Vintage Brackets and Tole Sconces

When shopping in Pennsylvania with the lovely Yvonne of StoneGable last week, 

we spent lots of time in a booth with great architectural pieces.

Some were repurposed, some in their original state, their original beauty.

Yvonne picked up a pair of brackets, then at the last minute

she decided to purchase a different set of brackets;

therefore, her brackets went into my “buy bin.”

I was not exactly certain of what I was going to do with them; however, for now

they found a home in the dining room.

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The brackets could be used in many ways, for example in a doorway

or as brackets for a shelf.

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I can just imagine these gingerbread brackets being on a beautiful Victorian “Pink Lady”

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I had these beautiful tole sconces on my shutters in the dining room.

Like many things around this house, things tend to move about and then sometimes

find its way back. I am on the hunt for something to place above these brackets.

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On the hunt for something different . . . something other than a plate.

Maybe I will have luck at the Lucketts Spring Market, or the barn sale,

or Rust and Feathers as I will be visiting that area soon.

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This will be an area that I will be tweaking; however, in the meantime

I will be enjoying my vintage gingerbread brackets with the happy bouquets of flowers

as its crowning glory!

Have a great day and hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo!

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  1. Love um Shirley! They look perfect there.
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  2. I like those and the chippy paint leftover from years past.
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  3. The brackets are great and I know you will find the perfect thing to go with them. I do like the sconces above them though!!! Have a beautiful day!!!! I also LOVE your open hutch and how you have it accessorized.
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  4. Love the brackets! There’s nothing like displaying ancient pieces to warm up a place is there?

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  5. Love your new brackets….the chippy paint is wonderful!!! I love them paired with the tole sconces too! Great find….
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  6. Shirley,
    I love the gorgeous patina on those vintage brackets. I also love how you used them between your hutch with the vintage sconces above them.

    We am heading up to PA this weekend to visit family and will definitely be stopping by Bedford Street Antiques in Carlisle and Antique Marketplace in Lemoyne. Not sure I will be finding much Ironstone after I saw the over 500+ pieces that Marion (MMS) is brining to the Lucketts Spring Market. I think she might have cleaned out all the Ironstone in PA…ha!

  7. Shirley those sconces are so gorgeous with the toile flowers!! Lovely, and also the bracket is very interesting!

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  8. You always find such great treasures. I love the brackets and they look good. I bet you had lots of fun shopping in PA.
    Maybe when I visit Roanoke you will be in the area and we can meet, I would love that.
    Have a terrific weekend.
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  9. Love your fun pink lady’s. They look so good on the wall with your flower scones. Glad to see you had a great day with Yvonne and found some treasures.
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  10. of course they had to go into your buy bin. love that! the brackets look amazing with the chippy paint on them. i want to go to lucketts with you!! 🙂
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  11. Very pretty. I adore architectural elements

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  12. Linda miller says

    Those brackets remind me so much of our trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Jeff and I visited Oak Bluffs where they have hundreds of Campground Cottages painted in vibrant colors. It’s a Victorian, Gingerbread heaven. A must see!

  13. Love love love the chippy brackets.:) Jo
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  14. Love the old brackets, Shirley! So glad they tended up in your buy bin. Your lucky day!

  15. Hi Shirley, I love anything architectural salvage and your brackets are wonderful! The toile sconces are fabulous too.

  16. The brackets look good beside your hutch. Just the right patina on them…..they look good with your shutters in this room.

  17. Love, love, love the design of the brackets and the patches of original paint. We would have had a little tug of war going on in that booth if I had been there!! :-))
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  18. You always get to go to the best places to shop, and pretty soon you’re going to Luxketts! Do you have room in your trunk for me? I promise I won’t take up much space or eat too much,
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  19. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    I always love the way your vignettes have great symetry, Im a kinda ‘even’ sort of gal that sees things in patterns/equalness/balance,(too ocd I suppose, lol) and your posts do that which brings me such joy, gracias…

  20. Love those Shirley! The first thing I spotted was that you moved the sconces:D I love watching you move stuff around…you do good work;)
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  21. Love the patina and paint remnants on your wonderful brackets Shirley!
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  22. What a great way to display the pieces… Vintage charm… Happy Mother’s Day, Shirley…
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