Tuesday 20 April 2010

Porcelain Gorgeousness...

Whilst having a quick browse online today, inspired by Oh Joy Eats, I thought I would have a look at the Lladro website...

Now, most of us probably know Lladro from the strange (dare I say ugly), stylized, pastel figurines, so it had never occurred to me to look at their website...and what a shock it was! Some truly stunning, if incredibly expensive, items that i've totally fallen for.

This beautiful jewellery (reminiscent of my own woodland collection, if I do say so myself!) is gorgeously stylish, and manages to be both elegantly simple, yet a definite statement.

The same could be said about the floral vase and butterfly chandelier- stunning, bold statement pieces, that remain uncluttered and delicate.

As always, there are some equally beautiful alternatives for the thriftier amongst us (i.e. me, Mr. Concrete-Pockets!)...so why not have a look and see which you prefer! I would love to hear what you all think, so feel free to leave a comment :)

This paper version of the chandelier looks like a fun and easy D.I.Y. project, and could be adapted the fit any space, or style of room (just use a different punch, or different paper!) with ease!
Potter Whitney Smith makes some truly wonderful ceramics, and her recent foray into lush, vibrant colours adds a whole new dimension to her collection. Although quite different, her pieces certainly strike the same notes as the Lladro vase- minimal, yet striking, bold, yet subtle, and all absolutely gorgeous! Available here.

1 comment:

Vivienne Percy said...

I think you could make something much more beautiful yourself. You are so clever at making things like little birds and butterflies.... c'mon, let's see what you can do! x