I know most people would look at this old piece of ceiling tin and think "WHY would you buy that?" ... Cuz I think it's fabulous!
Went yard saling this morning (after a rather late night) but so glad I did! The sale that I picked this up at was full of antiques. The husband and wife got into a fight while I was there as she was selling stuff really cheap and he caught wind of it. (I thought it was hilarious) His prices were a bit inflated so I was lucky to purchase a huge, old ledger book from her for a mere $3.00. I'm sure he would've charged upwards of $20.00 or more.
For the tin, I had to deal with him unfortunately. But his price was fair I guess. I love this piece because of the fleur de lys and the pearl-like detail which is swagged in between. You just don't see stuff like this anymore. I had hubby cut it into three pieces for me so they'll end up on ebay. I know there must be some shabby enthusiasts who will love it as much as I do!