Monday, January 30, 2012


A Piece of Peace is all that is necessary*

* Crane Reservation, Ipswich, MA consists of 1234 acres of dune and beach fronting Ipswich Bay and Essex River Estuary on the Castle Neck peninsula. It is considered one of the most beautiful natural areas on the north shore of Boston, and is a premier nesting site for the Piping Plover, a Threatened shorebird whose population was perilously low and is currently listed on the Federal Endangered Species List. It's beauty is other-worldly.

May you find your piece of peace....


Monday, January 23, 2012

O is for Open Bowl

Open Bowls, specifically Vintage Open Bowls can be so very elegant in their simplicity. I feel their utilitarian purpose is far overshadowed by their aesthetic. Clean simple designs, glazed richly with age-old patina is unable to be reproduced today. The lowly bowl is not so lowly after all!

These and other lovely vintage items are featured in Etsy. Happy Shopping!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Ordinary Acts

Ordinary acts we practice daily at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thomas Moore, (Update) contemporary American Writer

image by Babylonstoren-yatzer
As we move ahead into this new year, may you find a way to live your life simply & in peace.


Monday, January 9, 2012

N is for Nippon/ Noritake

Nippon is china manufactured in Japan from 1891 through 1921, at which time the Nippon name was changed to Noritake. The country of Japan had a closed door trade policy with the U.S. for 200 years until the signing of a Trade Treaty in 1858. A year after that trade agreement a Japanese delegation arrived in the States and by 1876 Tchizaemon Morimura and his younger brother had founded an export trading company called Morimura Gumi in Giza, Tokyo. Their retail shop was established in NYC as Morimura Brothers. Back in Nogoya, Japan in 1912, I. Morimura founded Nippon Toki Kaishia, Ltd followed very quickly by the Meito Company and a few others that did not withstand the test of time. From 1920 through the 1930's, Noritake reigned in Japan and perfected the very popular Lustre Ware using metallic film over glaze, thus reflecting the Art Deco Style of the time. Noritake has been continually manufacturing quality china in the United States since the 1960's. Countless pieces of beautifully hand decorated wares can still be found today, with most very reasonably priced. Talk about setting a gorgeous table and enjoying the hunt at the same time. Simply Beautiful!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Ode to the New Year



Related Posts with Thumbnails