Hollywood Glam

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Awards season has begun in Hollywood and I couldn’t be happier.

To me that means watching Red Carpet events to see fabulous couture, jewels, shoes,  and hair.

When the awards begin, the television goes off and I pull out the laptop or stay in bed and eat chocolates or something like that…

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Unfortunately, in this day and age of computerization, the Hollywood days of old have been replaced by loud noise, non believable special effects and the ever present aliens that morph out of nowhere.

No longer can I watch a movie and be obsessed with the backgrounds. I can’t be absorbing every sumptuous detail of the sets from the silk drapery to the fine antique furniture and shine of mirrors everywhere.

But I can still get my fix thanks to Pinterest.

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Even though I am a serious Francophile, I absolutely adore the glamour and glitz of  the Art Deco period. There is something about the shine, clean lines and drama that brings me back to the true original days of Hollywood…..

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…..Great Gatsby, Jean Harlowe, and even  to this day, the well known showroom of J.Robert Scott.

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The decadence of this period allows me to feel over indulged.

What is it about all that shine???

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Maybe it’s the softness of neutrals…

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…or the blending of textures….

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To satisfy my love of Art Deco, I will reserve this look for my closet. As for most any woman, it will never be large enough, but I hope I can at least make it feel grand enough.

Too bad I won’t need a stairway..

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A Completed Project

A couple of months ago, I wrote about a piece that I planned on restoring after the holidays.

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I am happy to say that the holidays are over and a snow and ice storm last week forced me to stay in and tackle my project.

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So all supplies in order, I took over the kitchen island and set up shop.

At first I didn’t know where to begin, but just took it one small area at a time.

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Little by little, I would mold, sculpt, touch up and paint.

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I am very relieved and proud to say that I finished the work this past weekend. I would like to share the final results…

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This piece is an old valance that was probably hung over a very ornate window treatment.

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The detail is so intricate. After doing the restoration, I learned to appreciate the talents and patience of the old Masters who specialized in this type of work.

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In this room will also be a vanity I purchased at United Housewrecking in Connecticut.1150883_632644490101565_2106855209_n

I have green onyx for the floors and am planning an aged mirror wall with gold rosettes that my friend and faux finish artist, Ericka will be executing.

More updates to come!

Sue