2.10.2011

The Beauty of a Barometer

I kind of have a thing for French barometers. Love how utilitarian they once were, but at the same time were made with such beauty and elegance. These two caught my eye at the French Market...


Little pieces of art, wouldn't you say?


After doing a bit of a search it seems Holly from Things that inspire has a thing for them too. She compiled a beautiful array of photos that show off the true art form a barometer can be. These are a few of my favorites...





{image 4 Betty Burgess via Veranda, image 5 Patricia McLean, all images found via Things that Inspire}

7 comments:

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

i love the clocks.... what a great find!

My Many Moments said...

I have always love the gilded industrial look of them. They are a piece of art for sure!
Take care,
Heather

Heather @ Satisfying Spaces said...

I love french barometers! I just need to find one in my budget. :-)

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful barometeres, my dad had bought a few of these while living in Brazil and had them all up on one wall and it looked quite spectacular! Oh how I miss my Southern Accents! Nice blog..glad I found you, from the Architectural Tourist..we are both on his blog roll.....please visit me, have a new blog about the building of our new home and my love for decor/design..please stop by, also doing my first giveway, a gorgeous french chair..thanks!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Polish and Patina said...

We found a wonderful barometer at Round Top last year....it ended up in a friends' house but I've been wanting one for myself ever since. These two are beautiful! xo Lindley

diana shae decor said...
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diana shae decor said...

Those are nothing short of fabulous!! Beautiful!

~diana @ diana shae deco