Monday, September 28, 2009

Latest Vintage Find


Here she is - my sweet little pink frosted glass dresser lamp. I found her at the flea market a couple weeks ago. I fell in love with the little pink girl who was sitting there with the shade laying nearby and no way to attach the two together. Neither the vendor nor I could figure out how the two pieces would go together. But I still liked the pink lady and for the low price I figured I would be able to do something with her. 

I brainstormed ideas like adding a candle-shaped bulb and using the shade for something else. Or perhaps I could remove the cord and place a glass hurricane and real candle in the socket. She sat in my studio for a week while I pondered various ideas. Then amazingly, I stumbled upon her twin at an antique mall - for four times the price I paid for her!  Her little pink sister sat with her shade fully attached and voila, I saw how the two pieces fit together. For less than $2, I purchased one of these at the hardware store, screwed in a bulb and topped it with the shade. Doesn't she have a nice warm glow when lit?

10 comments:

Lori said...

good for you Jeanne...how ironic that you found her twin and were able to figure out how to put your girl together...she is lovely...what a wonderful find!!!

artgurl said...

That lamp is adorable! And don't you have a warm happy feeling to know you got a great deal on it, and saved a lovely vintage piece!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

She is so cute! Love her!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

It was meant to be...wasn't it???? How lucky were you to figure it out. She really has a lovely glow. Enjoy her! Thank you so much for playing today!

caroline joy said...

That was kismet! Maybe you need buy her twin so she'll have some company ;) Very cute!

PJ said...

What a find! That is the most precious lamp I'm ever seen! you hit the jackpot with her!

Alison Gibbs said...

Jeanne she is absolutely beautiful
Alison

Wanda said...

love the lamp!

Sandy said...

This is one of the prettiest little glass lamps I have ever seen....I am really attracted to glass lamps of any kind from this era. I have a few of the white milk glass....I have one that was in my room as a little girl. I am so glad you saw how to put her together!

Tautchia (at) LettingGoOfPerfect said...

i had the EXACT same lamps in my bedroom as a little girl!!!
They always made me happy!

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