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Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors
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Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors

One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books. The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches. There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain…

Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets from the Madison Bay Company
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Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets 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….

Pineapple Lighting at Pollo Tropical
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Pineapple Lighting at Pollo Tropical

Don’t you love the lighting at Pollo Tropical?! It is from the Hinkley Plantation Pineapple Outdoor Collection. Hinkley Plantation Outdoor Lighting Collection > There are actually two Plantation Outdoor Collections from Hinkley Lighting. The other is solid brass with Copper Bronze finish and Clear optic Glass. The Plantation Collection Pollo Tropical uses on all of…

Ralph Lauren Blue and White Chinoiserie Fine China Dinnerware
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Ralph Lauren Blue and White Chinoiserie Fine China Dinnerware

There are three coordinating Ralph Lauren Blue and White Chinoiserie Fine China Dinnerware Collections that mix and match. A fourth collection also has Chinese Blue and White motifs. Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue on eBay > They are retired patterns, but you can still find them on eBay on Amazon. Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue Floral on…

It’s All in the Details
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It’s All in the Details

Traditional Home just sent a “We want you back” packet.* The packet has a little booklet in it. I would Pin every picture in the booklet. I love Traditional Home magazine. Traditional Home However you envision the good life… you’ll find your inspiration here! Living with Style The best homes have character and personality all…

Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie
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Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie

Ralph Lauren used to make some beautiful Chinese style collections. There were a few of them; Dorsey,  Tamarind, Palm Harbor, Jobs Lane, Nanking Dragon, the Archival Collection and some variations on those names. All the blue and white bedding works together beautifully. This bed mixes Palm Harbor with other blue and white Chinoiserie inspired bedding….

Chinese Garden Stools
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Chinese Garden Stools

Fifteen years ago, maybe more, I saw a little Blue Willow table made out of ceramic at TJ Maxx. By the time I thought about it and decided I couldn’t live without it, it was gone. And I have repented ever since. Every time I see one in a picture on someone’s porch, I wish…

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed
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Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed

Did you know you can order Ethan Allen furniture on Amazon? The sleigh bed is a traditional romantic style that will perfectly suit your bedroom. The Robyn Sleigh Bed has the traditional higher headboard, coupled with a lower footboard. They’ve added a plank design for a subtle farmhouse touch. You always worry about the quality…

Blue & White and Blue Willow Table Lamps
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Blue & White and Blue Willow Table Lamps

The January 2018 issue of Southern Living regular series Home & Garden, Beautiful Spaces – Inside and Out, Before & After shows how decorator Allison Allen transformed a 1951 Atlanta house in the article titled The Best Kind of Hand Me Downs. The article is by Elizabeth Passarella with photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez.The family…