Do you know what one of the biggest secrets is to getting a home to look fabulous? Good stuff!!
Well I know it seems obvious, but still we buy things that are on sale because they are a steal, then decide later on, that we really don’t like them. At some point, we end up putting that stuff in the closet or giving it away. I know all about that because I was brought up to be a bargain shopper. I love a good deal, and have bought many an item over the years just because it was a great deal. Those things have almost all been given away. Why? Because I only bought the stuff because it was a good deal, not because they were ‘must have’ items.
The stuff that I really loved, but was maybe a bit pricey, those things I still have! Which brings me to our topic today, statues! These are not going to be the cheapest things you buy, but they are fascinating, and add so much glamour to a room. The couple above are French from the 1800’s. The lady represents navigation, and the man, locomotion.
The statue below is super cool too.
Her sculptor appears to be Emil Fuchs, 1886-1929. She is bronze. I found her at an antique mall. Well technically my mom found her and bought her. Why is she in my house? She weighed too much for my mom to carry her home on the plane. So the next time I go visit my mom, she is going bye bye. That will be a sad day!
Here is what it looks like on the back. That’s an “H” not a “K”. I only mention that because it looks like it could go either way, and this is a ‘G’ rated blog.
A more modern sculpture, this Austin clay sculpture was made in the 1980’s. I love the form of a ballerina, so this one is so beautiful to me. I bought this one new at a department store in the 1980’s.
Here is the close up of the navigation sculpture; I found her also at an antique mall.
Monsieur Locomotion is holding a stick that has broken off. Didn’t they know that would happen? Poor design if you ask me! He is standing on a little locomotive. I bought him together with Madame Navigation.
Then I have my huntress statue. I think she is made from plaster.
To the best of my knowledge this statue also was made in the 1800’s. I found her at a consignment store.
This last statue is a fairly new inexpensive one. I am not sure where she is now, which means I probably gave her away when I moved. As you can see she is really cute, but not as interesting, in my opinion, as the older ones. This one I found at a discount store.
If you like these statues, check out antique malls, resale shops, and eBay.
And remember it isn’t a bargain if you are only buying something because it is on sale.
It’s Friday, so I’m sharing some of my friend’s blogs with you.