Posts tagged ‘Lamp’

Rocking chair

Rocking chair

Rocking chair with small round table and lamp

Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the the wind, I’ve never seen the movie. I do however love the style of lamp from that era. They look so stately and regal to me. My mother in-law has an antique one in a rich green with hand painted flowers it’s absolutely gorgeous. I will try and snap a picture of it and put it up. On another note, I added a small pitcher to my collection. It’s lovely, dainty and floral, what more could a girl ask for?

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Yard sale finds for June!

June yard sale finds!

June yard sale finds!

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As the weather gets warmer, the sales seem to pop up everywhere. There are a lot of town/village yard sales coming up that I won’t want to miss. I’m on the look out for a glass hurricane oil lamp, and as always a pitcher or ten to add to my collection,any old antique or vintage utensils/rolling pins,blue ball glass canning jars (I have a ton of he clear ones w/bail lids),antique lamp;preferably Gone with the Wind style,old glass medicine bottles,and i think that sums it up! I believe I will have to have a sale of my own just so I will have room to house my new finds!

Trunk sale!

Happy Saturday! i knew I had to go to the post office this morning and being that it was Saturday, I knew i had to get there early.  i could not start my morning off right without my coffee indulgence, so two cups later and I was ready for the day.   On my way to the post office there was a “trunk sale” in the village where I live. When I say trunk sale I literally mean people put all of their items in the trunk of their vehicles and set up shop in a parking lot! Plenty of people showed up to sell their goods and an abundance of shoppers were browsing. It was an interesting concept and quite a fun spin on your typical yard sale. My package was mailed off to its destination so I of course made a bee line over to the sale! I found a “Gone with the Wind” style lamp, 2 vintage sifters, a country wooden star candle holder, a small floral pitcher, a cute silver plated dish that was tarnished beyond recognition ( I polished it immediately), and a crochet doily runner. Overall I think I did pretty well.  Here are some of my finds:

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

2 Bromwell sifters

2 Bromwell sifters

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Wooden star candle holder Wooden star candle holder

Small floral pitcher

Small floral pitcher

Happy Easter everyone! I have a new “find” to show you.

Reluctantly, yesterday I was dragged to the mall by my son who remembered that days earlier I had promised to take him. I hoped he would forget but, of coursed he did not. Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop…I really love to shop. I do not like to shop on the weekend when you are shoulder to shoulder with people. I just don’t like crowds….I think that comes with age because it never bothered me before…just kind of crept up on me. Take me early on a Monday to the mall and I could shop for hours. Ok well here is where the story gets good. Since we were experiencing a spring like day (it was almost 50 degrees). I decided to take a more scenic route to the mall and found myself at a yard sale where I found a little gem of a lamp. This lamp was a upcycled silver plated teapot that someone turned into a light. I scored it for 5.00. I’m thinking of pairing it with a red and tan gingham shade or possibly a barn red punched tin shade I found on line. Now of course I’ve got it in my head that I can duplicated this idea. So I will be on the lookout the next time I go to a sale for something I can repurpose into a lamp. I’m really loving my new lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

My new teapot lamp!