Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rachel Cordaro - and a giveaway....

I have been drawn to the art work of Rachel Cordaro for quite a while and was fortunate recently to meet her in person.

Rachel describes herself as a "floral paintress".  Her paintings first caught my eye because many of the paintings of flowers have black and white vases incorporated into her work!  Some are funky, whimsical and playful and are all full of color!

The first time I saw her work in person was at Parkleigh in Rochester, where her work is still being sold.

She also has a booth at the Shops on West Ridge, a treasure trove of over 200 shops all under one roof!

Some of her paintings have been transformed into textiles, prints and onto greeting cards.

 Her newest venture includes glazed pottery tableware:

When I met Rachel I found her to be delightful.  She and her husband, who is also an artist, have studios in their home.  You can read her bio HERE and visit her blog HERE.

Her pillow covers, tablecloths and table runners are just stunning.  She gave me one of her tablecloths to incorporate into a table setting. The tablecloths are of excellent quality, 70" round and 100% polyester and are reasonably priced.

Here are a few ways I have used my new "watercolor" tablecloth (my favorite pattern, and you all know how much I love watercolor prints!!):

Lunch for Two:

My hand painted wine glasses picked up the colors in the tablecloth:

The colors are so rich and vibrant:

Setting a simple table helps to highlight the fabric....

....and simple floral napkin rings and the flowers on the dish coordinate well with the print!

Decorated for Easter:

Easter Brunch for Four:

 "I am a floral paintress and it is my passion to bring to you a custom mix of dreamy flowers with rich colors"  Rachel Cordaro

All of the colors from my Taylor pattern in the MacKenzie-Childs ceramics coordinate well with this tablecloth, too!

"Artists can be a little short on words, but an audience is pulled toward confidence and when it sees that in our painting, it pulls them in. We love what we do, and that confidence shines through on the canvas. We just want to create something beautiful.”

Impromptu Happy Hour with friends:

As you can see, the tablecloth has been used quite a bit in the last 2 weeks and it still looks brand new!


The hubs thought it was OK to read the Sunday paper on the dining room table because the kitchen table was set for company dinner:

It always feels good to bring flowers indoors!!

Thanks, Rachel for this lovely gift!

Would you like a chance to win a painting, a table runner and a pillow cover?
Go HERE for the rules and good luck!

Contest ends on May 11th

I hope you will visit her shop, Parkleigh, or some of the events she will be participating in:

Here are her upcoming events in The Rochester, NY area:

Cordell & Rachel pop-up Shop at Parkleigh


Fairport Canal Days June 1-2


Corn Hill Art Festival July 13-14


Webster Waterfront Art Festival July 27-28


Sonnenberg Arts at the Gardens August 17-18


Clothesline Festival September 7-8


Artist Row at the Public Market September 15th.


RMSC Holiday Bazaar November 22-24


Potter Barn Pop-up Shop benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital

Saturday, November 24, 2018   

Sharing with Tablescape Thursday


  1. Patti, thank you for introducing us to Cordell and Rachel. Her work is lovely! I like that her paintings are vertical, and of course like the black and white vases. Beautiful textiles too. Your tables are full of flower power!!!

  2. Patti, Cordell and Rachel is lovely. It is new to me, but I appreciate a look at some wonderful art. Your tables are lovely. Always fun to change it up a bit. Bringing in florals always make me think of spring. Your collections are stunning.

  3. Oh Patti, her work is wonderful, and how well it goes with MKC! The tablecloth is delightful, and I love the tablescape you created! Thank you for introducing me to this aritst, I love her colorful loose style! All I want to paint these days is flowers, I will have to try some black and white vases!


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