Ever since I discovered Gabriella Crespi I have not been able to get her off my mind...
After posting about my new crush yesterday I went to one of my favorite haunts with BRASS on the brain.
(My brass shell birds remind me of her)
Ever heard the phrase, "your thoughts have power?"
(Just scored these vintage Italian slingbacks with brass detailing this week!)
Apparently, the title of my post, Channeling Gabriella Crespi, did just that!
When I arrived at my destination I immediately ran into my favorite gal who said, "I haven't seen you for a while, what have you been up to?"
(Love my large brass clam shell with it's serious verdigris patina!)
I hate that question because I seriously can't remember what I've done the previous day... it must be that menopausal brain of mine!
Anyway, I told her that I was obsessed with this fabulous Italian designer by the name of Gabriella Crespi and stopped in to see what I might find that was made of brass.
And then off I went for a look see...
Not twenty steps later did I notice a pair of round brass end tables.
Curious, I pulled them out for a closer look.
(I had just relocated a pair of end tables from my toile den to my living room and have been looking for replacements)
At first I thought they looked cheap and dated but upon closer inspection I noticed they had these cute little hooved feet and were made in Canada.
They also had a nice weight to them and a classic design.
(After I cleaned them up with vinegar and water they looked fabulous!)
Even though they were dirty and grungy, the size was perfect and I liked the price tag of $10 each so decided to give them a try.
Earlier in the week, still channeling Gabriella Crespi, I found an amazing brass floor lamp by Rembrandt which looked incredible in my toile den and further fueled my brass obsession.
(I love the large dramatic brass finial)
But what I saw next literally took my breath away!
(I haven't cleaned them up yet)
I'm still incredulous...
These have to be the closest thing I'll ever get to Gabriella Crespi.
They are so perfect on this dresser in front of the large Henredon mirror!
It sounds crazy but I truly think that I truly channeled Gabriella!!!