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Thursday, January 30, 2014

French Sign



  With plaster over metal and at about five feet in length this French sign is almost more than I could handle. I wrangled it into my Mini Cooper anyway. It just fit.


My intention was to sell it until we hung it on the fireplace. 
Game Over. Keeping it I am.
Amour Fait Beaucoup translates to love is much.




I did not aim for all that gilt in our living room. 
I  thrifted my way there. 

With our country braided rug and slip covered beach furniture it is an eclectic look. 
The whole room is not pictured because the fireplace is lit.  
All the hearth items are scattered about. 
It is still cold here and the snow has not melted.


The plaster has some damage but I don't mind.
 I have no idea of the age of this variation on the French coat of arms.  

Where did I find it?
At one of my favorite antique/junk stores.
 It was laying on a twin bed.
 Buried a bit and challenging to see. 
That gilt winked at me.

Linking@Be Inspired

happy hunting
Olive






33 comments:

  1. Of course you had to have it, and of course you had to keep it...we understand! Beautiful!

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  2. What a fun find for your fireplace Olive! There is also much to love about it :)

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  3. LOVE it! I don't blame you for keeping it. I would have kept it too. It looks fabulous over your fireplace. Hope your snow/ice is melting.

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  4. Looks very impressive. It's surprising what you can get into a Mini. I bought an armchair at a sale once. I managed to load it into the back of my then Mini, but it was a right game of soldiers trying to get it out again

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  5. Of course you had to keep that beauty Olive!... you know how flirty we French are... and one wink is all is takes!... it looks stunning in there!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. It is lovely - would be interesting to know where it came from and its history.

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  7. I LOVE IT!! It looks beautiful hanging on the stone fireplace!

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  8. I love your new French sign. I too would love to know more about it.

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  9. I do like it, but I fear for the stag it displaced.

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  10. Olive is a wonderful photographer, but I am lucky enough to be one who has had the pleasure to see this in person. It is a true thing of beauty. The fireplace wall is huge to give you scale. The colors are vibrant and lovely. A treasure to keep.

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  11. It's lovely and I'm so glad you decided not to part with it. It's the perfect compliment to your growing gilt collection!

    xo Kat

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  12. Fabulous find, Olive! And it looks perfect over your fireplace. Definitely a keeper!
    Mary Alice

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  13. What a beauty!! Must keep, indeed. And I like the message. XOXO

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  14. Now that was a fun find . . . Just pretty darn PERFECT!

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  15. Well, it picked a perfect person to "wink at"!!! It is lovely in your home!
    Blessings,
    J

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  16. What an interesting piece! Stay warm and snug - I hope the snow melts soon for you :-)

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  17. Oui, Oui! I love it! It's absolutely perfect for over your fireplace. Just from what you showed of your living room, I can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  18. This is such a great piece Olive and WOW...does it ever look great over your beautiful fireplace! I love that you thrifted your way to all the gilt!
    It's crazy about the weather you have been getting. I hope you are sleeping in your own bed and not some hospital storeroom these days :)))))
    sending hugs...

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  19. That is SO COOL. I definitely would have kept it too! Looks great on your fireplace. :-)

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  20. It's marvelous! Look at the beautiful details and wonderful patina! It's perfect right where it is! I know you're going to be glad you found it.....and kept it! Sweet hugs!

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  21. That's such a great piece! I love it hung above your fireplace. It really makes a statement.

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  22. whoa baby, that's one BIG statement, love me a bunch of gilt!

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  23. Hey Miss Olive; I Amour, Amour, Amour your piece!!!! If you can imagine, I do believe that it was once part of a much larger piece that was broken apart.
    I have seen something very similar, on my last trip to Paris......at my Favorite Flea Market. It had been broken apart into smaller pieces for a Tourist or local to use at home.
    I have also seen a similar Coat of Arms which is much larger, in a Home which was being completely redone out in the countryside of France, and I have seen one, which was massive and took up one complete wall at my Favorite Bakery, in Paris. You definitely have something Rare, worth a good bit of $$$$, and a Stunning addition to your Beautiful Home.

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  24. Love this much and while we're at it...carpe diem and que sera sera!
    Deb

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  25. OHHHHHH!! Love that piece and am so glad you decided to keep it. It looks fabulous over your fireplace. Great find!

    Judy

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  26. Olive, I love your new sign. It looks fine hanging there. I like the way you decorate..a bit at a time. Makes it more special. Hope you are doing well and surviving this Winter. xoxo,Susie

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  27. What a fun find! Of course you are going to keep it!

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  28. I love it! What a great find! I don't blame you for keeping it; it looks great on your fireplace.

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  29. One to sell, one for me seems to be my thrifting these days! I would have kept that sign too although I have no wear to hang it! Love it! Visiting from Be Inspired

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  30. The find of the century! I am absolutely green with envy. :)

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive