More Blue and White Chinoiserie Aprons

Apron with Water Color Blue and White Chinoiserie Ginger Jar with Elephant Ear Plant

Apron with Water Color Blue and White Chinoiserie Ginger Jar with Elephant Ear Plant

I found a couple more aprons with a blue and white chinoiserie motif.

This one is 28″ wide and 33″ long. That doesn’t count the strap around the neck.

The strap has an adjustable buckle and it ties in the back. There are two large front pockets. The pattern is printed over the pockets. Continue reading

Furniture for Bibliophiles: Books Furniture and Accessories

Design Toscano OA946 Stacked Books Side Table

Design Toscano OA946 Stacked Books Side Table

Have you seen furniture that looks like books? There are all kinds. Some are wood, some are resin and all are really fun and functional furniture

The Furniture for Bibliophiles from Design Toscano is made to look like worn leather bound books with faux gold gilding. They are wood or MDF (a strong kind of particle board).

Carved wood furniture is hand-painted to look like stacked books.

Our Toscano-exclusive trompe l’oeil side table “fools the eye” with its intricately hand-painted volumes that create a wooden work of furniture art. Faux books with authentic metal pulls slide out to reveal a single drawer, while others open as double doors for convenient storage near a favorite chair or in an entryway. This clever addition to any room is truly part fun and part function that’s perfect for the most avid bibliophile!

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Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Collection

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

The romantic floral print of Laura Ashley’s Maybelle Collection is beautiful with Shabby Chic, but this vintage style goes with Cottage, Romantic and Traditional homes.

The Maybelle Collection really only includes bedding. There are no window treatments or throw pillows. I would use them with white. Continue reading

Pagoda Birdcages

Reproduction Vintage Chinese Bamboo Birdcage

Reproduction Vintage Chinese Bamboo Birdcage

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

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Laura Ashley Blue and White Charlotte Bed & Bath Collection

Laura Ashley Charlotte Comforter Set

Laura Ashley Charlotte Comforter Set

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.

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Blue Willow Cross Stitch Kit Pillows

Awesocrafts Blue Willow Pagoda and Bridge Cross Stitch Kit, Janlynn Big Stitch Cross Stitch Still Life Kit and Heritage Crafts Classic Spode Blue Willow turned into pillows turned into pillows

Awesocrafts Blue Willow Pagoda and Bridge Cross Stitch Kit, Janlynn Big Stitch Cross Stitch Still Life Kit and Heritage Crafts Classic Spode Blue Willow turned into pillows turned into pillows

The classic blue willow pattern is a natural for cross stitch and there are a lot of patterns, kits and projects available. Continue reading

Faceted Orb Glass Pendants

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern in the

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern

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