Hey there gals! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend.
We were non stop and It is catching up with me big time!
Sometime back, I had shared with you a snippet of a score we found at a local antique shop.
It is a small shop, with some wonderful finds here locally.
I spied these cornices right away, and knew my first thoughts as to what to do with them.
Fearful to look at the price…I had to because I really wanted them, but of course would not pay a lot, because I am cheap like that. After all, it is called thrifting.
Well….much to my shock, they were $50.00 a piece. GASP!
This poor woman has no clue what she is selling..was my first thought. However,
what she did know is that they came out of a very wealthy woman’s home in England, and that they were old, like from the early 1900’s. She never thought they would sell, as they are custom to size and not every home would really work with these.
I knew from eyeing it alone, they would fit. I never measure, my bad, I know…but I have an OK eye sometimes.
“OK great”, we are outta here with these babes.
Mike and I have since tried finding any history, and come up with nothing.
If you were to have something custom made, it would be atleast 500.00 a piece, and of course not an antique.
Mike truly loves them in his Old English pub room.
So there you have it, you never know what you can find, when thrifting…
we never set out for these, but they found us instead.
They certainly will make their own history. And I realize these may not be for everyone’s liking or taste. But we love them and that is what counts.
What have you found that is pretty old and cool lately?
OH!…I've been patiently waiting to see what you created and you have not disappointed!…these look absolutely fantastic, yall did a great job!
The pub is looking good!!
I'll have a root-beer float with whip cream toppping please!!
What a great find!! The pub looks great!
Amazing! They look perfect in the pub room…like they should have been there all along. Great find!
Debbie they look great, what a perfect place for them… Now what time does happy hour start? great find.
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
Debbie, those are perfect for that room. Love the look of them. Great find!
Great score, Debbie! The cornices look perfect with the tin ceiling! The pub has such character!!!
Mike is right. They are perfect for the pub! You would think they would be a heck of a lot more than $50.00. Great find.
I absolutely love these! The detailing is great. I would say you got quite the deal!
Pam - diy Design Fanatic
They are beautiful, Debbie!
Connie the crafterbug
Wow! What treasures! You definitely scored on these babies.
These truly are super cool and perfect for your awesome pub room, Debbie !! You're right in that sometimes what we don't set out to find, actually finds us !! Love 'em.
Ann from On Sutton Place
It's not often you find something so perfect and for a particular spot. Well done. Your eye is a little more than just "OK!"
you know when something just clicks and this is one of those,, look like they just belong,, beautiful,, hve a happy 5th of july
I love delicious photos are light, beautiful. I wish you a happy summer.
The Decorative Dreamer
They really do look wonderful in that room. So neat that you hung them below the window top too. I've never seen that done before. It looks like you have transom windows now. Very pretty!
They certainly fit in well in the room!
What a great deal. I think they look amazing. I never measure anything either, but I seldom come out on the good end of that bad habit. Lucky for you you're better at it. 🙂
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
Debbie I love them and they are perfect for your pub room! i always loved cornices on windows, I think it just gives them a finished look. Great find! Martina
Charm Bracelet Diva
WOW, what a great find! You really do have an eye, Debbie! This would be perfect for my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party going on right now! Hope to see you there!
Just perfect in your pub room.
At The Picket Fence
Debbie! Those are AMAZING!! Seriously gorgeous and definitely a good deal when you consider, like you said, how much it would cost to custom design something like that. Great job friend!
Love the pub and WHAT a great find those were! You're right-she had NO idea what she was selling there…but I'm surprised noone had snatched them up earlier. Maybe they thought she had them priced at $500! xo Diana
Ricki Jill Treleaven
Debbie……*wow*…..the magazine guys are gonna start emailing you again if they have any sense at all!!!
EEK!!! What a fabulous find!!! If you find their history, I'd love to hear it!!
I had 2 cornices in my old house. One in the living room, the window was 9 feet wide, and one in the dining room, only 6 feet wide. Carl used crown moulding and cornice squares and they look awesome! I brought them here, but only 1 will work here. It will go on my sliding glass door in the master bedroom. This weekend, the bedroom gets painted, and the curtains, bedding, cornice and all the other fun things go in/up!! It has been 5 months of mayhem! Only a few rooms aree finished. This being the one I just can't live without!! Horray for both of us!! LOL!!
I will be sending you an email in a sec. expect it!!
sorry so long!
Wendi @ Classic Chic Home
What a gorgeous pub room, Debbie! The tins ceiling is fabulous. You made an incredible find with your cornices!
What a fabulous find for your pub room. They look great! Peggy
The Polka Dot Closet
Oh Debbie, I love them! Of course you know what color I would paint them…Of course then they would never work in the pub room! I haven't had any great find lately!
Oh my gosh Debbie, those are gorgeous! You really lucked out finding those. And they go so well in the pub room. You sure have a great eye!
I have been giving some thought to doing my kitchen ceiling like that…. yours is beautiful!!!! It has helped to persuade me….
I LOVE them and they are perfect there!!!!
Great find. They are perfect for the pub room.
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You have quite an eye, Debbie! They are, of course, perfect…and an excellent buy! The pub is fabulous!
wow! look at that shot of the pub room! way too cool. Those cornice pieces are really wonderful. Good for you for saving them! They needed to be found 🙂
What an awesome find! And this room is beautiful with so many wonderful details! I love to put together a room a piece at a time! ♥ Can I put my drink order in now? ♥
wow what a great find they look like they where made for the windows of the pubthe perfect touch:)
Nice pictures.The interior designs are just great!
Normally I'm not a huge cornice lover but these are fantastic and they are so cool in this room. Great find girl!
What a brilliant find. I have to smile when you write "I knew from eyeing it alone, they would fit. I never measure, my bad, I know…but I have an OK eye sometimes"
because, you want to know something? Me too.
The Garden Bell
You know I adore your bar. Can I come over and belly up… Time got away from me too, just now able to breathe…
Like them? OMG I LOVE them Deb. You lucky girl – what a score! I totally would have arm wrestled you for those. So unique, so one-of-a-kind, SO beautiful!
Green with envy ova hea!!! LOL!
I just found your place through Daniella at Layers of Creativity and I am so glad I did! I love finding a fellow thrifter! We aren't cheap, we are just saavy! I am going to be your newest follower.
Designs By Pinky
That fabulous pub room now has the PERFECT accents!!!1 Great find!!! XO, Pinky
They are fantastic! What a wonderful find. Looks perfect in the room…and I do love the room.
These are awesome. So beautiful with your pub room. Thanks for sharing. Ginger
Good Grief! How did I miss this post! What a spectacular find Debbie! Can't believe the price, and they look wonderful in their new home.
WOW, those are some beautiful cornices…….and $50.00……you almost stole them lol. What a great deal!! There is probably not another room anywhere that they would look so excellent in……take care, VBg
Isn't it fun to know you got a good deal AND they look good in the room? What a great purchase to accent yours and Mike's pub room. 🙂 Sue