At first I thought I needed a piece of furniture to the right of my new loveseat, but Eileen suggested an urn. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it would be the perfect accent piece. I started looking for an urn to set on a table, but Eileen said she thought I needed a large piece for the floor. As usual, she was right again. I wasn't patient enough to wait for the perfect piece and settled for a faux cast iron garden urn from Lowe's. Of course, that didn't work at all, and it went right back. eBay was useless. The best examples were too expensive, plus shipping costs to boot; the cheaper ones looked old, but my suspicion was they were reproductions. However, one quick pass-through at an antique mall in Columbus snagged me the perfect piece . . . with the right patina and full of character. I had held off the urge to buy flowers for the urn as I am leaving Thursday for a two-week trip to Germany. It would be foolish to fill the urn before I leave and not be able to enjoy the blooms. But after seeing this potted hydrangea in a quick visit to Sam's Club, I swooped it up and put it in my cart, and it's the perfect size for my garden urn. I'm thrilled with the look and will enjoy filling it with different flowers throughout the seasons.
Welcome to Living Tastefully’s “Antique of the Week” page. Our love of antiques is reflected in every aspect of our everyday lives. We are passionate about collecting and also love functional antiques that can actually be used and not only admired. Hopefully we can inspire you to incorporate antiques in your home and your life to add charm and beauty to your surroundings.