I’ve been looking for blue willow drapes for the bedroom. I put white shutters over the window, so they don’t have to be room-darkening. I can already darken the room enough. Continue reading
My daughter bought me an umbrella stand for our first anniversary. It was a really good gift. My husband is big on umbrellas. Sometimes there is one dripping by every door. Continue reading
I was looking for something completely different and stumbled upon this beautiful Reproduction Vintage Chinese Bamboo Birdcage.
It is made from bamboo. It is rather small, only 11 ½” wide x 8 ½” high and 12 ½” to the hook.
It is meant to be used. It includes porcelain seed and water bowls. Continue reading
Laura Ashley makes beautiful bedding. They are quality, wash well and last.
And most important, they feel really good!
The blue and white Charlotte Collection includes a comforter set and duvet cover to fit Twin, Full, Queen or King sized beds. There are coordinating pillows, a window valance and a shower curtain.
They are inspired by blue and white porcelain, but do not have an Asian motif.
The comforter set includes the comforter, bed skirt and two pillow shams (twin size includes only one sham).
The duvet set only includes the duvet cover and two shams.
The classic blue willow pattern is a natural for cross stitch and there are a lot of patterns, kits and projects available. Continue reading
The latest issue of Southern Living magazine has an article Farmhouse on the Water. It is written by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos. I’ve read about photo shoot styling. It looks like that is a real job that real people really have.
Anyway, the photo shows a lantern I really like. It has white glass and the finish looks like bronze. It has the feel of an orb pendant, but enclosed in glass. Continue reading
I was looking for a pagoda soap pump dispenser and found this soap instead.
It is Glycerin soap, made here in the United States. Continue reading
If you have been waiting to install monorail, Progress Lighting has made it easier and less expensive than ever.
The new Flex Rail Monorail kits have 10′ of rail and all of the components to install it in one easy kit. It uses line voltage, so you just wire it to a ceiling box just like any other ceiling fixture.
The kits come in P9010-09 Brushed Nickel or P9010-20 Antique Bronze finish. Continue reading
I love Blue Willow, so I was happy to find pet bowls with Blue Willow motifs. Continue reading
The Chinois Erie Collection is a collaboration between SKL Home and interior designer Vern Yip from Saturday Knight Ltd. The collection includes all of the motifs I love from Blue Willow china and adds in some other elements traditional to Chinoiserie. Continue reading