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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Corbel for the Den…

When I started the makeover of the den – I started to search for unique & beautiful finds – ones that spoke to me!  One item I really hope to find (someday) is two matching salvaged Corbel’s to use as book ends.  I haven’t had any luck – but when I saw this pretty Corbel  at unExpected Par Tie Etsy Shop – I snatched it up right away.

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I asked about the history of the Corbel & this is what I was told! “Hello, what I do know about your piece is that it came from a Victorian home in Woodstock, Illinois, which is a charming town with an old town square, etc. The movie Groundhog Day was filmed there.”

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It ads just the right amount of chippy white to the den and gives the little nook next to burlaped plant a little extra something that wasn’t there before. 

xoxo, tracie

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8 comments:

Kathy said...

That's very cool! Terrific find - love pieces with a story!
Kathy

Victorian1885 said...

What a great find..can't wait to see your renovation!

NanaDiana said...

What a great find. The first thing I thought of is that it would make a great "brace" for a half-round shelf piece...out of thick wood and shabby-white or a piece of stone of some sort..it would act as a center support then. I am sure you will think of 50 different ways to display it! Hugs-Diana

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have made a wonderful find. Would make a great shelf bracket. ~~Sherry~~

Boho Farm and Home said...

Love theses! I too have been looking for a pair for my family room. Love the chippy white paint!
Thanks for finding my little blog. I am following yours now too! xo Caroline

saltbox treasures said...

I love old corbels! They have such beautiful character.
~ Julie

Suzie said...

beautiful!

Gail said...

No need to find a matching pair of corbels to use as bookends. I use mine off center. I line up the books on one side of a shelf (essentially using the shelf edge as one of the bookends) then use the corbel as the other bookend. I have several in my bookshelves. As you can guess, they are rather large. My shelves aren't large enough to accommodate two.