Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Harps

Mirror harps, vintage furniture piecesI do not know about the rest of you, but I have certain furniture parts I love.  

Especially if they are not attached to a piece of furniture.

Number one would have to be drawers.  I love every shape and size of drawers.

Number two would have to be legs.  I love short ones, long ones, curvy ones, and straight ones.

Number three would have to be harps.  I love the distinct styles of them

I was lucky to have four of them in my large furniture pieces lot I bought online.

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Happy harps!

Harps are those pieces on dressers and wash stands which hold mirrors.

Some are quite straightforward and others have graceful curves.

All of these only needed a good scrubbing to show off their chippy beauty.

All were in good shape.

Most with added details in the corners.

I loved the green and cream paint on this one.

This one had been stripped at one time, but some paint remained.

However, it must have been a dip/strip job because the wood pieces had fallen off.

This last one had not been painted or stripped.

Very lovely details.

All were taken to Riverfront Antique Mall and most have sold.

I can see them hanging on a wall with a banner or old photos strung across the arms.

I love harps.

Happy harps.

Meanwhile, back in the side yard there is a stack of other large furniture pieces yet to be dealt with.

I threw a tarp over them.

Maybe an elf or five will appear and take care of this pile.

Most likely the elf will be me.

Oh, well, one can hope and dream.

See y'all!

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  1. I learn something new almost every time I visit you! I did not know those were called harps. Love all the ones you found and sold, but the first one was my fave! Plank wall is complete minus the crown and baseboard. I LOVE it! WIll try to share on the blog soon...:) Have a great week!

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Donna, you present your items in such an interesting way! Never heard of harps but now can imagine their use thanks to you! Don't know how you do it with all the junk, oops,I mean stuff. You wear me out just describing how they should be scrubbed and cleaned. Whew!

  3. Where is Riverfront Antique Mall. I am coveting those harps.

  4. You find the best stuff!!! I also have a couple of piles covered with tarps....this is what happened to one....husband is still alive.....

  5. Now I need to find a harp... I know the exact place it needs to hang in my house!

  6. Well, if that little pile was anywhere near the curb, you wouldn't want me being the elf because I'd sure take of it! ;) Donna, did you see someone's project on Hometalk with the harp? She turned it upside down and used it as a base for a hall table of sorts - very cute!

  7. Donna, I'm with you on the them! But I've never seen just the harps...what a fun collection you had (I really love the chippy green one!)

  8. I love odd chippy pieces of furniture too.. or I guess we should say old pieces of pieces of furniture.. I learn something new.. Harps.. I knew what they were used for...just never heard them called that.. I love them! I cannot believe you did not keep one for yourself.. the white chippy one was my fav.. I guess I want a harp now.. lol Blessings!

  9. I wish I lived close enough to be an elf. I'd love to help you take care of those pieces. I never knew about furniture harps. They are beautiful!

  10. I love those pieces off of vintage wash stands and they do look like harps. I would love to find one and create a wall display. They are charming!

  11. Thanks donna for the intro to harps. I didn't know that they are called that...learn something new every day :) Thanks for sharing at my Show and Share Party.


  12. Hi Donna, while reading your post I thought to myself "harps? I don't see any harps just the fronts of tables". Had no idea that is what they were called! You have quite the collection. Thanks for the harp lesson today :)
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  13. I had an old harp from a handed-down dresser. I refinished the walnut wood, flipped it upside down and my husband put a narrow board on what was the bottom, and now it makes a beautiful and unique shelf in my hallway.

  14. I must move to the Carolinas immediately.
    Love all those harps.

  15. I'm going to see if I can be Tina's roomie. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

  16. Oh I love all those things too! Such pretty harps you got!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Holly


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