I’ve been looking for blue willow drapes for the bedroom. I put white shutters over the window, so they don’t have to be room-darkening. I can already darken the room enough. Continue reading
My daughter bought me an umbrella stand for our first anniversary. It was a really good gift. My husband is big on umbrellas. Sometimes there is one dripping by every door. Continue reading
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.
The classic blue willow pattern is a natural for cross stitch and there are a lot of patterns, kits and projects available. Continue reading
I was looking for a pagoda soap pump dispenser and found this soap instead.
It is Glycerin soap, made here in the United States. Continue reading
I love Blue Willow, so I was happy to find pet bowls with Blue Willow motifs. Continue reading
The Chinois Erie 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
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
I see these beautiful oval vases on tables, especially around this time of the year. And every time I go looking for them. They really are beautiful!
Here are three more that I found on Amazon.
Asian Caravan Blue and White Bird and Flower Porcelain Footbath with Base
The first one is from Asian Caravan. It has a traditional chinoiserie garden pattern of birds and branches. The top border is the same lattice pattern I have on my Blue Willow china. Continue reading
I have been looking at wallpaper for the bathroom in our new house.
I am sorta down to two different patterns. Similar, but VERY different. Actually, two patterns plus a lot of additional color choices.
Chinoiserie by Barbara Pixton is exactly what I had in mind. It picks up the blues and adds some green. Continue reading