Friday, July 17, 2009

Metals and Textures



Do you love old metals as much as I do? I am attracted to all kinds...all textures....
Here are a few things hanging around the lake house...
Old chain pot scrubber...



Victorian iron ceiling hook.....



A large wire laced bowl....



Metal wire basket weave on old Czechoslovakian seltzer bottle...



One of my favorite necklaces....a lariat by jewelry designer Dina Verano in Chester, Ct.

Son Dan and friend arrive around midnight tonight! Looking forward to having these bright and fun law students around for a few days!
Hope your weekend is full of fun and happy times!

24 comments:

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Laura,
I've never heard of a chain pot scrubber, but it's really neat looking. I love metal, we've got loads of it around the house. Happy weekend to you and the law students.
xo~Tracie

Jacqueline said...

What brilliant , texturel photographs Laura, and I want that lariat....I've only really worn silver since my first piece of jewelry, which was a tiny silver ring that my sister bought me when I was about 12...I've still got it.Have a terrific week-end with your Dan and his friend...I think that our Dan is working this weekend....have fun. xxxx

Bonjade said...

I wish you a happy weekend too.
I love those metals......such great grey look.
I wish you lots of joy with your guests this weekend.

peet said...

Hello
i love old metals too !
But your chain pot scrubber is so beautifull!
And i like the color of old metals too , grey ..

have a nice weekend
Peet

lia said...

what a great pictures. I love the Victorian iron ceiling hook.

Have a nice weekend
Greets Lia

Lisa said...

Love this post--I didn't even know a chain pot scrubber even existed! Have a great weekend with your son and friends!

Laiza said...

Hi Laura!
I adore old metals, they just have this rustic appeal which gives elegance and natural beauty to the atmosphere. :)

Have a great weekend!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

How gorgeous! Come visit me at theelegantthrifter.blogspot.com. I read your profile about leaving your job of 35 years to follow your dreams. I did exactly the same thing, so hang in there! It's rough, but hey, I'd rather be happy with everything I do. I quit a big magazine job to write The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, and the gifts just keep on rolling in. I try to be thankful every day!

Stan

Chandelier Magic - Beach House said...

Hi - I'm so new to blogging and I'm so happy to find you. Love metals and textures so much that Gladys at my fave thrift shop saves these cool things for me. I once used an old firepplace screen that opened and closed with a pull chain for a funky window in my son's room and I loved it.
No once else had one like it - that's for sure.

I'll be back -

Marsha

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

METAL, WIRE, AND RUST. THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE MY HEART GO PITTY-PAT. LOVE IT!

LadyEM said...

These are some wonderful photos!! Very interesting mix of metals. Many I have never seen and now appreciate.

Anne Marie said...

the photograph with the broom, chain and cherry fabric is well done!
would make an interesting B&W I think....

do enjoy your weekend! a law student...wow!
your chidlren sound very interesting and extrememly smart.....

how very proud you must be!
ciao for now.........

Allidink said...

Great photos! I do like metals too. Love that Victorian hook but what did they use it for? LOL.

All the best,
Allison

red ticking said...

my favorite is zinc... anything zinc... and metal...love your blog... so happy to have found you..have a great weekend.. pam

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Doesn't Dina make the best jewelry? Paula and Ginny both have a lot of her pieces.
Maybe someday I may too.
Have a wonderful time at the lakehouse.
Carole

vero21 said...

very nice blog !

véro21

Hill Country House Girl said...

YES - I love everything you described! Beautiful photos.....and that old chain pot scrubber.......I want that!!

Becky said...

I really hadn't thought about if I love metals but after reading your post I am certain that I do.
Becky

Jenny said...

Great metal to highlight in your blog-and you have wonderful pictures in your sidebar. They're a feast in themselves!

Gigi said...

I do love metals, and your post is marvelous! You have such a good eye for texture. I especially love the basket weave on the seltzer bottle. Whenever I go flea marketing, I find myself drawn to hooks and keys and brackets!

Willow Decor: said...

I love the texture and interest that old metals bring in to a room. The necklace is also very pretty!!
xx-Gina

Sea Angels said...

What a lovely eye for style you have Laura...it is always changing and encompassing new and different ideas yet you retain the special look that is yours...you are a real treat to visit.
Have a lovely week
Hugs Lynn xxx

manon 21 said...

belle recherche Laura!

bonne soirée

manon

Rosemary said...

Love all of that texture!!
Hope you had a great weekend,
Rosemary