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OLD ROMANCE


Old forgotten statues and architectural pieces are
favorite finds of mine~
especially old romantic pieces like this one.


This statue is was a lamp in it's former life.
I found it in a thrift store several years ago
and I immediately fell in love with the
sweet romantic scene it portrayed.


When I found this it was painted a bold blue
Combined with it's large size, it was quite the piece in that bright blue!
I knew that could be fixed easily enough and
pictured it in a soft faded coat
of shabby paint.


I covered it in creamy white and then layered a sage green over it~
just brushing the green on rather than covering completely.


Love their little chubby feet and hands.


It is weathered, worn and chipping in places
but it doesn't bother me...
the crumbly details add so much charm and character.


Loving it on the table under the pergola!

Happy Monday Everyone!
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26 comments

  1. Love your statue and the finish you gave it!

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  2. Oh my goodness Courtney...I love love love these statues! I too am a sucker for garden statuaries coz you can use them indoors or outdoors. Great find! Happy Monday!
    -Marie

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  3. The statue is so beautiful with what you have done. Every feature of their little faces is just so sweet. So glad you rescued this pretty. Ginger:)

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  4. Your statue is adorable with their sweet faces and what a nice job you did with it! Love anything chippy and frenchy! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Courtney,

    It is ALWAYS a pleasure to pop in and visit your world and all the treasured beauties you share and host so beautifully !

    Thank you for all the creative fun and inspiration you continually give.

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  6. I had one statue but it broke apart. Now all I have is a little head and shoulders, LOL! Yours is awesome!

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  7. Wow! Blue??? LOL! I think it looks like how it was always meant to be Courtney. Gorgeous! :-)
    Vanessa

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  8. Courtney I'm simply ga ga for romantic statues like yours! What a perfect finish you've added! I cringe from the thought of it being in bright blue! Lol! Vanna

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  9. Oh yes, we share a love for architectural pieces. I love what you did with this. Nice!

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  10. Can't imagine it any other way...

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  11. I love the statue...you have such good taste, Courtney!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Your blog design is beautiful. :)

    I found your blog through a button on the blog called The Secret to Having It All and am now a follower.

    Have a great night!

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  13. I also meant to add on my last comment, the statue is beautiful. :)

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  14. Well, that is just the cutest old doctored up lamp ever. Oh..if only the original owner could see it now! I love it! xo Diana

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  15. What a treasure! Love the touch of green.

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  16. It's perfect! I have been looking for something like for my garden for ages. Have a lovely week. x Sharon

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  17. Hi Courtney,
    great piece! Your faux patina is beautiful work!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  18. A.DO.RA.BLE! And the pictures you took are fantastic!

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  19. This is utterly fabulous! SO gorgeous--I, too, love sculpture like pieces like that--they seem so very European!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  20. I can't imagine it painted blue, Courtney. I thin it is a great find, and I'm sure it looks great on your patio. Have a great day!

    xoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  21. No wonder you can't pass this up, it's lovely!! Great job!
    Blessings!!

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  22. This is gorgeous, the faces are so sweet. Love the finish, its perfect for the piece.

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  23. Oh yes, they are very sweet, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

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