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Wendy Addison was born and raised in Missouri, to artist parents. She studied fine
art at an early age. In 1993, she opened her studio in an old garage, and combining her interest in art and antiques began to create what she called ''objects for an imaginary life''.

Using antique materials found at flea markets, including old sheet music, tarnished tinsel, vintage crepe paper, Victorian scrap, and silver glass glitter, Addison's work connects
with some lost sense of magic from times past. Her signature look evolved quickly and
her creations soon found their way to fine stores across the country, such as Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, Gumps, and John Derian.

In 1997, Wendy moved to a tiny town north of San Francisco and opened up her own
shop, called the Theatre of Dreams, which is open ''by chance or appointment''. She has
continued to create new and innovative paper objects, and in her store you can find
    everything from shadow puppet plays, miniature paper theatres, letter-pressed poetry
   books, tiny furniture made of antique newspapers, and optical devices of wonder. Her designs are also licensed to:
   Tinsel Trading Company in NYC; Midwest of Cannon Falls; West Elm; and gift stores everywhere.

   Look for Wendy's designs at Anthropologie's new wedding collection BHLDN!

   Ms. Addison has made appearances on Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic and Martha Stewart. She has been featured in
   numerous magazines including Victoria, House Beautiful, Home Companion, Country Living, Domino and Somerset
   Studio
, and in two books, Where Women Create, Family Spaces, and soon to be released Celebrations.

   Wendy has just finished her 2nd book. It was written, illustrated and produced all by Wendy herself as a limited edition
   titled The Theatre of Dreams.

   To enjoy more from Wendy Addison, go to her personal website or her blog!
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