I went vintage shopping again last week. This time it was in my sister’s basement. Nads house is always great for hunting. You can find anything you need. Random and obscure supplies for a last minute craft? Check. Wild clothes to make an interesting Halloween costume? Check. Cute vintage lamp for your daughter’s room? Double check.
I’m really worried that these shopping-at-Nads days are limited. She’s getting all organized these days, clearing space, cleaning and purging, etc etc. Good for her, bad for me. At least I managed to score this cute lamp for Isabel’s room before the motherload completely dried up. And she gave me sister-pricing, which in this case was $0.
I found an adorable shade recently at HomeSense that I really wanted to use. Can’t beat the price for something so original – only $24.99. It’s perfect for Isabel – a big burst of happy colour. I think it kinda works with the lamp, but not quite perfectly. It’s a bit of a whacky combination, but if you knew my daughter, you’d know that was perfect for her.
We’ve been re-doing her room. It’s all about colour, and fun, things she loves, and mixing things up. She’s making all the decisions, so it might get interesting. I’ll post some pictures as we go along.
Here is the before picture of my freebie.
This little lamp has some pretty details. It’s made of etched glass, with a painted design. It originally came from Goodwill. All this baby needed was a little Windex to take away a layer of dust, and she looked all freshened up.
Much less work than the pretty yellow curbside find that I recently restored. That’s two free lamps for me in the last few weeks. Sweet, non?
How about you? Any great vintage finds lately? Any curbside scores? Send pics, we’d love to share!