Monday, February 7, 2011

"Architectural Salvaged" Pieces finding their way to Retail

I am sure by now, if you are on the subscription list, that you have gotten your Pottery Barn catalog. You know I love thumbing through, getting ideas. This month I saw several that I already have by way of thrifting. And mine came with almost free or free price tag!

Here is the PB versions:

Architectural Wood Pillar Holders-Incorporating the capitals and bases of classical columns $29.00 – $99.00  MIne.




Architectural Relic- Hand carved to resemble a corner bracket that braced the facade of a turn-of-the-century building, this relic brings a stately, architectural element to interior walls, with a distressed finish and whitewash to keep the look authentic. $99.00


Pressed Tin Mirror-Intricately detailed pressed-tin tiles once lined the ceilings of countless residences across America in the mid-nineteenth century. Our mirror pays homage to that architectural tradition with embossed metal sheets pressed onto thick wood. $299.00 .Mine.


Architectural Fragment Wall Art, Set of 2 $299.00 These decorative architectural fragments were created to look like pieces of an ornately carved storefront rescued from a 150-year-old building. Mine.Mine.


Architectural Salvage Lamp Bases-After spotting a collection of antique balusters and finials at an architectural salvage shop, our designer created a new lighting collection with unparalleled character. Crafted by hand and then distressed one at a time, each lamp has all the stylish presence you’d expect from something originally designed to bring a creative flourish to the interior of a grand home. $100.00 – $200.00.

I cannot wait to show you my finished version! Stay tuned for Thrifty Thursday this week......



PB Prop Collection - 5' Rustic Ladder $179.00 Decorated with natural objects, festive garlands and hints of seasonal sparkle, our rustic ladder makes a dramatically warm statement during the holidays.


Mine was a free roadside find....in someone's trash pile!

SO look around, you can find these items at salvage places...or  around your home...
...or someone else's trash ;0 !!!!

8 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looking forward to what will be your amazing thrift version. You always inspire Leigh.

Pat said...

Aha, Leigh...those caught my eye too. I am trying to figure a way to have at least one pillar holder, if I can find what I am looking for. I love the lamps, too.

I found a coffee table in the clearance room of the furniture store when we were looking for a sofa and chair. Then found the perfect vignette I want to copy, for the table, in that same PB catalog.
I jokingly said the furn. store should have a sidewalk sale, because I needed a few things. Our regular "helper" told me about the room where I found some nifty stuff clearanced. I love shopping locally...not only good for our little town's economy, but ours as well!:-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job getting the same look. It amazes me the prices at PB - not in my budget. :)
Have a great week.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the look. Finding the pieces is always so hard. Can't wait to see what all you find. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Love the inspiration!

You have the BEST music on your blog...Love to visit, not only because I enjoy your posts, but I truly enjoy listening. I've got to get my blog duded up...
Jane (artfully graced)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pottery Barn is fun to look at...I love seeing how you brought them home!

Mari said...

I enjoyed your takes on the PB things! You did good!

chelsea said...

I always find fab architectural pieces at estate sales - thought your readers might appreciate a link to my website, estatesales.org, which finds all the estate sales going on in their areas. cheers!