F Simple and Serene Living: a real steal 09 10
Friday, June 29, 2012

a real steal

One of the things that makes me happy is finding a fabulous vintage item and then getting it for practically nothing. I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had been to an auction and had gotten a pair of fabulous mid century lamps. When I saw them during the auction preview, I was pretty much salivating (I could definitely be one of Pavlov's dogs, only my treat would be a vintage bargain)


Here is my strategy. After finding something that I really want more than anything else, I ignore it, I turn my back and walk away, I put on my best poker face. Oh come on, you know me better than that. I proceed to tell everyone how much I want it. How wonderful it is...... I definitely need a better strategy. However, in this case it worked. I think everyone was cutting me some slack because of my surgery, so no one bid against me. 


Bottom line, I walked away with two of these fabulous lamps.




They had been sitting in someone's living room for 60 years and are in amazing condition. The lampshades are drip wax. I have never seen anything like them. I am not even going to tell you what I paid for them, because I would hate to go to jail for theft. 


SIGH!!!! Some things in life are just too good to be imagined. They will be going into ImSoVintage this weekend.

 

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous lamps! I know they're going to be hard to give up. Hope you get a great price for them! Glad to hear that you're getting around well. Hugs, Leena

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  2. I am so glad you're doing well and glad for you! I have my parent's lamps - they mean so much to me - you've got a treasure!
    Kathy

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  3. Laura, you always make me chuckle. Ok, what is "drip wax lamp shades"? Never heard of that? They look exquisite though. Tell me how much? (renae@simplesequins.com) I won't tell.... hahaha (no you better keep it to yourne self.)

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  4. I wonder, too, drip wax. If the light bulb gets too warm do they start dripping again??? or if you leave the sunlight coming in directly. Hahaha. Congrats on a great find.

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  5. Beautiful lamps! Everything always comes around too...look at the color! Perfect! I'm very intrigued by the dripped wax lamp shades.

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  6. Incredible lamps!!! Wishing you a restful weekend and a full recovery.

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  7. WHAT a find. I am glad you told us what the lampshades are because my first thought was they they were glassine- they are gorgeous-lamps AND shades- xo Diana

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  8. This lamp has it all. Great condition, perfect color and a very neat shade. Did I read correctly you have two? How lucky.

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  9. Good for you!! Enjoy those lamps. :-)

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  10. I have never heard of these before! Do they filter the light a different way?

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  11. Obviously someone didn't appreciate them like you do..so now they have new home, and they are loved.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  12. You go girl! LOVE these lamps! What a find!

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  13. Those lamps are gorgeous! Love that color!

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  14. Cool lamp. I can just see the pair of these in a hipster apartment!

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  15. Now you know how folks who summit Everest feel :-). What a lovely find. Enjoy and have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  16. If we guess the right price will you just shake your head yes or no...up or down as a hint? heehee! They really are fabulous! I've never seen a shade like that...how fascinating!

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