Monday, January 18, 2010

A long strange trip

It's a new year and we are excited to have some new items in the store. Two of our newest pieces have finally arrived this week from Austin.

Laura's passion for shopping can lead her to places near and far. Last year, on a trip to see her son in Austin, Texas, she stopped by UNCOMMON OBJECTS. She is always on the hunt for great architectural pieces and she had good luck that day. She quickly snapped up a wonderful piece of architectural salvage and a iron candlelabra from an old mission church. Ecstatic over finding these items and some other smaller pieces, she was looking forward to showcasing them in The Bleu Willow.

Just one small hitch, Laura couldn't take them on the plane and it was going to be costly to ship them to Connecticut. . . so Laura's son had to house them for a while. After doing some research, she found out that they could be sent via bus. It is a great option for shipping large and unwieldy objects. So FINALLY, they are home... at least until someone decides that they are perfect and want to take them to their own home.

This would be great used as a window cornice or simply displayed as an unusual piece of architectural artwork.

A fabulously versatile candlelabra. Who could resist this great find... even if it did take months to get it back to Connecticut via bus.