Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sharing is Caring...

Bonjour Mes Amis! Thank you for your patience, support, and continuing interest. Still no promises regarding the regularity of my posts - but I'm feeling inspired today and wanted to touch base.

It was so warm yesterday. Spring had finally sprung. I thought. Until I woke up shivering under my covers. But the next season is so close I think I can taste it. I spent the chilly morning warming my beauty thirsty muse by surfing a Swedish blog I found through a pin on Pinterest.


Reading the translation of Hviturlakkris is an amusing exercise in futility, but the beautiful, white, imagery kept me in thrall for a few hours. Currently my home tries to attempt a mix of Moroccan, East Indian, and Spanish Colonial influences, but the clean, calming monotony of the Swedish Gustavian palette is so seductive. It makes me wish I had a summer home somewhere so I could replicate that colorless peacefulness. I think I'm too slovenly to maintain the look in my primary residence.

The red bench was cobbled together with bits and pieces
of an Indian donkey cart! I've had the oval mirror since I can remember,
and the life mask of me was made while I was in make up school. There's
another mold of my nose tucked away in my armoire "attic". 

I love my artifacts, and will continue adding to my collection, but perhaps I can incorporate a bit of Scandinavia into a little corner of my world?

My sense of nostalgia is mixed up with unrealistic memories of recreated childhood experiences.
All of these perfume bottles belonged to my Mother, who passed in 1978. The bride in the
photograph is my beautiful grandmother Henrietta Hart.

Keeping my house clean is a battle I fight with every day, but feathering my nest is one of my greatest joys in life. I'm constantly moving things around and creating new tableau's. My process of interior decoration is a never ending journey through antique stores and swap meets. Oh how I'm missing the Los Angeles Rose Bowl Flea Market!

There's my Mother, in that round gold frame. Can you see her? One of my very favorite
images. Lately I've fallen in love with glass cloches and have started to collect a variety
of sizes and contours. Finding oddities to display is never a challenge. I just open the "attic" to
rediscover a forgotten treasure. I made the yellow duck in elementary school.

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you again soon.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your taste and variety!

Lora Hart said...

Thanks Miss Anonymous. :)

Vickie Hallmark said...

Your vignettes are totally gorgeous! I've been inspired since I returned to do some rearranging of my own tired interiors. It's fun, but hard! Need you to come demo.

Rosie Blowers said...

Fun to see your blog and thanks for sharing your life with us. Interesting to see another artist and how they live. I could NEVER live in an all white home! In Feng Shui terms it is out of balance anyway. You have to make yourself happy! :)