Often I am asked where do I get my design inspiration. Books and magazines are great of course, but people sometimes overlook what is right in front of them. The things they love.The last trip to Renninger's I bought this vintage green vase for $6. It is the exact green that I love and use in my home. Again, it's one of the those things I liked before I got it home, but now like it even more because it looks like it's been here for a long time.
Beside the little cheapie vase is a handmade plate from a fairly well known (to art show going people) potter/artist who does a lot of art shows. We like green lizards and fell in love with her wonderful art pieces. At $75 this is one of her less expensive pieces and when we looked for something else the next couple of years, she was long sold out of this price range.
The other plate is majolica and antique. This one I also found at Renninger's but didn't buy it there. I searched for a while and found a set of them on Ebay from France and bought them, giving away 2 to my mom and sister and sending out one to someone else who needed one more, and keeping 2, one for me and one of my daughter. I really love this plate!
If I had to design a room using these pieces as my starting point, it would be so easy. I can tell so much about the people who live there from looking at them. And of course the colors are wonderful, too.
The lizard art plate has that Tiffany blue color around the lizard that has really been calling out to me. Very strange, I'm not a blue person at all. But that color makes me want it.
Happy Weekend! I hope Mother Nature is kind to you.