Blessings at Thanksgiving

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Blessings at Thanksgiving
Gathering on Thanksgiving is special in so many ways. We all have memories of our favorite Thanksgivings. Growing up my family was large, lots of relatives. I remember loving the elbow to elbow seating at the dinner table, squeezing everyone together and saving room in case for one more. Cozy and intimate with loved ones are the memories we create.

Simple touches of nature, vintage dish ware, the love of family and friends elbow to elbow at your table is what I hope for you this Thanksgiving.

My design tip: Set your table and place around your home those things that hold meaning, bring a smile and warm your heart.

 Blessings xo,
Gail
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Upcycling

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Upcycling
A little different than repurposing, upcycling is converting forgotten items and furniture into something creative and utilitarian. Dismantling them and using several pieces to build something truly one of a kind. Inspiring us to scout for salvage and vintage pieces with a story.

These are exceptional; I can see these for merchants, restaurants as well as home.

A wine barrel tub, Great for outdoors too.

Vintage wash stands; porch balusters and doors make these gorgeous benches.

Recognize these? Hint, as a baby we all slept in one.

My design tip: IF you have a sentimental piece but you don’t like the style, upcycle it. The history will still be there. Loving it is using it.
Enjoy a beautiful weekend.
xo, Gail
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Antique Amphora Jar

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Antique Amphora from Puglia. This jar from Puglia, Italy has a nice shape and the typical glaze of amphora from this region of Italy. These jars were used for food, oil or vinegar storage and are still seen throughout the Puglia region on Italy. We love these jars on their own or as part of a collection.

Dimensions: 17" high, 10.5" diameter
Material: Glazed Terra Cotta
Age: Late 19th or Early 20th Century
Origin/Region: Puglia, Italy

 

Italian Arcaica Serveware Collection

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The Arcaica Collection has a very simple design of two intersecting lines, taken from the overall design of the Large Serving Bowl, also in this collection. Though part of the Arcaica Collection, this platter goes very well with any of our other tableware. Even though the word Arcaica means "very old" we love the simple fresh design of this plate.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Tagliato Serveware Collection

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The Tagliato collection is truly a design that proves timeless. Its design is inspired by typical ceramic decoration from the late 15th century, yet we think it seems very current. Tagliato, meaning cut or sliced has a stylized flower with a center filled with short hatches, or slices, creating a bold and interesting design. This collection will make any table vibrant.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Italian Small Serving Bowl, Tagliato

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Italian Motif Serveware Collection

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The Ramo d’Olivo collection uses an Italian motif universally known – the olive branch, symbol of peace. A design element often seen in ceramics designed in the late 15th century, this design is simple and timeless. Leaves of blue meander around the rim of the creamy white platter with yellow tinted olives sprouting between. If you’ve ever been to Italy, you never forget the blue grey olive trees dotting the hills. We love the simplicity and versatility of this design and use it in both casual and formal settings.

Each platter is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Stella Serveware Collection

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Stella Serveware Collection

The Stella  Serveware Collectionl is inspired by a design over a thousand years old and we love that its star pattern still looks fresh today. Influenced by far away lands, designs of this sort were brought to Italy by traders and were used to decorate churches and homes of the wealthy. This serving bowl will look great in both casual and formal settings and with a variety of other dishes.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Stella Small Bowl

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Italian Serveware Collection, Floral Pattern

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The pattern on our Tre Fiori (or, Three Flowers) small serving bowl is a simple yet delightful pattern derived from a late 15th century floral design. Three flowers surrounded by elegant yet relaxed detailing painted on a simple white background will make a lovely addition to your table. We love the botanical nature of the Tre Fiori design.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Italian Small Serving Bowl, Floral Pattern

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Graffita Serveware Collection

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Based on a 16th century design on which the design was scratched into the glaze, the Graffita collection represents the great and varied range of ceramic technique that is a true example of Italian style. This small serving bowl is painted with a lovely pattern, a simplified version of the large serving bowl.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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Italian Serving Bowls and Platter, Ochre, Verde & Blue

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The Pavone collection brings the high renaissance style to your table. The feather of the pavone, or peacock, was a fundamental element of renaissance décor because of its noble bearing and character. This striking design on this serving bowl comes from the late 15th century. Shades of ochre, verde and blue work together to create a stunning design that will be the centerpiece of your table, or can stand by itself as a piece of art.

Each piece is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

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