As many of you who are familiar with my adventures in the Antique Hunters mystery series may already know, I am not always practical. Case in point, this week I been fascinated watching antique epergne centerpieces on eBay. See this stellar example with its cut crystal candleholders. Wouldn’t this make a spectacular centerpiece for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Imagine a darkened room with only the candlelights from this epergne glowing?
Or, this example, a silver plated Sheffield candelabra from Victorian England. Its central column features a sleeping lion as well as rococo shells, vines and rosettes. Both these pieces are in great shape and would truly change a room.
Alas, I have been forced to downsize from my Chicago Bungalow to a mere apartment above mine and CC’s antique store, Great Aunt Sybil’s Attic. These are too good to pass up. I will consider adding them to my collection.
Anne’s weekly tip: Never be afraid to splurge on yourself. You work hard and deserve it.
About Anne Hillstrom: Anne and her best friend, CC, is the heroine of the Antique Hunters mystery series. She searches for treasures amongst garage sales, flea markets and resale shops.