Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sometimes Older Is Better

 
Whoot!  I got a special package in the mail this week!
 
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Ever since we moved into our house, I've been bothered by the hooks in our foyer.  Builder's grade hooks in a handmade house - not good. 
 
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Thin, pokey (as in - if you back into them while standing in the foyer, you will get poked)



One of the hooks was broken several years back.  We never replaced it.



So, I did what I had to do. . . I ordered something older, better, and sturdier.  I found 8 antique acorn hooks on ebay.  I won the bid and couldn't wait for them to arrive.  Unfortunately, the bidding ended the day before Hurricane Sandy hit and my source was in New York.  I only had to wait for a few extra days but they were worth it.  I hope that means that my source and his family are safe and sound (and warm). 


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They are antique "acorn" hooks from an old school house.  They have a patina on them and even a few specks of paint here and there.  Their character fits our unique house perfectly. 

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It's the perfect spot to hang coats, unbrellas, or even keys.

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