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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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ELK Group International Galvanized Steel and Wood Office Furniture

ELK Group International Galvanized Steel and Natural Wood Office Furniture
Badlands 3138-451 2-Door Cabinet
Whitepark Bay 3138-484 Three Drawer Console Table with Bottom Shelf
Whitepark Bay 3138-480 Bookshelf with Drawers and Casters

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

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

Schoolhouse Lighting

Schoolhouse Lighting

Schoolhouse Lighting

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

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

Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

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