Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Chinoiserie Accessory


I think we all know that Mary McDonald loves pagodas and that they are a signature of her home and work. So too, Charlotte Moss loves pagodas and likely many of us do as well. When Mary McDonald was asked by House Beautiful about her favorite accessory, she chose this elegant pagoda lamp. A girl after my own heart, she says she buys everything in pairs and liked the first pair so much she bought a second pair-one set for her home, one pair for her office. Do you have a favorite Chinoiserie accessory? Do tell.

10 comments:

Pussy said...

Without a doubt my Herend chinoiserie tea set, I collect Ming, and am the proud owner of a (slowly) growing collection.

Vickie H. said...

I have so many chinoiserie things I love I would be hard-pressed to single out one item...but I am CRAZY for Mary's lamp, for sure! So sad that your "everyday gal" is more than likely NOT going to have a pair of lamps like this cross her path in her lifetime!!! But we can all dream about such a find!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Love the lamp! My favorite is actually a green lamp (horrible image here: http://www.scandinavianchic.com/2010/02/its-all-about-tv-det-handler-om-tven.html )

I also love the ├╝ber popular foo dogs... And blanc de chine... Actually a lot of stuff!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I have an adorable Chinese Hat for a child that I bought in Chinatown, NYC about 30 years ago. I guess you could call that an accessory. I treasure it.
Catherine

home before dark said...

I have my husband's great aunt's famille rose tea service and dessert plates. The tea cups are lusciously thin.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pussy-Fabulous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-They are stunning.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Great choices.

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-Darling.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Lovely.