Saturday, June 30, 2012

My First "Roadside Rescue"!

Sometimes, following home decor blogs is like a lot like reading romance novels, you know?  "Breathlessly, Charmaine swooned upon seeing the perfectly intact Louis XIV chair and cormandel screen lying discarded on the dung heap".

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Um, yeah, right.  And just like with romance novels, I always think - "Hey!  Why doesn't that ever happen to me?"

Ditto Goodwill/Salvation Army shopping.  "Look at the perfectly *marvy* 9,394 piece place setting of Reed & Barton's "Love Disarmed" sterling I found at the local Salvation Army here in Shlabotnickville and it only cost me $4.39!"  Meanwhile, the Bethlehem PA Goodwill where I stopped is full of Precious Moments, Princess House crystal and ugly cafeteria-style ironstone.


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MY REALITY



But, finally - it happened to me.  Yep, it did, and at the very end of the lane on which I live!

I found *this* yesterday - waiting for the waste disposal technicians:


Hey - that's my house!

No cracks, no chips, no de-silvering, no "age spots".  Tight frame as well (that somehow doesn't sound...right  lol)

Nice detail on the frame:


I'm not sure how I'm going to proceed, but I believe this is the piece I've been looking for to hang over my bar area:



More to follow; now I'm off to the local sludge refinery; I hear someone found an entire service for 12 of "Flora Danica" there just last week!  ;)


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