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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Impromptu Birthday Thrifting

Hefty glass vase and sweet little plate

I had some packages to mail yesterday - my sales from the weekend ready to go!

Popping into a thrift shop was not on my to-do list - intending instead a relaxing day sorting out my sewing/craft room.

But my lovely family brought me a big bunch of flowers that were beyond any vase capacity in house.

So I HAD to go to Goodwill next door to the post office to get a bigger vase, didn't I?



Ceramic textured lamp

I don't usually look at the housegoods too much anymore. I'm decluttering my  home first, but something kept drawing me into this lamp.

Its texture reminded me of sand dollars - and it was quite big - a scale proper for my bedside.
Heavy too.

But the clincher was the price...
$8.98!!!

Ceramic textured vase

I tested it at the store - it's a 3-way switch, and it works just fine.
I'm curious - how old is it? There's no makers mark and the plug is older in style, say 60's or 70's perhaps.

Now to research lampshades and how to get the color/texture/scale just right!!


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7 comments:

  1. That is a GREAT lamp...LOVE IT!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Heather - I'm delighted with it!

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  2. Jackie, sweet finds! You've inspired me - a new thrift store opened up near my home last month, and I still haven't stopped in. That changes next week!

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    1. Enjoy the hunt, Jean! It's amazing the array of goodies you can find there.

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  3. That lamp is GORGEOUS! No better way to spend a birthday than a relaxing day of thrifting...seriously ;)

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  4. Oh Jackie, I LOVE that lamp! What a find!

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