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Kitschy Tropical Splendor – 1950s Flamingoes

Pink Flamingoes Dream Decor Rugs of Miami - Kitschy Tropical Splendor - 1950s Flamingoes

Indoor/Outdoor Rug with Pink Flamingos from Dream Decor Rugs of Miami

I have a cousin who collects kitschy Florida souvenirs. Not the new stuff. The tropical 1950s looking stuff with palm trees and pink flamingos. The whole house is Mid-Century Modern, but with a fun tropical twist.

I found some great rugs in a Blue Willow pattern made by Dream Decor Rugs of Miami. They make the same rugs in a retro ‘50s Flamingos print. Continue reading

Capiz Shell Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges - Capiz Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges

The January issue of Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges

We’ve seen their swooping symmetry in architecture, furniture, and hemlines for decades, even centuries. What’s new is the way scallop’s structure has been loosened, scaled up, and repeated graphically in a way that’s bolder, curvier, and a bit more carefree.

Better Homes & Gardens, January 2019

The opening photo shows a Capiz Chandelier. I’ve never thought of Capiz as scallops, but it surely is. Continue reading