Thursday, May 20, 2010

Slow Unveiling

I didn't want to send you into an anaphylactic shock by showing you my tag sale booty all at once! :)
The booty breakdown: yellow ginger jar lamp ($4), parakeets ($4), oil painting ($1), lamp bases (two for $6) and artichoke ($1).   I can't wait to find a home for it all.  
The brass lamp bases remind me of the vintage wheat-sheaf lamps and sconces I keep seeing in the magazines.  I remembered I had just bought these black lamp shades (with gold interiors) at another tag sale over Mother's Day weekend. 
Brand new shades with the original price tag for $35 each, the very nice lady sold them to me for $3 each.  So, I paired them up and I think they were made for one another.  What do you think?
I plan on fixing up the bases a bit, but overall I like how they turned out.  For a total coast of $6/lamp (including a brand new lampshade), I'd say that isn't too bad!  I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.  I'm signing off until next week.  Happy tag sale shopping!

12 comments:

  1. Your booty looks great, tee hee. I love the lamp and shade combo...the two were made for each other!

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  2. Well done! I've seen a similar lamps in a glossy white that I absolutely loved. Now I wonder what you plan to do with yours.

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  3. Uh oh... sweaty palms, difficulty breathing, the room is spinning.... Now you've done it! These finds are fabulous! I thinks those lamps would look great in my new bedroom... haha!
    -ME xo

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  4. Luuuucky! All of it! The lamps with perfect shades, the artichoke. Did you know Ive been browsing eBay for a few months for an artichoke just like that one?

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  5. Love those shades with the lamps. Great finds, Fran! Can't wait to see what you do with all your new treasures.

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  6. Great finds! I am loving the artichoke. Oh, and big thanks for listing me on your blogroll! xox

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  8. Wow! All of these are such great scores! Well done!

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  9. I'm so jealous of all your finds! And that bamboo mirror that you last posted about is fabulous. I need to start hitting the garage sale circuit around here. Thanks for inspiring me!

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