Friday, March 27, 2009

Finials ~ Still Not My Final Word On 'EM

My thoughts on finials....hooked on 'em and that is my final word.
I wrote about finials last May...and today while refreshing my spring decor I realized how often I think of them to add that little extra something.
I never tire of them...I don't think I ever will....and do you want to know why? Because I use them in unexpected ways...sometimes I even surprise myself with the different ways finials add that "Ta~Da" factor...don't you just love it when that happens?!!
Before we take a peek...let me tell you how much I love the sweet gathering of pals Julia from Hooked on Houses ~ brings together each Friday....thanks Julia...you are a real gal~pal!

Rusty metal final on an up~side~down tomato cage...

Fence post finial painted and added to a tired ol' looking gate...result ~ a not so tired ol' looking gate!

Baby finial I added to one of my pincushions...see. ~ the unexpected!

More unexpected ~ I added a chubby finial to the bottom of this basket hanging from the kitchen pot rack....just something fun to look at and easy ~ peasy to remove...

A finial added to the bottom of this nest~ola...

No thing is safe from being finial~ized!

I found this old Easter bunny decor thing~a~ma~gig and decided it needed a bit of something extra....


Solution ~ and up~side~down nest and a finial...TA~DA!

I love to attached large fence post finials to rods that I hang quilts over...


Fancy pants finials are charming too and welcome in our home...

These three finials were painted black, sanded to within an inch of their lives and attached to this cool old bird house...


Sweet finial on sweet bird house I found at a sweet antique show...

So here's an idea ~ get yourself a cool wire~y garden thing {found this one at JoAnn's Fabrics} and add a finial ~ Ta Da~ville found!

Yep, it is now more special!

Last, I took and old peel~y candlestick, added a nest, a bit of hay, and a dollar store egg that I topped with a finial...instant Ta Da ~ ness!

I am always on the lookout for finials and items that just might find a friend in a finial...
Pop on back over to Julia's for more fun~ola and see what we all are hooked on...it is for sure, the fun~est part of our Fridays!
Happy Weekend Friends ~
Smiles ~ Ramona

28 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi Ramona,

Well now I have a whole new thing to keep my eyes open for...FINIALS!! I love how you have used them all over and everywhere...they do just add a bit more fun!!!! LOVE it as always. Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend! We might get a bit of snow tonight, we will have to just wait and see.......♥

Stacey said...

What a cute idea. What are you using to attach those finials? Wire? It really is the small details that make rooms and the items in them look amazing. I'm on the lookout for finials now.

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

I love finials, too! They are the perfect finishing touch. As you say, TA-DA! Thank you for sharing these great photographs. ~Arleen

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

You have convinced me that I need to get some finials to use for things other than just window treatments! You are so clever. I never would've thought to put them in the places you did. How fun. I always love your posts because you always surprise me with something.

Hope you have a great weekend, Ramona! :-)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I am new to your blog. I have to say: I will never look at a finial again without thinking of the many uses you have shown me here! Isn't it fun to be creative and think outside the box?
Brenda

Ramona said...

Hi there everyone ~ thank you for all of the sweet comments...I feel the "finial" love today. Most of the finials that I have used in the photos have a screw in the base of them so I just screw it into the wood...but some I have hot glued...and you know what I say ~ Cha, Cha, Cha! It is fun to go to the fencing section of Home Depot and look at the gigantic fence post toppers and use them to your heart's desire....how about glueing them to the bottom of clays pots or adding some to the bottom the legs of a cool chair...oh the posibilities are endless...

~ Ramona

Darlene said...

I keep forgetting to tell you when I pop over here. I just think your header is the CUTEST. Your big rooster with his Easter bonnet on....TOO CUTE!!!!!

Oh, and we have a Lowe's and you better know that I will be checking out their finials!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These were some great ideas! I'm going to have to look for some place that needs some "ta da"! laurie

Kris said...

Hi Ramona,

Love this post. I didn't realize how much I like finials until viewing all of your photos. WOW I do like them and that's my Finial Word!! LOL

Have a happy day

Kris

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How fantastic!

Janet said...

You make me SMILE

Janet

Ms. Tee said...

You're too cute, Ms. Ramona! I love all of your finials! My favorite is the bunny with the nest and the finial - just perfect. :) Hope you have a good week!

Carrie said...

It is fascinating to see all the different ways you have used finials...very creative!

Sit A Spell said...

Saw you on poofing and love your blog! This is a fun post.

Teresa said...

wow, I'm going to look at finials in a whole new way now- You have a great style.
Happy Day

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