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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


A Little Halloween Candy

First, one for the grown ups: shown above, an 18th-century Qing dynasty double-gourd-shaped vase with turquoise glaze and red, cloud-like enamel bat designs. (In my mind, the "red" is very rusty and not too far off from seasonal orange.) Details are available at The Palace Museum.

And, second, a reminder that October will probably fly by but there is still time to order FEED trick-or-treat bags for the kids. As mentioned here last month, Lauren Bush and team FEED designed the sturdy natural burlap and cotton bags to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.  Cost is $13.20, with proceeds benefiting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and HSN is the exclusive source. Click here to learn more.


Karena said...

The glaze and color palette is amazing! I love the shape as well.

Art by Karena

Laura Casey Interiors said...

The vase is beautiful. I would love a lamp like that!

quintessence said...

LOVE the orange - my favorite color :-). And we have our Feed bag - all set.

Emile de Bruijn said...

Stunning double gourd vases. Apparently the bat is a symbol for good fortune in China, whereas the double gourd stands for fertility, and is also associated with certain deities and immortals. So here we have auspicious meanings in the shape as well as in the surface decoration.

Heather Swanner said...

LOVE the candy bag! How cute!