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.

 
  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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