Over the last few Thrift Score Thursdays, I have shared several finds that all came from one sale held by a once globe-trotting elderly woman and her daughters. Last week I showed you a peacock tapestry Emmy and I unearthed in a massive pile of textiles. (BTW, I found a great deal on one just like it here and here!) We’re actually taking a break from TST this week, but I couldn’t let that stop me from sharing another find from her sale, a vintage bison tapestry. (By the way, I only know it’s a bison and not a buffalo because Emmy just learned about them at school and informed me. It’s always great when you can learn from your kids, right?)It smelled very musty when we bought it, so I let it air out for a couple of days outside, but that just didn’t cut it. I then soaked it in oxiclean for 24 hours and that did the trick. As you can see, in a crazy move, I took down my nautical gallery wall (last seen here) and hung the tapestry there. I just wanted to see it up on a wall and it’s so large that I couldn’t find another place to hang it.I do just adore it, but I don’t think I love it here. (Pardon my stacked dishes as the Halloween tablescape is still hanging around!)
But of course this process has me now questioning the gallery wall… It’s been there for a loooooooong time, and I do like change.
Do you have any wonderful ideas for this wall? While it would be nice to ground it with a piece of furniture, this is one of our most trafficked walkways and we just can’t put anything there.So who knows… if I ever do crack open that etsy shop, this tapestry may end up in there as well, because what the heck am I going to do with it? Yes, I love it, but I have no room at the inn. Sometimes you just have to catch and release. And apparently it’s rare… because I scoured etsy and ebay and only found one that had sold and was no longer there. So I basically have diamonds on my wall right now.