Nancy Nikko at Home

Month: July 2019

Modern Victorian Pottery, Emma Bridgewater Style

Emma Bridewater Victoria pottery

Emma Bridgewater designs are perfect examples of Modern Victorian Pottery. They have a sense of vintage about them even though they’re made by a contemporary designer and pottery company in the Victorian village of Stoke on Trent, in England. Each of the pottery pieces is hand-finished. The distinct shape of the mugs have a handcrafted […] Read more…

Infusing Honey with Herbs & Spices

Bees and the all the buzz… Honey, and especially bees, are a thing these days.With a spotlight being placed on the buzzy fliers due to their diminishing numbers, more and more people are paying special attention to them. And not only that, many are becoming beekeepers. City beekeepers, suburban beekeepers, country beekeepers! I have first […] Read more…

Teacup Tuesday: Tiger Raj by Lynn Chase

Tiger Raj teacup

From artist to designer This colorful and exotic teacup pattern, Tiger Raj, by artist Lynn Chase, exemplifies her whimsical take on the animal kingdom. Having traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and the States, Chase turned her creative talent towards tabletop settings for which dishes became her canvas. She started her company, Lynn Chase Designs, […] Read more…

Antique Malls and Flea Markets near Chicago

antique and vintage teapots

The art of the hunt… I love a day of antiquing…or maybe more correctly, the term would be vintage shopping. I don’t often buy things that have reached the 100-yr mark (that deem them a true antique)- with the exception of china. Even so, I love to browse, and I usually end up buying something. […] Read more…