John’s early obsession with printed matter ultimately led him to decoupage, the art of cutting and pasting paper. Since 1989, he and a small studio of artisans in New York City have been creating glass plates, trays, bowls, and other decorative home items with imagery from his vast and ever-expanding collection of 18th and 19th century prints.
When it comes to holiday preparation we come prepared. That’s because it is, admittedly, our favorite time of the year. Consider the breadth of our online holiday collection—ornaments, old and new; tree toppers and decorative crystal trees; garlands and wreaths—definitive proof of that. With over 1,500 items to discover,
Tucked into our stockings with care, these tiny treasures are full of festive flair; 19th Century inspired Playing Cards, food shaped candles, incense and perfumes inspired by scents from the far corners of the world, drawstring and zippered pouches of every variety, decoupaged paperweight charms for desktop tokens, and tiny trays to empty your pockets onto.
With the ample amount of time we spend gathering around the table during the holidays, it’s no wonder that how we choose to set said table takes on new importance. Our holiday table collection is up to the task. From antique silver plated Swedish food domes to elegant braided-edge soup plates by Astier de Villatte to kaleidoscopically swirled serving platters by Sylvie Saint-Andre Perrin, your table will be the center of attention.
Creased, wrapped, sealed, tagged, and tied with a bow, our paper goods come in many festive forms. From notepads that house to-do lists, to postcards penned with holiday wishes, to wrapping paper adorned in timeless 18th & 19th century prints, our paper expressions are sure to delight.
A marriage of form and function, Anke Dreschel’s sumptuous silk and silk velvet pillows, throws, and animals combine plush comfort and intricate design. Dreschel’s team of master craftsmen in India use a combination of fine-hand embroidery and small hand-guided machines to conjure her singular designs. Get a first-hand look at the embroidering process.