I have loved the precise and beautiful decoupage work of John Derian for years. On my first trip to New York City, I gave my friend Kerry a half hour monologue on his work before we entered his studio. Seriously. That day I bought a small plate that combines botanical images with script (shown here) and I treasure it.
Fast forward a few years, and (be still my heart) John Derian has a limited edition series at...Target! I went the day it was released and bought all four melamine trays in the series. The "butterfly tray" is shown here in my living room, next to a real sea fan. I must say, this vignette makes me very happy.