Monday, September 6, 2010

A treasure finds the perfect spot



Sometimes treasures collect you... 

 
Last month at The Alameda Pointe Antiques & Collectibles Fair, this one wouldn't let me leave without it.  I felt very guilty because it was more than I could afford but as hard as I tried I just couldn't walk away!  The worst part was I had no idea where I would put it and knew I didn't need it.  My friend patiently waited while I did my best to negotiate the price down and then fronted me the cash as I promised her I would never buy another boat again!


Well, last week, it found it's home.


The perfect spot.


The guilt is gone

(My two loves, coastal & chinoiserie)

 
and I'm wondering how I ever lived without it!

32 comments:

cityfarmer said...

ahhh .... something about those cloth sails ...and the smell of the salt water

I must go down to the sea again ...

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Your ship looks amazing in that corner. The bottle with coral top is a nice accent too.

I am bummed I missed you yesterday... wasn't is packed with folks?

xo,
cristin

La Petite Gallery said...

You certainly have a good eye. That is such a wonderful look. The coral is just perfect.


yvonne

Renee Finberg said...

the tiny desk is darling.
i love the look.
x

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

The color of the box made it irresistible. I think its so beautiful. I can see why you couldn't leave it there.

Tricia Rose said...

That is the perfect boat Terri, far better than anything else I have seen-
who can improve on perfection?

xx

Kerry said...

That's so lovely. When you see something so unique it's a crime to leave it behind:)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terri,

What a perfect little corner and love the look of the boat and your fabulous desk and chair.

Happy week
Carolyn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH Therese!
I love it!! and wish it were mine!! The colours are perfect in that corner!

Hope your weekend was fab!! xxx Julie

Beach House Living said...

Wow that is quite a piece. It's a great spot.
How does one keep the dust off?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Terri, it's perfect for that little nook. It adds just the right dash of colour and the distressed look of the boat keeps a slice of tradition in there, too. Perfecto!

It's me said...

O wowwwwwww...............i love it !! nice that boat in the blue box.......lovely.....happy day darling........love Ria......

Kat said...

It's perfect in that spot. The turquoise is amazing against the wall color. So glad you listened to the siren song, it knew where it needed to be! Kat

The Zhush said...

That's amazing! It's like the blue in that sweet little jar was just waiting for its dream boat to come along! Love!!!

Hamptontoes said...

Love that you say the guilt is gone! Isn't it funny how we rationalize everything "we can't live without!" Enjoy your ship!

Everton Terrace said...

A true treasure. I have walked away from so many items and felt the regret later - like hearing the story of the fish - boat - that DIDN'T get away. It's adorable.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It's so perfect! There's a quote floating in my mind that goes something like this..., good design is when you can't imagine it any other way! What a wonderful nook..., and it proves another point..., if it really feels right, it is right, no matter what your rational mind says.

Artist Pamela Hunt Lee said...

The blue color of the box against that wall is fab ulous!

Kathysue said...

Terri, Love, love your new treasure and it is perfect for that spot. Love the pop of turqouise. You had to have it, you know you have to bring home treasures that talk to you, Kathysue

Kathysue said...

Terri, No word verification needed my comment posted immediately!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow! The perfect piece in the perfect spot! Love your new find! When something speaks to us it's impossible to walk away and it should not be left behind. Amazing treasure. Love it!

lisa golightly said...

That is the sweetest thing E V E R ! Sorry I missed you Sun.

Everything Coastal said...

So glad you brought home a treasure! Had a great time meeting, so sorry that we got mixed up about the donut place. Would love to get together after I get back from Seattle

Caron

Rachel Joins the Fray said...

That is really fabulous.

J.W. said...

Do the light bulbs light up?

pretty pink tulips said...

It looks perfect right there. The ship has come home!
xoxo Elizabeth

Burlap Luxe said...

Therese, Oooooh! my!!
So glad that piece found you I too would have snag it right up. I would have then tried to remove some blue for my tone of decor and left some blue on it like the buffet in my kitchen with tha driftwood tone to the box, not distrubing anything else about its age.

For where you have it displayed it takes on a look of its own and it leaves me breathless.
I am really in wow of what you find, mixing that whole european feel to your villa home, like the ocean sides of France!

You have a piece to truly love, of course you do its in your home and anything that makes it into your home is worth loving!
xoxo
Dore

vignette design said...

I absolutely love your ship Terri! The turquoise looks fabulous on your wall too. Perfect place! Did you have fun at Alameda on Sunday? Any new treasures? I was out of town, so missed it - Darn! Sometime, I would love to go with you. What fun that would be!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

It's perfect, so incredibly perfect! xx

Lumo said...

You would have regretted more if you had walked away without it... enjoy your treasure.

This reminds me a bit of my ship in bottle. I fortunately had it for free years ago, I took care and trained a racing horse, it took part in races in Hamburg, Germany. Ship in the bottle was a gift from Hamburg horse racing organization for all the trainers. It makes a great memory of my years working with horses.

LRS4AMANDA said...

Beautiful!

Cashon&Co said...

wow. that IS the perfect home. it looks so good with the wall colour and the black of the table. and the mix of casual and elegance is perfect. just like you!