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Friday, April 12, 2013

Week 15 - Aged Beauty

Focus on Life....  focusing on aged beauty... 

well my first thought was another self portrait.. but I've been there already... 

I have an old porche rotting on the driveway... but it's rather lacking in beauty....  

So I spent 5 days wandering around the house before I decided on a glass light fixture that I bought at a flea market while we were still living in Sakatchewan

This was the second glass ceiling fixture we bought in Saskatchewan after we bought the house in NB, the first one is much bigger same colour but less interesting... it replace a wagon wheel (gack) in the dinning room.  I saw this one lying in a beer box at the flea market in Manitou Beach a couple of weeks after we bought the first one.  I think they guy wanted $28 I asked if it had all the parts he said yes but that I could have it for $20... I wasn' t trying to lower the price.  The lamp then spent the next couple of year under a bed in the cabin in it's beer box... I think it was one of the last things we brought East before selling the cabin. 



For other peoples interpretations of aged beauty check out sally's blog

18 comments:

glassbead, isinglass design said...

I love that old light fixture! what a perfect subject.

Patty Woodland said...

It's really lovely. I'll bet the beer box is antique too, eh?

Claire said...

it is a beautiful object, and the perfect subject for this week's prompt! any idea how old it is?
a great post and have a wonderful week :)
no. 21

Courtney said...

What a spectacular piece! Would love, love to have that in my house!

AntiquityTravelers said...

that's gorgeous! I LOVE old light fixtures like this. It has such a flow to the pattern and the colors are soft. Really beautiful

Debi said...

I agree, I'd love to have this fixture hanging from my ceiling! What a pretty one! Good choice for this week :-)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Pretty! It has character and that's what I love about antique and vintage items.

Therese's Treasures said...

Very beautiful, I love vitage glass.
Therese

Adrienne said...

It really is a beauty!

Karen Williams said...

Glad you brought it with you - it has such character!

Alicia said...

This week is by far the most interesting one! It's like having our own private virtual antique shop! Love your glass fixture :)

kath001 said...

I LOVE IT! A vaguely similar one found its way home with me when I sold my parents' house...replaced it with a generic modern one before we put the house on the market.

Donna said...

I love old light fixtures like that. I used to have a really cool one. Great post...

Beti Horvath said...

I love some of those old fixtures! So great you can use this one!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Oh what a great find. I bet it adds a lovely glow a room when the light is turned on. And a great photo you took of it.

Marlene Cupo said...

Beautiful frosted glass. You don't see that kind of attention to detail anymore today.

LoriF said...

Ahh, I remember those well! Great find! Bet the flea markets in NB are more interesting, though. :-)

Becky Pancake said...

Great pic. I have a pink art deco style lampshade in my bedroom. I never thought of it for aged beauty.