Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Etsy Crush: Elegant Chinoiserie

I love Chinoiserie for the fun and whimsy it can create in a space, but I also love Chinoiserie for its elegance. The right decorative Chinoiserie pieces can make a sophisticated space fancy and special. I came across Etsy shop Haystack that sells a small selection of vintage items that I consider to be Chinoiserie in style and that would add an elegant touch to a traditional space.

 These swan candle holders would be bananas on a dining room table. Surround them with mint julep cups filled with pink blooms and you have a table setting right out of a magazine. In other words, I want these.

 Creating a hip bar is all the rage these days, and your vintage bar cart would look extra smashing with this etched-glass Chinoiserie ice bucket - which could double as a chic vase for a large bouquet of flowers when needed.

 I love the colors in these vintage prints and the girl/boy subjects makes them perfect for a master bedroom done in teals and browns with just small doses of blush pink. I would hang these prints over a set of nightstands - the boy on Mr.'s side and the girl on Mrs.' side - right above a set of large, ivory urn lamps.

 I absolutely love botanicals on china, and this vase is such a lovely shape and pattern. Would be beautiful on a foyer table filled with white blooms in the spring.


  1. That ice bucket is fantastic but alas I have no bar cart. Don't want the 2 year old pouring cocktails, so its put away for now!

  2. OMG! Those swans were AWESOME! Unfortunately when I clicked over to buy them they were LONG GONE!!!! But since I know they exist, I will be keeping my eyes peeled for them!!! Just gorgeous!

  3. Eileen - Haystack3/07/2012

    Your blog is one that I regularly like to read, so imagine my surprise to see my Etsy store mentioned! Thanks so much - Your blog and a few others are a great source of inspiration for my home and Etsy shop.


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