Peruvian Pottery

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by Cathy

      If you are looking for a new type of pottery to collect, consider the beauty of Peruvian pottery. Steeped in the history of Andean civilizations, the subdued colors, geometric patterns and unique shapes make the ceramics truly unique. Here are a few of our favorites!              … Read more »

Western Chic Decor

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

    With the increasing popularity of country music, it’s only natural that a flair for all things western would extend to style. Western chic is becoming a popular trend in home decor today, reflecting a casual return to down-home roots and tradition. Creating a western theme in the home is all about the accessories… Read more »

French Style

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by Cathy

          When it comes to French decor and antiques, there are as many styles and periods as there are varieties of wines, museums in Paris and the number of kings. Directoire versus Empire? French Country or French Provincial? French Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern? There are plenty of styles to choose… Read more »

The End Table

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by Cathy

  Selecting an end a.k.a. side or accent table for your den or living room can be daunting with so many factors to consider — style, size, balance, and more importantly, what decorative items will go on the piece? Here are a few tips for selecting and decorating that most essential item in your home. Style Whether necessity,… Read more »

The Charm of Chinoiserie

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by Cathy

      Decorating with chinoiserie and Asian accents is one of the hottest trends in design. Traders brought back treasures to their native homeland as far back as the 17th century and Chinese imagery has dotted wallpapers, fabrics, porcelain, screens  and furniture ever since. Adding even one element of the look can bring instant… Read more »

Decorating the Sideboard

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by Cathy

  The dining room sideboard is one of the most essential pieces of furniture in the house. While it was designed for entertaining, serving and storage (and will see alot of use with the upcoming holidays), often it sits solitary in the dining room, housing decorative pieces for display. Here are a few tips for… Read more »

Art Deco Style

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by Cathy

  Art Deco was the result of the marriage of art and technology in the 1920s. Known back then as Modernism, the symmetrical, streamlined geometric designs were a symbol of wealth and taste and made popular by Hollywood films such as Joan Crawford’s Our Dancing Daughters, Greta Garbo’s The Single Standard and the thirties Fred… Read more »