I had to have it. I saw it and instantly knew I had to have it
We sold the contents of our last home and as a result got to go on an extended shopping spree this summer. Every weekend we packed a lunch and set out to shop and visit our favourite antique and vintage shops. One Saturday we were at Annie’s Acres and on a shopping tear. “We’ll take that… that… AND that!”. Having run out of merchandise to show us, Annie took us into her overflow storage area – her garage. She lifted the garage door and there it was against the side wall.
A -“Oh…um… well”
C -“Come on! How much?”
A -“Well I was thinking I would make a mirror out of it. I don’t think it’s for sale”
C – “Of course it’s for sale. How much?”
I had to have it! Eventually she relented, yelped a price and an agreement was made. An agreement was also made with self to not be, in future, an antique bully.
Into the back of the car it went and into the storage locker it would sit for another few weeks. It has finally, like our house from the vinyl siding, been freed from its cage and is ready to soar. It will be hung in the dining room as it is the inspiration for the paint colours that will eventually adorn the walls of that room. The question now is, do we hang anything in the middle of it and if so, what? My framed portrait of Queen Elizabeth, Queen of Canada?
What this is, in case you are wondering, is a frame for the 9th Station of the Cross (Jesus falls the third time). It hung in a local church for many years before it was taken down and eventually found its way into our home. I love it.
If you are wondering about the house renovation, so are we. Things are at a bit of a standstill right now on account of life. In the meantime, enjoy today’s treasure!