Glam Vintage & Moderne’s entry for The Festival of Trees
The Port Hope Festival of Trees starts this Friday, which conveniently takes place:
a) after this recent snow dump has cleared b) on the same night as The Candlelight Walk and LIghting of Memorial Park and c) on the same night as Moonlight Madness.
This is a night where you can kickstart your Christmas. In the afternoon visit the Capitol Theatre and enter a draw for your favourite of the 80 trees . Glam’s tree is the one without a single bare spot. It is fully laden with berries, bows, balls and feathers in warm tones of gold and peach. It is DONE…I mean totally!
Have a little dinner at one of Port Hope’s great restos then at 7pm warm your heart by watching the traditional Candlelight Walk to the lighting ceremony in Memorial Park.
Finally snap out of the glow and “START YOUR SHOPPING”. Most of the retailers will provide discounts “Friday night only” so take advantage of their generosity and get your list ticked off locally at reduced prices. Call some friends and make a date for this special night out.
Better still, invite them to stay over. Nothing takes the edge off like the sights and sounds of the following day’s whimsical Port Hope Santa Claus parade coupled with a Tylenol extra strength.
Pa rump a pum pum.
The Port Hope annual House Tour is tomorrow and tickets are sold out. Proprietor of Glam Vintage & Moderne, Richard Cadoret, my bro, is on it. I took these photos when he wasn’t looking so I could give you a sneak peak.
If you’ve priced good wallpaper lately, you know that it’s surprisingly unaffordable. The key therefore is to use it in small spaces and get maximum bang for the buck. See how Richard’s powder room (above) and main bath (below) went from ho-hum standard condo to Ta DA! with a couple of double rolls. Ok, he’s also chosen some fabulous vintage accessories, but the wallpaper was his inspiration.
Glass Spheres in 2 sizes at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Small Back Painted Glass Sphere
I really tried to get a shot of these back painted glass spheres that would make you as excited as I am about their lustrous colours.
This is a piece of art which serves no purpose other than to make you adore its beauty and respect the buyer’s exquisite taste.
What a great Father’s Day gift for the man who has (almost) everything.
Large Back Painted Glass Sphere at Glam Vintage & Moderne
French Linen Drapery in Port Hope Condo
Installing fabulous drapery over architecturally fabulous windows can be perilous…especially for Richard. These gorgeously attired windows belong to a small luxury condo building in Port Hope that was a school in its previous life. The view from these windows is a magical mixture of treetops, steeples, old houses and the lake. If his installer hadn’t have been sick, Richard would not have discovered that there is another unit in this building available and he’d still be blissfully happy with his new condo in Port Hope (which he just moved into last week)…ah the perils of making life beautiful…
12 feet of French Linen Drapery
View from this Port Hope Condo
Scott House Ballroom
Port Hope is the 4th best small town (population under 25,000) to live in based on data compiled from 180 cities and towns. Ranking factors include home affordability, climate, prosperity, crime rates, health care and lifestyle.
The lifestyle here takes some adjustment for us ex-Torontonians. “Everybody knows your name” and usually where you live too. Houses are referred to by their names or previous owner’s names. Here’s a glimpse of the Scott House, one of the many gracious homes in Port Hope..”made beautiful” by Richard and moi.