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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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Vern Yip Chinoiserie Collection – Blue Willow Bath Towels and Bath Accessories

Vern Yip Chinoiserie Hand Towels, Bath Accessories, Bath Towels and Shower Curtain

Vern Yip Chinoiserie Hand Towels, Bath Accessories, Bath Towels and Shower Curtain

The Chinoiserie Collection is a collaboration between SKL Home and interior designer Vern Yip from Saturday Knight Ltd. The collection includes all of the motifs I love from Blue Willow china and adds in some other elements traditional to Chinoiserie. Continue reading

Besa Lighting with Iridescent Dicro Swirl Glass

Effervescent Iridescence Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

Effervescent Iridescence
Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

This month is the Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. It has about a dozen pages about “What’s next in Home, Garden and Food”.

Effervescent Iridescence

We’ve always been drawn to the bright and shiny. The rainbow-esque look of iridescence improves everyday items and our mood.

After the warm, serene rose gold trend, we’re ready for light and lustrous. Iridescence is the science behind the sheen of peacock feathers, abalone shells, and bubbles.

Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

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Chinese Garden Stools

Fifteen years ago, maybe more, I saw a little Blue Willow table made out of ceramic at TJ Maxx. By the time I thought about it and decided I couldn’t live without it, it was gone. And I have repented ever since.

Every time I see one in a picture on someone’s porch, I wish I had bought that when I saw it.

Well DUH! There is nothing you cannot find now. I went on Amazon. It’s just a matter of choosing the one I want.

Ethan Allen Pierced Garden Seat

Ethan Allen Pierced Garden Seat

You can spend a lot if you want. This Pierced Garden Seat from Ethan Allen is beautiful! Continue reading