Monthly Archives: September 2018

  1. What Pippa Wants Features Caspari imperial Silk

    "No one sets a table like Pippa", Caspari customers have commented since this PA-based former event planner, retired formally trained Chef, mother, and blogger featured a tablescape inspired by our new Fall 2018 collection on her blog. Inspired by Imperial Silk, Pippa set a stunning table for fall full of bold primary colors, mixed patterns, and elegant chinoiserie style. Giving the table her own unique twist, she handpainted pumpkins and wine glasses to coordinate with the Imperial Silk design and even decoupaged her own charger plates with the pattern! The result is a vibrant tabletop in what Pippa calls, "FULL TILT fall color."

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  2. Magnolia Stripes Features Caspari Chinese Ceramic

    DC blogger, entertainer, and hostess, Stephanie of Magnolia Stripes, knows how to set a tabletop for Fall. Using one of our new designs for Fall 2018, Chinese Ceramic, she's created a show-stopping table in a bold blue and orange palette. Throughout, she's included Caspari acrylic drinkware, ribbon accents, and paper tableware designs. Giving this look a modern twist, she's accented Chinese Ceramic in a fun favorite design, Spots, transforming the traditionally set table with a youthful touch. See more of this early autumn tabletop look at MagnoliaStripes.com and shop Caspari's newest collection to create your own inspiring tablescape for the season.

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  3. Behind the Designs—Caspari Museum Collection

    The Caspari Design Team sources inspiration and artwork from artists and museums around the world. Inspired by fine art, ceramics, textiles, fashion, and interior design, each season we search through collections of art, old and new, to find the best resources to create designs desired by today's hostess, entertainer, and decorator. The stories behind the designs are something you may never expect. Here are some of the most recognizable works of art that form our collection of museum-inspired designs.

    ALICE IN WONDERLAND (ALICE IN A WINTER WONDERLAND)

    This pattern was designed in 1930 for furnishing fabric. The pattern is based on Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carrol's 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'. Artist, C. F. A. Voysey, created the print through hand-colored process engraving.

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    LE MODERN

    Designed by Morton Ribyat in graphite and watercolor, this bold pattern was originally created for use as a textile pattern. Our Le Modern designs give it an additional life as modern paper products.

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    PROFUSION OF FLOWERS

    18th-Century Chinese artist Qian Weicheng painted a 787.3 cm long collection of flowers, aptly called Profusion of Flowers. This is a segment of the full work from MFA Boston.

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    MARITIME

    The Schooner Yacht “America”, painted in oil by artist James Bard in 1851, memorializes the victory of the boat when it became the winner of the first formal racing competition between British and American vessels around England’s Isle of Wight.

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    TOBACCO LEAF

    This pseudo-tobacco leaf design was taken from an 18th-century porcelain serving dish made in Jingdezhen, China for export. The floral pattern was likely inspired by the popularity of tobacco motifs in the colonial South, however, the foliage more accurately depicts plants native to South East Asia or the Pacific Islands.

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    VIENNESE NOUVEAU

    Gustav Klimp’s well-known painting, Hope, II, was created in oil, gold, and platinum on canvas. Viennese Nouveau takes an up-close look at the exquisite Byzantine gold leaf and intricate detail of the piece.

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    BEJEWELED

    Our Bejeweled design was taken from a pattern of inlaid jewels on a necklace pendant. The original piece was discovered in Jaipur, Rajasthan in Northern India and features beautiful gold, yellow sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds.

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    WINTER SPORTS

    While the maker of this hand-painted dress is unknown, its wearer was Leah Barnett Ross and she was painted while wearing the dress by artist Barraclough, James Penniston. Tape sewn inside the lower hem of the skirt gives the dress the name of 'Indoor Sports.'

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    AUDUBON BIRDS

    While John James Audubon was not the first person to attempt to paint and describe all the birds of America but his seminal Birds of America, a collection of 435 life-size prints, is still a standard against which 20th and 21st-century bird artists are measured. His Flamingo and Heron are among his most popularly reprinted works today.

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