Wednesday, January 9, 2013

One man's glass is another woman's treasure

Sometimes you realize that you were missing something only after you find it. That was the case for me when I saw this lamp.
 

I first locked eyes with this beauty at the electronics table at goodwill. I liked the lines, LOVED the glass base but was only partially sold on the shade. It felt like a good fit for the little touches of modern I've been trying to add to off set all our treasures. Oh yeah, and it was $4.99. 
 

Worth a chance, but definitely in need of some heavy degreasing. 
YUCK.

Once I got her all pretty and new-like I temporarily set it on our 'catch all' counter. And wouldn't cha know, it just felt right! I didn't want to move it. My only switcheroo was to add a little marble cheese round I had to just keep it slightly off the counter. Which may or may not stay, but for now I am digging the whole set up. The best part? I found either the same version or a very close one at Crate and Barrel with a price tag over $300!

And that's how easy it is to stay hooked on thrifting guys. It really is a sickness!
 

As evening rolled in I loved her even more.
 

I think lamps in the kitchen are my absolute favoritest new thing!

Do you have a lamp in your kitchen or are you part of the no-cooking-near-lighting-club?

23 comments:

Cheryl West-Hicks said...

My Mom always had a lamp in the kitchen and you're right it just feels so cozy. This was a great score!

michele said...

oooooh, i want one now!

when you have a moment, we'd love to have you stop by to say hi!

smiles to you.

michele
hello lovely inc.

carli said...

Loooooove lamps in the kitchen. It's low light or bust over here! :)

Laurie said...

Love that find. I am digging the whole lamps in the kitchen look that is going on now. But alas, no room for one :(

jessica said...

Wow, that is a beautiful find!! I used to have a lamp in my previous kitchen. I have been thinking about doing one again...they look wonderful!

Velud'arte said...

I like the play of light in the kitchen. At night gives absolute comfort!
Good choice!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

fantastic find! just this year, i added a lamp to my kitchen and i love it too. ;)

Anne Boykin said...

I don't have a light in my kitchen but I sure love yours!

kelly g said...

SO pretty! Can't believe the price too. Question- where is your silver cake stand and dome from? I've wanted to get one just like it for the longest time now.

Thanks!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Fantastic find and the lamp looks just perfect in your kitchen!

Angela

Holly and Sean said...

Kelly, the stand came from a garage sale, I just added my own glass dome. I believe they are pretty common though because they come from bakeries and grocery stores. Maybe try searxhifng eBay or online for 'commercial cake stand ' or some variation of that ;)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love it! I have to say that my little boy broke a lamp yesterday morning and I was debating for a very long time between a glass lamp at Target that looked almost identical to this one (I hadn't seen your post yet!) but ended up grabbing a wooden one. Alas, life with a boy... wood lamps don't break. Ha! Such a cute idea for a kitchen lamp. I think my counters might be too low... Hmm. Have to check that!

Marilyn said...

Many years ago, I went to a home of a friend and her house was "decorated" so beautifully and she had a lamp in the kitchen. I said one day I am going to have a lamp in the kitchen.3 houses later, I finally have the right space for it. Love your find thrifty find.

Terry Moore said...

I too have a lamp in my kitchen because I like the soft lighting it has in the evenings when walking through the space. Lucky you to find it for such a great price. I think I would have had to fight you for it!

lizibeth said...

Love it! I don't have a lamp in the kitchen ...yet. :) this post has definitely made me need one, though!

Auntie Bliss said...

It's wonderful!!!!
I also got two lamps from Goodwill for my kitchen and my dudes all noticed and loved the warm light.
High five!

Soul Pretty said...

I agree...thrifting is so addictive...you never know what you're going to find...If I don't thrift at least once or twice a week...I feel like I'm gonna miss something...Like that $4.00 lamp you just...SCORED!

Tricia said...

I am all about lamps in the kitchen, and entry, and library, and bedrooms, and living room, and kid's rooms.....love them! Your find is a treasure!

{Jordan Anne} said...

We've had a lamp in our kitchen for years, as did my Mom. In the evening, a lamp on in a clean kitchen was always comforting at the end of a long day.. and I still love it now.

Martha Carmona said...

OH Yes I am definitly a Kitchen Lamp Lady for sure!! Have been for many years really. They're just so fun! I light my at night for a pretty ambiance.

Michelle Helsel said...

What a great find. I love glass lamps. I currently have three and one sits on my kitchen counter. Yours looks perfect where you placed it and love the cheese round

Thrift Dee said...

Goodwill is the best! I am going to feature this post on the Goodwill blog for the Denver area. www.ThriftingDenver.org Love it!


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Hi I'm Amanda said...

Love the lamp!!!! I used to sell Home Interiors and it looks like the one we used to sell from the Better Homes and Garden line. They were $60.00 new if I remember correctly. It was at least 8 years ago. And I always have a lamp in my kitchen!

 
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