Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Latest Chinoiserie Finds


Here are three of my latest Chinoiserie finds. Above, a beautiful and huge antique blue and white ginger jar on eBay for $50. Just below, three reverse glass Chinoiserie paintings framed in gold bamboo for $56 on eBay. Bottom, a lovely vintage silk kimono with obi sash at a local thrift store for $60. Perhaps my best find ever is en route to me right now. I can't wait to share it with you!



16 comments:

Vickie H. said...

Need I say: I am GREEN with ENVY.
I just CANNOT keep up with you on Ebay. If I log on every day I will be destitute by year's end! But look at all the beauties that I MISS!!! That jar has me standing on my head!!! All 3 finds are marvelous. Can't wait to see the last BIGGY!!

Where the Style Things Are said...

I have a quick question for you - where online can I find a good, fairly inexpensive large ginger jar or garden stool? thanks!!!

Emile de Bruijn said...

That vase seems to be a copy of one of the painted metal chinoiserie vases created for Charles de Beistegui at the chateau de Groussay (do a Google Image search for 'Groussay vases'). Or perhaps it is in fact one of them, since the collection there was sold in 1999.

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love the jar!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Mary said...

What great finds! I love that jar.

Susan said...

I just recently discovered your blog, and this is my first comment - I had to comment after seeing the ginger jar. It's beautiful.

My home is decorated in blue & white, specifically blue & white porcelain; I love ginger jars, and am building up my own little collection of them. I especially love the tall ones! It sounds like you got a real bargain!

Pussy said...

Jennie says, Hi, I absolutely can't keep up with you either, the range of items, the ideas and creativity that you come up with on a day to day basis is truly remarkable.
Your blog is a serious requirement for my chinoiserie substanence - and Beth, as far as designing with chinoiserie aspects go, you really get it girl where so many fear to tread you EXCEL!

Lila said...

fifty buckeroos for that beautiful jar! Way to go! I mean, seriously!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Read today's post!

Style Redux 2 said...

Where the Style Things Are-Check out Overstock.com. Good luck!

Style Redux 2 said...

Emile-Thanks so much-I will check this out and do a follow-up post.

Style Redux 2 said...

Teresa-It is gorgeous!

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Mary-Thanks!

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Susan-Thanks for stopping by.

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Pussy-Thanks so much for your lovely comment-I really appreciate it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lila-Thanks so much!