Hello! Happy Monday! Did you enjoy your weekend? I worked on a few of my planters, pulling out the dead plants from last year and planning for the new lavender, geraniums and other things I am planting this year. I also spent some time perusing the many blogs that I follow.
I love blogs that is no secret, I have been reading them for a long time and one of the things I love the most is seeings bloggers talk about their passions which often times is their business. For some bloggers it is their writing, their art or their photography, for others it is their design businesses, or their stores, antiques, textiles and favorite finds.
In the last few weeks Tina from The Enchanted Home finished her dream home and opened an online shop that features many of her favorite finds, items that she sourced for her own home…”timeless, elegant and classic accessories.”
Her store features linens, pillows, silver, lighting, porcelain, planters and more! If you would like a touch of timeless elegance in your decor go over HERE and take a look at The Enchanted Home Store.
To wet your appetite here are a few things from Tina’s store!
What do you think? All beautiful treasures that I am sure would be great to have, my favorites are the pillows and the candles.
And I know that a lot of you are familiar with Debra from Acquired Objects, but are you familiar with her day job? Debra is a former interior designer and now an antique textile dealer and I have to tell you that you must go to her web page Oreillers ( French for pillows) and take a look! Her site showcases some of the most beautiful textiles I have ever seen in my life. Her specialty is textiles from the 15th -18th Century, from France, Germany, England, Italy, and many more countries. There are tapestries from Aubusson, and fabric from Fortuny’s.
|18th Century Flemish Tapestry|
|18th Century Venetian Silk|
|350 year old French tapestry pillows!|
|18th Century French Coverlet|
The coverlet above is one of my favorite piece! Can you imagine this on a beautiful canopy bed, in the style of the one Marie Antoinette slept in at Versailles?
|Rare early 18th century French or English Infant’s
brocaded gown (back).
In addition to the fabric pillows that Debra makes she also features one of a kind items, of which I have only seen the likes in museums. Like this child’s gown (above) or this pair of needlework pictures from 1620 and 1630, and that is not a typo.
Debra’s web page is amazing, I learned so many interesting facts about the fabrics and their history and frankly I would love to learn more. I am in awe of her “eye”, her knowledge and her talent. If you would like to be the caretaker of a piece of history, a pillow for your bed, or a piece of beautiful needlework go over to Oreillers today.
As I said, there are so many bloggers that share their talent on a daily basis, and these are just two of a few that I am going to feature in the next few days. There are an estimated 125 million blogs out there can you imagine the wealth of knowledge, original art, pieces of history and treasures that are waiting for us to discover them?
Do you have a favorite blogger store? I would love to learn more about it if you want to share it.
I hope you have a great day! Enjoy your week.
All images above are from The Enchanted Home Store and Aquired Objects, Oreillers.