Friday, November 30, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas - A Red Lacquer Wreath

A red lacquer Christmas wreath available in four sizes from The Well Appointed House - I bet you didn't believe I could find a Chinoiserie Christmas wreath!

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Chinoiserie China

Sara Gilbane
Do you have a Chinoiserie china pattern in red or green? Now is the time to display it. My wedding china is Wedgwood Chinese Tigers in Green that is always perfect for the holidays.

Wedgwood Chinese Tigers

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Green DIY

Have some old lanterns kicking around your house or garden? Why not spray paint them green and fill them with battery candles for great holiday lighting.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas - More Tory Burch

Tory Burch
A gorgeous idea for setting the Christmas table - Imari vases filled with hot pink flowers and orange berries. I love the mix here of oranges and purples and hot pink - who says the table has to have red and green?

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Tory Burch

Tory Burch
Christmas decorating Tory Burch style - an orange lacquered library gets dressed up for the holidays with a round library table skirted in purple festooned in coral red stripes and coral red bullion fringe and a magnificent Chinese ginger jar filled with coral red branches. This is a great tip - I am not a big red person myself and use instead in my own home a deep coral with pink and orange undertones for holiday decorating.

A Chinoiserie Christmas - The Red & Green Dining Room

Joe Nye - Flair
Wouldn't a red and green Chinoiserie dining room be wonderful at Christmas and all year? Here are some gorgeous examples. Now pop over to The Pink Pagoda and check out my very fun and fresh inspiration board of a Chinoiserie Christmas dining room.

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Jennifer Dengel

A Chinoiserie Christmas - A Red & Green Kitchen

Michele Allmam

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Ikat Christmas Stockings

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Wrapping Gifts

Traditional Home
Do you love blue and white Chinese porcelain? Then blue and white gift wrap is a great choice. Be on the look out for blue and white toiles, stripes, patterns, and ribbons to wrap your gifts this holiday season. Here are some wonderful options from Paper Source.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Blue and White Chinese Porcelain

Traditional Home
We will be featuring lots of ways to decorate your home for the holidays using your blue and white Chinese porcelain. Here are two great ideas - fill Chinoiserie bowls with nuts and with a collection of ornaments mixed with magnolia leaves.

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Setting the Table

Bill Hudgins - Lush Life
Atlanta Homes

Foo Dog Christmas Cards

Order these personalized cards here

A Chinoiserie Christmas Mantel

Donna Benedetto
An elegant and sophisticated look for your Christmas mantel. A pair of Chinoiserie blanc de Chine figures and a pair of white urns filled with moss balls are wonderful with the Chinoiserie walls.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas at The Pink Pagoda

The Pink Pagoda is participating in Cyber Monday with 25% off everything in her Etsy store with code CYBERMONDAY25PERCENT. This is a perfect chance to add red and green (or any other color) Chinoiserie prints to your home. I also love these chic bowed ginger jar cards with your choice of Merry Christmas! or Happy Holidays! These wonderful prints also make a perfect gift for the Chinoiserie lover in your life.

A Chinoiserie Christmas - Amaryllis

Absolutely Beautiful Things
Please just say "NO" to poinsettias this holiday season. Amaryllis go so much better with Chinoiserie and they are as beautiful as a cut flower as they are as a forced potted bulb. Here are my posts to date on creating a Chinoiserie Christmas in your home. I am almost finished decorating my house and I am off to Georgetown to help my daughter decorate her first official Christmas tree - pictures to come.

14. A Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

Some of you may remember this fantastic bonsai Christmas tree from the December 2009 Martha Stewart Living. Here are the details if you'd like to create it yourself.

Asian-Inspired Christmas Tree
Who says Christmas trees have to be fir? Inspired by the bonsai collection at the Arnold Arboretum in his native Boston, Martha Stewart Living's Kevin Sharkey created this enchanting roost using an artificial bonsai. 
Spray-painted gold and accented with glitter, it rises out of a traditional pot topped with moss and snow. Japanese-lantern ornaments provide a pleasing change of scale, but the crowning glories of this tree are the birds -- coated in glitter and grouped in flocks of like colors.

The crowning glories of our Asian-Inspired Christmas Tree are the birds -- coated in glitter and grouped in flocks of like colors.
Tools and Materials
Birds: B&J Florist Supply
Fine glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels
Shard-glass glitter:
1. Working in sections, paint artificial bird body with white craft glue.
2. Hold bird over bowl of fine glitter; use a spoon to sprinkle with glitter.
3. Repeat process for bird tail, using shard-glass glitter for texture.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Chinoiserie Christmas - DIY Red

What room couldn't use a pop of Chinese red Chinoiserie? Perhaps you have a great vintage Chinoiserie piece from Craigslist, eBay, Etsy, or a flea market? Spray paint it red for a wonderful focal point in any room. I especially like Rustoleum Lacquer in Chinese Red. My Christmas decorating posts to date -