Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bronze Fireplace Fender

Welcome to Second Time around Tuesday, hosted by Diane at http://diane1876.blogspot.com/. A picture is definitely worth a thousand words so show us your pictures and join in the fun and then go visit Diane and browse through everyone else's treasures. I am very excited to join in for the very first time. I would like to share with you pictures of our fireplace fender. I think that's what Vanna over at http://lvroftiques.blogspot.com/ told me it is. If you have not visited Vanna's blog, you are missing out so you should go and check out all her pretties. And if you like her style, check out her web shop too at http://delusionsofgrandeurenablerboutiqu.blogspot.com. Lucky for us cause she is running out of room in her house for all these treasures so she is trying to get rid of them. I already reserved something for me, LOL!
Back to the fender, it's a very heavy bronze and I love all the details on it, the medallion, acanthus leaves and the curvy ends. Best of all, we got it for free.
Just look at the details on that carved medallion. Click to enlarge!
I said we got it for free but it's not as simple as that. The seller's uncle who owned the estate and who was a famous antique dealer in town and was only in his 50's, died so suddenly. Most of his antiques and store treasures were auctioned off but they were still selling 2 antebellum houses that he owned downtown. We went to check out his antique store to see if it was empty and were surprised to see that his nephew opened it up again to continue the legacy. We bought a patio set and a pair of Sevres eggs (I'll blog about them someday with dh's other massive egg collection, LOL!) and lamps but he wasn't set up to accept credit cards. I don't know about you but when I am spending money, I want those travel rewards or any rewards I can get for spending, so I use credit cards instead of cash. He told us he would be ready to accept credit cards in 2 weeks and that he would call. Part of the patio set was still in his house and he told us to go there to inspect it. While there, we asked to see the 2 historical antebellum houses and the Rolls Royce that were up for sale. That's where I saw this fireplace fender. It was sitting in front of his fireplace.
I was so attracted to it so I asked if he would sell it to me. He told me he had to ask his mom because he did not know how much to sell it for and that he would call me later.

5 weeks later, he finally called, we settled on the bill and picked up the items that we bought. Then, he said because we have been so patient, he will just give me the fender for free. Whoohoo! That's a magic word for me that makes me REALLY happy!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this 2nd time around treasure. Thanks for coming by and thanks to Diane for hosting this enjoyable moment.






26 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Your patience paid off. This is a beautiful item. Happy 1st Second Time around Tuesday.

KBeau said...

You can't get better than free.

Agree totally about the points for air travel. They do come in handy.

Chandy said...

FREE is such a beautiful word, isn't it? A beautiful word for a beautiful piece. :-D

Southern Lady said...

Hi ...

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday.

Your fireplace fender is absolutely gorgeous! That was very generous of the guy to GIVE it to you.

I hope you have a happy Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Janie

ann said...

Christine,that is GORGEOUS!I love it.So much detail.Oh man,I am just speechless....ann

Helen said...

Christine!!! This is a true treasure, I love it!

Susan said...

That is beautiful!!! You need to take us on a tour of your house. Please?

tardevil said...

That is a beautiful piece! What a great find!

Bo said...

Hi Christine...That is the most gorgeous fireplace fender I've ever seen...not that I've seen alot of them, but I have seen them in auctions before...It would most definitely fetch a hefty price on the market...Congratulations to you for getting it for FREE! ;-) Bo

playsdolls said...

Patience is a virture they say and I guess you proved that.You got a beatuiful Fire place fender.Such a gret find.

Chandy said...

Hi Christine...

Ok, my real first name is Carolyn but there are too many Carolyns in the blog world. My nickname is Candy, but there are many Candy's here, too so I use my mixed name with my hubby "Chandy" for Charlie and Candy. lol. You can call me any of these three and I won't mind at all!

You have a beautiful family!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

What a cool story, Christine, and it really is beautiful!

Justine :o )

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~
Christine your fireplace fender is just stunning!

It looks like a sweet kitty is enjoying it too.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Never mind. LOL!
I see that's rug in front of it...:)

Happy To Be said...

Girl you done hit the MOTHERLODE of fireplace fenders here...how great is this...love it thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

jeanne said...

Christin, I have always wanted a fender for my fireplace. I love the look of them. Your story sure caught my interest. Free is good. Smile!

Hugs...Jeanne

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The fender is gorgeous Christine! I love the story you told about it too!

RobinfromCA said...

The fender is beautiful and your patience was so well rewarded! I love it when something like that all comes together!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I always thought this fp fender was gorgeous, but these pictures really show how beautiful it is! All of that wonderful detail is exquisite. Your "free" treasures just amaze me, and I've got to go shopping with you some time! laurie

marty39 said...

Oh my Christine, what a story, but it did turn out so well and your fender is simply stunning. How nice to see such close up detail, just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Christine this is beautiful - leave it to Vanna to know what it is called- she is certainly a wealth of information!!!

Wow and to get this for free- my that was definately worth the wait!! THank you for sharing your treasure!

blessings
mary

Cindy J. said...

Christine these pictures are gorgeous! That fender is extraordinary, what a shopper! Can't do better than free. Love, cindy

Linda said...

That's a great story about the fireplace fender. What a beauty! Linda

lvroftiques said...

Awww Christine thanks for the shout out! Girl that fender is gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!! And FREE is the best price EVER!!! I'm so green with envy I'm turning into a big fat greeny monster! Lol!! JK! I'm thrilled for ya! I have another little bloggy award for ya, so stop by if you get a chance. Love Vanna

Nicole ~ said...

I have never seen one of those, but I have to say it is very pretty. What is even better was that it was FREE!!! Way to go!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Christine,
That is a beautiful piece...and so unique!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Please forgive me for taking so long to get by to see you!

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