News from the designer — simple pleasures lifestyle

Have tea with me.............

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Have tea with me.............

    One of my fondest memories as a business owner is having had my own tearoom as a part of my lovely shop.  The Shoppe for Simple Pleasures and Scarlett's Tea Parlor offered all versions of the tea service......from a cup of freshly brewed custom-blended tea and a scone to full Afternoon Tea which was a complete meal. This was my opportunity to personally meet and greet my customers, and often sit and visit with them.  We enjoyed sharing stories of our common interests, personal experiences, and family traditions. Afternoon tea is historically an English tradition.  Dating back to...

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Why choose Simple Pleasures Night & Day?

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Why choose Simple Pleasures Night & Day?

Practical, comfortable, AND feminine.......that is what Simple Pleasures is all about. From its inception over 30 years ago, I have held true to my original concept.  I wanted to offer to other ladies elegant 100% cotton sleepwear & lounge wear.....styled in such a way as to be worn around the clock in the comfort of home and family.  Always made in the USA from American-grown cotton......and always will be. Pictured below:  "Gloria" from the TinaEvaRenee Signature Collection and our classic Long Sleeve Bed Jacket from the DOT Collection.  

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MY BOUDOIR CAP PLEASE!

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MY BOUDOIR CAP PLEASE!

I have been researching the history of the boudoir cap, and I am fascinated by these adorable little accessories that were essential to the proper ladies' nighttime and early morning wardrobe. I have found countless examples of these fancy little caps, and four of my favorites are pictured below....the ribbon work, the delicate laces, the silks and satin.....I am amazed just thinking of the time that was devoted to making one of these precious adornments! For lots more examples visit my Pinterest board "Boudoir Caps". https://www.pinterest.com/simplepleasuressleepwear  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoudoirCap A boudoir cap is a form of lingerie nightcap that was popular in the nineteenth...

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VINTAGE FASHION INSPIRATION............The Peignoir Set

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VINTAGE FASHION INSPIRATION............The Peignoir Set

Oh to be dressed in such feminine finery as one retires to her dressing room.......having luxuriated in a fragrant bath, powdered and perfumed, and now ready for a favorite novel to lull her into a relaxing stupor.  Ahhhhh..........this is so me.   http://www.shop4simplepleasures.com

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Setting priorities ........

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I must admit that I rarely get everything out on time.  And my new introductions don't necessarily fall in line with usual seasonal introductions offered in the sleepwear market.  Simple Pleasures Sleepwear is not seasonal.....it is amazingly comfy to wear year round wherever you are!  And most of our Night & Day Basics silhouettes are tried and true and have been offered for most of our 30 years!   I add custom couture pieces throughout the year, as my creative urges direct me, and as I gain feedback from customers. This has pretty much been my rule of thumb for a...

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