Be Inspired: Barry Dixon’s Favorite Things

Barry Dixon’s Favorite Things

We asked Barry Dixon to assemble a few of his favorite things that inspire him every day. From his childhood and worldly travels to his Virginia farm, see what inspires Barry:

Barry Dixon Shelfie

“The My Book House series of children’s books were read by multiple generations of my family and never fail to take me back to the magical world of my childhood. Photos and portraits of family and pets, now gone but always loved and remembered, remind me of life’s blessings. Nature’s “treasures”…seed pods, feathers, fungi, box turtle shells, hummingbird’s nests…all found on walks on my Virginia farm, underscore the beauty of nature, as does my grotesquely beautiful collection of Pallisy ware ceramics that I adore. Brown and white transfer ware plates and platters were a gift from my beloved parents and depict scenes of “the hunt,” and look lovely when paired with my favorite antique basalt ware. Georgian period glassware comes alive, filled with the efforts of my  Araucana, Cochin, Marans and Rhode Island Red hens. The two silver rings, gifts from the two great loves of my life, remind me that love is eternal. The old cocoa tin in the Spanish art glass compote was where my favorite Southern grandmother hid her “mad money.” The rare Peter Pan Portfolio, a gift from the heart of a new gone loved one, is a true treasure of original Arthur Rackham illustrations…such an inspiration! The Chinese tiger “pillow,” from a 2000 year old tomb, like the Victorian nutcracker, the 19th century French brass frog candle holder and the 18th century duck cream ware gravy boat all celebrate one of my favorite things – the timeless whimsy of the natural world around us.”

~ Barry Darr Dixon

See Barry’s new fabrics and trimmings for Vervain online and in your local Showroom.

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