Sunday, October 12, 2008

Balm for the soul...



The texture and soul of old artifacts has always been intriguing to me.
I found a great old indonesian carving this weekend.
He was a "fire sale" and I brought him home for
a mere 20 bucks. I haven't found a place for him...but I will.

yes he is odd, and yes... he is tall (3 feet)...and not everyone's gig.

But he will fit in quite beautifully in our

eclectic abode. I am sure


I love the pics below...

Balm for the soul.
Please click on the pic to get an even better sense.









These images all come from the captivating and eclectic portfolio of Bobby McAlpine.

A talented architect/designer.

timeless.


22 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

I want to sit in that last photo and enjoy some lunch and libations! VERY inviting!

Ms. Tee said...

Beautiful! All so calm and inviting. :)

sandra/tx said...

I like old artifacts like that, too. I just can't ever figure out how to make them work in my home. :-/

You found a great deal on a fun guy!

Kat said...

I cant wait to see where your artifact ends up. That last picture made me wish I could step into my PC screen.

Ma'dame French said...

Ohh I like your little man he would fit in nicely here too;) French

Mango Gal said...

I love the statue! The photos are amazing, great ways to use those artifacts!

Stephanie said...

This guy is just perfect, did you drape the beads or did he come to you that way??

Papeles....the paper banners...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Papeles...of course. Thanks Steph. And yes...just draped one of my neclaces around him...allready off.

LOVE that last pic too. Tropical drinks on the house!!

Amber said...

I love your Fire Sale Man!

That photo of the "antique Asian angel" on the wall of the living room. I am betting she is Filipino. I have a similar, but much smaller, carved mermaid on the wall by my front door...she is Filipino and looks like she could be cousins with the angel. I got mine at the Santa Fe Flea Market from two women who run an import business with artisans in the Philippines.

Cool, cool stuff, Linda! Gosh, those seahorses are awesome, too...

sealaura said...

I love the seahorses. They are my new favorite thing.

Liz said...

Ok, those giant seahorses are FANTASTIC! I want some. Maybe I'll learn how to whiddle. (insert snicker here)

Visual Vamp said...

I love your big little guy!
And the photo with the pair of sea horses is pretty tasty too.
xo xo

Ann said...

The porch looks so invitingly good with its nice view and design arrangement. And your find, he'll sure be a conversation piece in your beautiful home.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

One piece can change the soul of an entire room. I love it.

Natalie said...

Beautiful!

I snagged a huge seahorse a few weeks ago on clearance...I should take a pic and post it. Not nearly as gorgeous as those. Not even close.

Thanks for sharing these inspiration filled pics!

katiedid said...

Ahhhh! Beautiful..virtual VayKay!

P.S. I am tagging you! Come on over to see what it's about.

Anonymous said...

Linda, I like your fire sale find and can't wait to see you work your magic!

PAT said...

Linda, the anon. above is Pat@Backporch Musings...

CatHerder said...

OOOH I LOVE the seahorses!

Margaret Cloud said...

I like that Indonesian carving and the sea horses, thank you for sharing those beautiful photos with us. Just stopping by to say Hi and inviting you to come by.

farmhouse wares said...

He's quiet charming. I hope he brings you good luck.

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