Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Humble Hanger


I was so excited when I came across these Italian gold gilt wooden hangers the other day while out shopping and lunching with a good friend.

 We had just grabbed a cup of coffee and with a few minutes to spare before our meter ran out, we ducked into a nearby thrift store for a quick look.

 I had never seen hangers like these before which is surprising for a long time treasure hunter like myself!

I imagined them hanging in a fancy coat closet off a ballroom in a grand mansion in San Francisco.

 Then I remembered, that I had a beautiful coat closet of my own!

What if I emptied it of all the coats and accompanying paraphernalia and hung these beautiful hangers that would be luxury!

 It could look like this when I opened the door and asked our guests if I could take their coat.

 It would be so civilized to actually have the room to elegantly accommodate their things.

But really...

 how practical would that be,

 in this day and age when we all have way too much and storage is at such a premium?
(I was too ashamed to show you the pile of coats and boots I had to take out of the closet in order to take these photos)

One can dream can't they?

 New treasure just listed at 


Beach House Living said...

Those are quite a find. I actually thought for a moment your closet was that empty!

Olive said...

I am going to say it...those hangers are downright sexy.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow.. don't know what is more lovely.. the coat hangers or your closet...
I've got ideas now for my trillions of wooden coathangers.. thanks..

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

Hamptontoes said...

Those hangers are stunning! Is that even possible? Love them! Wow, they need to be seen...they are that gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with them. And, really...that's your coat closet...devine!

The Green Pea said...

Wow! now those hangers are a great find. You did well. sandi

Unknown said...

Those hangers are AMAZING!!! Love that first shot. Looks like it belongs on The Coveteur!!!

I say dump the coats and keep the hangers! :)
xoxo Elizabeth

designchic said...

I am obsessed with your fabulous find. You absolutely MUST keep them in your entrance foyer closet...made for you!!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

There's a bit of posh!

Karena said...

Therese have I ever seen these photos of your home before, what a delight!!

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Mélanie A. said...

What a beautiful find . These hangers are so chic and glamour

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful find!! These are amazing! 'Hang on" to them!


Acquired Objects said...

Those hangers are beautiful but I'm still trying to get over the fact you have grasscloth in your closet. That's gorgeous!!

The enchanted home said...

I have serious closet envy right now! First those hangers are to die for...spectacular! And then your closet......WOW. Only word that comes to mind...and spectacular, fit for the hangers.


Gorgeous! Feel free to send them to me - I'll throw everything out of my coat closet for those. ;)

The Plush Pad/The Adorned Life said...

WOW. I love them! (& you're closet!) What a find :)

Unknown said...

Your closet is fabulous! Those hangers have found their home.

for the love of a house said...

those hangers are beautiful, and LOVE the interior of your entry closet!