Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 774's exciting aquisition


Wes and I were running some errands about two weeks ago, and were on our way home when he -- totally unprompted! -- asked if I wanted to stop in a local antiques shop. Well, he knew what the answer would be. What he didn't know, was that we'd be coming out with a fabulous antique lantern to hang in the dining room (yes, like I've been wanting!).


It's a bit smaller than the one I spotted in Fayetteville (and didn't cost as much, either), is brass and has possibly been painted. Whatever, the finish, I love it.


We had some wiring work done at a local lamp shop (Palmer's) and I'm just patiently waiting for Wes to get back from his business trip this weekend so we can hang it. Probably should have waited to show it until then, but I knew I could count on you people to share in my excitement.

21 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Can't wait to see it hung and your guest room looks amazing!! the pillow is the perfect touch!

erika said...

LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

I love it too!!!! Oh I wish I had one!

Pink Wallpaper said...

fab find!! can't wait to see it up!

Rachel said...

GREAT find, I love it. ANd I must visit that store soon!

megan said...

i LOVE it! how exciting! i am so happy you shared it with us now!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

thanks for commenting on my blog today! i am loving yours!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that's a great find.

Elizabeth said...

i'd love to find something like that for my entry

Blueprint Bliss said...

Jennifer- I LOVE IT!!

Christina said...

Oh, I'm sharing in the excitement and it's feeling great! Good for you!

Amy said...

love it! can't wait to see it hanging in the space!!

paula said...

It's perfect! I am so happy you found one.

LindsB said...

Its so beautiful, I love the color of it!

I cant wait to see it up now- it will be perfect!

caylen{and}david said...

oh my goodness i LOVE that lantern!!!

Tricia - Avolli said...

Congratulations on the great find. Can't wait to see it hanging...but no hurry!

Tricia

Kelly 'Knoth' Christensen said...

Hi Jennifer,

I was having troubles emailing you, so I thought I would just post a comment...hopefully you get this!

I just wanted to say how much I love your blog and that I gave you a blog award today!

Thank you so much.... love your posts!

Kelly Christensen
Design Around Denver

www.designarounddenver.com

Laura said...

it looks like you! i can't wait to see it hanging. it is the perfect fit for your dining room!!!

Cote de Texas said...

omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is so gorgeous!!!!!!!! I am jealous! what a find !!!!!

Haven and Home said...

Can't wait to see it!!!

Lauren said...

sorry i'm late but SO EXCITED for you!!! i love it!!!!