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D. L. Rhein | Interior Design, Handcrafted Jewelry, Vintage Decor | Lionheart
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Lionheart

19 Sep Lionheart

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny

Only in #Paris | @D.L. Rhein

PATINA LION ENTRANCE TO THE LOUVRE | PARIS

 According to ancient Egyptian mythology, the sun rose in the east over the backs of two lions which represented the mountains.  I have always loved their power and exquisite beauty.  I even named my cat “Africa” when I was in college because she looked like a tiny king of the jungle.  The city of Paris is filled with Lions everywhere you look and I get a kick out of finding new ones each time I am in that magical city.  As guardians  of museums, door knockers, or faces of fountains, these elegant beasts quietly roar as I travel through the arrondisements.  When I got to London, I realized the lion was all over England as well, as it is an integral symbol of the United Kingdom, and part of the Royal Coat of Arms. 

Architecture and Lions around #Paris #Travel | @D.L. Rhein

PARISIAN APARTMENT DOOR | MARBLE FOUNTAIN | ROYAL COAT OF ARMS, UNITED KINGDOM

An old cabinet takes on a whole new life | @D.L. Rhein

This vintage sideboard was nothing but a piece of dull wood with rusted hardware.  It had great design, and I wanted it for the lion head pulls if nothing else!  We made a bold choice with the color, going with Emerald Green, the color of the year for 2013, and re-plating the pulls to restore them to their original grandeur.  Hear it roar!

Hardware can change the whole look of a piece of furniture | @D.L. Rhein

FRESHLY PLATED VINTAGE LION HARDWARE

XO,

D.L.

 

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