Chile, Peru, Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Romania, Puerto Rico, Israel, Holland, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Greece. These are the countries we have explored just this year. In every locale we immerse ourselves in the local architecture, fashion trends, museums, antique shops, and market places, where we inevitably discover local gems and unique looks.
When perusing museum exhibits in these far-off locations, we often find ourselves astounded by how similar our antique offerings are to the pieces on display. Come along with us, from the comfort of your desk chair, and see for yourself!
Here’s our “Thuret a Paris” French antique clock, decorated in the ornate Boulle style with tortoiseshell and bronze dore.
which looks strikingly similar to this clock, spotted in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, Holland:
With the beginning of autumn, our thoughts turn toward the pleasures of home and hearth.
Goose-down comforters return to our beds, warm apple crisp tempts us at the table, and candles are lit earlier as the days become shorter. It is the time of year to look forward to the warmth of a crackling fire in the fireplace, to slow-cooked dinners, and to the joy of tucking into bed early with a good book. Much is made of finding the perfect “beach read” during the summer, but perhaps the best time of year for reading is fall and winter, when the long, dark evenings and snowy mornings give us the perfect excuse to get lost in a book from the comfort of our bed.
We, at Schweitzer Linen are in constant pursuit of Beauty. We travel the world looking for inspiration to bring in to our designs. Lily of the Valley is the fruit of one of our countless trips.
It’s beautifully hand embroidered on luminous and silky soft 600 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sateen from Italy. Crafted to cherish for generations, this import features delicate hemstitching, the perfect complement to such a gentle flower.
We are thrilled to have this particular design featured in Architectural Digest. Here’s an excerpt of the story:
With appearances in the wedding bouquets of Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly, and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy—three of the most stylish women in recent history—the lily of the valley is a perennial go-to bloom for the royal (and nearly royal) set. Years after these women carried the flower down their respective aisles, the lily of the valley is having a moment, sprouting up everywhere from wallpaper to ceramics. The Printery colors the flower bright pink and engraves it onto luxe notecards, while Dior reimagines it as a glam ceramic tray. The bloom’s quiet beauty lends well to dressing up—as seen with Van Cleef & Arpel’s emerald-and-platinum earrings and Verdura’s diamond-and-pearl brooch. Delicate, demure, and eternally elegant, it’s the perfect flower for decor. And besides, who would ever turn down an excuse to channel Grace, Carolyn, and Kate?
Read the full story here.