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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Doing a Happy Dance!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Look what I was able to buy!




A cast iron fireplace horse shoe!

I found it at an antique mall of all places. It cost $22.50! You read that correctly, twenty two dollars and fifty cents!It is about 1" too wide to rest flush with the marble due to the 'molding" near the base of the marble sides. I will have to cut and file some small notches on each side of the horse shoe to get it to lay flush, but hey, what a find! I will just have to find a cover now... you wait and see, that will cost $225....

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

6 Comments:

At 12/21/2005 5:17 PM, Blogger John said...

Wow. Beautiful. A very nice Christmas gift, and at $22.50 it's almost like giving it away.

So, does the iron horseshoe have a functional purpose, or is it purely decorative. Most of the house around Atkins are not nice enough to have something like that. I've never seen one in the flesh, so I don't know. Thanks.

 
At 12/21/2005 6:50 PM, Blogger Kim said...

BEEEUTIFUL! Great find!

 
At 12/21/2005 7:59 PM, Blogger hedgetoad said...

That is gorgeous!!!

 
At 12/22/2005 1:07 AM, Blogger Peter said...

Wow, congratulations! That is a great find at an even better price. Man, they don't even sell that cheap on Ebay. Good luck with the cover though, I've seen prices for that whewwwwww.

 
At 12/23/2005 8:46 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

As Paris Hilton would say, "that's hot!"

A marble fireplace?? How did I miss this on your blog? You really have the mansion on the hill thing goin' there- kudos!

p.s. did you get a warm up at all? Here we are up to 40 degrees.

 
At 7/10/2008 10:53 AM, Blogger Christopher Busta-Peck said...

$22.50?

That's, like, the scrap metal value of it!

 

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