Country Music Star Janie Fricke Balances Singing with Soft Goods

Friday, 19 September 2014 19:14

117990-janie-showroomTracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today - These days, award-winning recording artist Janie Fricke is just as likely to be found giving a concert with Loretta Lynn as she is selling pillows, runners and throws at the Touch of France showroom in the Dallas Market Center (WTC 11019). The Grammy-nominated vocalist pulls off a balancing act between concert tours and trade shows, along with trunk shows.

“The collections started many years ago as a hobby,” said Fricke. “Being in the music business, I have to focus on both entities right now. It takes a lot of energy to run both businesses, but it’s been a fun diversion from music.”

Fricke’s home debut came about when a friend asked her to create pillows for her store, which she then embellished with vintage brooches found at flea markets. Today, Fricke sources her fabrics in local Dallas showrooms and pairs them up with an assortment of trims to be hand-sewn by a Texan seamstress.

Fricke favors a deep, rich palette for the collection, including Bordeaux, antique gold, brown and black, expressed in equally rich fabrications like velvet, chenille, and damask. Faux fur and snakeskin meet up with zebra and leopard prints, ornamented with eyelash and loop fringe, among other trims.

“Sometimes, I like to combine two busy prints, like a stripe with a floral; sometimes I do two very small prints together,” she said. “I play at it and work at it, and I go on my emotional feeling.”

For those in need of a little extra bling, Fricke offers Swarovski crystal customization with popular motifs such as a chandelier, crown and fleur-de-lys as well as a ranch-themed horse head, initials and a youthful peace symbol. Additional trims can also be customized.


Had a blast taping in Nashville last week!

Monday, 15 September 2014 20:59

janieWe had a great time taping in Nashville last week! Here is a picture of me with Roy Clark, T Graham Brown, and Wade Hayes


Catching up with award-winning country vocalist Janie Fricke

Friday, 18 July 2014 11:39

JanieFricke publicity_smDigital Journal - I had the pleasure to catch up with award-winning country songstress Janie Fricke. She is one of country music's original 80s ladies. Fricke paid homage to the late country legends George Jones and Ray Price. "Without George Jones, it feels like a missing link in country music. I hear his name mentioned in concerts and people who did tributes to his music," she said. "Ray Price was so great. He has been a favorite artist to so many people. He had such a smooth, silky and velvet voice. You would listen to him and you would go into a trance. I went to his funeral and even sang there. I was pretty nervous singing. I sang 'Tears in Heaven' with my guitar, which is also a track on my inspirational CD. I sang that song and dedicated it to Ray Price. I am glad they invited me to do that."

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