Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Chinoiserie Christmas Tree 2

Via Style Court, a charming, easy, and inexpensive Chinoiserie Christmas tree decorated with Chinese paper cocktail umbrellas. These are easily found online or at party stores. Find jumbo ones here as shown-24 for $3.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

From Southern Living, Chinese lanterns hung from bamboo rods and Chinese parasols create this fanciful Chinoiserie Christmas tree.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chinoiserie Christmas with Seda France

My beloved Seda France Classic Toile Pagoda Candles are on sale this weekend with free shipping and a free travel tin. With their exquisite fragrance, long burn time, and wonderful Chinoiserie toile pagoda packaging, these are a must for the Chinoiserie lover on your list. My signature scent is the Japanese Quince.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

John Robshaw

From John Robshaw, these elephant luggage tags are on my Christmas list.

A Chinoiserie Christmas Gift

A fabulous gift for that special Chinoiserie lover on your list would be a set of these handmade Chinoiserie place mats available from Holly Stuart Designs on Etsy.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Chinoiserie Christmas

Beginning today, Chinoiserie Chic will focus for the next month on a Chinoiserie Christmas with everything you need to know about decorating your home for the holidays with Chinoiserie as well as the best gifts for the Chinoiserie lover. I will include lots of ideas from my own home including the transformation of my dining room next week when my new Chinoiserie wallpaper is hung. Today are three great gifts from Gumps- a Pagoda Lantern, a Porcelain Kwan Yin, and Majolica Foo Dogs. Each is under $100. Now through November 30th, save 20% on online orders of over $100 with code FRIEND.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope your Thanksgiving table will include a touch of Chinoiserie. Here for inspiration is Joe Nye's antique Chinoiserie pedestal table set with Mottahedeh Blue Canton and Juliska bamboo flatware.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black, White, and Gray Chinoiserie

Via Elements of Style, a classic combination of Chinese Chippendale chairs, a Saarinen tulip table, antique maps, and a crystal chandelier.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chinoiserie Art

I love this giclee print called Dancers available here and here on Etsy.

A Chinoiserie Christmas

I am excited about beginning my Christmas decorating after Thanksgiving. I promise to include lots of ideas for a Chinoiserie Christmas. My first tip-Gumps is a great resource for Chinoiserie ornaments.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Pagoda Lamp

For years I have admired Mary McDonald's fabulous pagoda lamps pictured below. While cruising Horchow last week during one of their 30% off everything sales, I spotted this beauty now happily ensconced in my pagoda bedroom. It features an antiqued mirror base, hand-applied silver leaf, and a silk dupioni shade.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gerald Pomeroy

This is the wonderful work of Boston interior designer Gerald Pomeroy. Click the photos to enlarge them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mary McDonald Chinoiserie

If you have not yet seen Mary McDonald's book, The Allure of Style, it is an absolute must for the Chinoiserie lover. These are some of my favorites.