On the Streets of London Town . . .

August 27th, 2009 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Isnt this a fun piece!  When I got it home, I googled the street and found it to be a very small street located in Leicestershire, UK.  That made it even more unique!
I told you this piece is heavy!  It weights almost 30 lbs!  And if you knew my husband, there was no way in talking him into putting it up.  He was afraid it would fall and land on someones head!  Ouch!
So my solution was to use it as a centerpiece for my table by added feet to it.  These were knobs taken off of a dresser I had given new knobs to.  This way it was raised up from the table and showcased a bit more. 
The sign fits perfectly on my seven foot table!
To give it a different look, I sometimes add these candleholders.  I still prefer it plain, but sometimes you just need to change things up a bit! 
The imperfection of this piece makes it even more appealing to me!
Isnt this a fun piece!  When I got it home, I googled the street and found it to be a very small street located in Leicestershire, UK.  That made it even more unique!

Isn't this a fun piece!  When I got it home, I googled the street and found it to be a very small street located in Leicestershire, UK.  That made it even more unique!

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A few years back, I was at an occasional sale in Lindstrom, MN.  Tucked in a corner was the cutest, most unique street sign.  Well I new I just had to have it!  I brought it home and to my chagrin, it was a wee bit too heavy to put up on the wall.  My husband is a little fussy about those things, don'tcha know.  So instead, I decided it would be the perfect centerpiece to my tin top table. 


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Comments (10)

georgiamoon writes: Lani, you always come up with the coolest stuff! And all the pictures of your home are fantastic. I love the sign and the way you have used it. I'm putting this on the list with the old guard rail!!!! Love it, Georgia Posted: 9:36 am on August 29th
ALVN writes: No, Sue, it would be sensational in MY home!! Though I have a feeling that Lani won't be giving this one up any time soon!

Amy


Posted: 2:49 pm on August 28th
MimiToria writes: I love this sign, and since I've seen it in person on your table, I've got to say I love it as it looks there. I think hubby was right on this one, and the 2nd place location takes the prize. It looks fabulous on your table. The disk spacer candle holders are cool with it too, but I prefered it alone the day you served us lunch. It just is too cool!
Another great vision you had!
Gretchen Posted: 2:39 pm on August 28th
suewhitney writes: I know where you live. This piece would look sensational in my home...dontcha think?? It is fabulous on your table. Love it!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:32 am on August 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is an absolutely STUNNING piece, Lani. Look for it, along with you and your home, showcased on my blog in an upcoming post.

Love it!
Candy
www.junksophisticate.com Posted: 6:30 am on August 28th
JunkArchitect writes:
I think you’re lucky your husband didn’t want it on the wall. It’s a much cooler and unique look on the table.
Great piece.

Jim

Posted: 5:24 pm on August 27th
shabbychick writes: Lani - this piece is so special - lots of history... And it looks wonderful on your dining table!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:40 pm on August 27th
RustyDiva writes: Absolutely awesome piece! I love it with or without candles ~ in fact ~ I love the candles by themselves too!

Your table is to die for!!!!!!!!

Kenda Posted: 2:45 pm on August 27th
chippingcharm writes: So amazingly cool Lani! I love it...
Sometimes those "significant others" really foil our plans don't they? But dare I say mine is "usually" right??? And in this case I think it's even better on your table than it would have been on your wall! Great idea...Laurel
PS...my hubby(Tyler)and I are coming to the Junk Bonanza but not until Saturday. We'll be sure to stop by and say hi...we won't need our galoshes this year will we? ha! :)
Posted: 1:20 pm on August 27th
junkermidge writes: Sweeeeeeeetttttt. I reallly, really like this, but I do prefer this with the candles. Plus candles combined with the word castle is really cool. Great job!
Midge Posted: 10:19 am on August 27th
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