Hello Folks ~ Right around the corner from where I work, I saw what is pictured below, out in front of an empty shop waiting to be rented. I had to back up to get a better look, then decided to load it into my van. I am always amazed at what one can accomplish when the adrenaline flows.
I think this piece could be Mexican or South American, not sure, carved, with brass tiles, maybe mahogany, and heavy. The two doors hinges are rusted out. But, I just couldn’t leave it there. The right door has the center piece, which shuts over the left-hand door. It is 22 inches wide by 45 inches high. The doors are 1 1/2 inches thick.
The one door was already off and the one left was dangling by one rusted hinge with one rusted screw. I wangled it into the van, glad it wasn’t any heavier than it was.
I must confess, in my haste, I left one piece of wood, and if you look at the bottom right side you can see a piece of the door missing. I got home and realized but didn’t want to drive back 30 minutes one way. I thought I’d go back this morning. Well, a nasty thunderstorm happened last night with heavy rains and wind, and this piece of wood was on the street and that area floods when it rains and there is a big street drain at the corner, so I did not waste my time this morning going there. Lesson learned, pick up what looks like it could be something.
I want to oil it and maybe lightly highlight polish the brass tiles, maybe with very fine steel wool. The oil will make the color of the wood come out, reddish I am sure. Mark would have liked this piece. It reminds me of Spain and our wonderful time spent there, while he was in the US Navy, ‘70-‘73.
I cannot stop picking stuff up from the curbs. In our area, you never know what you might find. We always looked at them as gifts from God. Goodies made of glass, marble, metal, wood, stone, etc. I think this is my first curbside find for this year. The last one was in November last year, very heavy!!!!! I got bruises putting it in the van as I got my arm pinned between it and the metal behind the seat. Ouch! Does that stop me from curbside shopping? Heck no! But I need to be more cautious and careful.
This is how it looked set up on the 25th. It looks different now because I’ve changed things up a bit. More storage for needlework supplies.
I would show you how it looks now, but it’s a wreck in there. More photos of how it looks later.
My brother-in-law is going to come down when he can and we’ll put up the ‘inexpensive’ bead board ‘looking’ paneling and I am looking forward to that.
If you see something curbside, make sure you at least take a peek as you drive by. You never know what goodies are lurking there, just waiting to be saved from going to the landfill.
Oh yea for some floral eye candy, here is the amaryllis with one open bloom so far.
I took the photo this afternoon and the sun is hitting it. I’m from behind in the first photo.
This is looking at it with the sun behind me.
Happy Spring ~ Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady