Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who Cares if it Doesn't Work

Hello ladies (and men if you are out there please give me a hint.) I need to come clean. I have a serious disorder. Its a lamp disorder. I fall madly in love with my lamps. I love them dressed up, dressed down, naked, tall, short, working or not. I love them so much that I don't even bother replacing bulbs in overhead lights.  The overhead lights in my little rental cottage are not the pretty kind anyway. 

ALL of my lamps have been gently loved before. I can tell. There's too many lamps to properly describe today but I will show you MY FAVORITE of all my lamps (for now.) The lamps are not jealous of each other because they all get their shining moments and time with me. Just like one of my other thrifty lamps that I posted about here just the other day and that just happened to be FEATURED by Rhoda yesterday at Southern Hospitality!  Thank you Rhoda!

Let me tell you how me and this lamp got together. The Christian Outreach Thrift Store was having a yard sale. You know the price is going to be right if the thrift store is having a yard sale. However, when I pulled up, it was not a pretty scene. A bunch of shopping carts and boxes were just lined up outside the door. Mostly clothes. Boo. Nothing was displayed or organized nice at all. I took a quick glance around so I wouldn't look snobby. Not seeing anything of interest and feeling defeated, I started to leave. Whoa not so fast KK...Is that something Sparkling? Metal? Clear Glass? Yes, Yes and Yes! I had to look closer. It all happened so quickly. As soon as I saw her, she was MINE.  I asked how much? The lady said, "It doesn't work. You can have it for $2.00." Oh my Goodness!

So Without further Ado...here she is...insert audience clapping...

Her thin little cord was frayed and very old but her round, clear glass body is upheld by a narrow glass pedastal which stands upon a beautiful marble base.

The hardware is brass with a beautiful aged patina. I usually don't like brass but she is different!

I like her so much that I display her as she is. Non-working and nakedly beautiful with her harp showing proudly.

I think she fits in flawlessly.

I do love my lamps. More lamps are coming soon! It is so cold and rainy today (as you can tell by the dark pictures.) I need to go upstairs to get my thrifty quilt out. Come on up to my bedroom in the trees. (You can get a sneak peek at my bed that I painted.)

I love listening to the rain and looking out my bedroom window while in bed. The bedroom is 2.5 stories above ground and feels like a tree house. OK...back to the quilt.
I found this beautiful quilt at The First United Methodist yard sale last year. I love going to church sales. The ladies usually have the nicest stuff. I can't remember how much I paid but it couldn't have been much. Trust me.  I believe it is queen size. The tag is JC Penny Home Collection. The quilting and fabrics are perfect. I think the pillow I found at the Salvation Army for $2.50 looks great with the quilt.

Look at the colors and stitching.

Time to lay down and listen to the birds singing in the rain.
Thank you for stopping by today. Do you love your lamps? Do you love quilts like me? Listening to birds sing in the rain?

I'm linking up with these fun parties. Come on lets Party:



2nd Time Around Tuesday at A Picture is worth a 1,000 Words


  1. You're hilarious KK, I love the part "You know the price is going to be right if the thrift store is having a yard sale" I ADORE lamps too and have WAY too many that I have fixed up - I think I could start selling as a lamp store now. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. i just love vintage lamps too! what a beauty...and for only $2!!

  3. She IS a beautiful lamp...reminds me a little of a lady`s dress form!

  4. She is beautiful and I LUV her undressed !!
    Thanks so much for following..I am following right back.:))

  5. okay...now you might have me started on a new addiction! I love that lamp! It made me look around my house...and I think I have already got an addiction to lamps...I have a lot of them too!!! (I also don't use my overhead lighting much anymore...lol)

  6. She is beautiful in her naked lovelyness! So happy you stopped by 'cause now I've found you! And, I'm happy to say that I've just become and friend and follower of your beautiful blog! Hope your might do the same!

  7. The lamp is such a find, well done! and she looks vintage too. Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  8. Your lamp is gorgeous. I love, love, love lamps, had I been there I would have snatched her up. She's a beauty. Your quilt is beautiful, don't you love that they put so much love into their work. I hope the sun is shining on you today. hugs ~lynne~

  9. Hi,
    Love your lamp! Thanks for linking to 2nd Time around!

    :) Diane

  10. KK, that is a very lovely lamp. I've never seen one quite like it, very nice lines. We have a bit of an obsession with lamps, too...they're just so nice to have around.

    Love your quilt, very pretty!

  11. What an absolutely gorgeous work of art, that's what it is...and for $2. I buy beautiful lamps working or not.
    I'm off to look around the cottage.

  12. Looks amazing! What a great find!!

  13. nice find for $2! So jealous. My thrift store timing is all wrong.

  14. Awwww, she is very beautiful, and so is your quilt. I definitely have a weakness for quilts!

  15. Thank all of you for the love you've shown my little lamp! I'm thrilled to find other lamp lovers. I have another little vintage beauty begging to come out and party. Thank you Debra for liking her to a dress form. Dress forms are so lovely. I see her as a ballarina with the harp as her arms stretched so gracefully over her head with the little pedestal as her tiny legs. Can you tell that I do love my lamps :-).

  16. I can see why you feel in love with her...She truly is beautiful..

    Thank you for stopping by last week...Sorry it has taken me so long to return the visit and become your newest follower.

    Blessings Kelsie


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