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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

Small Blue and White Plant Pots for Succulents

Small Blue and White Plant Pots

Succulents are really popular right now. You see them all over Pinterest and they are in every magazine. They are easy to grow and come in many variations.

Your friends might even be giving you little pieces of their succulents to poke in soil and grow your own.

So, if you have a sunny spot, all you need is a pot that provides good drainage and you can try growing a cactus, jade plant or sedum of your own. Continue reading

Gzhel Russian Style Blue and White Ceramics

Gzhel Porcelain Butter Dish with Lid

Ceramics have been made in the Russian villages southeast of Moscow around the small town of Gzhel since the 14th century. The pieces are beautiful, with a white background and detailed hand-painted patterns. They are usually blue and white, but may be in other colors. 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

Kate Aspen Event Blue Willow

Kate Aspen Blue Willow Wedding Table Number, Paper Plates and napkin, Blue Willow Teapot Pretty Little Things Trinket Dish and a votive tea light holder in frosted glass with Blue Willow motifs

Kate Aspen Blue Willow Wedding Table Number, Paper Plates and napkin, Blue Willow Teapot Pretty Little Things Trinket Dish and a votive tea light holder in frosted glass with Blue Willow motifs

This beautiful set of elegant disposable dinnerware from Kate Aspen is designed to make entertaining simple and beautiful.

The pattern is called Blue Willow. It is blue on white and perhaps these are willow flowers and leaves, but it isn’t the chinoiserie inspired Blue Willow. The site says it is French country and I can see that. 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