Tuesday, February 9, 2010

F is for Finial

F is for finials, AND, I think I have the McLinky thing figured out. SO F can also mean fellowship! I would love for you to join me on this one!

I love me some finials. The very first ones I ever got my mom gave me for Christmas. They are ginormous and I LOVE them! Everyone (well usually men) makes fun of them because they look so - well worn. Actually, they were marked down at a furniture store because a window leaked on them! Mother Nature gave me a little love, cause I think they are fab that way.

The ones I am talking about are the matching ones. They are as long as my arm ( I don't have a tape measure handy so that is a little over 2 feet tall). The smaller one in front I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year.

I am so drawn to finials, I could put them everywhere! I found this at my favorite thrift/antique store and made a few modifications to it:

I Gorilla glued the lid on and then painted it white. I think it still needs a little glazing love, but it is pretty cute.

Here are some red finials that I found at the same store: (I LOVE red, have I told you that??)

Here is a Christmas finial that I got 1/2 price last year:

yeah, blurry picture, I had to crop it. but see the little finial with the elf on top. That's it and it's pretty cute.

And my recent favorite thing (even though I haven't found a home for it yet-this vingette was created on the fly for the sake of a picture) is this little gem:

Actually, it is not even close to little. It is a little over 2 feet tall and yes I found it at the same antique/thrift store for $15. It was one of those moments when I saw it, loved it and knew it must be mine. That is how it works at a thrift/antique store. If you like it, get it. If you are scared, read my fear blog HERE and get over yourself. If you love it, you will probably always be able to find a place for it.

Anywhoo...I loved it, I've told you that right? Then...I got a Ballard Designs catalog last week and look what I also loved:

image from Ballard Designs

It is 29" tall (mine is very close, where is my tape measure?) and the price is $99. WHATUSAY? For real? You should have heard the conversation in my head (okay, maybe it wasn't exactly in my head, I probably said everything out loud, you already know I'm crazy)

Me: Man, I love that! That would look so great on my hearth, table, island...

Other Me: What a minute, didn't I get something like that from Peddler's Mall?

Me: Yeah, I think so.

Other Me: I didn't pay, what is the price? $99, holy cow!

Me: I had no idea how cool I was!

Isn't it fun when you find out you are trendy and didn't even know it!?

Here are a few of the details of my $15 gem:

Now the fun begins...
I'm going to try to give some of you an opportunity to link up and show off some of your stuff.
My main rule is that is has to involve the letter "F." You can stick with the "finial" theme or link up something else. Now I will say, I am pretty flexible about the letter "F" if you can incorporate "F" into your title then I am good with it. Some ideas could be furniture, funny, finished, frenzy, etc. I don't have a button (no clue how to do that) so if you would just add a link and a shout out to me in your post somewhere so others can come see I would be grateful.

I think you all know the official rules:

1) Create a link to your post, not your blog home page.
2) Add a link in your original post back to the party so others can find it.
3) Your project must somehow involve the letter "F"

Let's give it a shot. The link will be open til Sunday night-cause that is when "F" week ends. If it goes well, maybe I can do another one for "G" week! Wanna play?
Well, I am off to play somewhere else...Join me at Tatertots and Jello


  1. I just found a box of finials while cleaning out my workroom. One pair was the ends of an arrow, one pointed and one feather, so cute, I put it on my Valentines mantle !

  2. I think your giant finial is way better than the Ballard Design one! So awesome. I like the vingete you created to take pictures.
    I will try and think of a way to incorporate F to link up some projects (can they be "F"alentine projects?)

  3. Great finial. I am so embarrassed--I keep forgetting to buy the felt I need when in town. My trips to "town" only happen about once a week. But I have it now and will get your coasters in the mail on Monday, oops Tuesday, no mail on Monday. Thanks for your patience:)!

  4. You have some awesome FINIALS...luv the red ones! Hope you are having a FUN weekend:)


  5. Those are all so cool! I love finials too! I just can't resist them. Great job!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!


  6. Just discovered your blog and am loving it! We have a lot in common, like loving finials, toile, and red. All your finials are gorgeous!



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