Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chinoiserie & Coastal


Chinoiserie and Coastal are two words I use to describe my decorating style.  Yesterday while out for a day thrifting in the wine country with my friend Michelle I came across a treasure that combined the two styles perfectly...


A vintage shell encrusted pagoda


that lights up!


12 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

oh my gosh! that certainly sums it up perfectly! what a fun find : )

Style Redux 2 said...

I love it-great find!

pretty pink tulips said...

I adore pagodas.....I love that Charlotte Moss used them as her logo for her short lived store in NYC. I have held onto her beautiful gray boxes with a white pagoda on them.

Alexandra Rae said...

That is so fantastic I could eat it! I'd love to make it, own it, just stare at it forever. My two obsessions: aquatic life and chinoiserie! I love that it feels handmade without feeling too crafty. Delicious. I want to shop with you. Love what you and Eddie found.

sharon said...

What a delightful piece, I'd love to know how you're going to display this one!
Sharon

Kathysue said...

Terri, this is wonderful,where are you going to place this new beauty? Love it!! Kathysue

Anonymous said...

that is a fantastic find! and it lights up? Yippee! quirkfarms

A Perfect Gray said...

whoa!

Privet and Holly said...

Miz Dolphina, you DO have a nose that sniffs out THE most interesting finds! I wonder where you will use your coastal beauty? And, I wonder how you have time to blog, visit blogs AND do all of the fabulous treasure hunting that you do? What is your secret? xx Suzanne

FrenchBlue said...

This is the perfect combo!! Love the shell art and on this shape:)
XO

1 Funky Woman said...

You seriously find the best things! I want to see it at night lit up, hmmm, maybe in August, wink, wink!

Cashon&Co said...

I've missed you Terri! Sorry I've been absent lately. This is the perfect example of why I've missed you so much. You have the BEST eye! Did you buy this beauty? It is so cool, Ive never seen anything quite like it.