Architectural pieces and cloches two of my favorite things.

January 4th, 2010 in member junk     
alicemom alicemom, member
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After seeing all the cloches on this site.........I am addicted.
Another view .

After seeing all the good architectural pieces i decided to show our marriage of flooring, corbals, & door knobs. This shelf is just so great 'cause it is wide. We were driving through Iowa & found an abandoned fabulous house. We found the farmer that owned & it was going to be used as a burning house to train firemen. Boy did it make us sick! First time in our married life my husband had only his swiss army knife. Our van was packed to the gills. We did get some of the slate roof and have already used it. I'll post some more pictures later from the "burn house" projects.


Pattern or design used: My own design - alice
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, eclectic, , whimsical, family room, living room, porch, bathroom, shelf, sunroom, great room, historical

Comments (25)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: WOW! I adore that shelf!! It's fabulous!!!
Michelle Posted: 12:12 am on March 4th
OnEaglesWings writes: Alice....oh, I just love this shelf. Nothing better for me than white chippy paint. If you ever get tired of surely would look great in my home! I also love your collection of cloches....great post.

Susie Posted: 7:28 am on January 31st
54girl writes: Love this shelf!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the fact that it is a wide shelf too. Great job!! Mary Posted: 4:59 pm on January 8th
georgiamoon writes: FAB-U-LOUS!!!! I love this shelf and the story that goes with it. What a great must have been smiling the whole way home!This is a fantastic post and it certainly deserved another look! Love it , Georgia Posted: 12:47 pm on January 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Alice, I would have run into the house AFTER they started to burn it just to rescue all those great architectural pieces. Your shelf is spectacular!

Jim Posted: 9:44 pm on January 5th
shabbychick writes: OK...where was I in August, Alice?? I missed this AND your smiling face! :)

How cool that you were able to save some beautiful architecture - and put it to such good use. Architectural stuff is the best, and cloches...2nd best! Great display my friend!!

I want to "ditto" comments made by're inspiring in your posts - and comments to others, and it IS a happy thing to come here and see your smiling face! Keep on junking (and be sure to keep your hubby and his pocket knife close by - y'all make a great team!!).

Hugs, Kathy Posted: 9:23 am on January 5th
artteachergirl writes: I'll be sending you my address so you can pass this on to me:-)I love it! I saved some old molding from some windows we replaced. It has a groove in it, so I see it as a plate shelf. I have some corbels too. My plans we already to make a really long shelf on my kitchen...yours would go a long nicely with it...just kidding, but yours does inspire me. Posted: 10:08 pm on January 4th
Prior writes: Your hubby must have been a boy scout, he done good with that little ole knife. LOVE it... Lezlee Posted: 6:37 pm on January 4th
BijouBytheBay writes: Architectural pieces are my absolute Favorite and what a Beautiful display you have! How wonderful it was that you were able to save such fabulous treasures. You are an inspiration Alice ~ Susan Posted: 12:47 pm on January 4th
oldnews writes: SO, SO true Jenny! Alice, I love seeing your smiling face and hearing your words of encouragement! You are wonderful, and so deserve to be one of the best of 2009! Each time I read this post, I have to laugh at the mental picture of you both trying to dismantle a farm house with a pocket knife!! Congrats on a job well done! Marie Posted: 9:39 am on January 4th
SnowmanHill writes: The shelf is so awesome, great find. You have so many cloches, I love them.

dana Posted: 9:30 am on January 4th
alicemom writes: Oh wow Jenny,
What wonderful way to wake up and see me! Thank you for making me feel special. ( I will try not to get to gooshey).
I really do enjoy this site. I am honored that you chose me.
Smiles, alice Posted: 9:24 am on January 4th
writes: Alice,
I have to say that this is my favorite of your posts for 2009. The wonderful old architectural pieces & wood paired with your new found love of cloches and then a vintage globe added for good measure… perfection!

I also wanted to tell you that I really appreciate how you interact & give back to the Junk Market Style community. You really take the time to comment & acknowledge other member’s posts. You’ve left 100’s of comments over the year(s) and your kudos and “smiles, alice” are SO appreciated by us all.

Keep ‘em coming sister! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2010.

Your junking pal,

Jenny K
Posted: 12:22 am on December 20th
DreaminBoutJunk writes: Very nice! Love it! I would love to know what you did with the slate roof. I see you are from Canton, Tx. That is my home state and have family there in Canton. Absolutely love First Monday and wish we had one even half that size here in FL.
Posted: 3:25 pm on August 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This is wonderful! Posted: 5:44 pm on August 21st
RustyDiva writes: Awesome save Alice! Makes me woozie to think such treasures were going to be burned. Love it all. Posted: 12:15 pm on August 11th
suewhitney writes: This shelf is absolutely stunning! Great job Alice. I love the shelf itself, but also love the way you have done it up. The cloches, the globe, the books, and everything else look perfect on your salvaged shelf. You go girl!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:17 am on August 8th
fellowjunker writes: This shelf is gorgeous Alice.....and I, too, love cloches!!! What a story that is about your fire house find!! Can't wait to see more of your salvaged pieces.
xojanis Posted: 1:13 pm on August 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wonderful save on the wood and corbels! The shelf looks beautiful!

I'm quite envious of your "big boy" cloches too. Nice!
Candy Posted: 8:33 am on August 7th
CottageElements writes: Alice, you know how I love cloches and architectural finds. What a great combination! Great patina on the shelf and a great find!

Lani Posted: 11:32 pm on August 6th
oldnews writes: Talk about being in the right place at the right time!! Good for you for saving all that incredible stuff!! Marie Posted: 10:36 pm on August 6th
junkermidge writes: Oh, I love the shelf. Good for you for salvaging beautiful pieces from that house. Can't wait to see more.
Midge Posted: 10:00 pm on August 6th
chippingcharm writes: Sounds like a junkers dream! I love that these beautiful treasures will live on in your home...great save! Love your cloches too! I guess I love it all :) Laurel Posted: 9:24 pm on August 6th
monakent writes: I ADORE the shelf and it's gorgeous patterns!!! You are lucky indeed to have found this house and even more lucky, the owner was willing to allow you to take whatever you wanted. WOW!!! Can't wait to see the other goodies you have. Lucky, lucky YOU!!! gailmarie Posted: 8:05 pm on August 6th
smiller0529 writes: Beautiful, I love all the cloches; great job! Posted: 6:59 pm on August 6th
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