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Lush Decor French Country Toile

Lush Decor Yellow French Country Toile Bedding Set with Coordinating Grey Darla Comforter and Shams

Cotton toile is a wonderful look that mixes with so many styles. The old fashioned print is traditional and adds a cottage feel. Lush Decor makes mix and match reversible toile bedding, window treatments and a shower curtain.

The French Country Toile pattern that Lush Decor uses looks like a scene from an old village.

It comes in four colors.

  • Blue on White
  • Charcoal on White: Light and dark grey on a white background
  • White and Grey on Yellow
  • White and Grey on Faded Sea Glass Blue

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Octopus Furniture Trends

CJ Online Creatures of the Sea Octopus End Table with Glass Top
24” wide x 21.5” high

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

Gold and Silver Koi Bath Collections from Vern Yip for SKL HOME by Saturday Knight Ltd.

Vern Yip Blue Shower Curtain with Gold Koi
Shelf holds Gold Koi Vase, Liquid Soap or Lotion Pump and Toothbrush Holder

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

The Shangri La Oriental Bath Collection from Vern Yip for SKL HOME by Saturday Knight Ltd.

Vern Yip Shangri La Bath Collection

Vern Yip Shangri La Bath Collection

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.

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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

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Hampstead Chinoiserie Toile Table Linens

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Hampstead Toile Table Linens with Cobalt blue Chinoiserie print on aqua blue

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Hampstead Toile Table Linens with Cobalt blue Chinoiserie print on aqua blue

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