Thursday, August 28, 2008

Architectural Pieces

I just love old architectural pieces. I am talking about stuff off old houses. Aren't they called architectural pieces or am I trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about but I'm really wrong? Anyway... I like old columns, windows, railings, moldings, stuff like that. They are interesting to look at and add some character to a characterless house like my 1973 ranch. We have scavenged at my husband's grandmother's house and found some neat pieces. I didn't do anything to them but hang 'em.

Lamp made out of a porch railing baluster

Column I bought in a store

Sorry about the dark pictures! They are dark when I don't use the flash, but too bright when I do. I love the white chippy paint. I have some other pieces I want to show, but I got tired of loading pictures so I'll save them for another day. I can't believe I'm doing a post at 8:40 in the morning. I'm up early today! I didn't go to bed until 2am so I am still very sleepy! Well, off to get a few things done before my son wakes up. Have a great day!


Empty Nest Full Life said...

I believe architectural pieces would be correct. They do add so much character. My house is also a 1978 ranch, and it has a long way to go. Then new roof just went on and now for the inside a little piece at a time. By the way all of your pieces are great, and I love you decorationg style. Jackie

Screaming Meme said...

Yep...that is what they are called! I love them and I love yours...I have a potting bench that I call a hutch...That has some pieces from my hubby's small town...I love history and when you can have history that brings you back to your roots...well that is even better...I love how you hung the plates on the column...I love your home...It is full of warmth and character...and of course history! Love,meme

Rachel said...

Delurking here! I love all those peices. I love to go looking for treasures and you hit the motherload. Love how you have them displayed it looks great! And your house it too cute.


joelandbecca said...

I love it! They all add so much character!I really like that column. You are making me want to try something new! Now if I could just get me to the right places ast the right times! The hunt is on! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

Oh I love all your pieces they look great! And what great memories to hold onto from Grandma's house

Tricia Anne said...

I love your architectural pieces! I would love to find more. I bought a column at a florist's going out of business sale. It is solid! I paid $15.00 and after reading your post today, I will be posting about you and add my picture of my column. I love your home! I am going to be a big ol' copy cat! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Cameo said...

I really like those pieces. The column really caught my eye. YOu have it decorated so great.

Melissa said...

Hi Angie!

It's so nice to meet you.

Om my gosh, our decorating tastes are so similiar. I adore your home. It is so beautiful.

I am adding you to my daily list of must visits.


Thank you so much for visiting me at Sunbonnet Cottage.


Annie said...

I love these! All of them. I have a question, could I see more of your door? The curtains look really cute from the top, and I would like to see the rest. If you don't mind that is!!

I am gonna be on the lookout for some of these 'architectural pieces'.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Yep they add a lot of character...I have yet to find any really good ones...I do have some old wrought iron pieces that are like brackets...yours are awesome..cherry

Sole said...

I love architectural salvaged pieces! I recently found a great mantel looking thing, not sure what it is exactly but I love it. You have a beautiful home!

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Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I came across your blog from...hmm...maybe it was "Joys of Home" blog?? But anyways, however I found you, I'm so glad I did! You have such a fab style and I love to see what you do. One of my new favorite blogs!

a day in the life of bella said...

How cool is all of that! I would love to find neat stuff like that to have in my home:)

I found you from Tricia Anne's post about you today :)

It's very nice to meet you:)