Monday, October 8, 2007

This week's treasures!

While antiquing with my daughter last week, I stumbled upon a couple of things that I could not live without! This $40.00 find....





It still has the original horsehair stuffing in the seat! Not very comfortable, but lovely to look at. The fabric is in excellent shape for its age and is made of a very light peach colored wool with a wool crewel embroidery in cream. Even though it is in great shape, I think I will need to reupholster it to a color more my liking. I just love the shape of the back, don't you?

We also found this beauty at the same shop.....


I was unsure what it really was, but my friend, Rhea, says it is a candle holder or vase. That sounds good to me.....so, that's what it is. See how the glass bulges out around the metal bands? It must have been blown that way. It is very large, standing about three feet tall with the opening of the "vase" about 11 inches in diameter. It weighs about a ton and cost me ten bucks.

I was going to paint it white, but Rhea pointed out that the inside of the metal bands are black and would show through the glass. It was a real "duhhh" moment for me. I didn't even think of that! Looks like it will remain its present color and that will fit in my home perfectly anyway.

New listings on my web store today are....pew bows, satin pumpkins, goblet covers and a new catagory....EMBELLISHMENTS. I'll be adding to the new catagory every day this week. Go check it out at http://auntmayscottage.com/ and see if you can find something you can't live without.

9 comments:

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love love love that chair!!! what a find!!! I love the candle holder just as it is, and don't worry it took me a few minutes to understand what you meant when you said about showing through the glass... I was thinking to myself "oooohhhhh" lol!!!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Bertie, I am so in love with that chair! You were so lucky to find that!!!! So beautiful and romantic!

I cant wait to check out the embellishment catagory every day :)

Hugs,
Amy

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Beautiful chair Bertie. I love the back of that chair as well! That fabric looks like it's in pretty good shape? But I can't wait to see what you do with it. Very cute candle holder.

Have a wonderful day
Kitty

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic chair, Bertie! Just perfect for you & for picturing all your pretty store goodies! I love finding things I can tell DH are for props for our business!! :0)

The candleholder is very neat, too. Haven't seen one like it. Just perfect as is.

Going to have to check out your new embellishments category. When are you going to list some Chrismtas items?

Love & Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Bertie,
That chair is just gorgeous! I also love the candleholder just like it is, very unusual and pretty.
I'm going to be sure to check out your site tonight.

Blessings,
Diana

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

gorgeous chair!!!! love it!!! what a great find!!!

Sharon said...

Bertie I'll arm wrestle you for that chair. What a great find.

Dolly said...

Ohhhh Bertie that chair is absolutely wonderful!
I love love love it! Of course I love anything with hearts! :-)

The candle holder would be great to decorate for different holidays and seasons!
Filled with gourds and pumpkins, ornaments, candies, sand n sea shells, etc!

Hugz, Dolly

Sue said...

The chair is fabulous, what a great find for you especially at $40. I love the shape and texture of it and the same goes for the light.

For some reason I didn't have you in my lovely places to visit but will add you. Thanks for have me in yours.
Sue