Re: [Histonet] Re: countertop colors and patterns

From:"Joe Nocito"

what ever happened to basic black?

Joe, no longer the toe.

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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:54 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Re: countertop colors and patterns

> Ian Mongtgomery notes:
> Phil [McArdle},
>    As a Paisley buddy you've got me upset and just before I go to
> Paisley. Please, use upper case P, the pattern refers to one that was
> designed and originally manufactured in Paisley. Paisley is a small town 
> in
> the west of Scotland, once famous for cotton and weaving. The weavers made
> silk and cotton shawls enriched with the Paisley pattern. It's also famous
> for poets and beautiful women. Two miles west is the village of Elderslie,
> birth place of Scotland's most famous son, William Wallace.
>    Thursday rant over, I'm away home.
> Ian.
> Paisley designs were certainly perfected and long manufactured in the 
> Scots town of Paisley,
> in the mid 19th century.
> The basic "Paramecium paisleyi" motif is however of southern Asian origin, 
> and antedates
> the 19th century. It seems to have originally depicted a drooping plant or 
> tree.
> Transitional forms between the drooping plant and the fully developed 
> Paramecium paisleyi
> are still to be seen in tribal rugs and fabrics - I've assembled a 
> collection of photos
> of them in the last few years.
> The fully developed Paramecium paisleyi reminds me of those things that 
> appear in my
> eyes right before a migraine attack, or perhaps to one of those 
> pharmacologic states of
> mind some of us listened to Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to,
> back when that was new...
> The woods of Arcady are dead,
> and over is their antique joy... (Yeats)
> Bob Richmond
> Samurai Pathologist
> Knoxville TN
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