Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

Quatrefoil Follies

While we’re on the subject of leaves, it seems that we’re seeing quatrefoils everywhere these days (quatrefoil meaning “four leaves”.)  Perhaps it’s because we’re currently engrossed in the TV mini-series of Ken Follett’s book “Pillars of the Earth” about the building of a Gothic cathedral in England…

Quatrefoil Window in Chiswick, England

Quatrefoil Window in Chiswick, England

or all the photos we see of Reece Witherspoon wearing her favorite Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace…

Reese Witherspoon and her Alhambra Necklace

Reese Witherspoon and her Alhambra Necklace

More likely, it’s all the great furniture and home decor that uses this shape to symbolize harmony, symmetry and proportion… 

Julian Chichester -  Anna Lantern

Julian Chichester - Anna Lantern

Go Home - Quatrefoil Mirror

Go Home - Quatrefoil Mirror

Ironies - Asilah Bed

Ironies - Asilah Bed

Original Mission Tile - Roseton

Original Mission Tile - Roseton

Oomph - Tini Tables

Oomph - Tini Tables

Shades of Light - Quatrefoil Metal Lamp Shades

Shades of Light - Quatrefoil Metal Lamp Shades

Wonder if any of these pieces are lucky?

Photos from Wikipedia, The Fashion Mapie, Van Cleef & Arpels, Julian Chichester, Hamptontoes, Ironies, Original Mission Tile, The Zhush, Oomph and Shades of Light

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12 Comments

  • Reply pve August 13, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I was born on st.patrick’s day and I love that it reminds me of a “four” leaf lucky clover!
    Great quatrefoil collection!

    • Reply carolyn August 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

      PVE – I think it’s very lucky to have your birthday on St. Patrick’s Day and everyone can buy you drinks!

  • Reply Diana August 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Wonderful inspiration! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi August 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Love quatrefoil!

  • Reply Hamptontoes August 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Fabulous images! love this post! I just bought two of the Go Home mirrors a couple of weeks ago.

  • Reply Melissa August 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Ooh, it’s all so lovely! I especially like Reese’s necklace.

  • Reply oomph August 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    oomph thanks you for the post! We are in good company!

  • Reply Struggler August 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    This is a pattern I haven’t really been conscious of before. But I love those little tables!

  • Reply The Zhush August 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Adore this shape, on buildings, jewelry and in the home! Great post!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips August 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I adore this shape —– so fun to see it created in so many fun ways!

  • Reply dovecote decor August 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    There is a faux version of the Reese quatrefoil necklace. My daughter has one, and we love it. The real deal has a crazy price tag, and for that amount of $$$ you could have big rocks, a fabulous painting, valuable antiques, a family cruise through the Greek Islands!

  • Reply paula August 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    love everything about this post.

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