Tag: English decorative objects

A very, merry — and green — Christmas!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The sights and scents and sounds of Christmas are upon us. This definitely is the most wonderful – and busiest – time of the year. We are enjoying a traditional Christmas at the gallery. We love greenery and wreaths. We love the sparkle of crystal, Mercury glass, and ornaments. We love simple, elegant table settings. At […]

An antique English bookcase that’s unusual yet useful

Friday, July 20th, 2012

When we saw this English breakfront bookcase, we knew it belonged in the gallery. It’s one of the more interesting pieces we’ve found in our travels because the books are faux! The center doors open to reveal plenty of room for a flat-screen television that can stay hidden when not in use. Because of the […]

Red, white, blue — and you!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We love blue and white. We love tulips. We love combining the two to create a festive tablescape. Blue and white porcelain first was seen in the days of the early Chinese emperors, who showed a deep appreciation for objects of beauty. The discovery that an abundant plant produced the blue color capable of permanently […]

A beloved British home decor object

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Those adorable little pottery dogs aren’t the only home decor objects that carry the name “Staffordshire.” You can also find lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my! And let’s not forget about figures of lords and ladies in a variety of lord and lady poses. Staffordshire dogs are among the most popular. Fashioned after the […]