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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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Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

I looked and looked for Blue Willow Melmac for the porch.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dishes

Ballard Designs has introduced this Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware that has a Blue Willowish scene in blue on white with a bamboo edge. Continue reading

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Collection

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

The romantic floral print of Laura Ashley’s Maybelle Collection is beautiful with Shabby Chic, but this vintage style goes with Cottage, Romantic and Traditional homes.

The Maybelle Collection really only includes bedding. There are no window treatments or throw pillows. I would use them with white. Continue reading

Posted on March 9, 2020, and tagged .

Faceted Orb Glass Pendants

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern in the

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern

The latest issue of Southern Living magazine has an article Farmhouse on the Water. It is written by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos. I’ve read about photo shoot styling. It looks like that is a real job that real people really have.

Anyway, the photo shows a lantern I really like. It has white glass and the finish looks like bronze. It has the feel of an orb pendant, but enclosed in glass. Continue reading

Blue Willow China – It’s really not hard to find now!

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store - Blue Willow China - It's really not hard to find now

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store

In the late ‘70s, A&P Grocery Store let you buy a plate, cup and saucer in the Blue Willow Pattern for 99 cents any time you bought $10 worth of groceries.  They were made by Churchill.  I bought eight. The other pieces cost more. I bought some, but mostly mixed in the white dishes I already had. Continue reading

Rules for Cottage Style

Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019 - Rules for Cottage Style— My Design42


Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019

The January 2019 Issue of Southern Living has an article Pretty Snug in the Home & Garden: Beautiful Spaces — Inside and Out feature.

“10 new rules for cottage style, a small home can have big attitude. Birmingham decorator Fran Keenan certainly proves it.” Continue reading