We had a huge garage sale this week-end and after seeing how much stuff I have, I was not much in the mood to go thrift shopping for more ... but Wednesday is MY day to go to Fabulous Finds Thrift Store 25¢ Sale. I always find something I can use and
Mr. Z. and I have a lunch date every week.
Today I found something that I really needed.
I am building a floor lamp chandelier out of recycled lamp parts which I had hoped to finish for the garage sale ... but NOT ... and I was looking for SIX chandelier shades for it. It also has the sixth light on the top which was added after this picture ... can see it in this picture with the shade. It will have lots of prisms. Beautiful, like new shades for $1.00 each. I may paint the red dots black. The metal parts are oil-rubbed bronze, but look black.
I hit a snag in finishing it, but will blog about it when finished.
The small ironstone platter was 25¢ ... nice old green bottle, thick glass and lots of bubbles, was $2.00 and the large, solid terracotta pear was $1.00.
The Wm. Adams & Sons platter was the only item I bought in the 25¢ sale ... the
rest was bought inside the store.
These look great on my ladder shelf in front of my large Apple Cider sign that I have had for ages. Mr. S. had apple orchards for a while and this sign was where his apple cider was sold.
It is huge (cut from a 4'x8' piece of plywood)
Last week: $3.50 bought seven nice heavy ironstone bread or dessert plates and the little creamer was 25¢ ... and they look so pretty under the wire trash
wire trash basket cloche light
... cut the bottom out of it, shaped the top, spray it silver and made another cloche with a lamp part piece for the finial ...
it looks so pretty on the stand I made from spindles and a round wooden disc.
Happiness is when find just what you are looking for when you go 'thrifting' ...
Linking to: Revi's Revisionay Thrifty Life Thursday
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Decor