Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OKL Today - L'Objet

Christmas gifts galore today for the Chinoiserie lover on your list or for your own Chinoiserie home. Not a member of One Kings Lane, click the link below to join.

Chinoiserie Chic Christmas - Chinoiserie Christmas Tree and Ornaments

Eric Cortina Ginger Jar
A follower of Chinoiserie Chic sent me these photos of his Chinoiserie ornament collection and his Chinoiserie Christmas tree. It is a truly stunning collection.

Thomas Glenn Buddha

Thomas Glenn Blue Canton Sphere

Gump's Blue Pagoda

Jay Strongwater Fan

Eglomise Ball with Birds and Flowers next to a Metal Articulated Fish

Eric Cortina Japanese Lantern

Jay Strongwater Chinese Zodiac Tiger

Blue Pagoda

Jay Strongwater Geisha

Jay Strongwater Foo Dog

Jay Strongwater Pagoda

Eric Cortina Japanese Lantern

Waterford Pagoda

Eric Cortina Chinese Lantern

Artful Home "Lotus"

Garfinckel's Kissing Fish

Cherry Blossom Tree Topper

The Chinoiserie Christmas Tree - Chinese silk brocade is used in lieu of a tree skirt
and Chinese paper lantern string lights are used for supplemental lighting

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chinoiserie Chic Christmas - Jasper Conran's Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

For Christmas of 2006, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London commissioned British fashion and homeware designer Jasper Conran to design their Christmas tree. He decorated the tree with 1000 Wedgwood crystal drops and emerald and aquamarine lights. Clear screens etched with Chinoiserie motifs surround the 20 foot tree, inspired by the Chinoiserie designs he used in his "Jasper Conran at Wedgwood" china pattern. Have you ever seen a more beautiful tree?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Chinoiserie Inspiration

Designs for wall panels by French artist Jules Edmond Charles Lachaise at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Chinoiserie Chic Christmas - The Pink Pagoda

Start Cyber Monday with a visit to The Pink Pagoda. With Code TPP20OFF you will receive 20% off everything in her store today. Her beautiful Chinoiserie giclees in red and green are a great idea for decorating your home for the holidays. Here are some examples. Imagine one, two, or three framed in your foyer, breakfast room, dining room, or living room. Her Etsy store is also a fabulous place to shop for the Chinoiserie lover on your list for a truly special gift that will be a stunning addition to any home.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chinoiserie Chic Christmas - The Christmas Tree

This series will include lots of examples of Chinoiserie Christmas trees. Here, from Martha Stewart Living, is a wonderful alternative to a traditional tree. Take an artificial bonsai, easily found online in all different shapes and sizes starting at around $40. Spray paint it with gold paint and dust it with gold glitter. Decorate with Chinoiserie ornaments of your choice - here they used lanterns and birds.