How could we not? Sometimes you see something and MUST have it. These lamps were one of those somethings. We found thing atop a shelf in an antique/vintage shop in Granville Ferry, NS. They were on sale – $35 for the pair. A steal of a deal. Where will we put them? We have no idea! They will likely be put in storage for a while until we find the perfect home for them. To say they are are statement pieces would be an understatement. We love red and we love these little ladies.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE!
Merry Christmas to me… well, us. This statement piece, I mean lamp, is nothing short of amazing. From the papier-mâché base to the hand-blown glass top, it is fabooshe. I had been eying this beauty for months and finally decided to take the plunge. Afterall, it is Christmas and Christmas is a time for giving even if you are giving gifts to self. This lamp will most likely find a place of honour in The Church but for now, will sit proudly on display in our dining room. A big thank-you to Jennifer and Nancy at Cottage Industry for their support on “the plunge”. The packing alone was a work of art!
What do you think it is? An artichoke? Pine cone? Thoughts?
Won’t this caterpillar look lovely, full of spinach dip, at our Christmas party?
Note custom colour green on wall in background.
How could I not? She is definitely one of those “OMGWHATISITITHINKILOVEIT” pieces and I had to have it. I purchased her at one of our favourite antique shops (BC Antiques, Kensington). There were several treasures there today but believe it or not, we showed restraint. Instead of large treasures, I got her. I also got the most amazing pair of vintage ice skates. You will most likely see them next as a styling piece in The Church.
Technically I didn’t really pay for her. She was more like a gift with purchase. I had decided to buy the skates and when I found her said “$10 for both?” and Lowell, of course, agreed. I wonder what he thinks of us or the stuff we buy? We heart Lowell.
I am not sure where our love for peacocks came from but it is in full bloom. We had amazing peacock wallpaper in our last house and just today hung more, albeit a different colour and pattern, in our bedroom. Await the reveal! I love this peacock even more because one of her tail feathers is slightly bent – like me, or most of us. She will find a place of pride somewhere in our home but like all our other treasures, for now she will likely find herself in the spare room come storage locker. At any rate, we are glad to have her. To peacocks!
We had a wonderful dinner with a great friend this evening, full of laughter, chatter, and a wonderful housewarming prezzie! This amazing hammered aluminum bowl, complete with stag heads is going to look fabby in the den with the bear skin rug and the antler collection, don’t you think?