If I am known for anything it is my collection of Stone Fruit. My collection was featured in Country Living Magazine in November 2001. Later it was featured in the wonderful book Jessie Walker's Country Decorating.
So I was thrilled this week to find some additional pieces.
Stone Fruit was.... and still is... made in Italy.
It isn't really stone... rather it is marble.
First made around 1900 it is often shown with other "Country" decorations...
But, the heyday of it's popularity was the 1950's when it was used with other Italian decorating items...cream colored furniture, gilt mirrors, marble lamps, and tole.
I am drawn to the wonderful colors, great paint surface, and robust presence!
More about Stone Fruit in my next post.