Thursday, January 3, 2013

Finial Frenzy!

Happy 2013 everyone! We have an "Our Modern Mess Year in Review" in the works but I felt that this find warranted an immediate post.

Are you a vintage purist who scoffs at inexpensive (or even very expensive) reproductions of designs from the past? Then stop reading now if you wish to hold on to your respect for us, or continue reading if you wish to judge us. Last year for Christmas we bought a vintage finial from an Etsy seller to top our tree.

Ok, that is a terrible picture, but it is already packed away. You're just going to have to imagine that it is really pretty.

Since then I have been very keen to find even more finials. I wanted to have a nice display like this on a table

or even a crazy mantle display like this

It hasn't happened yet. While there are many nice looking vintage finials to be found on the internet, once you add in shipping they start to get a little pricey. Also, they are often lovely in the pictures but not as bright in person. But, as I was walking through JC Penney today I came across this

A bargain hunter's dream! A whole bunch of Christopher Radko reproduction Shiny Brite finials! The tall, thin ones were $8 and the shorter, fatter ones were $10. I bought 4.

The initial plan was to choose one we liked and return the rest but I just don't know. They're all so pretty! I guess you'll have to check back in with us next Christmas to find out what happened. So hurry my finial-loving friends! Get thee to a JC Penney before I go and buy the rest of them