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AMORE!


I shared the sideboard in my dining space the other day
and the new look for the wall above it.
Some of you have asked for a closer look of the sideboard
and maybe a few pictures without the white fading too ;)


So without further ado~


Hand-painted florals,
frenchy scrolls
moulded handles & roses


Ornate
shabby faded gilding
curves and scrolls


A bit too much for some, maybe...
but not me.
:)


The craigslist ad was for a bedroom set
I purchased everything but the bed frame

( I sooo regret that now, it had a few broken pieces
& I was not in love with it-
At the time, I was trying to only buy things I loved and would use...
I know...what was I thinking?!)

Don't beat me up...
I already do it enough to myself.


For the dresser,
2 mirrors,
2 nightstands
&
the armoire


$400


The woman I purchased them from had inherited them from her parents -
who purchased them sometime around the 1950's in San Francisco.


She had rooms full of gorgeous pieces...


I also purchased the dainty frenchy settee from her
that I blogged about a few months back.


All of the pieces are signed by an artist and I did find 'ITALY' marked on a couple of them.
From what I have been able to tell by researching they were imported from Italy
sometime around mid-century.
With some resin details but they are made out of solid wood.

It was created to be a dresser...
but I was thinking something else for this beautiful piece...


I told the lady I bought the pieces from that I was thinking of using the dresser
without the 2 mirrors ,
in my dining space
as a sideboard...


I think she might have thought I was a wee bit crazy

:)



Here's a bit of a sneak peek...
I'll share the other pieces soon!


:)

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!


Sharing at

The Shabby NestThanks for the Feature!








72 comments

  1. It is such a gorgeous piece. I love it. What a fabulous find. Hugs, Marty

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  2. WOW! Now that's a CL find of the decade. It's amazing that some people just don't know/appreciate what they have. However, that makes us the lucky new owners of such treasures.

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  3. HELLO COURTNEY~WOW ITS MAGNIFICENT, AND SOOO IS THE PRICE!!! HAHA I PROMISE NOT TO BEAT YOU UP TOOOO MUCH :)

    XO~MARI

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  4. Thanks for giving us a closer look at your gorgeous piece!!

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  5. It's really beautiful! I love all of your plates and paintings hanging above it as well:)

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  6. Just gorgeous, I loved being able to see it better. Very very frenchy, even though it's Italian!
    xp.
    Debra

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  7. Wow, Courtney. Can you say steal!! Love it and thanks for the new photos. I love it.

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  8. What a great find at an even better price (for so many pieces)....WOW! I am not as lucky as you are.....

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  9. OMGosh! What a deal. I love the piece...it is absolutely beautiful. It would make my heart smile every time I walked by it. What a lucky day for you when you got that! Hugs-Diana

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  10. I loved how you displayed it and the painting with the plates around it! The whole vignette really caught my eye! Gorgeous!!!Christie

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  11. This set is amazing. I love it so! I am glad it has a home where it can be used and loved and we get to gaze upon its loveliness in blogland!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing more of this gorgeous piece!! I was so curious about it when you posted your previous post. It is exquisite and it is just perfect for a buffet!

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set!

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  13. Wow ... your photos share all the stunning details of your sideboard up close and personal! What a GORGEOUS piece of furniture and an unbelievable find on CL! You're one saavy shopper! xox

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  14. OMG!! this is an absolutely stunning piece!! I don't think it is too much at all. I am a Victorian type of gal who subscribes to the More is More Theory!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  15. Unbelievable detail on that dresser! I love the transferware dishes on the wall too!

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  16. wow that is a beautiful piece!

    Kathy

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  17. Totally amazing piece of furniture, Courtney! It's history makes it even more special! And I love it as a sideboard.... :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Just beautiful, and u pratically got it for a song. Good for u. I also subscribe to the more is more theory.......Thanks for the inspiration.......Bonnie

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  19. Oh wow...it's lovely. It almost looks like porcelain.

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  20. Thanks for giving us a closer look. Reminds me of painted porcelain also.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see DD2's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  21. Oh my goodness! This is a gorgeous piece!!! Lovin' it!

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  22. Oh, my goodness, that is a beautiful piece. I've never seen anything like this! And to think you've got more pieces!
    It's so lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. OMG Gir you can use my foot to kick your butt with...ha ha!! This is indeed just a beauty my friend..and you do have my name spelled right on the will don't ya ha ha!! Thanks for the beautiful eye candy toady...Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  24. This is a beautifully painted piece of furniture...can you imagine the hours it took to execute all of this painting??? Have a beautiful week and I love your photographs of this piece of furniture!!!

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  25. Okay, I am definitely green with envy. What a gorgeous piece!!!! Some girls have all the luck!

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  26. It's beatiful!
    Love all the detail!
    Thanks so much for your visit and for your thoughtfull words on the family! I think we are all at the end and I'm so happy!
    Hope the coming week is good for you!
    XO

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  27. That is an awesome piece and what a good price!

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  28. Wow! What find! I just love it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  29. OMW, I saw this and got all giddy. That piece is absolutely beautiful!!
    I am your newest follower and would love it if you could return the follow luv =D

    http://bargaincornerdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  30. Courtney, this is just beautiful! So ornate, and such a good deal, you wouldn't be able to find one piece of this collection for what you paid for all the pieces. Gorgeous my Dear!

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  31. What a great find! Love all the ornate detail and how you're using it as a sideboard. I would love all the storage, too. Looks beautiful!

    Hope you've had a good weekend!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  32. That is such a beautiful piece,what great luck to find it! Simply stunning!

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  33. That's great for a sideboard. So much detail. What a bargain. Don't worry, I've had many a time when I was uncertain, and lived to regret it.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  34. Courtney, What a gorgeous piece and I love all the detail! Your wall above the sideboard is beautiful too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  35. That is an amazing piece. So ornate! The colors are really pretty. I'm sure it looks fabulous in your home.

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  36. Ok, I need to come over and have tea or coffee at your house!!! ; )))

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  37. its beautiful. I think that the ones who don't have the creativity to see something in a new way are the crazy ones ;-)

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  38. ~BEAUTIFUL~ I am in LOVE with your piece!!! Everything looks gorgeous Courtney!!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  39. Wow what an amazing CL find! It looks great in your house and for the price you can't beat it.

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  40. wow, that's some piece! very different and unique. love the details.

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  41. Courtney, what a great buy. Lucy that these pieces found you so they now have a good home. I think it makes a perfect piece for the dining room. Thanks for sharing the additional photos and the details. ~ Sarah

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  42. Wow! How blessed are you Girl! amazing indeed, love this piece and the arrangement you have displayed over it too.

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  43. What a gorgeous piece!!! The detail is spectacular and I love how you arranged all the plates and artwork. Fantastic!

    Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday"

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  44. It's definitely a beautiful piece, Courtney, with a great story behind it, too!

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  45. Wow! I really like your piece, its beautiful! I'd love to find something like that!

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  46. Wow---maybe the score of the century. Such beautiful details. :) Thank you so much for the visit to my blog!! :)

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  47. Wow, that is so beautiful, and what a great price! Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

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  48. Now that is a treasure hunt find to beat all treasure hunt finds! Too cool! Love it!!

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  49. What a treasure you picked up. I love it. Thanks so much for joining the party.

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  50. That is just crazy gorgeous. Wow, I need to spend some time looking around on craigslist! Great inspiration.

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  51. Oh, yes you are the one with the gorgeous sideboard. Wow! It is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. It is much appreciated. I hope you will come back again. I will surely come back to yours. You have lots of inspiration. . Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  52. oh.....where did you find the sign Aggiungi un posto a tavola? Do you know the song? When I was little and back in Sicily we had a musical and it started with those words, I can still remember the words: aggiungi un posto a tavola che c'e' un amico in piu'= add one more sitting because we have one more friend at the table...so cool! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  53. What a stunning piece at an amazing price... you have to feel great. I love your use of it as a sideboard and the wall treatment above is orchestrated perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Courtney,
    What a beautiful NIFTY THRIFTY deal you got here...thanks fore sharing it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  55. Just gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. I love how you created your whole wall too. Very pretty!

    ~Liz

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  56. Thank you for visiting my blog and friending me. Your blog is beautiful! I can't wait to catch up. Your sideboard is gorgeous, I love how everything is set up!!!
    Have an awesome day, you made mine :)
    Michele

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  57. What an amazing find Courtney. It looks wonderful the way you have all the plates and the painting displayed above it.

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  58. You know, Courtney, I think I would have passed this by on CL - sometimes all's it takes is some vision for some pieces to be great all over again.

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  59. Lord.Have.Mercy! Courtney!! What a steal! This is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE it as a sideboard! Great vision!! Can't wait to see the rest!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  60. A-MAZING!!!! Wow wow wow. Incredible detail- I love it when you get the history of a piece. So beautiful Courtney! And I love that you are using it for a sideboard. Thanks for linking up!

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  61. OMG!! Do you hear what sounds like a sonic boom?? It's actually me SCREAMING!! Now that's a find!! I'm depressed now and need ice cream..... So my fat bum is gonna be your fault! *winks* Vanna

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  62. oh my gosh! what a great find and purchase! love the details! can't wait to see the rest!

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  63. Oh, Courtney! That is just gorgeous! What a wonderful steal at $400. It looks beautiful in your home! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up.
    Sherry

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  64. FABULOUS Italian finds! If you want me to research them in Italy when I arrive there (next week!!!!) I'd be more than happy to!

    I am SO ECSTATIC that I found your site!!!!!

    You are truly magnificent!!!!!

    Hugs/thanks for the visual joy,
    Lana

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  65. What a steal, it is stunning. So much so, I am now your newest follower. Just did not want to miss the other pieces, lol. I am Lynn from Wildflowersandcountryroads.com. I found you because I was looking at a guest's sidebar at a different party and strolled away for a few minutes to look at your blog. Blogland is so much like the internet, one click and you are in a whole different place. Such fun in blogland.

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  66. Wow Courtney! What beautiful beautiful finds!!

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  67. Thank you so much for linking up to the French Obsession party !
    Come back on April 1st for another party !

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  68. I'm SO jealous! Not too over the top for me either.

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