Elk Group International makes natural wood and galvanized steel office furniture that brings a modern farmhouse or rustic look to your home office. 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
This windmill chandelier is new to me. It is a windmill suspended from chain with four sockets for vintage bulbs. Continue reading
You probably already know what Schoolhouse Lighting looks like. When you shop for lighting, especially a fan light, it is labeled.
But why is this called Schoolhouse Lighting?
What I am going to write next is something I know. And it’s one of those things I know that I don’t remember where I learned it. So that means that the knowledge is suspect, because it was very likely from a fiction book. A lot of fiction books include facts, but those facts are suspect unless confirmed. We call them factions. Continue reading
These fun furniture pieces are made to look like an old safe. They are made of pine with metal details. Continue reading
I wrote about British Phone Booth Display Cabinets a while ago. I just found this cute little end table that is tall enough to be a bedside table.
This shabby chic finished end table is made to look like an old British phone booth, but is finished in white instead of red. 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
Blue Willow and other Chinese looking patterns are transferware. Transferware was developed in England sometime in the 1750s and became enormously popular. Transfer-printed dishes were affordable.
Cobalt blue, like Blue Willow, was the most popular, but transferware was also available in green, yellow, red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black and gray.
The style is timeless. Whether you have a traditional home filled with antiques or a cottage or farmhouse look, transferware touches the right notes. Continue reading
I’ve been looking for an option for the handles and knobs in our new kitchen. The countertops are going to be cobalt blue and I collect Blue Willow China.
Here are three of options I have found. Continue reading
Have you seen Wine Bottle Chandeliers?
I’ve seen them in restaurants. They are reasonably priced and would be a fun find for any dining room. Continue reading