Monday, May 4, 2009

Architecture Adoration

Beautiful architecture fascinates me! I would love to live in a charming old building full of magnificent moldings, tin ceilings, and leaded glass. But I don't. So I do the next best thing. I put architecture in my home by adding moldings where ever possible, and collecting architectural pieces to use in my vignettes.I've been infatuated with corbels for some time now. A corbel is a bracket generally used to support a cornice or arch. I would love to find two gargantuan, old, chippy, crusty corbels! I would hang them under each end of the ceiling beam in my living room. I've searched for huge corbels, but they always cost much more than my pocketbook will allow. In the meantime, to help fuel my fascination, I pick up almost any corbel I can find at the thrift store.I was fortunate to find two more beauties recently. These are reproductions made from fiberglass. I'm not sure if I'll keep them this color, but I'll live with them a while before I decide if they need a makeover. Originally I bought just one because the other one was damaged. But when I got it home and figured a place to put two of them, another trip to the thrift store was made. Luckily I was able to repair the damage, and now my recently acquired corbels hang proudly in the hallway.
Aren't they beautiful?

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20 comments:

michelle said...

yes; beautiful! I love the look of vaulted ceilings, and different architecture elements.

Kelli said...

We have the same tastes!! Thanks for sharing!!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks for letting your readers know about my Mother's Day sale!

I really like all the detail in old homes too. They just don't make houses like they used to!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I love moldings and corbels too!

Dawn said...

Beautiful! I, too, love architectural detail, especially old windows!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I just love corbels too & have been using them for many years myself. I added 2 resin ones in my DR door opening and have a few around the house too. Yours are so pretty, what a great score. I'm always on the lookout for more things like this too.

MeganSloan said...

I love moldings too. I once went to an antique store in Louisville, KY that had a basement full of pieces taken from places that were being torn down. If only I had the money to travel back and buy it all up!

audrey enloe said...

Love the corbels that you have! so nice! You can visit my blog too if you like! Its natalieryansmommy.blogspot.com !! Thanks! audrey

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love corbels!

Lauren said...

I love your style! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Wonderful!!!
Jen

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You know Im a fan of those too! Thats the first thing I look at while on vacation..old buildings. Looking...dreaming...what ever happened to great architecture? Now its how fast something can be built..not how good. Thanks for sharing your love of good things~

Wonder Woman said...

You might want to check out a placce call George's Architechtural Salvage in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has the most awesome junk. His website is www.georgessalvage.com. ENJOY!

Stephanie Graham said...

You, my dear, are an absolute angel! My project turned out exactly how I wanted... all because of you! I ended up doing what you said with the water based stain. I love the rustic look of my sideboard. I could not have done it without you! When I post the picture, I'll email you the link. Thank you so much for your wisdom and help.

patsy said...

This is really gorgeous stuff-

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vision said...

It's very unique blog.
Fantastic presentation and greate pictures.

I like your blog.

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Lynn said...

I love the last picture. They look like they are supporting the whole ceiling all by their lonesomes. Long live the art of architecture!

My best, Lynn

TJLoop85 said...

I love decorative corbels! They add so much character to any room/home. I love your home it is very classy and pretty. Enjoyed the photos.

TJ

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your blog and have enjoyed reading it.
I am still a new blogger but leaning new things each day.
I hope you will stop by and visit me.
The May give away has started....and next week I will be blogging from Disney World.

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