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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

White Wednesday

This wonderful metal piece followed me home after a very short trip
to the local Salvation army...

Rusty and weathered to perfection...

Lovely details....

Perfect for my wall...

Very hard to resist, I must admit!
But I'm not keeping it because...

I'm moving in a year, and stuff needs to go out of this house, not in!

But it looked so nice that I thought:
I could at least enjoy it for a few minutes,
take some pictures,
share it with my White Wednesday Gals
and later, like a good girl, put it back in the truck
and drive it to Country Roads...


It wasn't easy,
but I did it!

"There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable"
~Mark Twain~

Now...isn't that the true, Mark!

UPDATE:
SOLD!



42 comments:

Tete said...

Wonderful blog! I will be looking in often!

Madeline's Memory said...

Hey, you could have driven it to my house. I love it.....your groupings on it are so well done also.
I would never have been able to part with such a piece...you are a strong, brave woman.
Enjoy, Dana

Linda said...

Ah but at least you get to enjoy it for awhile! Nice to have a shop so you can still buy stuff and enjoy then find it a new home!!

~~Carol~~ said...

No matter how long you keep it, I'm sure you'll be enjoying it alot, because it's just gorgeous! I love everything on it too!
Happy White Wednesday!
Carol

Norma said...

Yup, it must have been very difficult to part with it, it's so perfect there.

Sandi said...

Your metal shelving unit is beautiful. I don't think I could have given it up...moving or not. lol.
Happy WW!
Blessings~

Kathy said...

Such a charming piece....
You really lucked out finding this...
Have fun playing with it and moving it around the house!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornigs...

Rita said...

What a great buy, che fortuna! Ciao Rita

Sue said...

Oh great Marcela! It was fun drooling over the piece because it was in YOUR house. Now you make the decision to "tempt" ALL of your Country Roads family into buying it? Shame on you ;0}

Take care, Sue

Donna said...

I really love your wire shelf! It would be so hard to part with! Great find!

rustandruffles said...

White and rusty....LOVE IT!!!!
xojanis

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Take a shortcut through Ohio & drop that treasure off! How lucky to find that?!! Rusted and everything?!! It's just not fair :)

Cabin and Cottage said...

YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY! Looks terrific here--Jacqueline

Katie said...

That is beautiful. Too bad you can't keep it!

Sherry said...

Oh, I do envy you and your shop. How much fun that would be. Love your shelving. It is wonderful!
Sherry

Faded Charm said...

What a great find and I'm so proud of you. I am having such a hard time getting rid of some things lately, even though I don't have any room for them. It's got to be a disease!

Kathleen

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh yes, Mr. Twain is correct!
It's a beautiful piece, bet it doesn't last long in the store, someone very lucky will drive it home!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh, wow...I don't know that I could be so disciplined to take that away from home!!! I'm impressed! And if I lived closer, I know where I'd be headed tomorrow and what I'd be buying!!! Love the rust with the white! Aged to perfection!

Happy White Wednesday!
Lori

Olga said...

It's a gorgeous item. Must be very hard to part with something so beautiful.

raggygirlvintage said...

Really, you have to part with it, that is such a treasure!!
Thanks for visiting my blog earlier:-)
Tracey

Nancy said...

I love the bakers rack and the vignette you've created...especially that giant starfish! So pretty!

Amy said...

So kind of you to share with others LOL
It is an amazing find especially from the "army" we never get goods like that at ours.
Amy

Angela said...

I would have had trouble parting with that cute shelf!!

Barbara Jean said...

What an awesome find!!

blessings

barbara jean

Wizard of Was said...

Well, Me thinkas I just might have to drive over to Country Roads and pick that baby up!! A perfectly imperct beauty! Miss not blogging so much, but I do pop by now and then!
My very Best
Gale

A Cottage Muse said...

Are you sure you want to give that up? I love it!!

Lori said...

i am not sure i would have been able to part with that...it really looks perfect along that wall...well, you got to enjoy it for a little while...and so did we:)

32˙North said...

What a great piece - useful either indoors or out. It could be awesome in a bathroom with towels rolled up and stacked or outside with plants - nice find!

Amanda

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Sweet Girls!

Yes, I am feeling much better and my pneumonia is finally gone so I am catching up on Blog visiting today!

I am getting rid of stuff too since will are moving to the beach as soon as our house sells. We are downsizing so lots has to go so I know about getting rid of "stuff"!

Love to you both!

LuLu♥

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello :) That metal shelf is so shabbilicious and tres chic!!

Discovered you lovely blog while "blog hopping", and so glad that I did :) I've signed up as your newest follower, and I hope you will stop by mine for a visit sometime :) I currently have 2 giveaways going on, and both end on June 18th. Hope to see you :)

Warmest, Brenda

a Broad said...

I am really excited about your "moving next year" .. there are rusty white things here too ! lol...
I did something yesterday, taking a very large grand gold frame and sanded the hell out of it... making it look as beaten up and used as I could... thinking of you all the time :)
chau, bella!

Liszha said...

I love it! I just wish I found it at the salvation army! Lovely!

Masy said...

Lovely pictures!! Understand why that one is hard to resist;) You gave me a laugh with the Mark Twain- quote, thank you for that! :D

Have a fantastic day,

best
~Masy

Masy said...

Lovely pictures!! Understand why that one is hard to resist;) You gave me a laugh with the Mark Twain- quote, thank you for that! :D

Have a fantastic day,

best
~Masy

Our Back Porch said...

Oh, I love this white and rusty piece! Happy White Wednesday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love that it's all rusty looking. I think you will have a lot of fun changing out the displays on it. Think of all the fun holiday things you could change out. Hmmmm, I think I'm a little jealous. :)

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Just the right amount of rust and chippyness for all of us to fall in love with! Theresa

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a super find! I have really good luck at our local Salvation Army too! But nothing as neat as your shelf!
I'm glad you enjoyed its short visit to your home :-)
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

vintagesue said...

yum. i am moving in a year too, but does that slow down my junk in/junk out progress.....yikes!!! you have discipline. that piece is AWESOME. very sweet. i love it.
good luck downsizing.
take care
sue

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What a great piece! I'm sure it'll sell right away in the shop. I know sometimes it's hard to let things go, but that's the nature of dealing antiques...you just can't keep everything! I'll be moving in a couple of months....not looking forward to it at all...AHHHHH!

Blessings,
Susie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

LOVE that perfectly shabby, rusty piece. It looks wonderful in your home, Marcela. How you can part with it, I just don't know. I guess your mind is already moving into "moving" mode...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oooooohh, you're a brave girl, I'm not that strong, the shelves would have stayed with me. Your photos are always just wonderful. Hope you have a great weekend!
xo,
Debra