Antique Cart Wheels

Last week I was scouring Michaelian and Kohlberg’s warehouse for pieces to use in the Mansion in May show house terrace  and I fell totally in love with a group of cart wheels.  They had amazing iron detail which I love on just about anything and a graphic quality that made them very contemporary even though they were very old.

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Incredible detail and handmade craftsmanship

These wheels can stand on their own as sculpture, can be hung on a wall or be suspended from a pergola as a candelabra with led pillars lighting the way.

I’ve always liked millstones and thought they were fine additions to gardens in paths, as fountains or even as free standing sculpture.  I never considered cart wheels as being just as useful and beautiful though.  (I think it might be the folksy wagon wheel thing that I don’t like that kept that door closed.)

So many ideas, so little time.

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Gardens, inspiration, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories

4 Responses to Antique Cart Wheels

  1. Sara Fattori says:

    I love the idea as using these rustic wheels for artwork! Susan, I’m enjoying your blog!

  2. commonweeder says:

    You prove over and over again that design is where you see it. Keep your eyes open!

  3. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Sara–Thank you for visiting. I’m thrilled that as an interior designer you are interested in what I have to say…we’re not that far apart discipline wise!

    Pat–That’s one of the nicest things anyone has said to me in a long, long time. Thank you!

  4. Rebekah says:

    I really like this idea. It goes so well with modern industrial home decor.

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