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Several Ways to Use Blue and White Ceramics in Home Decor

Blue and white ceramics are classic and elegant and go with a surprisingly wide range of styles, from traditional to eclectic modern. Whether you’ve been collecting for years or just picked up a piece or two and are wondering what to do with them, here are several ways to make that blue and white china or porcelain look fresh and exciting all over again. Pair blue and ......
2018-07-19

The things you should know about ceramic ginger jar

You might not know them by name, but you'll certainly recognize these blue-and-white ceramics.     Ginger jars are a design classic, irresistibly shapely and decorative in all their blue-and-white glory. Lately, we've seen them popping up in all sorts of surprising places. Here's some background on these gorgeous collectibles.     ......
2018-07-14

How to be with an Expert’s Eye to Pottery

    1. What is the glaze, finish, or decoration? Every potter and studio has a “visual signature,” meaning a style unique to that artist. Many people easily recognize the style of a Van Gogh or a Jackson Pollock painting – and the same type of familiarity is possible when it comes to pottery.  Once you’ve seen enough examples of an artist’s work, you start to......
2018-07-09

The Specialty of Ceramics in Modern Life

Before the ceramic is finally fired, it is malleable as you wish. You can twist, turn, roll, beat, cast or carve it when it is clay or slip. With high temperature fired, what will the ceramic to be? They become strong and durable but a little brittle. That is a common sense for each of us upon our daily use ceramics like ceramic jar, ceramic vase, ceramic planter, ceramic te......
2017-08-23

The pattern of ceramic–Chinese kylin

Kylin, one of China traditional auspicious signs. It is usually painted on ceramics. Kylin, phoenix, turtle, dragon are named as Chinese four spirit beasts. Ancient Chinese treats kylin as the pets of immortals. Kylin can live for 2000 years, breathes fire and shouts like thunder.   [caption id="attachment_62724" align="alignnone" width="564"] kylin pattern blue and ......
2017-04-22

books:Antique Limoges at Home (Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors)

Antique Limoges at Home (Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors)Hardcover – August 30, 2002 by Debby Dubay (Author), Mary Frank Gaston (Foreword) Informative as well as inspirational, this book is for all who love collecting as well as displaying fine Limoges porcelain. It covers the history of Limoges porcelain, various Limoges blanks and their intended uses, the......
2015-12-20

The Most Helpful Furniture Piece You May Ever Own

how many times have you been sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other, and you needed the simplest thing: a little side table that was just the right size so you could put down your cup and turn the page? Maybe you’ve been looking for a little lamp table or side table for years, but nothing has filled the bill. Perhaps everything......
2015-12-17

7 Things to Know About Foo Dogs

foo dog statues, , with their striking, often colorful appearance, have become a favorite of decorators in the West — but their history spans thousands of years, tracing back to ancient China. If you’ve ever spied these creatures and found yourself wondering about them, here are seven things to know about foo dogs. Rikki Snyder Save Email 1. Foo dogs are ......

9 Fresh Ways to Use Classic Blue and White Ceramics

Blue and white ceramics are classic and elegant and go with a surprisingly wide range of styles, from traditional to eclectic modern. Whether you’ve been collecting for years or just picked up a piece or two and are wondering what to do with them, here are nine ways to make that blue and white china or porcelain look fresh and exciting all over again. 1. Pa......

Good Dogs in Design

l seen adorable pooches posing in interior photography to add a touch of personality to the space. Whether you adore your dog(s) and want to celebrate their spunk or just admire their canine beauty from afar, here are ways to incorporate dogs in your design without the messy fur. A true dog lover's bedroom with two framed illustrations and a pillow. The additio......

Accessories 101: Staffordshire Dogs

e dogs are some of the most traditionally sought-after porcelain décor. Dating back to the 1700s for working class families to decorate their homes, the pottery comes from companies in the County of Staffordshire, England. Staffordshire spaniels come in many sizes and color combinations, with the all-white figurines being the most popular. While the look is quite tradition......

Decorating With Antiques: The Magic of Ceramics

Although furniture has a profound influence on the ambience, mood and tone of a home, it’s not just big things that matter in interior design. It’s the charm and beauty of little things that impart life to a room, in the same way that jewelry and accessories can make or break a dress or suit. As I’m an antiques enthusiast, this might explain my addiction to collections......

Antiques Shopping for the Fun of It

e of the antiques hunt, for me, is decoration and function — not pedigree. I am definitely not a purist. I’m not that famous collector of Early American furniture who just paid several million dollars for a Philadelphia highboy. But I’m not put off from enjoying and collecting antiques because the world of the serious collector or investor is an alien one, and I hope you’re n......

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2014-06-12

What Is a Ginger Jar Used for?

    One might think that a ginger jar is used to hold ginger. That is true, but, throughout history, ginger jars have been used the way people in modern society use canisters. They were used to hold spices, salt and oils. Some ginger jars were designated as gifts for the emperor, and some were used as urns.   History Ginger jars originated in China; it is not know......
2014-01-02

Ginger Jar Lamp

With their clean lines and Asian design and symbolism, ginger jar lamps are popular as decorative lighting, especially in more traditional settings. The lamps are based on original ginger jar designs and traditionally are topped with plain white or cream-color shades. The paint colors on the lamp base range from a traditional blue-and-cream to bright shades of orange and red. B......
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