The Feature - November/December 2020
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– Teale, Pearl and Maude’s favorite things –
In November/December’s Feature: “7 Things We Love this Winter” – florals for your late fall dinner table, two new prints of my most popular recent paintings, an easy fall dinner, heirloom quality hand painted ornaments, Pearl and Maude's Charlie stripe, a family tradition and jewels we’ll have to learn to live without.
And don’t forget there are only three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! Additionally, all shipping serviced expect higher than ordinary demand. So if you’re planning to send or receive shipments, get your orders in early.
BRING THE TREES INSIDE. I almost always have flowers in the studio. It isn’t just their beauty. It’s their soul. Flowers bring life into a room. Plants enhance the senses and clean the air. And when nature begins to turn bleak in the Winter months, and the flowers fade, I go nuts for branches, turning leaves, seed pods and thistles. Check out this assortment of five beautiful flower arrangements from Victoria Magazine. They are sure to bring a smile to your face – cabbages and artichokes anyone?
SHIMMERY HAND-EMBELLISHED PRINTS. These two new prints from my most recent collection of paintings are vibrant, bold and playful. The original paintings of street lights are portraits of time which celebrate endurance, tradition, and human craftsmanship. Shimmery gold brushed embellishments, added by me, make this an entirely unique art print. These show-stopping prints are available in four sizes and make great gifts. In addition, new prints from Pearl and Maude can be found here.
AN EASY AND DELICIOUS WINTER DINNER. I know it’s delicious because I made it for my family last night. And it really is easy too! The brilliance of Ina Garten strikes again with this herb roasted pork loin, wrapped in prosciutto and served with apple chutney. You will not mess up this meal (add a little olive oil to your chutney pot to keep the onions from sticking) and it will make you look like a rock-star cook with that cured-meat wrapper.
DISTINCTIVE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. I think about tradition a lot. They make me feel grounded and give me reliable rhythms, keeping me in sync with my past (and future). Christmas ornament gifts are a tradition in my family. On Christmas eve, my brother Jason and I would each receive a couple ornaments for our collections. Now, as adults, we have these memorable objects which make decorating the tree each year, a walk down memory lane. This year, I hand painted five ornaments and they are now available. Add these beauties to your Christmas tradition.
PEARL AND MAUDE'S TRUE STRIPE: CHARLIE. Charlie is an uncommon classic. We were recently told by an interior designer we’re working with, that Charlie is the only emerald green and white striped wallpaper available in and around Los Angeles. Well, that’s hard to believe, but we love it! Charlie is within an ounce of not being a stripe at all. Just as his linear form stabilizes, he shape-shifts into a stylized flower and these transitions repeat down the wall, creating a tailored stripe without the bore of complete predictability. Charlie is available in a variety of materials through Pearl and Maude.
A COOKIE TREE. Do you ever make a cookie tree? A quick Google search does not bring up the results I'm thinking of. When I say “Cookie Tree," I mean an honest-to-goodness natural tree with cookie ornaments on it. Well, I grew up with these in my home and there is ONLY one sugar cookie recipe worth making for a cookie tree. From the classic Good Housekeeping cook book, and sans the icing, these cookies are simple and delicious. Use an icepick to make a (large enough) hole in them and then simply thread through ribbon and hang it on the tree. Be aware that animals and small children may take bites out of the lowest hanging cookies. I may have once been one of these small children.
MODERN MEETS TRADITION IN A TIARA. The heritage jewels of Chaumet have been adorning the heads of royalty since the 1780’s and the object for which they are most known is the tiara. These gorgeous baubles came to my attention about a year ago with the launch of a Chaumet book and an unprecedented exhibition of their royal tiaras in Monaco. What better time to share these with you than the most sparkly time of year? Tiaras are a bit over-the-top, but as works of art, they can be some of the most dramatically crafted and encrusted jewelry. I particularly love this “Vertiges” tiara which was designed to meld the contemporary and traditional by drawing on the architecture of French formal gardens.
Teale Hatheway is a Los Angeles based artist known for her mixed media paintings and installations of local architecture, streetlights and ornamental details.