Blue and White

There are many types of “blue and white”. There are Asian “blue and white” pieces and vintage or antique Western ones inspired by Asian Art (Chinoiserie). There is Flow Blue. There are upscale reproductions of the types above and cheaper reproductions. There’s Delft Blue (Dutch). There’s Scandinavian blue and white too. Currier and Ives… The […]

Artsy & Marks

Among the many other things I have going on I’ve decided to add something else. Yes. I’m going to make a chinoiserie mirror. It’s (wood frame) already painted shades of peach. The previous owner of our house seemed to love that color and likely thought it was period appropriate. I’m just going to add blue […]


This fall we have plans to host a dinner for old friends. One of the things I’ve collected over the years is vintage and antique plated silver. I just added this antique coffee pot/warmer this week and it’s fun to to polish it (this picture is of it half polished) and see the beauty unfold. […]