Ralph Lauren used to make some beautiful Chinese style collections. There were a few of them; Dorsey, Tamarind, Palm Harbor, Jobs Lane, Nanking Dragon, the Archival Collection and some variations on those names. Continue reading
I would love to have Blue Willow accessories in the bathroom. That sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?
Not as easy as it sounds.
This is what I have been able to find.
This isn’t Blue Willow, but it is blue and white and has a vaguely Asian design to it. The reviews go both ways. Some people love it. Some people hate it. The price is right. Continue reading
Tribeca Living has a beautiful blue and white pattern named Catalina. The collection includes sheets, curtains, duvet covers, bedspreads, shams and Euro shams, dust ruffles and coordinating pillows in various shapes. Continue reading
Fifteen years ago, maybe more, I saw a little Blue Willow table made out of ceramic at TJ Maxx. By the time I thought about it and decided I couldn’t live without it, it was gone. And I have repented ever since.
Every time I see one in a picture on someone’s porch, I wish I had bought that when I saw it.
Well DUH! There is nothing you cannot find now. I went on Amazon. It’s just a matter of choosing the one I want.
You can spend a lot if you want. This Pierced Garden Seat from Ethan Allen is beautiful! Continue reading
The January 2018 issue of Southern Living regular series Home & Garden, Beautiful Spaces – Inside and Out, Before & After shows how decorator Allison Allen transformed a 1951 Atlanta house in the article titled The Best Kind of Hand Me Downs. The article is by Elizabeth Passarella with photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez. Continue reading
If you love Chinoiserie and blue and white, you are going to love the Laura Ashley Summer Palace Collection. It is a beautiful interpretation of Chinese artistic traditions realized in blue and white.