I am officially a metal-urgist. I get these urges to buy metal things with patina, rust, wear, dents, age showing...
Here is a recent find - just as I found it:
It looks rusty in the photos, but not so much in real life.
It is a lovely shade of silver with warm tones...like it once may have enjoyed a shiny silver existence.
Years, oxygen and unknown forces have mellowed this piece to a mysterious luster that can only be acquired by age and experience.
I am much more attracted to this piece today than I would be if it were in it's "like-new" condition. Go figure. You probably understand this...
UPDATE: I just remembered yet another reason why I like blogging. Two VERY SMART and thrifty girls recognized my thrifty treasure as Italian Tole. Thanks to Donna and Linda, I feel somewhat more intelligent now. And I think I like my find even more!
This may or may not be its new spot for the immediate future...since I am getting itchy to bring out all the industrial things I stashed away last fall...and go crazy industrial in the living room for a while! I am not even sure how it will look, but I know I'd love it if you checked back to find out!
Meanwhile, take a look at these features from Thrifty Life Thursday #6 last week!
Paula from Locksley Lane shared a beautiful French chair she completely revised.
She was going to sell it, but opted to keep it after falling in love with it. Good call, and lovely job, Paula! BTW - Paula is a new blogger. Stop by and share some blogger love by following her!
Denise at Second Time Around Finds shared a wide range of vintage finds with us, my favorite of which was a collection of PINK Pyrex and Fire King dish ware!
Though it is not my personal style, I find it TOTALLY charming. (My MOM would love this. She's a mid-century minded gal to the heart.)
Linda at Coastal Charm shared her shop space redo with us. Honestly, it was so pretty I had to keep scrolling up and down to make sure it was not a studio redo in her home!
Charm indeed. Does this make you want to rent a trailer and drive to Mobile, AL, and load up all her goodies? She just reworked her whole shop...and you know how buying or selling something calls for a bigger redo than you ever imagined... Linda also has a fun Tuesday party I hardly ever miss!
THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #7
This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures that have
lived a former life elsewhere. Please share your pre-owned treasures only.
Types of Posts to Share:
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
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