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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

An Architectural White Wednesday.....

I love architectural salvage... Who doesn't? It makes you wonder where these pieces came from, what did the room look like?  What did the house look like? Who made these hand carved beauties? How long did it take? The craftmanship, the beauty, these days you would pay thousands of dollars to have something recreated. I found the starting point for my new room. These columns are flat, fluted and will be attached to a wall. The original gray paint has chipped off here and there, and just the raw unfinished wood is remaining.
They stand at about 7.5 feet tall


Just to show you the size, I placed a quarter in the swag. The roses are like mini baseball size.
I was very lucky to come across these....
Another favorite piece of architectural salvage was this pediment.
It is also very large, over 4 feet wide
Solid carved ribbon, and roses.
This once was a door pediment

I wonder what was in the center of this oval? And why someone sanded
or took off what was there?

Never the less.... I love it just the way it is.
I still don't know what to do with it, I haven't found quite the right place to put it.



I love these old 1920 cement statues. I try to buy them whenever I can.
Once a part of a fountain or planter, they make wonderful architectural elements for the home.

This is mine I have in my dining room. I love the old crackle painted concrete.


My new column, I added the capitol. I used to have a very plain column, and I loved it, but out with the old and in with the new. I mean old. I mean new old. You know what I mean.
Now seriously my dining room is complete. I know I keep saying my rooms are finished, but as you all know, there is always something better out there.

When will it ever be finished?

I have 1 more capitol exactly like this, I don't know what I am going to do with it just yet.

I hope you all enjoyed my architectural white wednesday.


26 comments:

Sue said...

Totally over the top awesome pieces. I have always been a fan of architectural stuff! It just seems to call my name and I too wonder where the pieces came from!

Take care, Sue

Faded Charm said...

Your photos always make me go weak in the knees. Those columns are just wonderful.....all of it is!

Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us for WW.

Enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh..I am totally in love with your pieces!!!! How awesome!!!
LOVE your blog..I will be following.
Debbie@houseatthelake

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

WOW! May I come over to your place with a shopping bag...or perhaps a uhaul truck? (LOL) Your style is just incredible...love the architectural pieces, just dreamy!
Blessings,
Karen

rustandruffles said...

Stunning pieces...so glad you joined in the WW fun!
Happy day!
xojanis

Olive Cooper said...

Seriously lovely pieces. Happy WW. olive♥

KarenHarveyCox said...

You have shared my absolutely favorite thing. Architecture seems to take a beautiful light when painted white. Your photographs are stunning.
Karen

Bella said...

Hi Loretta, What fabulous salvage pieces!! Those big roses make me swoon:-) Your blog is so lovely, I am your newest follower and will be back to visit soon:-)
Bella

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful!!! I adore architectural pieces and you have some gorgeous ones!
Michelle

Alaina said...

Those are some great finds. Those rose swags are amazing. The pediment is my favorite. I could see a mirror in the middle. The other capital would look good as a cloche base with some little pretties inside. I am sure you will find something amazing to do with it.

Diane Drake said...

Beautiful columns -- beautiful Blog! I am now your newest Follower! Blessings, Diane

kathi @ traybella said...

just found you by visiting 'white wedensday'. just wanted to say 'hello!' and let you know that i love all the photos on your blog. your dining room is beautiful!
kathi

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Wow...you found some amazing pieces! Your dining room looks beautiful!! Wish I could see the whole thing. ;o)
Happy WW!
~ Jo

Boogieboard Cottage said...

What an awesome white architechural, I love the way you have it displayed. Happy White Wednesday! Mary

Irma Robles Haraughty said...

Hi Loretta, what stunning finds!
I went from a 2400sqft home to a 700sqft condo and although I love my little place, space is a big issue.
So whenever I feel a little frustrated with my situation I come to your blog and lose myself in your pictures.
Thank you for providing me with a little escape from reality!

Irma Robles Haraughty said...

Hi Loretta, what stunning finds!
I went from a 2400sqft home to a 700sqft condo and although I love my little place, space is a big issue.
So whenever I feel a little frustrated with my situation I come to your blog and lose myself in your pictures.
Thank you for providing me with a little escape from reality!

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Loretta, I love your blog, very French and Fabulous. I am going to explode it over cup of coffee this weekend.
The Swedish Room

The Blackwood Cottage said...

So cool, love all of the pictures!
machelle

Heaven's Walk - said...

Incredibly beautiful, Loretta! Salvaged items always make such a romantic expression in room, don't they? I'm always on the lookout for them. Don't always know what room they're going to end up in - but just can't pass them up! Your capitals are just breathtaking!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I am awestruck! Everything is amazing!
Beth

Candylei said...

Wow! I would love to go treasure hunting with you. The one architectural salvage place nearby closed their doors because the building was going to be torn down.
Everything looks fabulous at your house!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

OMG where on earth is your shop! I must visit you!
The oval piece is wonderful. WIll you be offering that for sale by chance? I would love to paint a pretty white rose in the center..
Blessings,
Jo-Anne Coletti

Mara said...

Hi Loreta! I wish you don't mind, but I have featured your blog and shop on my Home Shabby Home blog, today. I'm so in love with your style and wanted to share it with all my followers!
Hugs!
Mara

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I also love architectural antiques and yours are absolutely gorgeous! I just found your beautiful blog and I am now your newest follower.

Biljana said...

Hi Loreta! I am your newest follower.You have beautiful, outstanding blog:)))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

chateaudelille said...

I love, love ,love that capital!Now if I find one I'll be bringing it home.I love your blog and shop.Both are just beautiful.I cant believe its taken me this long to find you.Fiona