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Just wanted to share a latest love.

I am loving Chinese blue and white stoneware in general lately, but I especially love the Chinese pickle jar shape.  I remember my mom having a collection of blue and white pottery, when I was younger and living at home, and I think a little bit of my current crush is sentimental.   The last time I was at her house, I spotted this pickle jar and she gave it to me.  I carried it very carefully on the airplane and it made it home in one piece.

I found a blue and white vase at a flea market a few months ago and remembered I had a set of 3 blue and white dishes from a trip to Hong Kong.

It’s a small but budding collection and it seems these pieces never go out of style!  What are you loving lately?
-J

 

This stool is more than a ‘current’ crush.  I’ve been smitten with it for awhile.   What a great example of form and function. I really like how versatile they are.   These stools can be used either as extra seating in a pinch or next to another piece of furniture as a side table to keep items within reach.    They come in so many different styles and colors too.  The fact that they are made out of ceramic means they can also be used outdoors or even in the shower.   Ideally, I’d love to have one or two outside for use with my Adirondack chairs on the deck.

The only problem, for me, has been the price!   I’ve typically seen them priced at $100+.   I’ve heard stores such as HomeGoods and Big Lots often have them for less but I’ve been looking for awhile and haven’t run across any in the traditional style I prefer.   UNTIL last week!  I found one at Cost Plus World Market for 50% off in a color that works well in our home – yay!   Here it is in the living room.  I even pulled out another fave to use with the stool, my walled silver tray from Goodwill.

Are you a fan?  For more information on where these stools came from (they’ve been around for a 1000 years!) check out this article.
-J

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