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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The One That Got Away And The One I Got

I was looking over a vintage metal lamp in a window of a consignment store one day and another customer plucked it right out of the window and bought it! Huh. It was a yummy yellow and would have been perfect in our den.

So I waited and looked and looked.

Six months later I went to an estate sale and found the same lamp, in white, for five dollars.  Sixty dollars cheaper than the other one. 

It's on the massive bar right now. The problem bar that is far too large. It could use some height and this lamp provides that.

The bar  goes on and on...

A new oil painting from a garage sale and a piece of cut glass from an estate sale.

I am joining the talented Sherry from No Minimalist Here for Open House Party.

grace surrounds us


  1. The better deal was just waiting for you. Nice finds. Love the little cat painting. I'm also a fan of cut glass. Thanks so much for visiting me.

  2. I LOVE your big table! There is SO MANY wonderful things you can do there! Your lamp is PERFECT! LOVE IT! My very favorite thing today is your little kitty picture. It's SO Darling!
    Have a wonderful 4th of July!!!
    Big Hugs,

  3. Olive, I love that cut glass jar.l What a beautiful shape, and that gorgeous lamp looks just right where you have put it. I must say that you have a real eye for this sort of thing.

  4. Oh great finds as always. You just seem to stumble upon great stuff. California stinks that way. No one here owns anything old. Just use and toss every few years must be the motto here.

  5. Hi Olive, I love your lamp and what a great price!... I also love your precious kitty painting, and your vintage pressed glass... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Nice lines on the lamp! You loved the yellow, no surprise I love the white! Your glass vase is sweet too. Hope you enjoy the holiday!

  7. Good things come to those who wait! I love the lamp and especially love the sweet kitty picture. You have a great eye for things, Olive. Ann

  8. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want that lamp. Beautiful.

  9. Isn't that the best feeling?! $5 was a MUCH better deal! *winks* The kitten painting is adorable! I'd want to take it home too! *winks* Vanna

  10. It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities, great lamp and I love your accidental veggies.

  11. Yellow would have been grand but five dollars is fabulous!!

  12. Wondrful lamp Olive! You found some wonderful things and what a deal on the lamp!

  13. Goods things come to those who wait...

  14. Hi Olive, What a great deal you got on the lamp! Love the kitten painting and the glass decanter. Thank you for joining my party this week and I hope you have a wonderful 4th!


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