Saturday, May 8, 2021

Saturday Inspiration

via Chinoiserie Chic

 I first posted this wonderful vignette back in January of 2012, and still can't find the source, but it remains one of my favorites. Little did I know back then that I would be living at the beach with some of the world's best seashell collecting nearby. You never know what life will bring, do you?

I adore the black and gold Chinoiserie cabinet with a stunning collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain and blue and white coral and seashells. I have always loved the way blue and white buffalo check works with blue and white Chinese porcelain. 


14 comments:

  1. Beth, I don't know if this helps you in your quest, but I found the photo on this blog; here's the link: https://eyefordesignlfd.blogspot.com/2012/05/one-of-best-ways-to-add-charm-to-your.html

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    1. Thanks but there is no link or attribution at all and that post was after mine. It has been posted on Pinterest, etc. but with no original source. I was just explaining why I did not credit the designer or publication.

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  2. This has always been one of my favorite posts of yours. Pure perfection!

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    1. Chinoiserie and seashells are great together.

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  3. I also loved this years ago when you published it, long before I was living at the beach, too. At that time I did a screen grab of it and it's still in my files!
    —Shanna in Daytona

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  4. Palm Beach home by architect John Volk - secretary is shown with different styling
    https://www.veranda.com/decorating-ideas/g1488/palm-beach-villa-tour/?slide=6
    Reminds me of Charles Faudree...

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  5. BJÖRN WALLANDER photographer for Veranda.

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  6. Veranda Jan-Feb 2016, Palm Beach villa by architect John Volk, photos by BJÖRN WALLANDER, different styling for the secretary here - https://www.veranda.com/decorating-ideas/g1488/palm-beach-villa-tour/?slide=6

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    1. Thanks so much for this - but I am still unable to find the source of my photo, but this is definitely the home.

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    2. Keep searching. You will find it.

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    3. I am not searching - I was just explaining why there is no credit.

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  7. Beautiful. Reminds me of the cabinet of curiosities popular from the 1500's - 1700's. Displaying beautiful shells, coral, and blue and white porcelain together is so timeless.

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