Good morning, dear friends! I hope that your week is off to a great start, and that you are staying warm. Today, I am so excited to share a little space that needed some attention, and the antique Italian Barometer that fit the bill.
Just off of the dining room is a hallway that had a little space that needed something. Shortly after we moved in, I placed an antique china cabinet in the spot. However, it just wasn’t what I wanted for the space. I knew that in time, if I was patient, I would find just what I wanted. So for the time being, the china cabinet became a place holder. It has since found the perfect spot in my house, and I will share it later.
The other day, I was suffering from cabin fever and decided to visit my local antique market. The first item I stumbled upon was this French chest, and I fell in love with it. It was in excellent condition, and I knew when I saw it that is was just what my little space needed.
Now, I just needed the perfect piece of artwork to go over the top of it. Upon further investigation, I stumbled upon this antique Italian barometer. It has long been a dream of mine to own one of these pieces of true art. Mr. Bleu knew this and insisted that I get this to complete my little space. He is the sweetest!
Our antique barometer actually works, and we have had more fun watching it predict the weather.
Antique barometers have often been used in classical, traditional interiors. These devices have mesmerized designers and collectors for centuries. The barometer was invented in 1643 by a student of Galileo named Evangelista Torricelli. During the 18th and 19th centuries, barometers became very prevalent as symbols of status. Today, these beautiful pieces convey a simpler time when true craftsmanship met a practical function.
For now, I have created a vignette using blue and white pieces, an antique candelabra, old books, and flowers.
Sweet friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. Have a wonderful and blessed day!!!