Let's Go Shopping - For Chinoiserie on Ebay

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Are you enjoying the current resurgence of all things Chinoiserie?  I know I am and I think I caught it from my Mom.  She has used Asian-inspired accents throughout her home for years and these pieces look as current now as they did 20 years ago!  More good news.... great Chinoiserie pieces can be found in thrift stores, on craigslist and on ebay.  Mid-century pieces are usually bargain-priced and can be easily transformed with paint and/or fabric. 


Wanna see what I found on ebay?


One of a set of 4


Vintage barkcloth fabric from the 40's.  Has a modern feel, right?

Same with these vintage jars

and these brass lamps



White lamps?  Love 'em.  Jar Lamps?  Love 'em.  Double Jeopardy!



I know...



These chunky pagodas are bookends.  



If these were mine I would swap out the white shades for some black ones, then I would carry them around  my house for days deciding where they should go because I want them everywhere.

Gorgeous wallpaper that is no longer in production. How about lining the back of a cabinet with this?

These are vintage curtains and look to be in great condition - and who can say no to pink and green?



Was that as good for you as it was for me? 


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26 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I want that mirror! I have one along the same lines (but not nearly as decadent) in my bathroom but it wasn't in great shape so I painted it orange. Obviously since we call our house Pagoda, I need those bookends. Seriously.

A Perfect Gray said...

whoa! I'll take the chair and the lamps, please!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I just peed a little over those blanc de chin lamps....

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Great Finds! You crack me up about moving the lamps around....I am doing the same thing with a pair I have right now. Too funny!

monkeygrasshill said...

It was good for me too! Very cute post and I really loved every one of your finds! I almost fell over when you said there were 4 of those chairs - you know about my chair issue..... and they don't need a complete overhaul ;)

Julie

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

The chairs are my favorite. I find accessories in this style at thrift stores frequently, but the furniture is a little harder to find. I think the best pieces get snatched up immediately by the dealers.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

My favorites are the white jar lamps, the asian inspired lamps (and agree that a black shade would look nice!) and those pink/green vintage curtains...would take them any day! We do need to go shopping sometime!

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

I love them all!

Belly said...

What great finds! I always search for chinoiserie on ebay and then get bummed nothing can be shipped here... Love pink+green by the way.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Mmmmm. So good. :)

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Those are great! I especially love the chair in the first pic!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love chinoserie! When I get a better camera I am going to post pics of my bamboo dining set makeover, it came out awesome! Can't wait to work on your blog, Kim, we are going to have so much fun! XX!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

My husband worked in china for a few months and he brought home some lovely things. You found some great pieces. The bookends are fun! Have a great weekend!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

you did a great job! I must admit-whenever I get on ebay I spend hours and then chicken out on buying--need to take a lesson from you!

pk @ Room Remix said...

What great finds! That first chair would look so good painted in a sassy color with some great new fabric! Have a good weekend...

Splendid Sass said...

Whoa! You had a great day out there. I love those brass lamps especially!
Thank you for sharing, Kim.
Teresa

Dovecote Decor said...

Thanks for the reminder. I'm so busy shopping High Point, I need to get out a bit more!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Those brass lamps are fabulous! What an eye you have. Have a lovely weekend!

theLENNOXX said...

I knoe I can't say no to pink and green ;) I can't believe your found all these fab pieces on ebay, I think I need to surf on over there!

xo Linda

Karena said...

The mirror...how much....Ireally want it girlfriend!!

I have a new giveaway you will love from Metis Linens!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

AB HOME Interiors said...

Ebay? really?? Wow I need to get on the internet!

Kathysue said...

OMgosh, I love this post and I love a touch of chinoisserie. These are all great examples. Love the pagoda book ends and that mirror to die for!!! Kathysue

Kendall said...

The pink and green fabric was really a find. Hope you bought it, I know I would have loved to!!

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

oh my gosh....you have made some GREAT finds. Especially the fabric and those white jar lamps! Fab-o : ) Happy halloween weekend!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Is the pink chinoiserie fabric from ebay? Is it still for sale? LOVE!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today- loving yours:)

casey at loft and cottage said...

love. that. wallpaper.