Zippers and Tamales

Jessica organized our special class at Chameleon called “Zippers and Tamales” in honor of her Mom. We all knew that Guadalupe installed the best concealed zippers and also made the best tamales. Jessica made hand outs and recipe cards. It was one of the most special evenings for mother and daughter and the 10 people who attended.
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Thankful for Soap!

One day as I was taking Jessica home after she did some entries for us she asked me how I could fall asleep with so many business pressures. I responded that I counted my blessings.
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Jessica and the Painting

When Liz, my right-hand-woman, came to work for us 6 years ago in March, Jessica had just gone to Children's Hospital for what would become her last time. Liz only heard the stories about Jessica and saw a few photos that Guadalupe kept at her work station. Liz is a wonderful artist and unbeknownst to any of us she began a painting of Jessica.
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They Have Lunch!

Sam, Guadalupe’s oldest son also has Cystic Fibrosis. After Jessica’s death Sam registered in February 2009 for a transplant. We will never know why Jessica did not want a transplant. At Chameleon we were all “prepared” for when the call would come in that a donor was available. Guadalupe and Sam would have to immediately go to Stanford. Sam had instructions to call the store if the call came in and Guadalupe would drop what she was doing. May 5th Sam called. I answered out in the front of the store. Sam asked to speak to his Mom because “they
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The Battle Continues

Four years later Sam’s lungs are now experiencing rejection. He is registered again for a second transplant. Guadalupe is working extra hours to build up for time she will need to take off.We will be organizing a special pillow sale to benefit Sam and go toward some of the expenses.Most of all, we at Chameleon cherish our customers who we know care about the human side of our business. Thank you for all your support in all the many ways you show us that we are more than just a place to buy fun stuff. We hope as you enjoy
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Chameleon Chorus Line…

Our Chameleon Fine Furniture Factory in Arroyo Grande has been bustling with activity (which is music to my ears). Pictured above are just a few of the beautifully tailored Parsons Chairs designed by Melissa of the Beladagio.
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Fabrics up to “Kazoo”

I love that e-trade commercial where the doctors are viewing a patient with money coming out the wazoo! Well, we have fabrics up to "Kazoo" - yes that's the name of this brand new stylized - ikatish-floral. The colors are just magnificent.
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