I love it when people
(you know who you are.....)
ask me questions about what I'm showing you
and it neatly dovetails into what I was planning to write about in the next post.
Lots of you (2) asked about the servers against the wall.....
If you notice the pipe running from the floor to the ceiling.....
you may have an inkling of what I was covering up.....
There were honking big ugly radiators.
OF MY SHOWHOUSE ROOM!!!
I drew up the design for these babies, and had my workroom, Drape It, make them for me out of plywood.
Then I had them upholstered in more of the cabbage rose linen.
I found the legs in a catelogue that we screwed into the bottom of the boxes.
We used cream colored fabric cording for the criss-cross effect, and glued fabric covered buttons over the points of the diamonds.
I had glass cut to fit for the tops, and this way created serving areas in the ballroom.
These cabinets had no back, so we were able to just slide them over the radiators.
I am very clever!!!!!!
The server above was used for the dessert station.
There was LOTS of chocolate.....
I didn't have nothin'!!!
The other server was used for BOOZE!!!!!
Chocolate and Booze.......
The radiators were just one of the awkward elements to the space.
The two bay windows were lovely, but how the @#$ was I going to decorate them to make them make sense in a BALLROOM?????
In the dancing area, I placed a chaise, so someone who was tired from all that there dancing, could have a pretty place to put up her tootsies.
I'm sorry the picture is so blurry, but I had to blow it up from a scanned image.....
In 1997 we didn't have digital stuff, ya know?????
In the other bay window area, I fell back on the tried and true trick of lazy decorators.....
I stuck a topiary in the window!!!!!
A really big sucker!!!!
I still have some of this ivy hanging around.
Fake ivy is a really useful thingy!!!!!
I put some on my outside trellis, and have received nothing but grief from my family and friends.
Look you guys.....
NOTHING WAS GROWING THERE!!!
I wanted at least something green.
So that's it for today.
It's so much fun to look back on my old designs and realize that I still like them.