Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sconces…Yay or Nay…

Curious as to what you think.

different little buggers

Have been in the family for years

came from Spain.

tried to sell them at a garage sale... 5 clams for the pair

no takers.

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Poor little garage sale rejects.

They were wired ions ago.

Think I will give them a home.

welcome to the island of misfits little sconce friends.

**Hey look...the unfinished big butt made it to Design*Sponge**

42 comments:

vicki archer said...

I most definitely would give them a home...I love them, xv.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Yay I say. They've some charm.

Marjorie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Thank you...I believe I do agree. Now I need to find the perfect place....

for the love of a house said...

I say Yay!!
I think they are very tres cool, and think they would look even cooler in their natural black iron color (I assume they are iron??!)
joan

niartist said...

I'd give them a home, too! See, this is why we need online blogging garage sales!

Deborah said...

I say YAY and I will pay shipping!!! **kisskiss** Deb

Casa Bella said...

They have tons of character. What a treasure!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

very different....definitely a keeper!

Tara Dillard said...

Yes, keepers.

I designed sconces onto a deck and front porch this afternoon.

A pair, fabulous, are in my garage. They are a tad more fabulous than my abode. Can't figure out where to put them.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Farmgirl Paints said...

Your big butt chair looked right at home over there:)

Karen Deborah said...

very nice can't wait to see where you put them and what all else you come up with! I'm beginning to think you are a bottomless pit of creativity.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I like em. Can't believe they didn't sell.....

Toni (aka Sparky) said...

I say "yay"---they are close cousins to a sconce I passed by three times in a consignment shop, thinking it was u-g-l-y! However, the third time I visited the store and it was still there---I saw it in a completely different way and HAD to have it. I had custom Italian-style half shades made for it and installed it in my guest room. I vote for keeping the finish!~Sparky http://sparky-youngbloodstudios.blogspot.com/

Acanthus and Acorn said...

YAY! The remind me of something you would find in New Orleans.

Jane said...

Definitely, YAY! Their interesting...so much potential.
Jane

becky at abbeystyle said...

Yeah, yay, way cool!

Ivy Lane said...

YAY!

2 Stews said...

I love them, all the way to their pointed little bottoms ;-)

They are a yay!

Diane

Tonia Hobbs said...

I think a bunch of crazies came to your sale! I would have paid that for them. They are lovely. Find them a nice place to call home. I know you will!

Stephanie said...

I bet they will be so happy here...

AND

How very cool that your big butted..beautiful chair! is being highlighted!!

Joyce said...

I like the sconces! Congrats on Bertha Big Butt! xo

De Novo Concepts said...

Yep….I’d give them a home also!
Love unusual things. Nice buy.

Cote de Texas said...

yes - love them!

simpledaisy said...

I would paint them & then give them a home:)

Julienne said...

Had I been at your garage sale they would not have stayed behind!!!!

somepinkflowers said...

ha!

i just bought
a pair of ~~lonely misfit sconces~~
at Goodwill yesterday.

{{ go figure! }}

:-)

i am spray painting mine
a yummy spring green.

had to hunt and hunt
to find the right color, BTW.

PS--how lovely
that Milo
has settled in with you...

that happy little fellow
sure does
get around.

Eloise said...

I like those sconces, even more so because they have an interesting family history!

When I first read the title of your post, I thought it said "scones.. yay or nay," and I thought, "Scones?! I love scones!" LOL

Have a good weekend!

Centsational Girl said...

Yes, they are unique and that alone is charming - give them a home ! Psssst - spotted your gorgeous chair on DS - yay ! How exciting ! Happy weekend friend !

Lamp Tramp said...

They are beautiful and unique! I loved your BIG BUTT CHAIR & MILO post, made me laugh! The chair is gorgeous! I linked to you in a recent post. I now have my own BIG BUTT CHAIR! Thanks for the inspration.
Lamp Tramp

Screaming Meme said...

Yay! I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to Screaming Meme...I am having a giveaway, come take a look! Meme

Beadboard UpCountry said...

I think they are very Old New Orleans looking...... Keep emmm!!!
Maryanne:)

ain't for city gals said...

Always amazes me you can't get anyone to pay $5.00 for something great at a yard sale but people would pay WAY more than that at an upscale shop...for the same thing....

My Notting Hill said...

Can't believe no one would buy them for $5. But that's good news for you - I'm sure they'll look great in your home.

Pat@BPM said...

Yes, give them a home, Linda!

Congratulations on the feature!

lakeviewer said...

Ah, the rejected, the unwanted always have a story to tell...

I came in from Abbey's blog. Pleased to be in warm waters.

Love Where You Live said...

I love 'em. Second post I've read today where someone has gotten a treasure for less. I need to get crackin'. So, my vote is keep and cherish. =s

Fabulously french said...

I adore them, they are fab!

Leeann x

Helen said...

They rank right up there as really unique and really lovely. If you had not given them a home ~ I would have for sure!

SeaWorthy said...

I could totally sell those in my Seaworthy.
Girl, The CRAB. The BEER..THE HEADACHE!!

we came, we saw, we over indulged..in the most fun we have had in a long time!
Happy Sunday, and congrats on bigbut making design sponge.
Your such a frickin hotshot.

Cher' Shots said...

If you can't find use for them inside your home, try outdoors! Very cool with lots of character. A definate keep or if you want to gift them my address is .... lol.

Style Odyssey said...

I love those! Definitely a "yay".

Thanks for leaving the sweetest comment on Style Odyssey! You asked where I'm moving...Charleston, SC! Mr. "Odyssey" and I are very excited. We'll be back in the islands some in winter. Might be the best of both worlds, wouldn't that be splendid!

Kathysue said...

Love the sconces, they have so much character. I am loving your blog! Kathysue

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