I used to have the hardest time styling my fireplace especially during the Fall season.
Even though I love nature I am not particularly fond of using Fall colors in my home.
Last year I scored a large pair of ginger jars which have a touch of Chinese red (burnt orange)
I have quite a bit of Asian influence throughout my home starting with my Chinoiserie fireplace that I found in Paris many years ago.
Now I find myself attracted to Imari and Chinese red accessories.
Recently I was able to acquire several lovely pieces of antique Imari from the estate of a gorgeous home in Piedmont.
I've also recently become enamored with blue & white as well.
It might have something to do with The Enchanted Home and Tina's influence.
This morning I started playing around with some of my newly acquired treasures to see what I could come up with.
A friend of mine, Molly, who is a gifted floral designer, let me tag along a few weeks ago on her rounds to several fabulous nurseries in Half Moon Bay.
She found me several gorgeous orchids and a fabulous fiddle leaf fig tree!
I'm hoping to do a future blog post showcasing her talent!
For those of you in the bay area, she is a great resource, especially with the holidays coming up.
Along with my Imari pieces I picked up several beautiful ceramic birds.
I love the whimsy they add to the vignette.
The round Chinese red and black lacquered box is vintage Gumps.
Thanks to my friends, Eddie & Jaithan, and their fabulous collection of pierced white compotes, I'm constantly on the lookout for them.
They are not easy to come by!
Although, I did just score my second one recently.
A few more pieces of Imari on a white lacquered side table in my living room.
So there you have my version of a
I think we will light our first fire of the season and get ready to root on our boys!
Can you please tell m where you found a fiddle leaf fig in HMB.
I love your mantel and I am coveting the white pierced French basket and it is true, ever since I saw Eddie & Jaithans I have wanted one or two also!! They are not easily found!!!
I love how this mantel vignette works so beautifully with the painting. It all goes together so seamlessly. The little birds add such a sweet touch too. -Al
I know that it was a wholesale nursery in HMB. I will ask Molly and let you know...
Your fall mantle is gorgeous! Beautiful photos...:)
The colors on your ginger jars are so beautiful. I too love the birds every year I search for bird Christmas ornaments...just love them.
What a stunning example of styling!!! Love that you've incorporated items from The Enchanted Home and E+J! I have a couple of smaller white pierced compotes from them on my living room mantle, too! :)
Absolutely stunning mantel! I adore the colours.
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