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    (Not So) Wintertime Blues

    Happy Very Belated New Year!

     2012 sort of snuck-up on us, but it is our resolution to update this blog as often as possible as we have many, many exciting new things in the works here at Celadon for the New Year…..you must stay tuned as mums the word right now….but I will be sure to keep you all in the loop as all the excitement comes to fruition….:)

     January tends to be a roller coaster month around here…A bit of calm after the storm that is the Holiday Season, but it is also Market Season for us so everything that is new begins to roll-out, and we hit the ground running at  domestic shows nationwide to see it all and bring the best back to you!

     All of the above aside….let’s face it…January can feel like the absolute doldrums of winter!!!!…uggghhh…. chilly (windy!!) weather, grey skies, shorter days …sometimes you just want to hide in your closet and re-emerge when it’s time to go to the beach again!!  Well, this burst of unseasonably warm & happy sunshine we have been experiencing has inspired us to beat the wintertime blues!  And with what better shade (of BLUE might I add….) Turquoise!

     There is something about a blue/green palette that can feel both clean & soothing as well as bright & uplifting at the same time.  If you know us, you are most likely aware of our marriage to white and light neutrals, but we have an absolute love of all that is aqua/blue-green/turquoise that simply cannot be denied!

     Have a look at one of my favorite vignettes that is currently staged at the front of the store.  A crisp white Cindy Sofa is the canvas, as an electric pair of Ikat Blue/Green throw pillows (made in the USA!!!) sets off a pair of “Finger Paint Pillows” in the intense color.  These pillows were the design of the artist’s little boy that he then screen-printed and made into an amazing (and affordable) line of unique pillows.  Another showstopper in this setting is the Round Lucite Coffee Table…this nod to the modern life was handmade in Los Angeles, CA and could look just as hot on a rugged white-washed floor as on a Vintage Oushak Rug.  Add the fun coffee table books (I could live in a Slim Aarons book and be one happy woman) and these uber cozy,  patterned, slipcovered chairs and you have a masterpiece in blue, white & green I tell you!

     I’ve added some snaps of some other blue/green items in our treasure trove….have a look…

     We are headed to Atlanta this weekend for a show and adding some spice to this trip…we will be checking out some very funky European antiques-will report back (!!!!!)…..Cheers!- R