Saturday, August 6, 2011

Would You Buy It?

I saw Bargain Hunter Treasure Seeker's post today where she linked to Junker Newbie for "Would You Buy It Wednesday".


I know I'm a few days late, but thought I'd share this unusual treasure that I found yesterday. It's 3 feet square and is metal with a wood slat back. It's a metal floor pad for a wood or coal burning stove, made back when those stoves were commonplace. Look at the beautiful design on it! How different things were a hundred (or even 50) years ago -- that they took such care to create something beautiful for a stove to sit on and cover up!

I think it's one of the most unusual and interesting things I've found. I can see it hung on a big wall or over a stairway as industrial art -- maybe in a house with a cathedral ceiling (probably not my 1960s ranch).

What about you? Would you have bought it or would you have passed it by? What would you do with it?

3 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I too love things that recall older days. I think it is beautifully detailed. Great score!!

Vonlipi said...

This is beautiful! I would've probably bought it as well.

It will look great on a wall!

Rebecca Clayton said...

Wow--I hunted for something like that for years--to go under our wood stove, of course. In the old house, we used a modern, flimsy, ugly, hard-to-clean floor protector. I didn't want to bring it to the new house, so I built one out of fire-proof concrete sheeting and ceramic tiles.

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