Tuesday, April 7, 2009

To embellish or not to embellish... Now there's a question!

I found some really neat things recently that I absolutely adore.



Like these amazing bottles I purchased on eBay. One day I decided that I needed more aqua colored items in my shabby pink office (my new fav color). Thus, I went searching on eBay and this is what I found and won! They are old... anywhere from the Civil War era to the late 1800's.



The color is Divine!


The shapes are amazing! My husband says to leave them as they are (he is a Civil War buff). But...


Then I recently went to an Estate Sale and found this...





A gorgeous enamelware container... the REAL enamelware... nice and heavy! It looks like the previous owner used it for paint. I fell in love!

So, here's my question. Do I re-purpose or embellish these items? Or do I leave them in their natural and beautiful condition? I have soooooo many ideas for re-purposing. Yet somehow I just don't know! What do you think?

Hugs,
Jacalyn

1 comment:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Good Morning, Love, love, love the bottles and I have to agree with husband.... leave as is. The color is fabulous. Hope you have a fabulous day. ~ :) Lynn

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