Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chinoiserie Lovelies



This week seemed to have a theme...
  
  

wherever I went I picked up a small treasure

 

and when I put them all together

  

 they seemed to fit

 

 like a beautiful chinoiserie puzzle.

 

 Sometimes it works that way

 
   
for me.

 
  
What about you...

 

does it seem like all the things you're attracted to 

 

somehow belong together?

 

Like a vignette just waiting to happen. 

 

I remember Eddie Ross musing about that after one of his flea market jaunts.  As he was putting away his new found treasures into the back of his car he was saying how things just come together naturally. 

  

They find you, and then they find each other!

  


21 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

wow. the lining of that box is lovely. is that silk? the way you have placed all those things -a perfectly lovely display.

Kathysue said...

Hi Terri, the box is so lovely and the lining is incredible. I think this always happens for you because you are so drawn to specific , wonderful and unusual items. I love everything you find, they are all truly treasures. Like I have said before you have the EYE! my dear friend, xoxo Kathysue

La Dolfina said...

Thanks Donna!!
Yes, it is very old, delicate silk in the most amazing color of blue. I bought the pair of vintage handpainted chinoiserie pigskin boxes from an elderly mother and daughter at The Pointe a few months ago promising them they would go to a loving home and not be sold and I'm keeping my word!!

Cristin said...

Love that treasure box!

xo,
cristin

cityfarmer said...

YES YES AND YES ... you know me well ..

Cashon&Co said...

I DON'T BELIEVE IT. Terri!!! This is crazy.... I have the exact same trunk!!! Okay, mine doesn't have the gorgeous lining, and I dont' have the awesome accouterments, but I have the exact same parchment trunk, and it is one of my favourite things!!! I'll have to take a picture and send it to you. ☺ I wish mine looked as lovely inside though.

Beach House Living said...

So pretty. The aqua lining does it for me.

La Dolfina said...

Somehow that doesn't surprise me Kellie!!!
Kindred spirits Rule!!!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Lovely finds. I've always thought that the Shalimar perfume bottle was one of the most beautiful ever. Great eye!

Catherine

joanny said...

Beautiful aqua blue lining, love the fabrics, and nice muted colors on the boxes - The combinations are paired perfectly.
Funny how that works, I am always amazed when it happens to me. Some days I confess not so much -- byt maybe a friend who is with me spots the most unusual finds and I am wondering how I missed it or better yet how to display the collection and use them in an imaginative way.
It is a wonderful that you talent and you have tremondous vision with a flair for displaying these treadures.

joanny said...

Opps! sorry --
met to correct my comment and hit post by accident..

It is a wonderful talent that you have and you have tremendous vision with a flair for displaying these treasures.

eddieross said...

Love it; so pretty!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Amanda said...

oh, they're so beautiful! Everything together is perfection. I know what you mean. That works for me too =)

Kim said...

Very definitely do my treasures seem to go together like yours. In fact, I would have picked those same treasures! Very nice blog~I found you from A Thousand Clapping Hands. I will visit again!

FrenchBlue said...

Therese,
Great great finds this week! LOVE your colors together and it does look like a puzzle:) I do always find things that have the same theme... maybe it is the mood we are in at the time?
XO

Kellie Collis said...

SUch gorgeous finds!! DIvine! x

Lumo said...

How lovely. Love the lining.

Style Redux 2 said...

Fabulous finds you lucky girl.

cjsullivan133 said...

There's that gorgeous blue again! I just pulled out a Lotus by Yardley perfume bottle that I've had since I was a teenager that looks much like yours. I have a collection of artifacts from my teens that I keep in Joseph Magnin boxes- the Pierrot Clown series boxes from the 70's that my dad would buy me clothes from in downtown Oakland. I like your gold bottle. Working WES today. I think I'll see if they still have the gold bottles i spied! xx

Mélanie said...

I love your chinoiseries , they look fabulous together. The boxes are gorgeous , did you see my bound feet shoes ??

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I just stumbled across your blog and remembered you from RMS! Beautiful blog you have here, I'm so glad I found it!!