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by Angele Parlange

  • Author: Angele Parlange
  • ISBN: 0060788062
  • ISBN13: 978-0060788063
  • ePub: 1951 kb | FB2: 1435 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Home Improvement & Design
  • Publisher: Harper Design; First Printing edition (October 31, 2006)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 889
  • Format: lit mobi doc rtf
Creole Thrift: Premium Southern Living Without Spending a Mint ePub download

New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange shows readers how to transform their homes and lives in true Creole style –creating modern beauty out of personal heritage without breaking the bank.

New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange shows readers how to transform their homes and lives in true Creole style –creating modern beauty out of personal heritage without breaking the bank. Southern tradition blends with modern whimsy in this first offering from famed New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange–and the result is this extraordinary home decor book. Known for her fresh designs and unexpected blends of the opulent and the offbeat.

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New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange shows readers how to transform their homes and lives in true Creole . Creme de la Creole! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. The written portion of this design book keeps you turning the pages as if it's a well-crafted novel

New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange shows readers how to transform their homes and lives in true Creole style–creating modern beauty out of personal heritage. The written portion of this design book keeps you turning the pages as if it's a well-crafted novel. Creative and charming! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago.

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When Ms. Parlange asked for one of the plantation house’s five gilded mirrors, however, her mother balked, and Ms. Parlange improvised, creating the book’s wittiest, most exportable idea: a gold-leaf stencil copy of a Parlange mirror frame, painted right on a wall.

Henry Howard Hotel, New Orleans, LA (Photo: Kathleen Fitzgerald). Meet Angèle Parlange-designer, hostess, author, and all-around tastemaker. One thing she’s not? Your typical Southern belle. Though one of eight generations born and raised at her family’s eponymous 18th-century South Louisiana plantation, Parlange isn’t one to take her lineage too seriously.

Southern tradition blends with modern whimsy in this first offering from famed New Orleans designer Ang Parlange-and the result is this extraordinary home decor book

Southern tradition blends with modern whimsy in this first offering from famed New Orleans designer Ang Parlange-and the result is this extraordinary home decor book. Known for her fresh designs and unexpected blends of the opulent and the offbeat, Parlange brings her particular brand of "Creole thift"-the art of making beautiful, quality decorations out of heritage pieces without spending a mint-straight to the budget-concious reader. Brass Band Jazz Festival Jazz Musicians French Quarter Live Music New Orleans Festivals Festival Party.

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New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange shows readers how to transform their homes and lives in true "Creole style"–creating modern beauty out of personal heritage without breaking the bank.

Southern tradition blends with modern whimsy in this first offering from famed New Orleans designer Angèle Parlange–and the result is this extraordinary home decor book. Known for her fresh designs and unexpected blends of the opulent and the offbeat, Parlange brings her particular brand of "Creole thift"–the art of making beautiful, quality decorations out of heritage pieces without spending a mint–straight to the budget–concious reader.

From a fabric pattern inspired by vintage 1830s calling cards to shower curtains originating in a seventy–year–old college football program, Parlange's designs are eclectic, riveting, and utterly gorgeous. An integral part of her design philosophy is that everyone has personal mementos that can be transformed into beautiful "cocktail dresses for the home," whether it's a string of Grandma's antique glass beads or the faded material from an awful (but sentimentally valuable!) high school prom dress. With "trash and treasures" from her own home, Parlange demonstrates how each object can be used to create something that is both uniquely personal and richly lavish.

Filled with wry anecdotes, recipes, illustrations, before–and–after photos, and step–by–step instructions, Parlangerie will inspire readers to unleash their imaginations, unpack those dusty attic boxes, and transform old keepsakes into signature items that add spice and life to the home.

Tto
Firstly, I've lived in New Orleans and other areas of Southeast Louisiana for over 20 years. I was excited by the concept of this book so, my let down with the content was very disappointing. It has no ideas, how-to's, interior design concepts or for that matter, even descriptions of Creole style. I'm surprised the author is a professional designer and even more that she wrote a book about Creole interior design and left out any resemblance of the book being as such.
Stanober
Lovely book - great accompaniment to "Strapless" - the book about John Singer Sargent's famous painting of Madame X. This book is written by a descendent of Madame X and features the family plantation. Beautiful photos of the people, decorations and landscape, Book sent quickly and is in nearly new condition! An excellent transaction!
Thiama
I sat down and finished this book in 2 short days, I was so curious and interested. When I finished, I just sat
there, wondering how I felt about it!! That's where the confusion comes in . The cover photo and design (I"m an artist) were inticing. The content was a little weak. I am so in love with anything southern!! The southern ladies know all the finer things in life: how to dress, look, cook, decorate, speak, collect antiques, fine art, and more. Author's personal background interesting fairy tale like story .,.. The meat of the book was weak ... the decorating and receipes not at all at the level I was looking for ... it's more in the crafty funky catagory. It was like talking to a creative friend and a little walk thru the south, stopping and talking with her friends. Not sure if I would recommend ... altho have to say it was a different approach ... and I had a fun time reading!
Umi
This book was listed as selling for 29.99 originally; I ordered it brand-new from [...] for $[...] and now I know why.

As others have stated, the "thrift" in the title is completely misleading. This is the tale of a pampered, heiress type with money enough to have her own seamstress, ironworker, gold-leaf expert, etc. The ideas are clever, but not startlingly original by any means.

The writer is an egomaniac of the first class. She is featured on almost every page, posing on tire swings, old Southern patios, and in just a towel. Sometimes (as in her author photo) we see just her legs. (That's a recurrent theme.) We also are informed that she is a Leo (who cares?); that her African-American maid and childhood nanny LOVED sweeping and cleaning the ancestral manse (probably not); and that she is a proud size 2 (uh, not quite judging from the photos).

She also evinces a rather heartless streak, blithely informing us that one of the shops she frequents goes through one "pet" bunny a week. The shop owners keep a cage of pet boa constrictors onsite for their own gruesome amusement, and the unfortunate rabbits are fed to the beasts. "Ha, ha! How droll," her attitude suggests.

An earlier reviewer suggested that the author seems like she would be fun to go to lunch with. Quite frankly, I get the exact opposite impression.

On the plus side, the photos of the projects and family home are beautiful and can serve to generate some ideas for your own design project.

I'm giving this one two stars for the gorgeous photography and little else. Buy at your own risk.
heart of sky
I must admit, I bought Creole Thrift because I imagined it would be filled with cost-saving decorator tips and secrets for the wanna-be decorator on a budget. I was, however, very pleasantly surprised when I opened the first page to find a sweet autobiographic story about a moment in Angele's childhood that greatly affected her. The book is filled with little surprises like this; Creole adages, beautifully eclectic vintage powder room mementos, family photos, favorite family recipes and decorative chimera, to name a few.

You know that feeling when you're on vacation, chance upon some magical little tea garden, and come away feeling changed? That's what it's like when reading this book. Not only have my artistic instincts been piqued, but I feel like I was given the key to someone's attic, stumbled into a plethora of family history and treasures, and was able to take it all home with me.
Blackbeard
Great book!
Anasius
The photography was nice but it was somewhat of a vanity book.
This a small literary gem that perfectly conveys the pistache of color,fun,culture and heritage in a book that is a must for the den coffee table,guest suite or the elegant library. Miss Parlange's delighful journey into a style of living that really reflects the southern moderne living ,with a reverance for family,is must read.
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