I have a favorite boutique in the little town where we have our cabin. It's a very small shop but bursting full of all the things I have spent a year coveting from afar, reading my magazines and following the interior news online. Last summer I walked in to the shop and as always I feel a bit giddy and not sure where to start. But I started to look around, a bit slow at first and pretty soon I was just jumping around from one thing to the next. Until my eyes landed on this wall sconce across the room.
I walked across the room without ever taking my eyes off of it and then just looked at it. Probably a little bit too long I realized and so I started looking at some of the things close by...but really just so I could take a few more looks at that fascinating piece on the wall.
Of course, the price tag was..steep..to say the least. But it made complete sense once the store owner started telling me about it. This wall sconce is hammered in brass or pewter by hand, 3000 times. The woman who makes them is Malin Appelgren Paulsson. She took over the craft and the business from her grandfather who at first was reluctant to teach her. He thought it was too heavy of a craft for a woman. She persisted and has obviously proven herself worthy and able.
Beautiful, isn't it?
Images by Malin Appelgren Paulsson
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