Dhurrie rug

Samir Dhurrie rug

Coral oushak rug

Coral oushak rug

We have lots of rugs for you to browse on the walls and on our rug racks, and we can also custom order hundreds of other styles and sizes to fit exactly what you’re looking for.
 
We hope to see you in one of our four shops this month for our wood furniture and rug sale. The Kellogg Collection has stores located in D.C., McLean, Richmond and Baltimore.

How To Bring Warm Autumn Colors Into Your Home

 
Fall redecorating

Today is the first official day of fall, and the chill up and down the East Coast confirms it. It’s about that time to swap swimsuits for leather boots, and lemonade for pumpkin spice coffees. It’s also time to think about phasing out the whites and brights in your home for warmer tones like the browns, reds and corals we’ll soon see on the trees.
 
You don’t have to throw out your whole living room each season; after all, homes don’t need to be flipped as quickly as our closets. There are a few things you can do to warm the look of your home for autumn (and you’re always welcome to hire one of our interior designers for $250/room if you desire a professional touch!).

Eaton

Though leathers look great year-round, they especially look good in a home during the warmer months. Now is the time to add a high-quality leather chair to your home so that you can get maximum enjoyment out of it (and take advantage of our semi-annual sale, which ends on September 29, 2014!).
 
The Eaton chair, above, has a beautiful distressed look to it and looks great in almost any setting, from living rooms and sitting rooms to bedrooms and home offices.

Astor Chair

Really up the ante on your fall redecorating by adding a statement piece to your room. The Astor chair, above, may be custom upholstered to your liking. This eye-catching pattern in autumn flavors makes for a great, high-quality statement piece.

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Or, you can begin with a smaller piece, like one of our many pillows. These pillows have a wonderful variety of warm fall colors and can add a lot of personality to a vignette.

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Once you have a statement piece, move around the room to swap in accessories to complement it. Match a red table lamp to a shade on the fabric, add a wire turreen or a brown hurricane to a table, add a terra cotta throw to a couch, or even stack a few leather-bound books nearby.

Fall home decor

Woods, golds, and deep greens also complement a fall room look.
 
Some of the things you’ll probably want to put into storage are summery motifs like seashells and starfish. It’s also generally a good idea to move out colors that will overwhelm the autumn palette (like pastels, neons, and summer whites) – though there are exceptions to this tip. Replace these bright, summer colors with warmer tones in eye-catching fall patterns like paisleys, plaids, leathers and chenniles.
 
Images via The Kellogg Collection/Public Domain