Saturday, October 24, 2009

Taking Flight

A number of years ago, E spotted a chrome model airplane he liked and wanted for our home, but we didn't leave the store with it that day. The next time we returned, I saw the disappointment on E's face as he realized the airplane was gone. He searched for one online to no avail and before long the plane went unmentioned.

Nate Berkus

Months later and a few weeks before Christmas, in a moment of good fortune, I happened upon the silver airplane E had desired; that time, I made sure it left the store in my hands.

Nate Berkus

I am terrible with surprises, and although I desperately wanted to give it to E the moment I got home, I did manage to hold off until Christmas; E's excitement and disbelief when he realized what he was holding made it worth keeping the secret those few weeks.

Castleberry Antiques

While one airplane in a home may be enough, I can't help but covet some of these representations, models, and items made from parts of airplanes.

Installations Antiques

voila! via 1st Dibs

The airplane windows above have been converted into lights, as has the nose of an airplane, as seen in the pendant below left.

L: Ma(i)sonry via 1st Dibs. R: Nicholas Brawer via 1st Dibs.


maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

Hey Courtney! Love airplane blades actually as art. I saw some antique ones yesterday in Fredericksburg & almost got it! Maybe pair it with the tree stump stools at our entryway :)

Kristin said...

That switch plate is SO cool!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I love your post. My boyfriend is an Air Traffic Controller, so airplanes have always been apart of his life too. I just bought these little airplane fridge magnets from Urban Barn - they are adorable.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

My husband loves airplanes and all of this kind of stuff, too! He is pretty much obsessed with Installations.

Blue Muse said...

Hi Courtney!
I am so in love with those old wooden propellers... i want one!
xo Isa

Jane Flanagan said...

Love it all! Planes are so romantic!


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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So sweet! I love the prints in the Nate Berkus designed rooms too--they look amazing!


Anonymous said...

Hiya Courtney-- thanks so much for your comment this morning. Be careful what you wish for-- I may rip the whole bunch of basil plants out of the ground and FexEx them to you. :)

Your airplane post makes me giddy. I have such a crush on the old art deco aluminum airplane fans-- adorable stylized little airplane bodies, and a working propeller that (apparently) also can provide relief on a hot day... LOVE it.

Kimberlee said...

Really loving the light! x

Anonymous said...

This is cool. I used to actually assemble model airplanes when I was a kid. With the glue and newspapers and everything. It was great and a way to bond with my dad.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!!! My husband is a pilot and I was looking for pictures for my facebook page that I just created. You are welcome to join, may be good advertising for you.!/group.php?v=wall&gid=112914298734587


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