Your paper can correspond with your decor

June 23, 1996|By Mary Gottschalk | Mary Gottschalk,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE

Now you can coordinate your stationery with your home's interior decor, thanks to the new line of writing paper from Bradbury & Bradbury. The Benicia, Calif.-based firm is best known for its line of hand-silk-screened wallpapers of authentic period designs, adaptations and new motifs coveted by owners of Victorian and craftsman houses.

Owner Bruce Bradbury has designed "Illuminated Writing Tablets" that come in packages of 25 in a choice of four motifs -- Morris, Eastlake, Arts & Crafts and Sullivan. They are inviting to use for correspondence, invitations and sketches, and they can even be used for high-tech applications as they are laser- and copier-friendly. You can order directly from Bradbury for $10.75, including tax and postage, by writing to Bradbury & Bradbury, P.O. Box 155, Benicia, Calif. 94510, (707) 746-1900.

'Breiten' up

One look at the cheery yellow-and-white polka-dot watering can with a heart filled with flowers and cherries on the side, and you know it's a Mary Engelbreit design.

It's part of her new gardening line, which also includes pruning shears, gloves and aprons. You can use the watering can in your garden or as an interior accent piece to "breiten" up your decor. It's $40 and available through retailers carrying the Engelbreit line, or you can order it by calling toll-free: (800) 443-MARY.

For the birds

If you think interior design is for the birds, you're right. A collection of kitchen accessories with birdhouse motifs, including mug holder, napkin holder with salt and pepper shakers, and even a bread box, are priced from $15 to $60 in select J. C. Penney stores or through its summer 1996 catalog.

If you're less interested in the motif and more interested in a birdhouse, Penney's also has a flock of those in various sizes and shapes decorated with sunflowers, flags and butterflies, priced from $20 to $50.

Pub Date: 6/23/96

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