I have to confess; I have been a little obsessed with blue and white chinoiserie lately. It is also pumpkin season, so what could be better this week than making chinoiserie pumpkins? (Maybe getting started on painting my kitchen cabinets but let’s not go there!)
In The story of my grandmother’s upholstery, I spoke about grandmillennial style and how much I love it (fringe, trim, chinoiserie, drapery, skirts on furniture, slipcovers, and wallpaper, remember?)
What is chinoiserie?According to Google, it is the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century.
In other words, like china, but not china. Also, not to be confused with the original blue and white ceramics from Delft in The Netherlands. When I was little, my mother had an obsession with original “delft,” as it was called. She had an extensive collection!
I digress. You are here to read about the DIY chinoiserie pumpkins I made.
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