Happy Monday, friends! Last week I went on an impromptu shopping trip with my dear sister-in-law. (I called and invited her along and I didn’t have to twist her arm.) So, we shopped for a dresser for her lake house and I shopped for anything that caught my eye. Well, I saw a fabulous chinoiserie temple jar and almost bought it….
But I didn’t. It was gorgeous and vintage looking but it was missing the lid. But I spotted the lid a second later. I guess someone had removed it and set it aside. But even that was missing the top knob. So, I passed. But I kept thinking about it all weekend. I play this game with myself that if I don’t buy something and go back later and it’s still there, it was meant to me mine. So, I went back and it was still there. What can I say? Karma.
I got it home and cleaned it up with a magic eraser and it looked brand new! See how the top is missing a knob? I love that gold accent around the top and I knew I could find something in my stash.
I looked through my box of vintage hardware and found this beautiful glass door knob. It has the same color of gold at the base so I knew it would be the perfect knob for my temple jar! I used my hot glue gun to secure it in place. Isn’t it dreamy?
I haven’t decided on its final resting place but for now it’s in the foyer. I’d like to tell you it was $20 but it wasn’t, but was well worth it to me to pay a little extra. I have been working extra hard lately so I thought I deserved a little treat! And now I’m glad it was missing the knob on top because I was able to personalize it and make it my own! Truly one of a kind! It’s been Dellsdailydished!
Before and after. What do you think? Soon I’ll share with you my growing collection of chinoiserie. It’s gotten to be quite popular and expensive, but I still think I got a great deal on this piece. Probably because it was missing the knob? I could probably resell it for a lot more, but I”m too in love with it now. I mean, what’s better than an antique glass door knob on a temple jar?
Well, we are keeping our precious grandson for a few days, but I”ll try to pop on here and share with you a new shrimp recipe I found. It’s delicious! I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by my little blog! Love and hugs, Dell