As mentioned, I love to create vignettes and tablescapes with objects arranged thoughtfully. Whether it’s keepsakes from trips, recent photos, or items collected over time, layering accessories into the decor makes a home interesting, beautiful, and more personal. Because they are in fact smalls, these pieces are less of a commitment than large furnishings. Treat them like seasonal accessories that can be changed frequently. With spring around the corner, now is the time to freshen indoors and out.
Enjoy these latest little treasures available at Tone on Tone.
Fresh from my own collection is this finely carved wooden lamb (7″ long x 3.5″ wide x 5″ high) with original gilded surface. It’s early 1700s Italian – truly a little treasure that’s museum quality!
Here are two miniature Majolica plates (4″ diam) with a luminous emerald glaze. They remind me of the garden.
I’ve had many bread / cheese boards over the years, but this charming one is the most diminutive at 8.25″ x 4.25″. It has a great form along with a mellow patina.
Shown near the board is an English composition stone dove – a bit naive but fun.
All four vases, late 1800s, were made for forcing hyacinths to bloom. Coaxing bulbs to flower out of season was quite fashionable in Victorian households. See the below photo (from Kevin Lee Jacobs) of hyacinths flowering in their vases.
A closer look at the antique Swedish wooden plate (7″ diam) reveals a prized pink tulip encircled by a wreath of two tulip stems.
Here is a 19th-century French carved frame (6.75″ x 8.25″) with a glazed oval opening under a tulip. I am having a tulipmania moment 🌷🌿🌷
Mirror, mirror on the wall, you are the prettiest of them all! With a floral etched oval frame, beaded trim, and piecrust edge, this French Louis Philippe mirror (15.75″ x 17.5″) makes a beautiful statement in a gallery wall, over a bed, etc.
Four precocious Tete-a-Tete daffodils in late February – way too early! In they came.
While not at all little, I just had to share these English Hepplewhite style dining chairs that recently came back from my upholsterer. Dating from the early 20th century, each one has a shield back with splendid carvings of ostrich plumes (similar to the Prince of Wales crest), ribbons, and demi-lune fan. The seat front is slightly serpentine. There are a total of 12 chairs (10 sides and 2 arms) being offered as a full or partial set – please inquire.