Blue Sky Clayworks has teapots, salt and pepper shakers butter dishes and cookie jars. They are made of durable ceramics. They are not just for display. You can really use these. Continue reading
A few years ago octopus images started showing up at the furniture markets. Both Las Vegas and High Point, N.C. had octopi on fabric, furniture, tableware and pillows.
This trend shows no sign of going away. Here are some ways to add this look to your home. Continue reading
The Blue and White Kali Collection from Saturday Night Ltd. has window treatments, small rugs, shower curtains and hooks, towels and other bath items all in shades of blue with coordinating items in grey.
Vern Yip’s Koi Bath Collections are available in Gold or Silver. Or you could mix the two. The Gold Koi fabric has a rich blue background. The Silver Koi fabric has the metalic fish printed onto white for a more subtle look that would work with any colors or neutrals. Continue reading
Vern Yip’s new Shangri La Oriental Bath Collection is primarily black and white, so you can use it with any colors or neutrals. The shower curtain has a large scene, like a detailed transferware landscape of a romanticized oriental scene.
The Shangri La Collection – Beauty of the Orient
Shangri La, a fantasy of the Western world, is known as a mystical, harmonious valley in the Kunlun Mountains of China.
The Laura Ashley Cassidy Collection has bedding, window valances and a coordinating shower curtain.
The fabric is 100% cotton with romantic roses in shades of blue, white and green printed on a pastel yellow background. Continue reading
Repurposed old glass insulators are all over Etsy. People turn them into candle holders and book ends. I have about a dozen of them that I put over inexpensive solar lights. They mostly block both the light and the solar panel, but I don’t care.
A number of lighting manufacturers make lighting collections that use reproduction glass insulators or are inspired by them. They range from rustic and farmhouse to modern or industrial. Continue reading
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates historic area stores in Colonial Williamsburg, living-history museum in the historic district of Williamsburg, Virginia. The Hampstead Toile collection was inspired by an 18th century English fan found in the Foundation collection. It has chinoiserie scenes of pagodas, willow trees, stylized Chinese ladies and other traditional motifs in cobalt blue on turquoise blue green. Continue reading
We had Pfaltzgraff when I was a kid. The stoneware stood up to us kids doing the dishes. We had a house fire and one of the only things to survive is one of the Pfaltzgraff plates.
Pfaltzgraff now has dinnerware that looks like traditional Italian ceramics, but in durable stoneware and melamine!
Villa della Luna®
Pfaltzgraff has created a beautiful collection of dinnerware, serveware and accessories based on the book “Dancing with the Moon, a Story of Love at the Villa della Luna” by Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen. The centuries-old traditions of Italian ceramics are honored in the colors, designs and craftsmanship of every piece.
I found another bath collection that goes with my blue and white. The colors are perfect, shades of blue and turquoise on a bright white background. I really like the border patterns.
The Peri Home Capri Medallion Bath Collection includes a Liquid Soap or Lotion Pump Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler Cup, Tray and Wastebasket made of stoneware, There are coordinating thick cotton towels in three sizes, a fabric shower curtain and an absorbent bath mat, Continue reading