Breezes heavily laden with the fragrance of tropical
blooms, parrot hued colors dot the beach in the form of
gingerbread cottages. Salt air, white sand beaches, tall
drinks with tiny paper umbrellas and the sound of reggae
assault the senses,
as does the warmth of the midday sun. Palms in Paradise,
a lazy, laid-back way of approaching life,
and we can have a taste of it anywhere we live.
riot of color is exuberantly splashed across this
60"wide, 100% cotton fabric. Use this to add a bit
of the islands at a window, or perhaps as a bed
cover, or maybe even as a few throw pillows.
thin abaca fabric, made from the fiber of the banana
tree, is studded with a variety of different tropical
seashells. We have used this swagged overhead to "tent"
a long, narrow room, and it was FABULOUS! Use this
at windows, on walls, over other fabrics, etc. 36"
know how long these will last, since we found our
supply tucked in the back corner of an old warehouse
where they had been gathering a few years of dust,
but they are lovely and we think they would be just
the thing mounted in a shadow box. The sizes vary
but the seem to range between 12" - 20" .
it's not suitable for a real bird ,but we are rather
partial to keeping fish in it instead, anyway. ("Daily
Catch" Fake Fish). Bright colors in this 7" x 13"
wood and wire cage make this a fun piece for containing
a potted pothos too! Also available in a smaller size,
check out Barbados
It just doesn't get any more tropical and/or "ready
for a party" than these great little lights. Fifty
individual lights are covered in a handmade paper
"hat", each "hat" entirely handmade with two complimentary
colors. We can't guarantee the cord color (sometimes
white, sometimes green), but we can guarantee that
these will be the most magical things you have had
in a long time! (Art and I have 3 strings of these
meandering across our living room ceiling, wound
in and out of a piece of fishnet - turn off the
lights, get the fireplace lit and turn on the Jardins
- PURE MAGIC!
||Probably our most impressive papers, these hand
thrown pieces are HUGE 30" x 8 ft. panels. (if you
have ever made handmade paper then this is amazing
bit of information). Very thin bamboo strips have
been embedded in the top layers of pulp to form a
grid pattern. These are the ultimate in a tropical
wall covering. We like to use these for the top 2/3
of a wall, then use one of our natural fiber mattings
for the "wainscotting". We do the Casablanca Papers
in 7 patterns, and, now also in a "plain" panel that
blends and "dilutes" the intensity of the others.
Check them all out in our Handmade
from the strong fibers of the banana tree, this
netting is a lightweight, lacy textile that can
be used to add color and accent almost anywhere.
We use bits of it in collage work, have covered
other fabrics with it. We draped it across the top
of a curtain rod, and we have made it into a see-through
"shade" studded with a few pieces of dangling seaweed.
27" wide, it is available in 5 colors and a variety
of lengths. Check them all out at our Fabrics
artist that does these for us also does lifesize editions,
but we just haven't been able to rationalize the acquisition
of those yet, so, we offer these charming, 19" tabletop
versions. Hand colored canvas is fashioned into these
miniature trees, then "potted" in natural jute burlap.
Great for adding a touch of the islands to a shelf,
coffee table or maybe as a centerpiece for a luau!
"Coconut Palm", "Ginger" and "Fan Palm" also available
collection of "Daily Catch" Fake Fish contains
a number of interesting specimens, but the Ming
Fish is, by far, the most creatively patterned
and colored. Mount these guys on the wall, hang
them in a string, use them as "wall hooks" (cut
off the tail) throw a "school" of them into a
basket,set them in the front window, and let the
neighbors wonder. Check out the entire collection
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