Wouldn't This Be Fun ?
How should I take it when someone says, "that looks like you"? I just got back from Iowa where I did a little antiquing with my nephew. I saw this and was instantly crazy about it. The "iron finial" as it was referred to, would serve no other purpose than to set on a piece of furniture in my living room where I could admire its beautiful rustiness. When I pulled out my camera to photograph it, my nephew said, "that looks like you".
My nephew wasn't surprised either when I gasped upon seeing these old bottles. The photo doesn't give you a clue as to their enormous size. The old Italian Martini & Rossi bottles are approximately 20-inches tall. The middle bottle is particularly wonderful, having the paper label in the best condition.
I saw this welded wire Eiffel Tower for the first time last fall at an antique show I attended. It didn't sell and the price has actually come down 100 dollars. Again, I walked away from it.
I'm still thinking about all of these pieces much too often, which isn't a good thing. Unfortunately, I could find a place in my home for any one of these and that makes it far too tempting.
2/24/2010 07:45:36 am
I totally get it Eileen. I have more things than not that have no use other than being visually interesting and making me smile. My example of your finial would be an giant hook from a masted ship's block. The thing is a piece of sculpture in the truest sense.
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