Don’t you love it when you discover something again that you already have?
Well, here’s my new “old” discovery. My antique Victorian wrought iron violet or posey stand! I was cleaning out some things in the pool house, and there she was!
Isn’t it the coolest outdoor decoration? A sweet friend of mine gave it to me many years ago when I admired the one she had on the deck of her lake home. She said, “Dear, I have another one similar to it in one of the storage sheds with my other antiques and you can have it if you want it.” Of course, I tried to remain calm and said, “Well, I’m sure I could use it if you don’t want it anymore.” Needless to say, we hauled this baby all the way home.
It has 9 removable swing arms and was pretty rusty and crusty when I got it. I gave it a fresh coat of white years ago.
The Victorians used this as a holder for small potted African violets. I think it makes a great votive holder. I’ve had a tabletop version of this, too that I recently sold.
Below are two photos from Paris Couture Antiques. It is for sale on Ebay right now.
Doesn’t she have this styled beautifully? I tried to find other examples in photos, but they are so hard to find.
I decided to try mine in the loggia.
It looked pretty lit up at night!
I let a family member borrow it years ago to use in a beautiful outdoor evening wedding. I just love, love, love garden antiques.
I’ll leave you with a few more photos taken at dusk.
I promise I’ll start blogging about something else besides the outdoors! (Well, maybe not until after
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