Friday, December 10, 2021

Chinoiserie Gifts and a Find

Amanda Lindroth

One of my favorite vignettes in one of my favorite interior design books is this vignette from Amanda Lindroth's wonderful book Island Hopping.

Island Hopping by Amanda Lindroth

This book should be in your library and would make a lovely Christmas gift. I have also found the pineapple! I am thrilled. It is in fact a vase by Two's Company and Amanda added the white faux palm fronds.

Two's Company White Pineapple Vase

The price on this piece at Macy's is fantastic. I have also found more great gifts for the chinoiserie lover. I am ordering the pineapple and some Frango Mint Chocolates that Macy's now owns after purchasing Marshall Field's. Growing up in Lake Forest, Illinois, my family would always go downtown at Christmastime and have lunch at Marshall Field's in the Walnut Room next to the Christmas tree. For over 5 decades, it was a real 45 foot tree decorated by Marshall Field's staff.

Marshall Field's

Marshall Field's

After lunch we would buy a large box of Frango Mint Chocolates - they date back to 1918. They are still my favorite candy and every year I treat myself to a box and every piece brings back memories of my childhood and my family and Christmas.

Frango Mint Chocolates

Treat yourself to a box and send them as gifts. These are iconic for a reason. And this is a fantastic price.

Here are some other great gifts for the chinoiserie lover on your list on a great one day sale.

Bamboo Vase

No Evil Monkey's

Set of Three Geometric Mother of Pearl Trays

Set of Four Seashell Placemats

Coral Covered Jars

Carthage Pierced Covered Lantern

Set of Two Bamboo Frames

Set of Six Blue and White Tea Jars


  1. I grew up in northern Indiana but my grandparents lived in Chicago. A huge treat each year was to go downtown and see the holiday displays at Marshall Fields and Carson Pirie Scott. Then we would have lunch in the Walnut Room at Marshall Fields. Those are treasured childhood memories. Thank you for this post!

    1. My brothers and I went to camp at Culver Academy in Culver, Indiana.