I was totally serious when I told you my husband likes to partake in the decorating of the house.
He has a very good eye for things. Fortunately we both like the same things, and most of the time agree.
We had this one piece in our Family room, that no longer fit in the whole Old World Motif.
It looked good, but just did not fit in.
So the hubster being the ebayer that he is, set out to find something cool.
That he did!
A little difficult to find a whole lotta history on this piece. But Mike managed to find some. We do know for certain it is predated before 1910. It's orignial owner was a liquor store in Decanter England.
The first night Mike saw this piece on Ebay, he went to bed, dreaming of it...I am serious too. He said I love it, but I know I can't get it, because it was WAYYYYYYY out of our price range. Being the house manager I am, I said you are right we can't!!~
The interesting part is that ebay offered a buy it now, or MAKE me an offer.
So I said to Mike the next day. Make an offer at half price. You have nothing to lose.
He did believe there would be NO way, they would accept.
So that night we went out to eat, and I was checking my email, and said to MIke, guess WHAT?
You have yourself a cool OLD sign!
Ecstatic to say the least!
So my advise is to you, take a chance, ask, you never do know!
After the piece was up, Mike felt it was missing just one more touch!
He found these very cool horse brasses on a leather strap. Perfect touch!
So that is our story and a lot more history to add to our ever growing collections.
Oh this was the piece that used to be there.....
You see the piece behind the couch.
See you newbies and regulars tomorrow for the very first newbie party in blogland.
And you still have a couple of days to get in on the Scentsy giveaway.
Newbie Link up party has started, please read the criteria and guidelines HERE
This party will be every Monday.
Labels: Abbey sign, Decanter England, Old Wold, old world, Old World style