Thursday, July 5, 2012
Is This Not EXACTLY What You Picture In Your Mind When Asked To Envision A Rural Antique Shop? You'll Never Guess What I Found Inside! Status: Seriously Not "Antique"!
I will be the first to admit - I MUCH prefer to dig through an old "iffy" looking joint like this as apposed to a sterile, scrubbed antique mall. There just seems to be so much more opportunity to find something amazing in a joint like this (Village Square Antiques in Pocahontas Il), right? Not really, this is just an antique mall...in an antique building! Still, there is something about the hope!
So what was this exciting find out at the crossroads of nothing and nowhere? It so caught me off
guard that I was a little dumbstruck by it! How on earth did it end up Here!?
A large Curtis Jere chrome steel birds sculpture! I've never even seen one of these before.
Pocahontas (where this antique shop is located) is about an hour from downtown StL. There is
no major metropolitan area nearby. It's just so strange to find something so seriously modern in
a rural antiquey environment!
The Girlfriend spotted it first and waited around for me to see it so she could watch my reaction.
She gets a kick out of little things like this. She got her money's worth! My immediate thought /
hope was that since it was way out here in the countryside that it would be underpriced by a seller
who didn't know what it was.
That was not the case. So, no...I wasn't able to bring this beauty home with me. I'd love to display
something this grand in our foyer but I'm not dropping THAT kind of bank on it! I see this particular
sculpture listed on eBay for about that price...more really, but I haven't seen one SOLD for anything
like that. I might shoot the seller an offer when I go back to pick up a pair of lamps that I DID buy
here (and left behind to pick up after we got back from Vacation). We'll see how that pans out.
Wish me luck!