“Made in China” but different….

Ii find the exotic Chinese patterns of blossoms and cranebirds so elegant and stylish. What a world of difference compared to your local Chinese take-away.

Take a look at these wonderful examples of chinoiserie, I hope they inspire you as they did me.

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Beautiful example of chinoiserie on these panels

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blue and white bowl with orchids

blue and white dafodils

Chinoiserie: this time in the ceramics version

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blue and white with peonies bradley agather

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Chinoiserie the ethnic way

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Pastels

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