Recently on a Saturday, I said that I was going to pop in at Heights Antiques on Yale since they were having a holiday party. I told my husband I was not going to buy anything, I was just going for moral support. (I think you know where this is going.) As I arrived home, I casually mentioned that I did buy a little something. Then I said, “Could you help me bring it in?” I heard from the other room, “If it’s a little something, how come it takes two people to bring it inside?”
I found this one of a kind piece and was quite taken with it. It’s a Pompeian style piece, probably mid-1800’s. Do you see what it used to be? It was a clock, but they removed the top piece. If you recall I have a top piece of a clock that I use as a display piece in my bedroom.
Just look at the details! All of that hand-painting!
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The paint finish is original.
You can see it’s perfect in my dining room. I’m guessing it’s from Italy. I am also guessing it was very expensive when it was made. All of that painting must have taken a lot of time, and the artist was quite skilled.
This is exactly the type of piece I love to add to my home. It’s a one of a kind piece, with lots of charm. It’s not really here for for any practical reason, it’s just fun.
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Connie Fowler says
I love that piece, Anita! It fits beautifully in your room.
Anita: That is gorgeous! I love it! I can see why you couldn’t resist it. Send it down to my house in New Bern, NC. LOL
Terry M says
Wow is right! What an awesome find, you’re a very lucky girl! I think that piece has found it’s forever home.
Peggy Born says
WOW! That is beautiful!
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
It is beautiful!!!!!!
Ginger Valdes says
I’ve been patiently waiting to find out what that little something was that you purchased! It’s absolutely gorgeous and it looks fabulous in your home!
I thought you might enjoy it Ginger.
DIY Home Sweet Home says
What a great find! It’s gorgeous!
Danielle Eilender says
Gorgeous ! Antiques on Yale often has very nice pieces. I also find nice pieces at Rummel Creek Village antiques. Happy Year. Bonne Annee pour 2018
Danielle, do you have a booth at Rummel Creek Anitques? Thanks for the tip!
Danielle eilender says
Yes, I do have 3 booths at Rummel Creek Village Antiques. They have a little French flair. I am a French native and I bring back smalls and French art every year when I go to France every summer.
Love it… just shouts out your name!!!
Chicki Atwell says
Love, love, love!!!! Stunning!
That is just AMAZING!! Looks right at home in your home! And the fabric on the chair next to it is absolutely beautiful!!! I would love to know if you happened upon that piece or if it is something I could find in a local fabric store here in St. Louis? We don’t have many stores left that sell that kind of product. But it’s striking next to your beautiful find. (your husband’s comment is funny)! ha!
Mary, the fabric was on the chair when I bought it. I don’t think it’s original though. Try Calico Corners. They might have something similar.
Thank you. I’ll keep looking but not optimistic. Yours is beautiful!!
Pat M. says
Absolutely perfect for your home. I wouldn’t have been able to leave it there either – well, maybe I would have – depending on my budget for “must-have” items. It’s so beautiful and I’m sure you go look at it several times a day for no particular reason other than you love it.
Pamela Bolton says
Stunning! If I had seen it first it would be installed in my entry hall right now. I agree that it is one of those things that you just have to stare at several times a day.
Nancy Walden says
I love it! I can see why you couldn’t resist buying it.
What a find! I love the chair beside it as well. Did you recover that one yourself?
I did not recover the chair. The current fabric was on it when I bought it.
Jean Windham says
Oh what a lovely piece to add to your home. I love the response from your husband asking for help. Jean
What an awesome find, Anita! I love it!
Norma Rolader says
A beautiful piece and looks great!!! Thank you for sharing it with us Wish you and your family a blessed New Year
Bettie Paul says
Love this style.
Sherrie of SherriesLuckyQualityFindsDecor says
Lover of vintage and unique pieces also Anita and this piece is sweet gorgeousness!!
Linda Sikes says
Love your new piece Anita. I think a little color in your house is stunning.
An Okie from Oklahoma
It is beautiful and perfect for you!i
I know what you mean about needing help with a little something from your husband❤️
This is one fantastic find. This is what makes a home so special and sets it apart.
It’s a gorgeous piece and it makes a wonderful display pedestal. I think you were so smart to snatch it up when you came across it at the antique store even though you were not planning to buy anything. I often see something I think is fabulous but then don’t buy it and I always regret it.
Jan Schouw says
You did it again! Ababsolutely stunning and perfect for your home! I agree with a prior comment. The fabric on that chair is assume.
Love it! The location is great, and I love how you tied the cute chair and pillow next to this beautiful piece.
Michelle Bergsma says
I love the chair …. what is the story on that chair?
The chair is an antique. I think it’s pretty charming!
Wow, I’m impressed.