A few years ago, I took a trip to Murano, Italy with an idea for a mirror that I wanted to have made. Completely at random, I stopped into an artist's studio with a sketch and asked the artist if he could make it for me. Imagine my shock when he announced that he was the great-great grandson of Pietro Toso who, along with his six sons, had established the famous Fratelli Toso glass-making company in 1854! For centuries, Fratelli Toso has had a reputation for being one of the most esteemed glass making companies in Murano, with several pieces in collections at museums around the world. I was thrilled to now be a part of this wonderful history and I continue to offer many exquisite Murano glass mirrors in my own collection. The Juliette mirror was featured in my "Sleeping Beauty" nursery at the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show house. Surrounded by the magic of the Fairies artwork, it reflects the beauty of the theme as well as the soft serenity of the entire room.
I think that Murano glass is so special that I like to put at least a touch of it in any room. All of the exquisite knobs on the doors or drawers in my Princess Collection are Murano glass, as are several lamps that I carry.
The Tall Cinderella lamp is the featured light in the nursery; it can serve as a reading lamp by which to read your favorite story or just to warm the night with a soft glow as your baby sleeps.
To be continued.....
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