Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Antique Find: Iron Sconce

Last weekend, we gave in and purchased a fabulous antique that we've been eyeing for a few weeks. This sconce (is that the right word for it?) really had me swooning when I first spotted it in a local shop. I love everything about it. The fact that it's made of iron and reminds me of a medieval castle. The distressed gold leafing and the five beautiful little candle holders. The "Made in Spain" stamp on the back and the fact that it isn't perfectly symmetrical. The uniqueness of it.

As you can see, it's just resting on the floor for now. We don't plan to put it up in our current home but are envisioning it in our one-day dining room. For our wedding, my parents gave us a gorgeous dining room table, chairs, and sideboard (not matching, but perfectly complementary--just the way we like it!) which are in storage right now until we have the space for them. Our dining room furniture is a perfect blend of traditional and modern and I think our new sconce is too. In some ways it's quite ancient looking (like I said--it belongs in a medieval castle) but I think the iron and the distressed gold lend it a modern and almost industrial touch. 

We can't wait to see it in action in our dining room someday. It was just too good not to snatch up, even though we won't be using it for awhile. I'm imagining crisp white candles burning in its holders (we will definitely be using this to actually burn our candles!) as we entertain family and friends around a table brimming with good food and laughter.


  1. Katie @ Loverly SheJuly 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Oh wow what a fantastic piece! Definitely worth the splurge :) although I imagine it will be hard to wait on using it :)

  2. Thanks Katie! At this point we're sort of used to it...a lot of our stuff is in storage until we move. I have so many rooms planned out in my head and it will be like Christmas when we're reunited with our things! :)

  3. Wow, this is an amazing piece!!! Definitely unique and makes quite a statement. I can totally see it hanging in a drafty Spanish castle... enjoy your special find!

  4. Thanks Sarah! I know, it's not hard to imagine this in another place and another world. I love that! :)

  5. oh gorgeous! glad I'm not the only one who buys things for my one day home :)

  6. Oh yes! Lots of planning for our one day home going on around here :)


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