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Feb 19 08 10:23 PM
I'm so happy you found us! I hope you'll meet up with Lavender023, another one of our members, in another
thread... Your avatar is awesome. Here's the question: Did you love the color lavender before you found that fabulous pedestal sink, or did the sink make
you love the color lavendar?
I hope you'll join us as often as you can... We're fanatics about the 'forties! I think I prefer the Art Deco look of the early '40s to the mod
look of the late '40s myself. Do you have any other Art Deco collections?
Feb 22 08 3:46 AM
Thanks for welcoming me! I'm so happy to be here!
I grew up in a 50s house with the great, colorful bathrooms in shades of pink and green. Over the past few years, I grew to love 40s decor too and learned
how beautiful the 30s and 40s bathrooms were. My taste expanded to include those decades too and I fell in love with the lavender bathroom set. I never
thought I'd be able to have a lavender (PURPLE!!) toilet and sink. Color makes such a difference in a home, especially after living in too many "all
white" apartments! I like the real "girly girly" things, like tulle dressing table skirts, crystal sconces, etc. and I'm working on adding
those things to my home. It seems like the "olden days" were so lavish and so much creativity was put into things. Now, we deal with white walls
and flat, beige carpeting. I also like some colorful items from the 60s and 70s and am doing my living room along the groovy lines, but the upstairs is
reserved for the art deco things only.
Bethany, what is your house decorated like?
Sandy : )
Feb 23 08 7:05 PM
Color makes such a difference in a home, especially after living in too many "all white" apartments! I like the real "girly girly"
things, like tulle dressing table skirts, crystal sconces, etc. and I'm working on adding those things to my home. It seems like the "olden
days" were so lavish and so much creativity was put into things. Now, we deal with white walls and flat, beige carpeting. I also like some colorful
items from the 60s and 70s and am doing my living room along the groovy lines, but the upstairs is reserved for the art deco things only.
Bethany, what is your house decorated like?
Color makes suuuuuuuuuuuuuch a difference! I've been enduring cream-colored apartment walls and blah blue or gray apartment carpeting for so long now I
could scream!!! I would love to have my own home and be able to actually put some color around me. Talk about freedom...
I'm kind of "perched" in an apartment right now in Tucson, but I'm not sure if I'm going to stay here for all that much longer or move
back to New England (or at least someplace with seasons). That temporary feeling isn't particularly conducive to decorating. Now if I felt like I was
somewhere I could stay... I have all kinds of plans! I've been collecting 1940s magazines and home decor-type books for a while and there are lots of looks
that appeal to me. I like the look of streamlining and some of those great typefaces and motifs from the late '30s/early '40s. I like little vintage
touches like those wooden cutouts people would frame their windows with and twin beds in the guest room with chenille coverlets and pom-poms trimming that
lampshade. I'm a nut about vintage radio programs, so I'll probably start with one of those beautiful old wooden cabinet radios for my living room and
decorate around that!
So how have you decorated around the lavendar bathroom set, Sandy. Or have you been able to do that yet? Are you going for an all-lavendar/purple color scheme
or using an accent color?
Feb 25 08 11:41 PM
When you mentioned wanting to move to New England, I got visions of Barbara Parkins walking through the snow in "Valley Of The Dolls." Up here in NW
NJ we gotta whole lotta snow and some ice on the way. Sure you want to come back to the East Coast?
Actually, I lived in S. CA for a number of years and remember eating Christmas dinner in a sweater at an outdoor cafe'. It was nice for a while, but being
an East Coaster, I missed the seasons too.
I haven't gotten too, too far in the decorating game yet. Moved into an old house that I got scammed on...the sellers took the money and disappeared.
Homeowners' Insurance didn't want to pay for the "hidden" repairs and I'm stuck. Had to put in a new heating system, pull up all of the
carpeting (dog pee and mold), leaking roof, bats and other critters, etc. It's about 100k in repairs and I don't have the money for it yet. Been
trying to pick up things here and there, so I'll have them when it's time to use them. It's been kind of heartbreaking, but you gotta deal with
what you're dealt, ya know? At least having such lovely items around where I can see and touch them is a reminder that they'll be in-place one day.
I'm thinking of doing the master bath in lavender and black, but I know I'll need another accent color, which I haven't decided on yet.
When I lived in apartments, I didn't get too far along in decorating the way I'd wanted to, either. One strange(?) idea I thought of was putting
plywood boards together to form a secondary wall and decorating those. Then, you can unhook them (from the real wall) when it's time to leave and the
apartment is back to the normal, ugly walls, LOL. I guess it really would work, but take a bit of engineering to make things fit together. You could paint
the plywood, put wallpaper or fabric on it, or even photographs. Maybe you could even super-blowup cool pix from your vintage mags. and use them? Hmmm, maybe
it's not such a strange idea after all....
Mar 1 08 6:00 PM
Up here in NW NJ we gotta whole lotta snow and some ice on the way. Sure you want to come back to the East Coast?
But you actually get to have a spring --- and that glorious feeling of going outdoors without a coat on for the first time, and later with short sleeves for
the first time, and those beautiful forsythia and tulips and lilacs... Oh man, I'm getting myself all homesick again! I moved out here because my sister
was having a baby and I'm so glad to have been here during my niece's first year, but the climate STINKS and living in the city isn't very much
It sounds as though your lavender bathroom fixtures have become something of an oasis in all the house repairs you're facing. How old is your house?
Maybe one day you'll be able to look back from your picture-perfect dream home - all repairs behind you - and think it was all worth it! Well, at least I
hope you will be!!! It sounds like a mountain of work.
Check out this beautiful picture of bathroom from a 1944 ad for rose-colored Briggs plumbing fixtures. Isn't it funny how the toilet tank is built right
into the wall! Love the art moderne rug. It's a very shiny room!
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