Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tall and stately…..


The other day while out and about the Mr.

and I stopped by an antique shop that recently sold.

We had a little bit of time and

thought it would be nice to browse around and

see what kind of goods

they had and also meet the new owners.

Imagine my surprise when I came around the corner and saw this!




At first when I saw the price I thought my eyes

were playing tricks on me.

I mean after all once

you turn 40 your hair really starts to grey

and new wrinkles form

on a daily basis so I thought,”Great now my eyes

are getting worse and I

need to new glasses…add that to the ever growing list.”

So I  walked away……but later

I just had to go back and look again…closer!

Sure enough the price tag stated $28!!!!

So, I called the Mr. over for him to check it out too.




It is so tall and I love the detail at the top.

It took two people to move

the column because it is not hollow… is solid wood!!!!!

I can only imagine the

porch it once graced for many years…..




I have wanted once of these

for many years

so I am tickled to death with my new find…..

and it was such a bargain too!!!!

I have been trying

to decide if I should keep the canes

in front of the column or move them!?!?

What do you think?


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Curtains in My Tree said...

good for you finding such a bargain, we just never know when we will find one, In the mean time I pay way too much for treasures LOL

I like it without the canes but both ways are great really

Olive Cooper said...

Des, that is a fab bargain. You never what you will find and the joy of the hunt is the thrill for me. Olive

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Des I've been looking for a column too! I LOVE IT and what a great deal!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, I can't believe the price on this fabulous column! Des, it looks perfect in your room. I vote to move the canes so you see the entire column.

Dorie said...

Seriously?? You got one amazing dealio there Des!! I love it:) and I sorta like the color of the canes with it, adds some warmth:)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Des: Are you kidding?!! What a great find..Beautiful, looks good with or without the canes..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Kelly said...

Good for you! That column looks great in the corner. You got a SUPER deal. I found the two that I have for ALOT more than that many years ago. Mine are solid wood too, so I can imagine how heavy that column is. Yours looks taller than mine. Enjoy it. You have given it a great new home!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Des. $28??????? What a steal. It looks perfect in your home. You have quite a collection of canes. Not sure they look right there.

chateau chic said...

Wow what a fabulous buy!! I love columns and have several, but never found them that cheap. Good for you!
Mary Alice

Pamela said...

That is a steal!! Love it Des!

Pamela said...

That is a steal!! Love it Des!

-Lisa said...

I would move the canes. I love the collection but the column deserves a corner all it's own :-) I'm presently having a love affair with columns.
Fabulous find and incredible deal$$$$!!!!!

bj said...

O, gosh, girl...I love it. I've wanted one for years, too, but have never come across one. You really got a fantastic buy on it, too.
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Karena said...

Des it is perfect; what a find! Woohoo! I don't mind the canes there, they almost draw your eye to that corner!!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

$28! Holy smokes what a fantastic deal.

The collection of canes is great too. I like the idea of showcasing them somewhere else in the house.

Anne said...

What a steal of a price.LOVE it!


Since I am reading backwards.....2 incredible deals for you! Love the column....