Tomato Factory Antique & Design Center Visit

I recently visited an antique and design center called The Tomato Factory. It is located in historic Hopewell, NJ. What a find!! It features all kinds of antiques and unique home décor items.

Vintage Fiestaware – Tons of it!

I love this French inspired bureau!

Classic French Linen Sofa

Classic French Linen Sofa with an ornate wood trim

Leopard patterned side chairs

Leopard patterned side chairs

Unique side table made from the face of a clock.

Unique side table made from the face of a clock.

Vintage Metal Lights

Vintage Metal Lights

Very cool!

Railroad lanterns

Railroad lanterns

Vintage glassware

Vintage glassware

Vintage Westinghouse fan

Vintage Westinghouse fan

50's & 60's dish cloths

50’s & 60’s dish cloths

Vintage clocks

Vintage clocks

Vintage Christmas ornaments

Vintage Christmas ornaments

I love the painted copper tiles around the mirrors

I love the painted copper tiles around the mirrors

The upstairs floor is my favorite!

The upstairs floor is my favorite

 

Everything IKAT!

I am so loving everything IKAT! Although the textile pattern has been around over the past year, it is still being featured in everything from purses to pillows. Here are some of my favorites…

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I adore this colorful green and blue burlap throw pillow from World Market, only $24.99.

madelineweinrib.comikatlucitechairOne of my all time favorites is this one of a kind Blue Daphne Ikat Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lucite chair. From Madeline Weinrib.com.

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Pottery Barn featured this sold out Vivian Ikat duvet cover and pillow sham. You can still find it on ebay!

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If you only want a touch of the ikat pattern, these beautiful ikat throw blankets made from recycled cotton yarns are available at ladybugshops.com for $165.00.

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And, right in my own backyard are these ikat patterned chairs at The Farmhouse Store in Westfield, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Love them!

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A unique ikat patterned accessory are these Blue Ikat Place Mats featured at Mazehome.com. They are 14 inch square, and come in a set of 4 for $267.00. A bit pricey!

 

 

Global handmade Pottery … and decor

One thing that inspires me when it comes to interior decor, is pottery. Pottery uniquely captures and emphasizes the images and symbols of a particular nationality. It can help to inspire an entire room. It can also help one to express his or her unique identity. Here are a few examples that I just love! First, is a polish round baker from anniekaills.com.

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Here a great example of decorating a home using a particular ethnic pottery collection. At thetimelesskitchen.com, Polish pottery is featured on a kitchen shelf.

 

Below, Mexican pottery features rich and vibrant colors that are warm and inviting. The mastery of Mexican pottery extends from as far back as the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

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Mexican pottery from mexicoart.org

 The bright and energetic colors featured in Mexican pottery inspired this warm and inviting patio decor. For more Mexican colorful decor, see haciendadecor.blogspot.com.

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French terracotta pottery replicates the colors of the Provencal countryside. Soft gray, yellow and brown hues are reminiscent of rolling hills and beautiful sunsets.

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French Aduze planters are featured on eyeofthedaygdz.com.

You’ll find the same soft hues in Provencal design. Very earthy, natural and simple. Check out decordeprovence.blogspot.com for more.decordeprovence And then there is Italian pottery. Full of color and images of the organic staples of life…olives, fruit, wine. Rich patterns, rustic yellow tones of the Tuscan countryside contrast with deep greens and vibrant blues. They illustrate the richness of Italian culture and their love for life and their connection to the earth. More colorful pottery is featured at kayellen.typepad.com.

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 This rich yet earthy tradition is depicted in the Tuscan style of interior design. The rustic vibrancy yet serene and earthy color schemes of the Italian landscape offer a very organic and beautiful charm reminiscent of an Italian villa on a hill surrounded by olive trees. See http://www.nicespace.me for more featured images.

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