Monday, September 21, 2009

Hmm - Any Opinions?

So ... I found this wall hanging today. Brass, floral, deeply embossed, well-loved. Now, I have to tell you that I planned to cut it up like my ceiling tin (and I still might!), but I wanted to see some other opinions. By searching online, it appears that yes, this is definitely vintage, maybe as early as the 1950s based on some other items. None of the other ones are floral, though. But they still seem to be a tough sell on ebay. (Only found 2 on etsy).


It has some condition issues, there are areas of black, peely (paint?), and and two worn spots with a green color showing through (like copper does). Can that be fixed? It doesn't seem like it would be wanted in this condition.

So, I could (1) attempt to sell as is (2) paint it and "cottage" it up a bit (3) cut it up and make a heart garland as originally planned (4) keep it a mystery and not tell anyone!

I would love to hear your opinion/advice!

6 comments:

BailiwickDesigns said...

hmmmm... I rather like it as is, maybe painted in a cottagey sort of way, or with a faux green patina. But it would also make a fabulous garland. I'm really no help at all, am I? ::Jill

Lenore said...

I think you ought to keep it a mystery and let us see it when you are finished.

Cottage In The Sun said...

Forgot to add that it is "Lombard Co, England" and is 11" diameter. Lenore, I wish I could try all of my options and then decide after I'm done! :)

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous piece! I sure love your style; I'm going to check out your shop :)Thanks for stopping by Fairy Tale Cottage. I am glad your kitty likes chenille, too. It's great to see how our man-cats are in touch with their sensitive side.

Pink Quartz Minerals said...

I like it as is! But I'm sure anything you do with it will be fab!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

I like it as is, and think it would be wonderful cut up into painted hearts. I want one.