Our home is a little short on lighting, so I’ve started to keep an eye out in thrift stores for graceful lamps. There is a nagging voice in the back of my head that says I ought to have some kind of plan for what I’m looking for… but you know, I kind of enjoy the hunt and pounce method :-D We don’t have so much stuff in our house that I need to be carefully editing every addition.
I found this great brass lamp at my local thrift store recently and it just makes me grin when I look at it. Don’t you love when that happens? I can’t even explain why I like it so much cause it’s a fairly basic, traditional lamp. It’s a classic pineapple shape, solid heavy brass, with a great soft patina. It’s not the loud yellow shiny brass at all.
I didn’t like brass anything for a long time because it was so dated, but the minute it started getting trendy again I went, wait a minute, I’m a gold girl (only color jewelry metal I wear), this is great! So I got me a brass lamp.
$7.99! Don’t you love that kind of pricing?
I’m thinking I’ll dress it up with a black lampshade like this lamp.
However, the Chief dislikes drum shades so I’ll have to see what else I can find out there. Maybe something like this? ***sorry about this bad text alignment after the Pinterest embeds – I can’t figure out how to make it go away!***
The only problem is, I have no idea where I’m going to put this beauty. It’s big! If I do a black shade on it, it should go against a light wall so it doesn’t disappear. Hmmm… still thinking.
What have you found at the thrift stores or yard sales that made you happy lately?