antique lace and Hiroe Ogiso seed pearl necklace at Tisane Infusion
I have just spent several hours pouring over Tisane Infusion, the source of the blue striped runner in my pervious post. Located in Nagoya City, Japan, this inspired shop is a treasure trove of rare, hand-made, and vintage items – all with a decidedly Downton Abbey air.
Though I go gaga for it in my television programming, I have never been a fan of Victorian romance as a decorative scheme. So may layers and fabrics and fuzziness, it makes me want to sneeze. But when taken out of context and relocated in a warm but minimal Japanese setting, these items really shine.
At Tisane Infusion nature’s blossoms as well as fabric blooms by Horry are almost understated, drawing you in rather than bowling you over with their beauty. In this quiet setting one can truly discern the delicacy of Hiroe Ogiso’s beaded necklaces or the intricacy of fine antique laces. Whether crockery or dolls, furniture, prints, or pillows, every item in the shop is intrinsically lovely. It makes me want to unearth the lace that my grandmother made by hand and see where it might find a place in my modern aesthetic. This weekend I think I will do just that.
above and below: real blooms, flowers by Horry, and antique lace at Tisane Infusion