Thursday, July 26, 2012

CHIMNEY POTS

Do you love chimney pots?

This is our latest purchase 

They will arrive next week..they are from  the 1800s

and will go here, although I have not a clue how they will get up here or by who
822 has 3 working fireplaces and we are adding one in the master and one outdoor

The other chimney not seen here is the same for two fireplaces
I would like to have 3 different chimney pots here
again, the roof is so steep it's scary to think of someone hauling these 60 pound things up something and placing them there

birds!

Fiddler on the Roof-ish

I like them all different and that moss is perfect
no moss here--way too dry

 wonderful examples (via google)
I think it could be one of the most charming things we could add to the house
I've never seen them around here and feel sure that they are taken quite for granted in Europe

It also makes me wonder how they will hold up in our Panhandle wind which can be so strong at times
one of those purchases( like the fabric)
that I made before I thought

the description that had me at Chimney

Two, nearly matching, Antique Chimney Clay Pots bought at an exclusive Estate Sale in England from a 1800s Chateau. These antiquities are the most desired the Crown Style. The pots have a distinguished variations in tones of a brown hue shades and are very pronounced in the natural light.
It is hard to imagine the hands of the maker ever knowing they would cross the Atlantic 150 plus years later. It was the "top" showing of stature in the communities that showed ones prominence and at one time based the royal taxation on the number of them and style to the resident of the estate.





12 comments:

designchic said...

Charming indeed...can't wait to see them up!!

Kathy said...

Oh yes you are right they must go up. They just fit in with your style cottage. Good luck, Kathy

Olive Cooper said...

They are gorgeous and go with your house. I would not want to place them up there. But someone knows how I am sure. Have a lovely weekend, olive

laurie said...

oh my gosh, just when I think your home can not become any more absolutely amazing you add this, so cool, so beautiful.I want to live in a house like yours, I want the adventure of creating a house like yours, alas that will not happen so I will live vicariously through you,,,,, OK???

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Gina - I love chimney pots!! They are one of my favorite architectural elements. Also love them in the garden tucked between perennials. I have one in my blue garden.
Cheers,
Loi

ART NOUVEAU said...

Οh my...This is a dream house..I insist!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY DEAR, your home is SO FAIRY TALISH!!!!! I love these chimney pots and unfortunately, we cannot place one on ours. But we are enjoying our little brick cottage/castle anyway.

THANK YOU for your kind words today. I had a wonderful visit with an old friend who visited me from out of town and it was stunning to learn she NEEDED TO SEE ME (as I her) in order to complete a missing chapter from her life. How cool is that????

ENJOY! Anita

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

They are perfect! Reminds me of all the chimney pots in London, England - the whole town is covered with them.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh!! that is one cool touch! you gotta be having fun with all of this!!!

Geneva said...

You're right... I've never seen them around here, so you may be starting something. They are absolutely charming, and I can't wait to see them on your chimney.

Rozmeen said...

Very beautiful!

Have a nice weekend.
xoxo Rozmeen

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

What a fun purchase- I can't wait to see these up!
They will add so much character.
Have a great weekend!