Friday, May 28, 2010


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The Antique Dealer agreed to sell me just this pump organ TOP ONLY.....after all.
And I could not be more thrilled.~~SNOOPY DANCE !!
** I must have given her the "dying calf in the hailstorm look"...( smiling )
Will have to do some re~arranging on our walls to accommodate it.....but SMALL sacrifice... I believe.
We picked it up this week-end after my grandson got home with his truck.
Will let you know when it is ON OUR OWN may take a while..we don't do things very fast around here.
This image was taken at the Mall.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


How magnificent is that!!


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Debbie thanks !
I should have removed the "things" from the shelf before I photographed it at the Mall...but alas, did not.
I am thinking of adding two more small mirrors on the existing facade..I lOVE mirrors.
Brings so much light into a room.
And besides, they reflect the "treasues" that I plan to have on it later. ( SMILING )


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Meant to say, I will probably add OVAL beveled mirrors to it. If I can find them...or round ones. I know I have seen those around.


Beatnheart said...

Beautiful Piece!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Well that totoally blows me away beautiful!!!! I think I could move some thing around too!
How wonderful! I know we will get to see more.

Beatnheart said...

Darling Rose, Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment. It brought tears to my eyes and choking in my throat as I felt your pain. My story just came out with no plan of doing so , certainly not in public...but I think it is good for all of us...and the feedback I am getting is confirming that many young girls went through the same things. I just didn’t know any better...You right about our “stuff” though...ha ha....Luv ya gal and please keep reading and visiting. all the best Cynthia

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Marcie...I KNEW you would love it too...I have been looking for an pump organ top like this for years...and the price was right too.

The two pieces ( that she had called a set) were beyond my budget...and they did not whne she called and said she would split them up I was elated.... how good can it get ?


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Cynthia...I too was surprised how it came flowing out when I started to comment.

I will keep reading.


Pearl said...

Oh Rose that is the most beautiful piece I've ever seen. Have fun with it!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thanks Pearl..I am excited about it for sure.

You will be seeing MORE images of it when we finally get it will take two men to hang may have to wait until our son in law is available or something.


June said...

Rose you lucky girl. This piece is one of those once-in-a--lifetime finds! So gorgeous.
Thank you for your sweetest message.

Eastlake Victorian said...


I'm SO glad you wound up with that gorgeous Eastlake piece!! I didn't even know what it was, but an organ top makes sense now that I look at it. I'll be so nosy to see how you use it in your home! Congrats!!


Dawn said...

Lovely piece Rose

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thanks June & Pam....I do feel great about this piece...and as soon as our company leaves after this week-end....we will be working on getting it UP on the wall. ~~
HUMMMMmmm maybe one of them will volunteer to help us do that.

It is a bit heavy, so we have to be SURE to hang it securely.... into about three studs.

I do not have anyplace to put it ON it has hang on the wall.

Pam, I still do not have my Eastlake mirror up yet..that we bought about 2 months ago..
( hanging my head ) in fact, the guy across the street is still working on the added shelf piece and brackets for under it...AND THEN..we have to have it that will be a while.



Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hey Dawn, thanks for dropping by out of your busy schedule.

Appreciate that.


Calsidyrose said...

I think its wonderful and your husband is a super guy for supporting you in getting it!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

He sure is...! And he is the one who will have to put it up too.
Just the fact that he is willing to live with all this olde " white stuff" is wonderful.


The Victorian Parlor said...


It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see where you hang it:).



Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hi Kim, I can't either....but pretty sure I am going to have to take somehting DOWN to add this to my wall....THEN...what to do with the thing I take down ????
I have a consignment shoppe near us that takes nice things. I may have to take a few things over there.


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Rose, it's so nice to have found your lovely blog! Was just doing a little blog-hopping, and saw yours on a list of another blog, and here I am :)

I'd be doing a happy dance too if I was getting that gorgeous top!! WOW!! It's gorgeous and I'm looking forward to stopping back when you have photos of it up on your wall! Oh yes, I've signed up as your newest follower :) I hope you will come and visit my little blog when you get a chance. I actually have 2 (yes 2!) Giveaways going on right now, that end on June 18th, so come on over :)

Warmest, Brenda

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Anonymous said...

Stop by my blog for My Summer GiveAway ! !

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Brenda, thanks for your sweet comment. And for JOINING my blog.
Have been over to visit you and leave a comment too..hope you had a nice week-end..we are going to be enjoying out company for a few more days...have not seen two of them in over two nice to have my youngest daughter and her fiance' here.


Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Rose!
OH . . . MY . . . GOODNESS!!! Is that the most charming equisite gorgeous piece I have ever seen!!
I'm going to have to use the calf in the rainstorm look and see it it gets me anywhere HA!
I need to take some time and read more of your posts - your blog is fabulous :-)
Thank you for sharing you new treasure!

Minky Magic said...

Thanks for coming and visiting my blog recently. This is a gorgeous piece, well found! I'm now following you! Marie x

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a beauty! I have a similar one stored away awaiting rejuvenation.

Thanks for visiting the cottage for Pink Saturday and for your sweet comment about my images. I'm flattered to have received such a comment from a professional.

I'm hosting three new linky parties starting this first week of June and would love for you to participate. The first one started tonight, June 1st.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

salige lavendel said...

well, I am probably not that kind...because I SELL these cards =) I use old postcards and other vintage materials, redesign it in Photoshop and add text to it. I love to bring new life to these old treasures so they are not forgotten. My cards are also sold in about 20 interior shops in Norway, so I have made a living out of it. But I do agree with you - there sure is a a special beauty found in these old treasures!!Everything was more beautiful before...

salige lavendel said...

Just want to say thank you for your lovely comment!! I love your blog too =) and hope you will post pictures of what you make out of your new postcard collection.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Lynn, Minky & Liz....I am so happy you ALL stopped by to share my excitement.
Lynn, I AGREE... I had walked passed this piece on three seperate trips to the Mall..and I was SO afraid that it would be gone the next I am glad I asked if she would split them up...(never hurts to ask)....
OH Liz, I would love to see the one you have too...even in it's "before" state.
The dealer told me mine was very, very dark and discolored and needed to be "loved " back into this century.. with off white paint.

I am honored to be the new person to LOVE it.


Miss Gracie's House said...

That is a killer find...I love all things victorian...and you don't have to fret over whether to paint such an *antique* find or not:)
It truly is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Rose. the piece is very beautiful... The ladies heads are available on ebay if you are willing to pay the price... I bid on a couple a couple years ago and just left them go as people were willing to pay much more than I was.... I am struggling through the day with the house cleaning but getting it done.... Tom just called and said he was going to stay over and play his leagues before the rains come in... He has already played 18 this morning... he just can't ever get enough... He's a cronic golf acholic and sometimes I just GGrrrrrrrrr....Wonderful man but when theres golf there is nothing else that matters.... grrrrr again... Thanks for the words of encouragement.... This too will pass...... I am off to place supper in the oven because when he comes home and he will be very hungry...

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Rene' it is a KILLER FIND...thanks.
I am anxious to get it up...but I can't help at we will have to get a neighbor over and help, but FIRST we have to put a board up and secure that to the hang it on...and have to move some furniture, etc. etc. too.

Everyone will see it when it it ARRIVES on the wall.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Be still my heart!! I can't wait to see it in your home...get busy!! haha

We are still working on small projects around the house...where does the time go? It seems to take forever to get this stuff done but I'm sooooo glad it is! After all, I've been here for a year now..LOL

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hi Steph...WHERE does the time go indeed !!!
Have not been to see you in a while...I have been very negligent about visiting as mamy blogs as I SHOULD..but can only do as many as I am ABLE... and that is the whole truth of the matter.
We have had company since Memorial Day..they just left was our youngest daughter..and her fiance' and so we did not mind a bit. We don't get to see her but about every 18 months or so. They live in Indiana and we are here in Texas.

I keep getting things that I have been wanting to change out on my walls and most of my things have been around the house and up on the walls for 11 years now.
TIME FOR A CHANGE...and I just love hunting for "new" things...for the project.

Today we are playing "catch up" from not being able to be ANYTHING done around here. On the go the whole time.


Lovey said...

Beautiful Rose...I'm following you too now. Thanks for your comment on my blog...why not c'mon on back and Link up with me...I'd be thrilled if you did.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Lovey...I am so very UNTECHY...I do not know how to do that.

Are you on Blogspot too ?

BUT WOULD LOVE TO LEARN how to do some of those things you have "going on" there on your blog.


Anonymous said...

Rose, re: the pitcher on my blog...please feel free to download any of the photos there to use in your "patchwork" photos! I hope they are taken from the right angle. If not, I don't have your email to send you a full front shot. Either way, it isn't a smooth front, as you can see. It has those angles vertically cutting the design and causing some to be in shadow...
Thanks for asking! It's one of my favorites!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thank you have mail.