Eclectic Romanticism

Or is it Romantic eclecticism?

The last time you saw the entry it looked like this.
The last time you saw the entry it looked like this.

I wanted to change up our little entry table with a few romantic elements.

A foxy lamp with a boring shade. Maybe some ribbon would help.
A foxy lamp with a boring shade. Maybe some ribbon would help.

I started with a fox-handled pewter mug that has been made into a small lamp.

A vintage pin box.
A vintage pin box.

In the same tarnished color metal I put my mother’s little silver casket decorated with the relief of a horse-drawn carriage.

I love the Perrier bottle that once held grapefruit water.
I love the Perrier bottle that once held grapefruit water.

Charlie brought home a few red roses so I plunked them into a Perrier bottle for a little casualness and some color.

The Valentine Entry.
The Valentine Entry.

I couldn’t call it finished until I added a carved black marble heart.

Do you save items that other people usually throw away (like soda bottles or wine corks).

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Eclectic Romanticism”

    1. Exactly. That’s when Coke was the real thing. Seriously though, it’s a beautiful part of nostalgia and elegant in its own way: color, shape. Jo

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