blenko & empoli glass by vm glasshouse . . .

"chianti decanter" with teardrop body & loop handle - designed in 1951

balustrade form vase, circa 1960's

very tall connical decanter with deeply pleated body & large teardrop stopper, circa 1950's

decanter with broad, flared base & pencil neck with thin flame stopper - designed in 1961

cylindrical decanter with dramatically elongated neck & teardrop stopper, circa1950's

dramatic elongated neck ewer with dimpled base, circa 1950's

mall vase with four "sucked in" sides - designed in 1953

vase with elongated neck & low wide base with spikes, circa1950's

cylindrical decanter with ball stopper, circa1950's

decanter with broad, flared base & pencil neck with thin flame stopper - designed in 1961

empoli cased glass, large "Caged" vase circa 1950's

tall rectangular bottle with dramatically elongated neck, circa1950's

mall genie decanter - designed in 1958, made for 1 year only, in this color

pyramidal or obelisk form decanter with solid rectangular crystal stopper - designed in 1960, made for 2 years only, 1 year in this color

large footed ovoid decanter with teardrop stopper, circa1950's

elaborate disk footed vase with applied crimped vertical ribbon & crown cut top, optic rib body, circa1920's

. . . oh how i love vintage blenko & empoli glass! these are just a few of my favorites from vm glasshouse...just beautiful!

so many amazing pieces on their site + tons of info on the history of hand blown mid-20th century blenko & empoli glass...go here to see, drool, & learn more! 

images + info via: vm glasshouse


paintings by Lena Hautoniemi . . .

trying on shoes

wrong hairdo


girl with yellow apron



having a bath


her see through dress

spring clothes

last dance


channel swimmer

seaside resort

on the beach


dubbel salkov

. . . i could not narrow it down to just a few favorites - i absolutely loved all of lena hautoniemi's paintings! 

i loved everything about them - they seem to tell a story & express beautifully the daily, everyday, things that women do.  i was also drawn to the amazing colors lena uses - especially the lighter pinkish tones but i also loved the deeper reds & browns used, for example, in her see through dress. 

cute painting titles too! 

. . . hope you've enjoyed & if i don't get back here tomorrow - i hope you have a lovely lovely weekend!


wallpaper designer: lena hautoniemi

bombay white on raspberry background

bombay white on orange background

bombay white on brown background

bombay white on pale acid yellow background

bombay brownish orange on orange background

bombay light brownish orange on brown background

bombay turquoise on turquoise background

silhouette, turquoise - grey

silhouette, light moss green - yellow

silhouette, linen - linen

. . . i was going through some wallpaper today & came across these oh so pretty ones by swedish designer lena hautoniemi - she designs under the name wingbud wallpaper + she also paints & has a blog!  

come back tomorrow to see her lovely artwork!


sweet summer dresses . . .

french connection phillipa denim dress 

vanessa bruno watercolor print dress via la garconne

joseph brigitte dress via la garconne

rachel comey stinger dress via la garconne

vanessa bruno dress with braided trim via la garconne

see by chloe ribbon tie jersey dress via la garconne

rika alice dress via la garconne

a.p.c. madras cocktail dress via la garconne

boho chic dress via forever 21

. . . ahh, how i love summer dresses, so comfy & easy...wish these were all hanging in my closet!