Thursday, December 30, 2010

White x White vintage inspired mirror

We're making our debut as a wholesale vendor at the January Atlanta furniture and gift show. Please stop by and say hi (bldg. 1, floor 7, Q 02). Looking forward to meeting new friends!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Decorating Ideas

This really is the most wonderful time of the year and I love decorating my home for the holidays. I have a collection of 400+ vintage mercury glass ornaments and every year I find new ways to display them. This year they've found their way into a huge sea shell, a bird bath, antique silver serving tray and (ta da) our Christmas tree. I have so much fun every year glittering practically everything in sight: Christmas ornaments, pinecones, leaves and photos... you name it. Be sure to use German glass glitter (tiny bits of crushed glass) in silver, clear or a mixture of both.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bentley has style

Bentley, our cocker mutt, is developing his own style. Today he prefers lounging in the linen zebra print chair with the Belgian linen down-filled pillow. Tomorrow - who knows?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We stumbled upon this deserted farmhouse on one of our recent trips to Belgium. There was no evidence that anyone had lived there in the recent past - oh how I wish those walls could talk. My husband, aka "The Chicken", watched me explore the property from our rented truck and I had an absolute blast!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just arrived: White x White iron & old pine furniture

We just received our container of White x White Belgian inspired furniture today. All pieces are made from iron and old pine with a wonderful patina. Some pieces have plank tops and some have beautiful parquet tops. When I was in Antwerp last summer I saw some of these pieces in antique shops and, although not antique, they work well with antiques and keep them fresh. I love them so much I'll be taking some home with me!

Friday, November 12, 2010

An interesting vignette in an antique shop in Antwerp. Quite an eclectic collection; love the rustic feel.
I don't know what this piece was in an earlier life, but it's fabulous in this one. Great architectural style and the color is yummy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm always drawn to pieces that are white or neutral. After all, that IS the Belgian style of decorating. I love mirrors, lamps, industrial furniture and architectural artifacts and seek them out when I'm on antique hunting excursions in Belgium. I love Antwerp for inspiration but bargains are few and far between in the big cities. The small fairs and rommel markets are where the fabulous finds are to be found. Just make sure you bring your flashlight and begin around 3:00 am.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Castle in Holland (wedding venue)

While antique hunting in Holland, we happened upon this castle that was the site of a wedding. The "red room" was the location for the nuptials and the photo at the bottom shows the courtyard where the reception was being held.

White x White mercury glass lamp

This is one of my (favorite!) White x White lamps we'll be introducing at the Atlanta market in January. Mercury glass + classic black linen shade + industrial detail = chic!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall decorating.......

Fall has finally arrived and with the cool temps of course comes fall decorating! To add a little color to the entry way of our home I added a basket with sunflowers tucked inside. The basket is part of the White x White line available at Gallery Classic.

The lanterns filled with gourds and mini pumpkins add a pop of color to the entry way and beckon you to come inside...friends are always welcome!