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Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

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

Pfaltzgraff Villa Della Luna Blue Stoneware and Melamine Dinnerware

Pfaltzgraff Villa Della Luna Blue Stoneware and Melamine Dinnerware

Pfaltzgraff Villa Della Luna Blue Stoneware and Melamine Dinnerware

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.

www.pfaltzgraff.com/collections/villa-della-luna

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Peri Home Capri Medallion Bath Collection

Peri Home Capri Medallion Bath Collection Bath Rug, Liquid Soap or Lotion Dispenser, Tumbler Cup, Tray, Wastebasket, Toothbrush Holder and Fingertip Towel

Peri Home Capri Medallion Bath Collection
Bath Rug, Liquid Soap or Lotion Dispenser, Tumbler Cup, Tray, Wastebasket, Toothbrush Holder and Fingertip Towel

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

Posted on April 15, 2021, in Bath.

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Our power went out last night. I was reading the Kichler Landscape Lighting catalog that is to the trade and decided to share some of the information.

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Bring it all together.

With the right combination of exterior lighting, you can bring outdoor spaces to life. Achieve this look by incorporating integrated LED landscape lighting with Kichler® decorative options designed for outdoor use. Homeowners get a beautiful and functional space they can use 24/7 – you get a project you can add to your portfolio.

Kichler Landscape at a Glance 2020

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Coastal Oyster Shell Chandeliers

Southern Living Find a Builder Osprey Construction Inc Southern Living, March 2021

Southern Living Find a Builder
Osprey Construction Inc
Southern Living, March 2021

This chandelier over a kitchen island caught my eye as I was page turning the latest Southern Living magazine. It’s not in one of the articles. It is in a list of Southern Living Custom Builder Program Members.

What is that light over the island made out of? Continue reading

Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

I looked and looked for Blue Willow Melmac for the porch.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dishes

Ballard Designs has introduced this Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware that has a Blue Willowish scene in blue on white with a bamboo edge. Continue reading