1.16.2013

MORE LAMP LUCK

It just so happens that one of my favorite little thrift stores happens to be right next to my gym.  
One day in late December, as I was leaving the gym, minding my own business, 
I spotted something beautiful out of the corner of my eye. 
I promptly stopped, mid-step, turned around, and a bee lined it inside.

This lovely emerald green vintage lamp greeted me once I made my way inside.
Wait, it gets better.....there were two of them - $8.00 each!
You know I can't pass up a pair (of anything).


There is something about vintage lamps that makes my heart go pitter patter. 


I only had one lamp shade in my stash that would work.
For now, the other lamp is residing in the basement with a plethora of other lamps.
Don't call Hoarders on me yet, I have plans for most of them.


We often use this buffet to serve drinks when entertaining.


It helps lure people from the kitchen into the dining room.


Here is a look at a few of my other thrifted lamps.


I never go purposely go looking for lamps for my home, but I do seem to happen upon them often.
From the looks of my basement, I may never need to buy another lamp, EVER!

Alright, come clean, what are you hoarding in your basement.

12 comments:

  1. oooh gorgeous! great find!!!! i am finally about to join a gym... and it is next to the goodwill. well isn't that convenient.

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  2. Oooooh those green lamps are SO pretty! And what a great spot for a help-yourself bar! I actually just bought my first pair of thrift store lamps recently and gave them a makeover…similar to your yellow ginger jar lamps above. I'm always afraid they're not going to work or the old cord will cause a fire or something, does anyone else think these things? Well anyway I'm so happy I picked them up, they are perfect after a coat of spray paint!

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  3. You have quite the collection girl...... I'm not judging! :) Love your latest find!

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  4. What a lamp and what a price! It looks awesome on your buffet. I'm hoarding all kinds of knick knacks and art in our basement as well - including a lamp or two. Can't wait to actually have the space for some of the stuff.

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  5. I just noticed on your side bar that you have the label "Inspired By" - I love that. And I thank you for including me on there - what an honor.

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  6. Very nice collection of lamps! Do you use vintage shades or get new ones?

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  7. Oh, that collection makes me feel good! Mine are all in the guest room ~ I've got to purge...soon! My son even asks, 'What are we going to do when we have guests?!' LOVE your new find!!

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  8. You have the best lamp luck - I've been on the hunt for one for my guest room and just can't find one that I love.

    Where are you in Downton Abbey - have you gotten through the first two seasons yet? My hub is even hooked now! HA! LOVE that show!

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  9. Love that lamp! Totally wish I had awesome thrift stores around my area!

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  10. I am just as addicted to lamps. I see them as art. Please please let me know if you have a sale. You have one I've been seeking! Thanks.

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  11. Please let us know when and if you have a lamp sale. You have one I've been seeking!

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