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Are Chandeliers Over?


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Right after posting my wood paneled wall post I read the editorial that Paper Aeroplane posted – in which paneled walls are named as tacky! I guess it is the nature of design; a theme feels fresh and creatively juicy and then after a while the idea loses a bit of its juice and its luster. I think tongue and cheek themes like the modern play on Louis furniture, or chandeliers in the bathroom can seem like joke told one to many times, the unexpected mix becomes expected and silly.

But is ‘glamor’ passe? I think after a decade or so of dollar stores and Walmart’s, selling us affordable plasticized versions of everything under the sun fabricated cheaper by the labor of less privileged nations – it has been nice to appreciate quality, real materials, valued labor. I feel like we are interested by where our ‘things’ come from, and the impact that their creation and often times disposal has on the environment. Not that I always shop that way – but there is more information out there for us to learn about the consequences of our purchases. I hope that glamor means something new, that luxury means something new -less is more, quality is more, light, air and space is more. That must be the country girl in me thinking fresh air and sunlight are glamorous! lol. Anyways the editorial is candy for thought. Truth be told I have really been enjoying this lack of marketing in the media directed at me as a buyer. I know it isn’t good for the economy – but I sometimes felt like a walking target – you need this! you life will be better with this! how can you not have this? get it in all 10 colors… And now because I am rambling I am going to end this post.

One thought on “Are Chandeliers Over?”

  1. I agree with you, and will always love chandeliers, even when used in a tongue-in-cheek manner!

    As I’m trying to save money now, I’m much happier purchasing something that is quality and will last! Something that I love and will enjoy always, rather than some crappy trendy thing that I’ll get bored of easily. I’m done with disposable :) (It’s more environmentally sound too!)

    New to your blog, but love it!

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