I could never just sell shades. I love finding and bringing to market beautiful and clever items that people can repurpose and reuse. This old "quill weathervane" is big and I mounted it on a black obelisk style base for display. You can use it indoors or take it off the base and mount it safely on your roof or on a cupola or in your garden. Use it in the yard as a path director, if you're a writer, use it in your library. I found a beautiful 19th century copper finial and mounted it on our home in Black Rock. It will live there long after I'm gone for the next generation to discover. The birds love to use it as a resting place.
The patina is gorgeous and is well earned. I love folk art, I love American farm house architecture. I think it has so many uses and is a reflection of where we have become as a country. Embrace history and our antique past.