My Potting Shed

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Antique Pottery, Design Projects, Garden Ornaments, Houseplants, Instagram, Our Garden, Our Home, Topiary, Winter|

A warm greeting on this January day!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to 2019. I have settled into a routine of working from my design studio at home. I do love my new flexible schedule, and uniform of cozy flannel plus fuzzy slippers (on days that I'm not [...]

Shop Closing – UPDATE!

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00November 26th, 2018|Antique Pottery, Creamware, Our Shop, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So many of you came to shop our closing sale, to say goodbye, and to wish us well - WOW! The sale has been a tremendous success, and Tom and I couldn't be more grateful. Of course we loved seeing each of you, [...]

Welcoming Fall

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00October 5th, 2017|Antique Pottery, Autumn, Flowers, Our Garden, Our Home|

Dear friends, Happy FALL!  Finally, it's cooler - yay! I want to let you know that I'm still here, and have not abandoned my blog. Lots of new posts in the works, including a preview of our new shipment that's en route, so please stay tuned. After returning from Maine, [...]

New Arrivals

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00May 20th, 2015|Antique Pottery, Art, Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Hello, there ~ Did you hear the news? We just received a new shipment :) It's a large and eclectic one with finds from Belgium, England, France and Sweden. New arrivals include:- Original twentieth-century art with early frames - Antique gilded, painted, sunburst and Venetian mirrors - Classic white ironstone [...]

Brown and White Transferware for Thanksgiving

By |2019-05-29T17:18:37+00:00November 26th, 2014|Antique Pottery, Brown and White Transferware, Food, Our Home, Paint Colors|

Hello~ Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Tom and I will be celebrating with my family in Virginia, and there will be quite the spread of food - from the traditional turkey dinner to authentic Chinese dim sum. Have you ever had turkey over sticky rice? Yum :) During this time [...]

Blue and White Crush

By |2019-05-29T17:18:33+00:00August 23rd, 2014|Antique Pottery, Blue and White, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Blue and white, I've got a crush on you! Always have, always will. This popular color combination is one of my favorites. I love its familiar yet surprisingly fresh vibe. On Swedish gray surfaces, blue and white looks effortless and lovely. It's cool, calming and crisp against the Gustavian palette. [...]

A Splendid Luncheon

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2014|Antique Pottery, Creamware, Design Projects, Flowers, Food, House Tours, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Stylish entertaining is an art. For Michelle Pangallo, my good friend and client, setting a gracious table, creating beautiful floral arrangements and whipping up mouthwatering courses all come naturally. Together with her husband CD, they are the ultimate hosts! I recently attended a splendid luncheon at Michelle and CD's Swedish [...]

Celebrating Ten Years at Tone on Tone!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:24+00:00January 8th, 2014|Antique Pottery, Flowers, Mora Clocks, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Shall I start at the beginning? I'll keep it brief :)10 years ago, Tom and I signed a lease for a small shop and, within a couple months, opened Tone on Tone. Prior to that, we were accumulating inventory in the basement of our home, which by the way flooded [...]

Thanksgiving Flowers

By |2019-05-29T17:18:22+00:00November 27th, 2013|Antique Pottery, Autumn, Flowers|

As we enjoy Thanksgiving and express appreciation and gratitude, I want to thank family, friends, clients and readers for your support. Writing this blog has allowed me to connect with you on many topics. From antiquing to decorating to gardening, I have enjoyed sharing my point of view, and I [...]

A New Leaf

By |2019-05-29T17:18:19+00:00September 7th, 2013|Antique Pottery, Bathrooms, Creamware, Our Home, Our Shop, Pillows, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Hello ~ Welcome back! How was your summer? While I am sad summer break is over, I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. Fall is the season to catch up, reconnect, and make new friends. If you are in the DC area, please visit us at the shop! Over [...]

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