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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Early 19th Century Harp

Hubby and I have been after a full size harp for many years and have never found one.

Then out of the blue this beauty turned up!

We have been looking for years and we can't believe it.  The harp is early nineteenth century and is in need of extensive restoration to get it back to playing condition...which incidentally neither of us can do!

We have contacted a harp restorer in Wales so it will be heading to his workshop soon to see what needs doing and more importantly how much??

Looks like some harp lessons may be the order of the day.

Or this rather lovely man can come over and pluck my strings any day...ooer missus.
Have a great week.
Jo xx


  1. How great to find something you have been looking for!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. You never cease to amaze me Jo!
    May it bring you both lots of joy!
    :) Niki x

  3. Fabulous find Jo.....just need to take those lessons now!
    Julie x

  4. I can just see Andy sitting with the harp in between his knees plucking delicately at the strings. It is great when something that you have been looking for for a long comes from unexpected places.

    Good to see you get a mention in the latest Pretty Nostalgic.

    Have a great 2013.

    Debbie & Derek

  5. Oh how wonderful . . . .I feel lost in the romance of it. . . . . . . . . .I can hear the music already, do hurry up and play for us!!
    Love Helen xx

  6. Woooooooooooooooooooooo How wonderful!! One turned up in my local brocante last month and it sold instantly. It wasn`t as nice as your though!
    Love it

  7. Wow Wow Wow, you find the most amazing things!

  8. What a fantastic find, well done! Lizzie x

  9. Oh my word Jo, the treasures you find are always so amazing!!
    I think this is absolutely beautiful. Yes, yes, take those lessons, I really can imagine you playing that harp my lovely!!

    Keep warm and safe dear Jo.
    Big hugs.

  10. Hi Jo,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my new blog and being the first to comment, I only hope that my blog will be as good as yours one day ! I am Loving you shop on Ruby Lane and am head over heel in love with the stunning silk bed cover ,hoping I may get it for my Birthday if I give enough hints am also in love with your Victorian wedding dress on the mirror please put my name on the top of the list if you ever part with it ! Hope to catch up with you at a Vintage fair soon
    Adam xxx

  11. I just found your blog whilst looking for images of pedal harps and your story reads so much like my own. I too just found the harp of my dreams after looking for one I could afford after many many years. And mine too needs quite a bit of restoration.....AND I don't play the harp either *winks* Your harp is lovely! Congratulations on acquiring such a dream piece. Vanna


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Jo xx