Thursday, March 10, 2011

thrifty adventures

My thrifting days are often done on a whim. Just running errands and I have some extra time. Stop by the nearest thrift shop. Usually it's Goodwill. And this day I was out with my kids and it was the same thing. My eldest needed xray's on his teeth (for braces) and we had some extra time coming home before dinner.

My kids get a $1. spending limit. And this time I held firm. Especially since I had all 3 of them with me. But, they do also get to pick out a book. So it is a firm $2.50. Me, no spending limit. See it, love it, buy it. Because it will not come my way ever again.

And that is how I brought home this perfect vintage hobnail milk glass lamp for $6. I wasn't even sure if it worked. I didn't ask to check it. But the more I looked at it the more perfect it was. It stayed in a bag at home for a week. And when I did pull it out, it was because I had found this perfect lampshade in one of my closets. I told my girl it was going in her bedroom. But I am just too in love with it for now. It will have to stay in my sewing room for a bit longer.

Did you find anything wonderful this week? Then link it up here, because I would love to see it! And visit my friend
Stacey to see what she fell in love with this week at her local thrift.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that milk glass lamp. So pretty! Thanks for coming by my blog!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

I love that lamp. I had a similar lamp when I was growing up. Wish I still had it!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love your little lamp as well. I just linked my little red sewing mchine I found last week...I love it!

My Vintage Mending said...

That is the cutest lamp shade. Beautiful score. Thanks for sharing...Renee

donna said...

The lamp is wonderful. I love milk glass. And lamp shade is perfect.

Kiley said...

I recently became a follower of your blog...been visiting so many new ones, I can't remember if I've commented before. "HI!" :o)

Enjoying browsing through your archives!

roseylittlethings said...

I LOVE the lamp, i would have bought it too! I can not resist milk glass hobnil! Thanks for the input on my blog:)