Horchow’s latest catalog includes a Debbee Thibault creation called A Teddy Bear Surprise. It’s an angel hand-crafted of paper maché to look like an antique toy. It would fit perfectly with my whimsical Christmas angel collection. In fact, it looks a lot like one of the first angels I bought from a Big Lots store more than a decade ago. They both wear similar expressions of woe.
Horchow’s products are traditional in style, but a lot of them are modernized with fresh colors, patterns and materials. Several items that caught my eye are similar to stuff I already have or want.
The Arte Italica “Vetro Gold” dinnerware and glassware are made of hand-etched glass with 18-karat gold accenting. I bought a set of similar brandy snifters in Tuscany 15 years ago. A Worthen Sheepskin Chair & Ottoman vaguely resemble a vintage bench from Urban Mining that I cover with a sheepskin rug and put in the corner of my dining room. And the Margaux Mirror, made from layers of etched glass in a Venetian style, is similar to one in my in-laws’ New York City apartment that I’ve always loved.
Horchow is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, so their things are often quite expensive. That said, everything in the catalog oozes elegance and quality.
| Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, The Star