Tag: Thrifting

Organizing My Sewing Stuff: A Blend of Gran’s Vintage & My Semi-New

Organizing My Sewing Stuff: A Blend of Gran’s Vintage & My Semi-New

I inherited my Gran’s sewing box years ago, and believe it or not, left everything in it. I’ve used a few things over the years, but have always just left it the way Gran had it. Well, maybe not exactly the way she had it……

Thrifting: What Story Hangs Here?

Thrifting: What Story Hangs Here?

Another treasure seeking adventure… This time I came across a whole collection of vintage wooden hangers, some marked, and some designed without a name! I thought it would be fun to peek inside a few historical closets, and get a glimpse of what these hangers…

Thrifting… Lamp It Up!

Thrifting… Lamp It Up!

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 Thank you so much, Heather!

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I haven’t had a chance to get my thrift on since before the Holidays. Can you feel my pain? Well, finally that all changed 🙂 A few friends and I hit the trail to look for treasures just waiting to be found! Did you catch my last post? I’ve been doing the January declutter, so today a bag of donations came with me. Donations out, new treasures in!

Something in this pic caught my eye…

Way up on the top shelf…

See them? Yes, the lamps!

I wandered around the store asking myself if I liked them as much as I thought I did, or was I just falling into the gold trap. I sent a phone pic to my hubs, and I badgered my friends, too.

In the end these gold gems came home with me 🙂

And their sad, mismatched shades were promptly removed!

My hubs loves them, and my daughter only likes the gold teardrop section. She thinks I should paint all the wood black. How about you?

I’ve done a little research, and the best fit I could find was this MCM lamp by designer, Tony Paul on eBay.

Danish Modern MCM Lamp c1950s - eBay

 eBay

According to the ad, this one is a Danish modern brass & walnut lamp, c. 1950s. And I say, with a much softer sheen to the brass! Is it just me, or does this wood look like teak to you?

Now I’m trying to decide on a shade. I love this shallow drum, but somehow don’t think that would look right on my new finds. What kind of shade would you pick?

I know I weighed in with you on my Murano glass lamp here

And I did find a white drum, which I’ve been living with and trying to decide whether or not I’ll gold leaf the inside…

Now that you see the white shade on this lamp, what would you do? And do you think the shade is too top-heavy for this lamp?

Can I have your first born, too? No, changed my mind on that!

I’m dying to hear what you think!

I was featured over at Junkin Joe’s!

Why not pop over to see the other great finds 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Photographs by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise stated.

Thrifting to Paperwhites

Thrifting to Paperwhites

In all the years I’ve been decking out our home for the Holidays, one thing I’ve never tried is Paperwhites! Can you believe that? Last year my friend Meesh from I Dream of Chairs got me thinking about it… but that’s all I did, was ‘think’ about…

Treasure Seeking in a Thrifty Kind of Way!

Treasure Seeking in a Thrifty Kind of Way!

Last week my treasure hunting created a mystery with the large vintage shortening bin I picked up at a garage sale. And Andrea was super sweet in featuring it this week! Thank you so much for the feature, Andrea! Well my mystery is no closer to being…

Simply Spectacular… Totally Affordable!

Simply Spectacular… Totally Affordable!

Adding a little touch to your space doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming…

Have you got a second?

 

 

Hydrangeas picked fresh from my Dad’s garden…

Displayed in a vinaigrette bottle thrifted for $1.00.

Simple, affordable style.

Created in minutes, enjoyed for days!

How about you? What’s your favorite way to add a dash of style to your home?

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring the greatest pleasure. I walked around my Dad’s yard with him while he cut some of his flowers for me. We wandered and chatted, and like always, bantered a bit, too. 😉 When I got home, putting the flowers into vases was a nice extension of the time we spent together. And now as I enjoy them, these moments are imprinted with this little added touch of simple, affordable style!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

All Photos by Sheila Zeller

DIY: Zipping Up A Lamp Shade, Painting It With Colour!

DIY: Zipping Up A Lamp Shade, Painting It With Colour!

I picked up a little glazed ceramic lamp base at the thrift store not too long ago, but had no idea what to do for a shade. Knew I wanted to DIY something, but not sure what. And then I came across a tutorial by…

Since We’re On A Lighting Roll…

Since We’re On A Lighting Roll…

I’ve had this little project brewing and semi-complete for a while now. But the hold-up in finishing was finding a shade that would work. It’ll all make sense. Trust me. First, here’s the lamp I found thrifting. I bet you’re wishing this find was yours.…