Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Toile fabrics have come a long way from their century’s old origins. The Indian technique of block printing on cotton fabrics was adopted by the French to compete with the imported Indian designs when German-born Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf founded the Manufacture Royale de Jouy in 1760 southwest of Paris near Versaille.
(Christophe Philippe Oberkampf who started the factory near Versaille in Jouy France set the toile trend which became all the rage across Europe in the late 1700's.)
Pastoral scenes of maids and farm animals as well as legends of Roman gods were printed in natural dyes of red, blue or black on a white or cream background.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
perch. has the cutest orange Melamine dinnerware just in time for setting your Summer table for inside or outside dining.
The dinnerware is very high quality and totally unbreakable! We set our table using our signature paper mache birds as the centerpiece. They come in tons of colors, but we chose to use classic Summer white.
We also styled our table using a cheery orange print pillow on the chair. This is part of our new line of perch. designed pillows, that come in tons of great Summer colors.
The glassware we are using on the table is actually plastic! Again a very high quality poly carbonate that is unbreakable and dish washer safe. We have the wine glass and the tumbler (perfect for ice tea and lemonade!) in our tablescape.
You will love to use our fab orange dinnerware on your table, or maybe pack it for a picnic.
Come in to the shop to see it and get it, or give us a call 504 899-2122, and we'll get it right oput to you.
Hope you enjoyed our orange Summer tablescape!
Go on over to Susan's Bewteen Naps On The Porch HERE, and check out all the other wonderful tablescapes in her weekly feature "Tablescape Thursdays".
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
perch. has a new in-house prive pillow line. We use designer fabrics, and the pillows are custom made, with a clean knife edge, and a hidden zipper in the cover.
There are several cute patterns, and this series is one of many that we will unveil in the next few days. This series is called Ikat Dot and it coves in four color ways: lime, pink, black, and natural.
The pillows are 22 x 22 and have a hypo allergenic luxe poly fill insert. They are fat and cushy and comfy!
It's hard to believe that nowadays it is more common than not to pay around $200. for a designer pillow.
Here's the good news! The perch. prive line of designer pillows are only $85. each, and we have a huge new shipment. Come in to see the entire selection, or stay tuned to the blog and web site for daily updates.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Our wonderful friends and founders of Lonny Magazine - Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline (pictured at top left) - receive well deserved recognition in the NY Times today in an article about the growing trend toward online shelter publications. (Read the article here.)
Michelle and Patrick are the genius pioneers of this trend. We're so honored they chose to feature perch. and my house for the current issue (read it here).