I found this artichoke finial at a salvage yard when we were in Newport, Rhode Island many years back, it was like finding treasure.  I figured it would be nice to have in our family room.

Old Finial

I just love the elegance, history and age it adds to our great room.

Old Finial

I am Linking to:

http://www.newhousenewhomenewlife.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-party-time-are-you-ready-for-this.html

http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2012/07/white-wednesday-161.html

http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/2012/07/tantalizing.html

http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/2012/07/treasure-hunt-thursday-66-highlights.html

http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/07/catch-glimpse-party-89.html