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Blue Willow China – It’s really not hard to find now!

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store - Blue Willow China - It's really not hard to find now

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store

In the late ‘70s, A&P Grocery Store let you buy a plate, cup and saucer in the Blue Willow Pattern for 99 cents any time you bought $10 worth of groceries.  They were made by Churchill.  I bought eight. The other pieces cost more. I bought some, but mostly mixed in the white dishes I already had. Continue reading

Rules for Cottage Style

Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019 - Rules for Cottage Style— My Design42


Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019

The January 2019 Issue of Southern Living has an article Pretty Snug in the Home & Garden: Beautiful Spaces — Inside and Out feature.

“10 new rules for cottage style, a small home can have big attitude. Birmingham decorator Fran Keenan certainly proves it.” Continue reading

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books.

The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches.

There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain their process. They let you know what to look for in each photo. Continue reading

Rattan Bar Stools

This is another choice for the bar that goes with a lot of different styles.

Whether they are made of natural rattan or a synthetic copy, these bar stools mix with so many styles.

Perfect in a beach house, especially with a woven seat in a bright shade of blue. Continue reading

Chinese Garden Stools

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.

Ethan Allen Pierced Garden Seat

Ethan Allen Pierced Garden Seat

You can spend a lot if you want. This Pierced Garden Seat from Ethan Allen is beautiful! Continue reading

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed – my Design42

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed

Did you know you can order Ethan Allen furniture on Amazon?

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed – my Design42

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed

The sleigh bed is a traditional romantic style that will perfectly suit your bedroom. The Robyn Sleigh Bed has the traditional higher headboard, coupled with a lower footboard. They’ve added a plank design for a subtle farmhouse touch. Continue reading