Monday, September 19, 2011

Chippy Iron Bed

I'm in love. With my husband, and this beautifully chippy iron bed he brought home today from a resale shop. He knew I would love it.

It's 53 inches wide and 62 inches at the highest point.

I love the patina on this piece. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I love it, love it, love it.

Last week I was without my computer for two days, and it felt like two weeks. I'm still catching up. I'll be back with finds, redesigns, tutorials, etc.

Sharing With:
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Brambleberry Cottage: Time Travel Thursday
From My Front Porch To Yours: Treasure Hunt Thursday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
Charm Bracelet Diva: Club GW


  1. I like your bed, it is great. I had one very simuliar that I bought when I lived in New York. I got it at an estate sale and the owner was Christie Brinkley and Peter cook, they were getting a big D. That was in Montauk ,New York ,aka,the Hampton's. I paid $900.00. I bet you all got a better price. I am so glad he found it for you. Just Great. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Great bed and even greater husband for finding that gem for you! It's beautiful!

    Have a great week!

  3. Love that gorgeous bed!!!Don't you have a wonderful husband:)Glad your back.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. Wow, I've always wanted a brass bed, and this one's gorgeous! I wouldn't change a thing. Wouldn't it be fabulous under a big white net/canopy hanginfg from the ceiling above the bed? Your husband's a keeper!


  5. Do you ever keep any of the stuff that you find? You have supreme willpower.

  6. Beautiful!
    What a sweet hubby you have!!

    Deborah xoxo

  7. That was so thoughtful of your husband! I know whatever you do to that bed, it's going to look amazing.

  8. You are a lucky lady! Nice your husband know your taste so well, it is a great find. I know you will eventually find just the right spot for it! Laura Cottage and Broome

  9. I would leave it just the way it is!! Awesome find.

  10. I so look forward to your posts, Rosemary....and so glad you have your computer back too..!!
    love the bed..and what a wonderful husband to bring home such a great find..

  11. It's gorgeous! Love all those yummy colors and patina.

  12. OMG!!! I love this bed. I know whatever you do with it will be fabulous, but it's just so perfectly rusty, chippy, shabby now, I'd just pile on some white linens and lace
    Your husband's a great picker.

  13. I love it, love it, love it too. Wish my husband had the eye yours does. :-)

  14. Keep this princess looking bed. It's just dreamy.

  15. That is absolutely amazing!!! You two get the coolest stuff ever!

  16. Your husband has done it again! He really finds great things, doesn't he? It's hard to figure out what to do with this bed because it's so perfect to begin with! Still, I know you'll work your magic and make it even more perfect! Thanx for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  17. Isn't it funny when we can't use our much we miss them...I remember when you weren't sure about starting a blog...pretty funny now, huh?

    Love the patina on the bed posts...nice man that hubby of yours!

  18. It is a beautiful bed---just beautiful as is, wouldn't change a thing!

  19. Beautiful bed! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it.


  20. Oh Rosemary,
    What a sweet hubby you have. That bed is gorgeous. Great find.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  21. How sweet your husband! Love the bed!
    XXX Ido

  22. Ahem.......I think I love your husband too *winks* He has quite the eye for treasure. I too had almost the same bed, but in white iron. Yours is gorgeous just the way it is. And I'm glad your puter is back and running. Vanna

  23. Wow ! Beautiful bed ,can't wait to see what you do to it ,if anything.
    I love iron beds .

  24. That is a beautiful bed. Although it would be pretty white, I also like it just like it is. Bet it would be pretty as a garden trellis too. You're very lucky to have a husband with a good eye for these things.

  25. Oh goodness, what a gorgeous bed! I have been looking for something like that for YEARS with no luck!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  26. That bed is very similar to the bed my husband and I bought when we first got married 40 plus years ago. We still use it in our guest bedroom and love it. It's been painted a few times (our daughter used it for a while and painted it HOT pink). It's been a fun piece of furniture and you'll make yours a wonderful addition to your home I'm sure. Yes you DO have a nice husband!

  27. I love it, too!! Love the chippy, rusty, patina look. If I had it, I would not do a thing but clean it, and throw a beautiful comforter and lots of pillows on it. Great find. Visiting from Treasure Hunt Thursday.

  28. Your hubby is certainly a keeper, Rosemary! That bed is absolutely gorgeous!

    xoxo laurie

  29. Hi Rosemary - I'm coming to you via MMS FFF - and I think it's pretty amazing - how many times have I seen a thumbnail and thought, "Oh that one looks interesting," and when I click on it, it comes to YOU! It's always a pleasant surprise, and if I could, I'd follow you more than once.:)

  30. How thoughtful and sweet of your husband to bring this incrediable bed home, LOVE IT!!! XO Christie

  31. Back in the day when one husband and I bought our first house I bought an old iron bed at a real junk store and paid $10.00 for it. It was our honeymoon bed I was buying all used stuff thats what they called it then, now it's vintage

    love your new bed girl and love that husband for thinking of you

    xoxoxo janice

  32. That bed is amazing Rosemary! Thanx for coming to the party lady! Hope your weekend is going well!


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