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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Flowers for the horticulturally challenged

Ever since I scoped out some Tommy Mitchell action at the Georgetown house tour in the spring, I've been a little obsessed with the concept of metal flowers. They're eye catching, they never die, and with their life like details, they serve as vivid little works of art. While I save my pennies for Tommy, I decided to check out EBay and had great success, actually. My "flowers" arrived last night...can you you tell boxes are kind of a big deal at my house?


I surprisingly picked up a large vintage Italian tole arrangement for price of lunch. Usually these get bid waaay up so I was quite surprised at my luck!


I stuck it on my Draper chest just for a quick photo but it's real home will prob be my kitchen table.


I'm thinking that to make it more modern, I might paint it one solid color. Maybe gray? The colors are really pretty but I'm afraid it's on the "sweet" side. What do you think?


Tole flowers...now this is my kind of gardening!!! -Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

3 comments:

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I love it just they way it is!

Browning said...

Love it! I am not sure about it on that table with everything else. I might look better on a less crowded table. But-I love the colors!

Julie said...

I'm usually all for painting, but I wouldn't touch it. The colors are part of what makes it look good.

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