Friday, May 6, 2011
Most teens look forward to owning a car, or at least driving one, upon turning sixteen; I, to antiques. If you have been following Haute Design for some time, you will understand my fondness for one-of-a-kind and beautiful old things, whether it's an old painting in a modern, elegant kitchen, or an incredible arrangement of top to bottom antiques, or a simple collection of teacups.
It was for my sixteenth Birthday that I visited a favorite local antique store, offering imports from Europe —wall sconces from castles in England, armoires from country chateaux, hand painted trays from Norway, and more. Having happily saved away for a very special chair, a dressing table set in silver, a dainty white nightgown with a monogram, and lace detailed pillowcases, my sixteenth year marked so many things that would forever change my eye and taste. A love for craftsmanship and things of the past were nurtured even more so than ever before... Do you also have a fondness for antique embroidery and lace?
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Images: Campagne Decoration magazine + full article, by Eric Hérouville