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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More Chippy White Paint for White Wednesday!

We went shopping at Auntie Q's Antique shop last Saturday in Cody Wyoming and this is what I bought!
I've wanted a really neat architectural piece for ages but never see just the right piece and I drool over all the pretty ones I see on everyone's blogs.
I spotted this one and I knew it was a match made in heaven!!!
The shop owner told me it came from a porch in Missouri and this was the last piece.
It was one of the sides of the porch.
That is 'authentic' Wyoming dirt and weeds in the background...LOL!

They sure don't make wood trim with such detail anymore. I love the scrolls, the points and the round ball at the bottom of it all.

Now....which side do I hang facing out?
This side with more chippy white paint OR....

....this side with less chippy white paint?

At first when I found this I liked this side the best. Now that I have it here I think I like the side with more white chippy paint!

Whichever I decide....I'm so happy I gave in and bought it. Sometimes it's better to buy one big item than a lot of little items....this is all I bought that day and I'm soooo glad I did!

(This is my birthday present to me...it's my birthday today and sometimes that's the only way you get what you really want!!!)

Thanks again to Faded Charm for another White Wednesday!


A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday ~ boy did you spoil you!! Have a wonderful day!!

Olive Cooper said...

It is darling, white, and chippy white goodness. Good find. olive♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Chippy side for me, please! I can't have enough arch. pieces in my home and they are ALL very chippy!!!

Atticmag said...

More chippy is more for sure. That's a drop-dead piece. Hope you'll post and show where it finds its home.

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Rebecca said...

Great Piece-I love.......... architectural pieces-they're my favorite! Happy WW!

Sue said...

I like the chippy side the best too! I've got this thing for architectural pieces as is. And when they are a bit beat up and have the old white chippy paint, they just call my name!!

Take care, Sue

Rebecca said...

I just loooooooooooooove architechtural pieces-they're my favorite-you're piece it awesome!

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm glad you got it too! These old pieces have so much appeal! They don't turn up here in NM. Happy for you!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Every detail of that beauty is chippy perfection...what a great find!


julie miller said...

What a great find ~~ Wonderful arhcitectural piece!! I love the chippy white side the best!! Have fun with it! Julie

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Happy Birthday - and it is so beautiful I don't think you can go wrong no matter which side you show.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Happy birthday! What a fantastic gift to yourself..love it. I like the chippy side the best.
Hugs, Sherry

gail said...

I love anything chippy, especially if it's architectural. So pretty!

Virginia said...

Great find...Love it!!!
Joy & Blessings,

TheSmithHotel said...

Happy Birthday! Some of my best gifts are ones that I get myself!


clustres said...

What a fabulous piece!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! What a gorgeous gingerbread piece!!! I love it! I have been wanting to find one for ages, too! I hope I'm lucky enough to find one as pretty as yours someday! Both sides are lovely, but I vote for the more chippy white paint side to show! What a fun birthday present!!! Hubby and I always pick our own presents- we think it's more fun! Hope it was a great day!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

p.s. Love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to you! I went antiquing on my B-day, too. :)
What a beautiful treasure you found... just gorgeous!
~ Jo :)

Candylei said...

Happy belated birthday. Oh, I love this piece too! It will be fun to see where you hang it. It's such an eye catcher.

Our Maryland soil is lots redder (clay) than you Wyoming soil. Cute!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Wonderful little spandrel....or at least I would call it that...so darling...I would have snatched it up in a minute too..
Chippy side out is my vote.

With love,


Bohemian said...

Oh what a lovely piece... I'd go with the more chippy white paint side... but truly, there is no 'bad' side to that lovely piece of architectural salvage... it is perfectly aged.

Dawn... The Bohemian


Just found you and I'm following!

I love your architectual salvage...I pinned it on my pinterest board!