Thursday, February 18, 2010

Finials

Today I feel like showing off some of my favorite items. I've linked up with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

This is a pair of finials that we purchased in Beirut, Lebanon. The church across the street from our flat was remodelling, it was only 100 years old. These were on the corners of the entry gate. Each one weighs about 100 lbs. We paid 5000 Lebanese Lira for them (about $2.50). I have them in my family room.




Thanks for looking at my show and tell.

18 comments:

Michele said...

Very nice finials! What a fabluous price you got on them, too!!! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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Butterfly Whispers

Debbie said...

Wonderful piece!!~ And I wish I could sew!~ Good for you....

kim said...

Those are great. What a bargain of a lifetime is that?? I love finials, too but mine aren't real like yours.

Kelly Howard said...

Something gorgeous AND a history too! ~ priceless!

chair up said...

It's nice to find a fellow finial fanicier! What is it about them that makes me weak at the kness? I have a small collection but none with the impressive history that these ones have!
Angex

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

They are wonderful! Very nice find for a great price!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a lovely souvenir! So much better then a dorky plastic piece of junk.

Leann said...

Wow, know that a REAL bargain - almost a steal:)I love the shabbiness of them.

Enjoy!
Leann

vignette design said...

I too love finials and yours are even more special considering where they came from The real deal!

Victoria said...

Wow, $2.50 was definitely a good price for those!

Debbie~ said...

Beautiful and such a deal! I looove finials, they add so much character! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Lora said...

Those are beautiful~I love that they have an interesting history.

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

Incredible bargain on a treasure with GREAT history!!

They're beautiful!!

Lori said...

How very pretty.

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Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What a treasure!! I have a brass candelobra my mom bought in Beirut in 1974 made from shell casings that I love. Love those things that mean something!!

Myrna said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments!
I love your 'world traveler' tablescape!! I have a globe similar to yours, and never would have thought to put it in a tablescape..thanks for the idea!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Lucky you to find such a great find. It is always fun to know the history of antique pieces, it makes them more special.

Bill said...

Your finials are beautiful, and what a history they have! I'm glad you shared their story today. I also very much enjoyed your world traveler table (so many interesting pieces!). The passport was the perfect finishing touch!

Bill