Sunday, February 27, 2011


The entire country is looking forward to the
coming of spring.  This has been a very
wet and cold winter for everyone. 
FERMOB  the French outdoor furniture line
has spring written all over it. 

 Great classic
design and beautiful colors are a good place
to start.  The bistro chair is produced from the
original 1889 patented FERMOB design.
It is available in 24 powder coated colors
that make it ideal for outdoor use.

Also perfect for breakfast for two in a
small apartment.  The colors can change but
the design is forever.

The Luxembourg is recreated from the 1920's version
as commissioned by the French government and
now resides in the Luxembourg Garden in Paris.
and Starbucks throughout the west coast

And the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York

I love the mix of colors that were shown
at the resent Las Vegas show. 
On top of the table is the new Luxembourg
child's chair that is also available in all colors.
They have also added a child's table

The low side table also works with the child's chair.

Who wouldn't like to sit out in the garden
on the Bistro lounger

This Dune folding and adjustable sunlounger
was a show stopper.  Vibrant rich colors that
coordinate so well with the solid colors in the line.

So no matter how cold it is now and how
much snow you have had........

I know there will be spring: as surely as the birds
know it when they see above the snow two tiny,
quivering green leaves,  Spring cannot fail us.
                                                 Olive Schreiner

Thursday, February 24, 2011


BLUEPRINT FURNITURE for over a decade
has been a Los Angeles destination for
modern and contemporary furniture.  It was
a happy event to help celebrate their move
to a new location.
The new showroom is bigger, brighter
and has a good energy.

The showroom has something for the
entire house

many choices for the dining room

or the classic Eames chair

a classy home office

I loved the view from the upper level, it
gave me a chance to admire the chandeliers

and get a nice overview of he store

the upstairs has bedroom
and a wide range of accessories
This collection of lamps has a retro contemporary
look that I liked

a closer look at the base of this lamp
lets you see the nice detail

back to the party mode, my husband John
and Peri, the designer of the great lamps

and the person who is responsible for
this wonderful shopping experience, Hyon.

It was a fun night and I wish her
much success in this new location.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I was very happy to finally see TRINITATE CERAMICS
in person at the Atlanta show.  It confirmed
everything I had been told about the line.
The line has four very different dinnerware
patterns with coordinating accessories,
which should appeal to a wide range of customers.
 It is handmade, lead free,
dishwasher safe and can be used in the mircrowave.

clean lines and style that would
fit a more contemporary lifestyle

This 11" bowl with handles is one of
my favorite pieces and has a variety of uses.

oval tureen with cover


This collection would be classified as traditional

this has a very old world look and
more ornate in design

this scalloped motif has a fun fantasy look

one of the beauties of this line is mixing
the different patterns, here we have
Contempo and Scarola

also the many accessories that work
well by themselves

love this ribbed bowl that would
be a nice serving piece on any table

Two new colors have been added to the Scarola
and Cantinni dinnerware patterns.
This the verde

they have also included some of the
accessory pieces

These two 6" and 4" ivy pots have been
so popular in the white they now are
available in the verde green.

Herb pots and saucers are also new to the line

Thyme, oregano, rosemary and mint
set of two mini pots with a citrus green tray

also in the citrus green are the Big and small
Scarola Frutierer, two popular items in white

and a beautiful leaf plate

I was also very impressed with these huge
terra cotta pots that can be special ordered

Here you get the idea of how big they are

please contact me for more information or
a catalog