Last week, I got home to a pile of very retro decor books. My sister had salvaged them from an Auction, and dropped them off for me to be inspired by. Some items will just be timeless. I am definitely seeing a revival of the "Indoor plant" and I am obsessed with them lately.. watch a blog post coming up soon, (and see a past one here). Ikat fabric, always a winner, and then those classic, beautiful furniture pieces, Le Corbusier couches, Mies van der Rohe chairs.... one can dream!
Images all taken by me.
Photographs of the books, pictured in the first image.
Lately I have been coveting a Ginger Jar, a huge blue and white jar, on a
beautiful glass table, holding Hydrangeas or just showing off on it's
own. My home has become a hue of neutral colours and whites, and I feel that
somewhere, the introduction of a selection of one (or two) of these jars
will create a pop on colour that will stand out against my much loved
Originally, from China these Jars were used to hold not only Ginger, but
oils and spices too. They were gifts for emperors and sometimes grooms back then and have not lost their air of majesty now, often adorning
tables and acting as elaborate lampshades. This is my Monday ode to the Ginger Jar and my reminder to keep my eyes open for a huge, beautiful one.
To read more about the symbolism behind the elaborate patterns painted on Ginger Jars, refer here.