|Coral or Barnacle Vase|
This type of vase has been on my radar screen for a while. They are called coral or barnacle vases, and they are made by hand in Thailand using a pottery technique that goes back almost 1,000 years. Imagine my surprise when I saw one in HomeGoods in Venice yesterday for a small fraction of what they usually are priced. It's a soft celadon, and looks great on my Mercer table. It adds a seashell, organic, and artisanal element that I really like.
I was tempted to run to Trader Joe's for some flowers, but I am trying to be cautious and not overdo my nonessential outings, and I was just at TJ two days ago. So I erred on the side of caution. But I think it would be very pretty with spray orchids or calla lilies - black calla lilies would be stunning.
Speaking of black plants, I have a shipment being delivered today from Plant Delights with a couple of black elephant ears and several Brugmansia, so this weekend I hope to spend time in the garden. The weather here has been lovely and perfect for gardening.
Have been following you for 8 years now . But someting about THIS house make your chinoiserie look fresh and modern , less crammed . Can it be the stone floor , the soft grey walls , the white shutters , the light , the exotic foliage outside ?ReplyDelete
It all comes together so much better ! Must be fun to work, change and rearrange things . Good luck to you .
Thank you. I think it's all the things you mentioned plus an open floor plan and very high ceilings.Delete
I feel like I want to just hang out with your collection of books!ReplyDelete
SydneyLifestyle, me too!Delete
Thanks - I have so many favorites.Delete
What a great find! I'm enjoying following along as you style your table. Your big blue vases from the foyer would be stunning on your table filled with black elephant ears. Thanks for sharing your home with us.ReplyDelete
Great idea - I will keep that in mind when my plants mature a bit.Delete
I love watching the table evolve - it looks so hip and serene. Thanks for sharing the barnacle vase, I've never heard of this kind of pottery. It's lovely and adds so much visual interest, what a great find!ReplyDelete
Thanks - I was delighted to find it.Delete
That case is so unusual as well as textural. Absolutely a welcome addition and what a find!ReplyDelete
Thanks - it works well with blue and white and was a great find.Delete
I adore the vase! it adds the perfect touch to your table. Black callas would be lovely. The vase is a great find.ReplyDelete
Interestingly, my closest HG in Venice is getting really good too.Delete