Sunday, April 13, 2014

What in the World Is It? and a Missing Link


First, SORRY about the missing link...to the Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party...I feel like such a ditz...even though my blonde hair is from a box.

I thought I was doing ok getting it done late, but I forgot one of the most important parts...the link to the party. 

Instead of doing it at this late date, I'm skipping this week until Wednesday night, and we'll have a redo of #14. That gives you a whole week to find new stuff, make it beautiful and finish whatever else you might be working on!


Now, I'm calling on all my wise friends out there who know antique stuff much better than I do - like Linda and Donna, who identified a piece of Italian Tole I found at a thrift store without even being asked. 

If you have any clues about the piece photographed in this post, I'd love to know! I found it at the same thrift store where I found the Italian Tole. 


My limited knowledge base has guessed about it...but I may not be on target. Here's what I think:

It is an art nouveau inspired candlestick. 


It appears to be old, but it might be a reproduction. 


It is not a mass-produced piece. It is cast of brass or bronze, probably in two or three parts, and joined together.


I have not found any marks on it. I only found one of them (for .27c) which Hannah did not think was cool. I bought it anyway.

So, tell me, any ideas? I love a mystery - especially one with a happy ending. Is it worth more than .27c?

Word for the Day:
1 Corinthians 15:50-52

50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Possibly Linking With:
Sunday
Sunday Show-off Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sundays at Home
Monday
Mod Mix Monday
Revival Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Tuesday
Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Scoop
Inspire Me Tuesday
Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
Wednesday
Blissfully White Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Show Me What Ya Got
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Penny Pinching Party
Thursday
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Friday Redoux Link Party
Frugal Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Fabulously Creative Friday
Saturday
Party Junk
Get Schooled Saturday
Show and Tell Saturday






6 comments:

Consider It All Joy said...

HA...That's funny Revi...I'm glad you forgot the link because honestly I thought I was just to ditzy to find it!! No luck with me knowing what your item is but I hope you find out! Blessings, Cindy

Audrey said...

Love this piece Revi. Is it extremely heavy for the size? Looks bronze to me but should be heavy if so. So unusual ... surprised it is not signed. Hope someone can identify it.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

must love junk said...

Revi, your piece looks very interesting! Hope you can solve the mystery! :)
Susan

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

No idea at all! I know you'll do something great with it.

Audrey said...

Hi Revi ... more info. I suspected it was a vase that had a glass insert, so contacted a friend who know a heck of a lot more than I do.
She says...This pretty piece is an Art Nouveau style vase. Form is a lily/daffodil,flower anyway.Art Nouveau liked the Spring flowers and they were used a lot in designs of that period. It is missing the glass insert that would have held the flowers.The missing glass is quite common for the age. Originally, I am sure there was a pair. Guessing the size...7-8 inches. Very nice for a Thrift.

Hope this helps you and your readers.Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

absolutely have no idea. But a candlestick might be right