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Chinoiserie Tole Chandeliers

Chinoiserie Tole Bamboo Chandelier painted high gloss pink

Chinoiserie Tole Bamboo Chandelier painted high gloss pink

Italian tole looks nothing like Pennsylvania Dutch tole.  They are both painted metal, but that’s about where it ends.

Italian tole chandeliers usually have painted fruit and flowers, but Chinoiserie chandeliers with bamboo and pagodas are a theme, too. Continue reading

Mottahedeh Blue Canton Decor

Mottahedeh Blue Canton Small Platter, Salt and Pepper Set and Fu Dog Jar

I was helping someone identify what they thought was Blue Willow china and found this beautiful collection, Blue Canton by Mottahedeh. Besides the dishes, serving pieces and bake ware in this pattern, they also make these pieces that are pretty much just for display.

HC191 Small Platter (9 1/2″ x 12″)
S1629 Salt and Pepper Set (2 1/2″ h.)
HC86 Fu Dog Jar (6 1/2″ h.)

Mottahedeh Small Blue Canton Fu Dog Jar

The small Fu Dog jar is a unique Mottahedeh piece. Blue Canton design elements decorate the item and a small Fu Dog serves as the finial. Licensed product of Historic Charleston.

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Mottahedeh Blue Canton Oven to Table Bakeware

Mottahedeh Blue Canton Square Baking Dish, Quiche Dish and Ramekin

Mottahedeh Blue Canton Square Baking Dish, Quiche Dish and Ramekin

Mottahedeh Blue Canton Oven Safe and Bakeware

Of everything Mottahedeh makes, my favorite are the beautiful and durable oven-to-tableware. They are absolutely beautiful. They look delicate, but are meant to be used.

The baking dishes are dishwasher and oven safe. The quiche pan has a lobed or fluted edge. The little ramekins are sold singly. They are affordable and durable and would make a lovely gift.

They are expensive, but not as expensive as things I have from Pampered Chef. Continue reading