Friday, October 30, 2009

“From Little Acorns…”

If mighty oaks from little acorns grow, what do you suppose will sprout from this massive specimen? A lot of double takes for starters!

This beautifully detailed bronze acorn is actually made from an industrial grade fiberglass that is more resilient than clay, concrete or even cast iron.  The antique bronze color finish is infused throughout the fiberglass, so it won’t peel, flake or fade away, and the verdisgris highlights will only get better with time and exposure.  Any small nicks or scratches (caused by delusional squirrels?) can simply be buffed away to restore the color and luster.

If you’ve never seen anything quite like this before, don’t be surprised. Pat Poisson, owner of 1812 Antiques and Folly in the village of Grafton, has a real knack for searching out unique and unusual pieces for her clients. The antiques shop offers a great selection of home furnishings, decorative accessories and lighting all year ‘round, while Folly is more of a time-sensitive experience, focusing on garden accents and accouterments in spring and summer, shifting to entertaining, decorating and seasonal celebrations in the fall and early winter.

Fiberglass Acorn: $325.00
1812 Antiques
105 Old Danforth Road, Grafton     905-349-3756

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