Love of vintage French comes alive through local collaboration.


Three local women have combined their unique talents to create a limited edition book of all things vintage French. Bremerton’s own Wendy Dreaney, who’s career and wanderlust has taken her all over the world, was approached by Liz Le Dorze, the owner of Hattie Rose, (which specializes in beautiful French pieces) to showcase her fine art prints of French flea markets. After further discussion, Liz encouraged Wendy to create something special, a book, to showcase the fine art prints of the many flea markets that Wendy had explored all over France. Hattie Rose is filled with unique pieces, hand selected with a discerning designer eye and complimenting line of Komedal Cloth textiles. This was a perfect fit.

Now inspired, Wendy was seeing how this book could come together. She reached out to Marit Bockelie, owner of The Bremerton Letterpress Company to help bring this idea to life. Wendy knew she wanted the end sheets of the book to mimick the vintage French linens, like the ones she has all over her home, however, she couldn’t find paper that looked like it. She reached out to illustrator Toni Santos, of Baby Buddha Studio, who then hand painted all of the end sheets for the book. This trio of incredible talent has now brought this limited edition book to life. There will be only 20 books for sale.

These very special books, along with Wendy’s fine art prints,  will be available starting November 4th,  from 6pm to 8pm , at Hattie Rose, located on Winslow Way, Bainbridge. They will also be available at The Bremerton Letterpress Company on Pacific Ave in downtown Bremerton.  This is the first of what they hope will be at least 3 volumes of handmade books created in collaboration between Wendy Dreaney Photography , The Bremerton Letterpress Company and Baby Buddha Studio.

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