Friday, September 26, 2008

Jack Sparrow would be envious

C.T. (my husband) surprised me with a birthday trip to Vegas last weekend so I've been away. I hope my blog didn't appear too abandoned though.

Now onto my tale of cheapies and freebies...

So I'm loading my lovely new freebie in the car with my three and five-year-old daughters in the back seat. Practically in unison I hear "TREASURE CHEST!!" being yelled at the top of their lungs. How had those two words not even come to mind when I first spotted this thing? I saw STEAMER TRUNK!!!...and my girls saw even more. They were so excited to get it home to see what was inside so I played along. Once we got there, I dragged it inside the foyer only to find the treasures must have already been taken by somebody else! Thankfully the girls weren't too disappointed and went about their day. Now I, on the other hand, knew I found my treasure.

These vintage lighting fixture freebies were an exciting find too! Removed from a 1927 home so a bit of updating could occur. Now what do I do with them? Probably the most obvious way to use them would be as centerpieces with chunky beeswax tapers fitted inside each socket, embellished with seasonal foliage or accessories. Any other ideas? I'd love additional suggestions and/or photos of what you've done with your vintage lighting fixtures and would enjoy sharing them with my readers. (Also for my own selfish reasons for my home.) I had to drop 15 bucks this weekend. But I think my lovely vintage mirror was well worth it! Notice I already cleared the mantle of my fall set-up from a few weeks ago so I could hang it? The mirror fits nicely inside one of the panels and it looks right at home against a few pieces of my white pottery.

Here's to droppin' less then a twenty in a week! Have a wonderful weekend and keep on junkin'!



  1. Wow, I can't imagine finding freebies like that around here. Score for you!

    I like the idea of using the light fixtures for candles/seasonal foliage. You could also stick something in the holes (painted wood finials maybe?) and use it as a hanging rack for either cute little sweaters, towels, or some sort of art/pics in frames hanging by ribbon.

  2. That's a really good idea! I am planning on redoing my laundry room and I can see something like that working in that room.

    I appreciate your suggestion!


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