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
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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