Friday, March 4, 2011

You Can't Always Get What You Want

...because it's been glued to a wall for 60 years.
I went to a sale today and picked up a few things...linens, floral prints...nice but, you know, not special. All that changed when I got to the third floor. As I walked down the hallway and into this room, I gasped out loud and dropped my not special linens and floral prints.
The Wallpaper!

Want a closer look? Of course you do!

I'm seriously considering going back tomorrow (1/2 price day) to see if the humorless gal running the sale will let me try to strip some of it off. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I noticed that wallpaper when I was in the holiday room the other day...agree with you it is awesome!

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow! I love it. It would be just the thing on a wall in my downstairs boat themed cloakroom ;O)
Even a small panel of it framed would look great - good luck, I hope Miss Humorless is in a good mood when you get there.

flyingbeader said...

Aaaaaaa....that is just amazing! I hope you can get some of it

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is some fab wall paper. Oh tell me you can get some pieces of it!!! Frame some!! oh yes!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That IS special. Fingers crossed for you and your 'accidental' trip whilst holding a scraper...

Just found your blog and am now following,I'm a thrift shopping girl myself.

Andy's Attic said...

Good luck with Miss Humorless...I'm sure you can persuade her to your side.
Annette

Gingham said...

I've found baked goods help persuade all Miss Humorless' of the world- good luck!

Kylie said...

My first time looking at your blog and I see that gorgeous wallpaper!Were you joking about trying to remove a piece? Even a scrap would be lovely...How old do you think it is?
Happy birthday to you for yesterday.

~~Carol~~ said...

I hope you got to do some scrapin' at that sale! If you're going to sit there for hours on end, running a sale, you'd want to be entertained in some way, and a crazy lady wanting to scrape your wallpaper sounds endlessly amusing to me!