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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The story of Abbey road......

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.
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Blogger Sue said...

What a fantabulous piece to mount on the wall, Deb! So different and unique- and it came with a story! Fun and it looks great! Pays to never pay full/asking price, too.
♥ Sue

January 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

LOVE that piece!!! It always amazes me how few people actually think they can ask for a better price!?!

January 30, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Very cool! It's such a neat piece. It's great that the seller was willing to bargain. I never realized you could do that on Ebay. Thanks for sharing.

January 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie this is way cool, Let's drink...


January 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I knew it! That looks great and wow, they took the half price offer. Lucky you.

January 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love it! And so cool that you guys got it for half price. I'm planning to join your party tomorrow since I'm still at 95 followers. :)

January 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Diann said...

A very nice piece Debbie! Way to go Mike!

January 30, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a great story to go with this fabulous piece. I've always been drawn to old wooden shop signs. They usually have great character and history. Good for Mike! He has a great eye. ~ sarah

January 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh,your hubby did good - listening to your most wonderful advice! :) The sign looks perfect way up there and don't you with that sign could tell you some stories? It's so unique and olden. I love it!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

January 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh goodness, my husband would love that! What a cool piece and it looks great there. I remember when I was little in England we would go with my dad to buy beer and the liquor store was always called 'the off license'. I'm not sure why it was called that! I'll have to ask my dad.

January 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Very cool story and I LOVE that piece too. The *thing* that was up there and now resides behind your couch I have 2 of those and was using them as a head board but have taken them down and can't figure out what to do with them now..hummm wish I had a couch against a wall to do what you did with them cause that looks awesome

January 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

It looks great and I really like it, glad your hubster got what he wanted!

January 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the sign, what a fantastic piece and how fabulous to get it for half price. It is stunning. I love the horse braces also, they are wonderful. Great story and how neat that he takes an interest in the decorating. Hugs, Marty

January 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love it! It looks great and good job on the half offer!!

January 30, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is such an interesting piece! It's awesome that he got it half price too.

January 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

What a perfect piece for that space. Makes me want to order a beer.

January 30, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

My ebay bids never work out that way! Good for him. Good for you too. Looks great there.

January 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do keep your readers wanting more! I am impressed with Mike and his decor ideas! :) Looks really good!

January 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Hi Debbie...Very interesting to me that you made an offer on eBay that was accepted. GOOD FOR YOU! Take care. Susan

January 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks FAB Debbie!! You are right you never know what they will accept especially if they wanna get atleast something for it rather than nothing. Great job!!! :) See you tommorow!! :)

January 30, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Score! Don't you love it when your Ebay offer is accepted! It looks very nice, and I think it's cute that your DH (dear husband) likes to participate in decorating your home.

I am looking forward to tomorrow :D

~Ricki Jill

January 30, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You got that right. He has a wonderful eye.

Those horse leather straps just brought tears to my eyes. My grandmother collected those. She lived in SteepleChase land... Tryon, NC.... close by right.... Maybe, just maybe, those were hers at one time long ago.

Nice job,

January 30, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Debbie Sweetie...
Oh how I loved traveling down Abbey road with you today. It is totally amazing how sometimes when we least expect it, our hearts desire comes right on up to us. I love it.

It fits your wall perfectly and how lovely to have a little piece of history there. Makes for a wonderful conversation piece.

I love the relocation of the old piece as well. Makes the wall pop behind the couch.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. I have so enjoyed this stroll today. Have a glorious Sunday. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

January 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Sooooo cool, Debbie! That piece was truly meant to be in your home! Isn't it fun how things work out like they should. Congrats to you both ... love it. And, you found the perfect spot for it, too. Have a great day, Becca

January 30, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Phenomenal piece, I love it! I would love to have something like that in my house...LUCKY!!Your hubby did a great job, I'm impressed! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

January 30, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

he does have a great eye Debbie (he got you didn't he?) What a deal and it does look perfect up there!

January 30, 2011 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I love that piece! It is even better when you know a bit of the history behind it. It is perfect there!

January 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great it

January 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Moe said...

So gorgeous. I love all the color in your rooms. Looks so bright & creative. I love that piece too, such a lucky find :)

Popping by from the DIY creative

January 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

It's a really great piece! I'm glad you go it! It's perfect with you wonderful bar!

January 30, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that sign! A lot of things are overpriced on ebay, so yes would not hurt to take a chance.
Thanks for stopping by. Around here, you never know if the weather man is going to right. When they had the wrong date on that one site, it took them days to get it corrected after I called them. :)

January 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a great looking sign~ a wonderful find!

January 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Great piece of art and nice jog on negotiating a better price. Mr. Hubby did good.

January 30, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Wow, Debbie, I didn't know we could make an offer for half of the price on Pay It Now..I always thought that we have to make an offer for more than what asked..Learning something new today! Thank you..

January 31, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, that is an amazing piece! Your husband has a good eye.... he did marry you after all. lol.

January 31, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

what interesting pieces, and i love that mike is so into it, too!

January 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Debbie that is an awesome sign. Aren't you so glad you encouraged him? I know he is! It looks great where you put it too. I love that he has found out more history on it too. Good stuff!

January 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, thanks for sharing this cool sign at the party this week.

February 2, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

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