Monday, March 23, 2009

Green = Spring

A lot of colors can be associated with spring, but green is one of our favorites. The trees certainly are showing all the signs, and the weeds, I mean grass, is almost ready to mow. Now throw in a bird or two and spring has sprung!

There's even more pieces to go with the sugar and creamer set.

Do you remember reading about our finds at the Philadelphia Market? One of the nicest vendors we met there had these handcrafted switchplates. Here is a quick way to brighten up an otherwise boring spot on the wall. There are many different switchplates to choose from, and we have many of them in the shop. Browse the website, you'll enjoy it. Then browse the store, you'll like that even more.

The green vases are much prettier than the picture is showing. The light from the window really is distorting the green finish on this larger vase and the three smaller ones shown below. The leaf design is a ginkgo leaf. We have noticed it's use in everything from jewelry and fabrics, to paintings and pottery. It is said the fossils of the plant date back 270 millions years ago!
I guess you could say it never goes out of style.

Dragonflies never seem to go out of fashion, either.

The throw pillows have ribbon embroidery. There's even a table runner that matches the ivory pillow. The shams in the back are a much brighter green matelasse than this picture is showing. They really give a punch of color on the white coverlet.

It doesn't get much more cheerful than an Amy Butler fabric. We don't carry her fabric in the shop, but we'd be happy to order it for you. Most of her fabrics are a lighter weight cotton than what is normally used for window treatments. However, with the right style (and good lining) we think it makes a nice valance.
Don't forget Mother's Day is coming up and we have some great gift soaps and lotions. The one shown is a pear shaped soap.

Green is being used more and more in the nursery, especially the bright greens. Check out the polka dot piggy bank and matching blanket. Madison Lane has some great shower gifts, too!

Come in and see if Spring looks green to you!


Anonymous said...

So beautiful

gina said...

I love the ribbon embroidered pillow and the colors too. I also am a big fan of amy butler. great post.


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