With Flourish

I have always loved handwriting and calligraphy. Oddly, I change my handwriting all the time with whatever mood I’m in. That kind of sounds like something a crazed serial killer would do, but it’s more for aesthetics than evading the cops. I’ve come to love what I now know is “flourishing”. I’ve seen it pop up on various home accessories over the past few months. These are only a few examples- I’m cursing the fact that I didn’t bookmark the other items I’ve seen during my internet travels… but you get the idea!

Decoupage plate by John Derian

Fabric by Mulberry Home through Lee Jofa.
(I picked a sample of this up yesterday- it is absolutely to DIE for in person!)

Chair by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture

Signature fabric by Barbara Barry through Kravet

Scroll vase from Weego Home


  1. You are so right about the Mulberry fabric. I saw it recently and it is wonderful!

  2. I have the book you showed at the top and I love it! I tired to teach myself how to do it but just didn’t have the patience. =) LOVE the chair!!

  3. Isn’t it funny how simple lines,, loops and curves become such wondrous works of art? I love flourishes.

    And yes, that chair is exquisite!

  4. I love that you change your handwriting depending on your mood. It must be fun to review your journal.

    p.s. I’ve tagged you on my blog. You’re it.

  5. I love the chair, too! Will investigate it further. It would look beautiful in my dining room don’t you think Erin?

  6. just found your blog…..relished this post!!! I have my g’ma, grt. g’ma and grt grt g’mas autograph books from the 1800’s. All are filled with flourishes and was so fun to pull them out again for a fresh look. Thank you….I’ll be back. Ginny

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