Happy May!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00May 3rd, 2015|Flowers, Our Home, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques|

Happy May Day! Families during medieval England would celebrate the beginning of spring by collecting greenery and flowers from woodlands and bringing them back into their homes. This custom was known as "Going A-Maying" or "Bringing Back the May." In France, the tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers goes back to [...]

Martha, Mary and More

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00April 8th, 2015|Flowers, Instagram, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Travels|

Tom and I have had a bit of excitement at the house. Our home and collections were photographed for Martha Stewart Living. Yes, indeed! Hence my absence from the blog - we were busy cleaning, scrubbing, waxing, and polishing everything. Just for Martha :) I want to thank photographer Helen [...]

Little Treasures

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00March 23rd, 2015|Art, Flowers, Our Shop, Paris, Swedish Antiques, Travels|

Spring, we've been eagerly awaiting your return! Speaking of return, Tom and I are back from a buying trip abroad. There are antique mirrors, garden items, French paintings, Continental and Swedish furniture, decorative goods and a few surprises coming in April / May. So please start making room :) I [...]

New Swedish Shipment!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:38+00:00December 12th, 2014|Mora Clocks, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Greetings ~ So here it is: another holiday season! I hope you are feeling as festive as I am. Jingle! Jingle!! What are your holiday plans? Christmas Eve is traditionally spent with the Troeschels, and this year, Tom's brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Chris, will graciously host the family at [...]

Silver Accents + HomeGoods

By |2019-05-29T17:18:36+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Hello - Happy November! I hope you are well! Tom and I have been busy transitioning into this month of "gathering." To get the house ready for company, we're tidying up inside and out, washing the china, and polishing the silver pieces. You should see our mini production line for [...]

Our Shop in October

By |2019-05-29T17:18:34+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Autumn, Creamware, Fabrics, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques|

Hello there ~ Happy October! After enjoying a bit of an Indian summer, it's now looking and feeling more like fall in DC. Have you added any seasonal touches to your home? I just brought in a few white pumpkins.Ten years ago, when I wanted these ghostly beauties I had [...]

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. [...]

New Shipment Preview

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Art, Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, White Ironstone|

Dear Friends, It's hhhhhere! The new shipment has been unloaded, dusted and cataloged. Gleaned from Belgium, England, France and Sweden, there are many classics as well as a few surprises. If you are thinking of updating your home for spring and summer, might I suggest an antique to add that [...]

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