Although my first post regarding the definition of "ormolu" wasn't
particularly well-received, I still hope to balance it with
the remaining explanation of my blog
name . . . "ORMOLULU".
. . . and this is the additional "LU" to my "ORMOLU" . . .
Maybe it's because I was forced to grow up at such a rapid
pace as a child . . . work beginning at age 11,
picking strawberries (I know, nothing
new to many of you!). But I was
out the door and on my own
at age 18 . . . on the
My parents felt a responsibility to make sure we were
all as independent as possible--as early as
possible--in our lives. I always felt
that my childhood was cut
short. Maybe that's
why I still
I felt a deep yearning for the stability that antiques represented
to me quite early in life . . . beginning with the old
things in my grandmothers' homes. But
I certainly did NOT want my
home to look like
Each new generation wants to create "their own" look,
and today is certainly NO exception!
Connecting to a fresher look has been so important in the more
whimsical and creative aspects of today's antiques
and vintage business. But Ormolulu's roots
will always be in the "old",
where high quality
means depth &
Much of what I see in "design" today seems trite
and "throw away" . . . and for someone
with my "shakey" start in life,
it has no grounding
And, as time goes by, I become more and more excited by
the possibilities in utilizing the old, the rejected,
the unusable in a new form as
beauty . . . art!!!
The chippy, the rusty, the crusty, the simple but strong,
the utilitarian, the organic and natural
objects that have no peer on
the planet . . . sigh!!!
* * *
"Skip to my "LU" my darling . . . !"
~ xoxo ~