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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

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

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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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

Rose Gold for Any Room and Any Style

Rose gold finish is used on furniture and lighting. Softer than copper, with a warm pinkish cast, rose gold coordinates beautifully with any style from Hollywood Regency to Farmhouse, from Mid Century Modern to Industrial.

Modern and Mid Century Modern Rose Gold

ELK Group International 3138-266 Jette Chairs

ELK Group International 3138-266 Jette Chairs

ELK Group International 3138-266 Jette Chair

17” wide x 19” front to back, 38” high back

Finish: Rose Gold

The energetic, upward-directed vectors of our retro-futurist Jette collection Chair relaunch the nuclear and celestial-inspired “Googie” aesthetic made popular by Mid Century Space Age design stories. Beautiful, on-trend Rose Gold-finished metal openwork. Perfect for that hip urban address.

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Faceted Orb Glass Pendants

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern in the

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern

The latest issue of Southern Living magazine has an article Farmhouse on the Water. It is written by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos. I’ve read about photo shoot styling. It looks like that is a real job that real people really have.

Anyway, the photo shows a lantern I really like. It has white glass and the finish looks like bronze. It has the feel of an orb pendant, but enclosed in glass. Continue reading

Maison d’ Hermine Canton Kitchen and Dining Room Linens

Maison d' Hermine Canton Apron, Kitchen Towels, Pot Holders and Oven Mitts

Maison d’ Hermine Canton Apron, Kitchen Towels, Pot Holders and Oven Mitts
The Collection also includes tablecloths, table runners, placemats and napkins.

Maison d’ Hermine Canton table and kitchen linens feature blue and white Asian transferware vases and bowls with pink peonies, orchids and butterflies. The secondary motif is Blue Willow and other blue and white teacups and saucers. It is in various shades of cobalt blue with white printing and an ivory background. Continue reading

Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants - Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler - My design42

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants

Farmhouse Style means different things to different people.

There are a lot of variations on Farmhouse Style. Modern Farmhouse Style incorporates comfortable Farmhouse pieces into a Classic Modern interior. Cozy Rustic Farmhouse has the appeal of a log cabin with perhaps farm elements like chicken wire. French Farmhouse or Farm Cottage styles have colors and details that bring a vintage look. Continue reading