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59th Annual Tour of Homes | Glendale CA | December 2016

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The wonderful folks at Hoover High School PTA were kind enough to include the home of JP Weaver founder Lenna Tyler Kast in their annual “Tour of Homes” publication.

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Featured amongst such venerable architectural gems such as the Brand Library and the annex “Doctor’s House”, Mrs. Kast’s home was beautifully photographed by the Hoover High staff and included prominently in the centerfold.

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Mrs. Kast was thrilled for the inclusion in the edition and regaled the visiting Hoover staff with anecdotes of her three (now grown) children; all Hoover High alumni, including current JP Weaver president Rob Tyler. Thanks again to the fabulous staff at Hoover High PTA!

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Six Degrees of Inspiration | Museum of London | September 2016

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Design inspiration can come from most anything: a photo snapped inside a museum during a European vacation, an old period interior lithograph, or in the case of this project, a color plate from a wonderful Art Deco book. The Studio Executive who came to us, some years back now, loved the motif of a trio of storks in bas-relief featured inside an elevator car from the venerable Selfridge’s Department Store in London. Our client wanted to imbue this design into a large dome for her Master Bedroom Suite.

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Stephanie Croce, JP Weaver’s Senior Designer, took the plate as her visual cue and created the beautiful design shown, (featured in Architectural Digest). Although not in view in the master shot, (please see close-up below), the Stork Medallion serves as focal point drawing the eye along the elegant scrolls and linears towards the apex.

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Fast-forward 15 years as our Company Historian Brett Tyler attends college in England for a semester abroad program and visits the Museum of London where he finds an exhibit with some of the elements of the same Selfridge’s Department Store; among them, the Art Deco style elevator car featuring the stork and scrollwork fantasy executed in bronze. The museum's curator was delighted when Bret shared some photos from our commission for comparison. “Wouldn’t dare to say which is better”, chortled the curator. “I might lose my post."

Our clients come to us with reference and ideas from a myriad of sources. These in turn provide wonderful and unique places to commence style and direction. A boon from this is an inclusion of many of these designs into our catalog; the Stork Medallion being one (now available as PLAS 937).

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Old House Journal | Tiny Additions, Big Impact! | September 2016 Edition

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The venerable, and original, restoration publication “Old House Journal” has brought together some wonderful design ideas in the current September issue. OHJ editor and owner Mary Ellen Polson gave an early call to Stephanie Croce (senior designer at JP Weaver Co.) for inclusion in the edition. Mary Ellen wanted to showcase a single ornamental element from the JP Weaver catalogue that could lend itself to several possibilities.JP Weaver Co. Mary and Stephanie decided on JP Weaver’s beautiful Deco Sunburst Ceiling Medallion (part #RMF 4064). Reminiscent of the decorative art style of the late 20s to early ‘30s, this carving is set off by precise and bold geometric patterns. This is an exquisite piece that invites wonderful and imaginative color possibilities, including gilt. Although the lion share JP Weaver’s catalogue leans towards French design, we also have generous offerings in a myriad of design categories.

We send a warm thanks to Mary Ellen and all the wonderful folks at Old House Journal - the premiere resource for restoring old houses. The September issue is available online where you’ll find products and services for homes built before 1950 and everything you'll need for your old-house restoration projects.

Old House Journal

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A Visit Across the Pond | Sutton, United Kingdom - Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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On Wednesday July 13th, J.P. Weaver Company’s Historical Research Consultant, Brett B. Tyler, visited George Jackson Limited, just south of London in the Borough of Sutton. We believe Mr. Weaver (or previous generations of his family) may have worked there. Brett was on a mission to track down any employment records, in the hopes of revealing more information about Joseph Pearce Weaver’s early life in England before emigrating to the United States in 1886.JP Weaver Co.Around since 1780, George Jackson has specialized in fibrous plaster decoration for the construction industry in the United Kingdom. In the past they have had the unique honor of receiving four Royal Warrants, and they have done a wide scope of projects, especially within the London area, ranging from work for Windsor Castle to the Tate Britain to Gatwick Airport.

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Brett was welcomed by David Serra, the director of George Jackson Limited, who gave him a personal tour of their shop. Many of the sights and smells of the plaster shop there served as a welcome reminder of home for Brett, who had long been away on his travels. Unfortunately however, George Jackson Limited no longer has records that go back to the times of J.P. Weaver. Thus for the moment the mystery of Mr. Weaver’s early life still lingers.

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The visit, however, was still quite worthwhile, as it offered an opportunity for the exchange of ideas with someone else in the field. Both parties were able to gain valuable insights from each other, and appreciated this opportunity to meet. Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to return the favor and welcome David Serra to tour J.P. Weaver Company sometime in the near future!

To Learn More About George Jackson Limited:

George Jackson Limited

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Weekend Away at “La Cuesta Encantada” | Hearst Castle San Simeon, CA - June 3rd to 5th, 2016

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This past weekend, our President, Rob Tyler, and his wife Karen, had the privilege and honor of attending Veranda Magazine’s first “Power of Preservation” Historic Forum at Hearst Castle. It was a wonderfully orchestrated event that brought together some of the best and brightest in the field of preservation work.JP Weaver Co.Everyone arrived on Friday night. After getting settled, things moved right along with a brief tour of some of the Hearst warehouses in San Simeon, followed by an elaborate dinner. Various introductions were made and the tone was set for this elegant weekend. Saturday morning started bright and early, packed with an array of engaging activities.

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There was an inspiring selection of guest speakers who delved into some of the niche areas of preservation, ranging from paint to furniture. There were also interesting tours of Hearst Castle and the surrounding outbuildings, all the while complimented by breathtaking views. A guided historical tour of the nearby town of San Simeon also added to the events available. In the evening, they attended a lively community get-together on the terraces of the castle. The night was then finished with a cowboy-themed party at the ranch house complete with live western music.

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Sunday morning was topped of with a peaceful kayaking excursion along the picturesque California coast. An incredibly knowledgeable guide highlighted many of the natural wonders of San Simeon Bay, greatly adding to the whole experience. This concluded the weekend, which was quite an impressive occasion.

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We are honored to be chosen as an event sponsor by Veranda Magazine. We are looking forward to the next time Veranda holds this esteemed event!

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Preservation Symposium 2016 | Hearst Castle - San Simeon - June 3rd through June 5th

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“My hope is that this issue, with its special emphasis on historic preservation, will serve as a reminder that, while we needn't mire ourselves in the past, we shouldn't forget it either.”
--Clinton Smith

Editor in Chief, Veranda Magazine

JP Weaver Company is so excited to be partnering with the luxury magazine Veranda, in an historic preservation forum at the historic Hearst Castle estate in San Simeon, CA. JP Weaver Co, known for theirJP Weaver Co. preservation work as well as modern interpretations of 18th century French interiors is one of the sponsors of the Historic Preservation symposium 2016. As Clinton Smith, Editor of Veranda has stated, “You don't have to live in a movie set to appreciate JP Weaver's craftsmanship. Restoration and custom work are in their forte.”

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The symposium will be held on June 3rd – June 5th. In conjunction with the forum, Veranda magazine is featuring several historic preservation articles in the May/June issue 2016. The Power of Preservation feature on pages 64 – 84 is lush and inspiring. A special write up on our company is on page 72. Or check out these links to Veranda magazine May/June issue:

Veranda | Historical Buildings

Veranda | Inspired Designs

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JP Weaver Company hosts visit from the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club – May 21st, 2016

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Last Saturday, J.P. Weavers welcomed the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club from San Luis Obispo, California.JP Weaver Co.They learned about Lenna Tyler Kast’s entrepreneurial spirit that brought the company to its current success, and took a personal tour of the extensive showrooms and production facilities.

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While the basic processes involved haven’t changed in centuries, the students learned about the many subtle ways that J.P. Weaver Company continues to innovate in order bring their clients the finest in interior architectural mouldings.

If you or your organization would like your own personal tour of our showrooms in Glendale, CA, please contact us at: rob@jpweaver.com

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Visit and like Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club:

Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club

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Glendale Historical Society Restoration Expo – Brand Park, Glendale, CA - Sunday May 15th, 2016

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Join JP Weaver and a dozens of restoration professionals in the 1st annual restoration expo held on the lawns of the historic Doctor’s House in Brand Park, located in the foothills of Glendale, CA.JP Weaver Co.Visit our booth and discuss your project with our plaster restoration specialists Roy and Rob. Consult with Angela and Joshua about adding moulding details and accents to your old home or new old home.

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We have moulding details suitable for all period styles from Victorian to Art Deco. Enjoy a beautiful day in the park with guest speakers discussing a variety of restoration topics, beginning at 11:00 am through 2:00 pm.