Before Old New House, I think one of the biggest "ah-ha moments" for us in home decorating was over a vase.
Melissa was convinced it was too unique to pass up. I felt it was too good a quality to leave behind. Someone/student had clearly gone to great lengths to construct this work.
In making our decision, there we stood, staring at this tremendous green vase. It was a gigantic mass of clay and paint that was precariously balanced on a thin-tin shelf. For a moment, we both forgot why we were in Connecticut: to pick up trinkets for our wedding. But time just stopped as we stood in awe of this fat-bellied thing.
We were simply drawn to this piece. There was something about it we just loved. It was... unsightly. Hideous AND beautiful at the same time. In a way, we felt bad for it. Maybe didn't know quite what to make of it.
The ah ha! moment was to only buy items we truly connected with. And we hope you find those items in our shop, since we go to great length to source the best of the best.
Here is the behemoth that still leaves us scratching our heads: