I have Blue Willow Towels as a search on eBay, and a Blue Willow Towel Hook showed up this morning. It was a Buy It Now and someone already had, but it made me look for Blue Willow hooks. Continue reading
I came on Marye-Kelley Blue Willow while I was looking for something else and put it in my shopping cart to think about later.
Now that it is summer, even though we aren’t entertaining, we are living more on the porch. Continue reading
… mini halogen light bulbs can slide on wires along the perimeter.
Southern Living July 2020
A Truly Open House
Article by Grace Haynes
Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez
This month’s issue of Southern Living shows a lake house with cable lighting in the kitchen. I really like cable lights, but I haven’t noticed cable lighting in magazines lately. Continue reading
Kalco has been making Ponderosa Outdoor Lighting longer than I have been in lighting. Imperial Electric had one of the double wall lanterns on display and I fell in love. Continue reading
The Betsy Drake Canton Scene Guest Towel came today.
You can see how adorable it is. The description wasn’t much.
Betsy Drake GT865 Canton Scene Guest Towel
- Machine Washable
- Wrinkle Free
- Made From Polyester
Lovely guest towels measure approximately 20×20.
Machine washable and wrinkle free.
I found these wonderful embroidered towels on Amazon Handmade.
Jessiemae does personalized and customized machine embroidery in a lot of different patterns. I love these!
The towels are not hand made. They are 26″ square flour sack towels with hemmed edges and a corner loop. Jessiemae pre-washes them, so they won’t shrink and pucker if you use them. Continue reading
I was surprised by how many people did not have a home office before they started to work from home during this Pandemic.
Most people (54%) didn’t have a remote work setup before the government moved to curb nonessential gatherings, according to a survey conducted by YouGov in partnership with USA TODAY and LinkedIn. Meanwhile, 74% of professionals age 18 to 74 said they’re now working from home.
Home offices are expensive: Study says most people didn’t have one before coronavirus
Did you start out on the dining room table while you tried to put something together?
But now that you have set up a space to work from while you stay at home, you want to start personalizing it. Continue reading
Spode was founded by Josiah Spode in 1770.
Around 1783, Josiah Spode’s company perfected a technique to apply a blue transfer ceramics underglaze.
At first this was applied to fine earthenware. Then, around 1790, he started producing bone china. Bone china is really made with bone ash mixed with clay. It is very white and translucent. Bone ash was used by porcelain factories before, but Spode added kaolin clay, making it even stronger. By 1815, nearly all the factories in England were using Spode’s formula. Continue reading
I used to have a beautiful blue and white table cloth. It had a chinoiserie print in shades of cobalt blue on a white background. I used navy or yellow place mats over it. It was perfect to really set off my blue willow dishes. I think it was Ralph Lauren, but it has been discontinued and I cannot find it. Continue reading
I bought a cutting board on eBay and when it came in, it was actually a hot plate. It had laminated paper over cork. If you used it to cut, you would ruin it.
So, I am still looking for a blue willow cutting board. Continue reading