ABOUT | Talin Spring is the owner/designer of Spring Finn & Co, American made leather and canvas bags & accessories, and owner of Maison Spring, a showroom representing a small collection of unique European fine furnishing fabrics in Minneapolis.
I grew up in a house where everything was made by hand, both my mother and grandmother were very skilled embroiderers, sewers and knitters. Seeing their daily creations during my childhood made me appreciate the value of the hand, with its perfections and imperfections – that I love most.
Although this embroidered linen tablecloth is not one of my grandmothers or my mothers, the fine detail and precision is very evocative of their art. I found it a few summers ago at the Marseille flea market - where we lived before moving to Minneapolis – this is where I also found the french post office iron desk that holds my collection of mid-century Uzbek China. I cannot even imagine the number of hours of work it required to make this intricate tablecloth filled with careful details down to the crocheted corner tassels. Every time I iron it, I picture the previous owners of the piece gathered around a table in the sunny French countryside.
The history of the object and the artisan behind is as important as the visual beauty it adds to a room. The creator’s personal story intertwines with the object, and that mastery deserves to be appreciated for several lifetimes.