Friday, April 1, 2011

The first Thrifty Things Friday!

Linda at A La Carte has retired from linking waiting for that grandbaby.
I think she wants to spend time with this new baby.
Can you blame her.
I guess it's ok...
Thanks Linda!



I found this lamp, I'm not sure if it's alabaster or marble.  It's very heavy.

I love the lines.


It's in pretty good condition.  Only a small chip on the base.

I already had this old wicker shade that I was saving for the right lamp.
I'm really into the white thing.

And this is where I put it.  I like it! There's only one thing wrong.
IT DOESN'T WORK! 
She said it worked.
Oh well, I will fix it.
I still like it.
$8.00!

I also want to show you what I did in the foyer.
I went all over the house and found anything botanical and grouped them together.
I really like it.

This is the table to put keys on or if you have 3-4 huge college books you can drop them here, and she does!
Happy Friday!

11 comments:

Daydream Living said...

Hi Sue!
That white wicker shade looks good on the marble base, good deal $8.
Love your new blog look!
Enjoy the weekend,
Maureen

Mom2fur said...

For $8 it is worth either fixing it yourself or having it fixed. I'm sure a pretty lamp like that, with the awesome wicker shade, would cost a small fortune to buy new!
I love the foyer decor. What a great idea to find like items around the house to use!

mary said...

My mother had a set of lamps like this. She bought them with green stamps in the 1950's.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The lamp looks great and that shade is awesome! You can make it work! hugs, Linda

Diann said...

Oh, that lamp is amazing! I would have bought it as well even if I was told it didn't work. I know you will be able to replace the wiring and turn it into a a working lamp pretty easily. And that lampshade is so pretty! What a perfect fit! Great finds! And I love the way you did your foyer! All the botanicals look really lovely grouped together! Thank you for joining my first TTF party! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Shore Girl said...

I love the wicker shade.

Diane said...

I think the lamp is very cool....love the wicker shade, your right they work perfectly together. I am your newest follower, looking forward to more new found treasures! Diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the lamp! I have never seen a marble one. Your house is darling, I want that long white mirror in your grouping...To die for!

Carol

Prior said...

I think you made a very good find! Lezlee

Sanna said...

Hi KarenSue,

I like what you´ve done in your foyer. Very pretty. Love botanical prints.

I have been looking at your earlier posts below. I think you are fenomenal in finding good deals! Love the blue/turqoise bed and chair amongst all the other lovely things you´ve found lately.

Have a great day,
Sanna

Carole said...

Would be worth going to see what it would cost to have the lamp rewired....or else use it as a candle holder.
Great price either way.

x
Carole