It is holiday time again and the bar is raised for family entertaining that will do justice to honoring mothers. Let’s face it- it can be intimidating to cook for a good cook. I decided to call in the expert for some entertaining encouragement and advice… drumroll….. Please welcome ALEX HITZ for a delightful interview! Lucky us. Alex has generously shared his time and talents with us and even given us the bonus of photographs that will make you swoon. Put on your entertaining seatbelt for this visual feast that is about to follow! Continue reading
I want to share one of my favorite New Orleans stores for your Magazine Street shopping: Continue reading
Ammonites are long extinct pieces of history that make gorgeous decorative statements in both traditional and contemporary rooms.
The Ammonites survived several mass extinctions during the 330 million years they lived on Earth. The end of the Cretaceous Period (65 million years ago) was also the end for these cephalopods- history fans, take note! Ammonites are found as fossils in most countries throughout the world. The name comes from the shell’s appearance: it resembles a ram’s horn.
What we now see is only the shell of the ammonite. The ammonite lived in the larger opening at the end of the shell, which acted as protection and enabled the ammonite to regulate its body pressure as it moved through different depths of water.
Lots of good lore about ammonite: all seem to attribute prosperity, health and good luck to the fossils. They are considered to be protective stones that give stability and structure to a person’s life, are also said to change negativity into smoothly flowing energy. Ammonites are symbolic of the higher forces of the universe and their shape is said to attract and store wealth. Feng Shui believers consider ammonite to be high energy stones that enhance the vitality, harmony, prosperity, and overall well-being of occupants and visitors of a home.
Whether you like them for their beauty or for their “meaning”, they are fascinating relics, jewels of the earth.
This ammonite is cut and polished to expose its colorful chambers, a beautiful table accessory, 7 3/4″ high:
This pair of custom lamps incorporate a gorgeous matching pair of polished whole ammonites, artfully mixing ancient history with contemporary design:
The lamp below is one of a pair of custom lamps:
All of these ammonites can be yours! If you have any questions and are interested in purchasing any of them, contact us.
Thought I’d share some interesting candle accessories I found while out resourcing. Some beautiful ways to bring nature inside:
These sconces are SO New Orleans, I love them! They have an antique gold finish, measure 20″w X 25″h, and sell as a pair for $395 + shipping.
Isn’t this candelabra elegant? It has the look of silver but is actually pewter, which brings the price down and makes it low maintenance. 14″w X16″h $525 + shipping.
Coral design…resin with a silver finish. 18″w X 10″h $98 + shipping.
Antler inspired Candelabra very handsome, pewter, 16″w X 17″h $620 + shipping.
What do you think? If you would like to add any of these to your home contact Courtney Price Design to make them yours! If you have any requests for items you are looking for or topics you would like me to blog about, always feel free to contact Courtney Price Design. Have a great day!