Early this summer I bought a floor
lamp. It needed lots of TLC, but it worked and was priced right for resale. It
featured a golden eagle which appealed to me in a patriotic sense; plus, the
golden eagle is the mascot of my alma mater, The University of Southern
Mississippi, which is just down the highway in Hattiesburg. Here’s the before….
Focusing on the eagle, I repainted
the whole lamp with USM’s colors of black and gold. Then I began to look for a cone-shaped milk glass lamp globe to cover the bulb at
the top. Well, my quick “flip” soon became a lengthy quest for the holy grail
of lamp globes. Oh, yes, there were plenty of them online, but the shipping
cost doubled the cost of the globe so I was determined to find one locally.
After several weeks of searching and asking EVERYONE if they had one for sell,
the owner of one of my favorite junking spots discovered one on his workbench!
So here’s the lamp now…..
I’ll let the new owner add a shade if
they like, though I think it looks great as a torchiere and that majestic
golden eagle appears prominent and proud.
The second City-Wide yard sale was
held this past weekend in our city’s multi-purpose center. It was so nice to shop inside since temps have been soaring into the 90s here these past few
weeks. The air-conditioning was especially nice since I also shopped a hot and
muggy 14-mile yard sale before the City-Wide sale.
Between the two shopping venues, I
found lots of goodies and it’s funny that most of them fell into two themes…
Bowls and Christmas! Do you ever notice that you discover things in themes
sometimes, or is it just me???
Oh well….. Let’s start with the
bowls…..I found two Pyrex Colonial Mist bowls at the city-wide sale. I
guess I’ve started another set of bowls….. because now I need to find the “blue
on white” bowls that match!
More bowls….. Pyrex/Corning aqua
striped cereal bowl, Federal “kitchen utensils” mixing bowl and a Hazel-Atlas
scalloped edge mixing bowl.
I could NOT believe I found 4 jadeite
berry bowls! Along with them, I bought a pretty vegetable bowl, a Hall Rose
Parade milk pitcher and a blue onion creamer.
With Christmas Open House only a few
months away, I bought a Coca-Cola Santa tray and a large candy tin featuring Victorian children…..
A silver-plate pastry server (still
in original packaging), an angel ornament, a tree-shaped cake pan and a wood
box embellished with “Peace on Earth” also made it home with me.
My cat’s favorite find were these
two red feather Christmas trees. She thought I had brought two giant cardinals
home just for her to play with!!!
I did find a couple of things that
didn’t fit my “themes for a day”….. I
just couldn’t leave behind a 1970's McCoy Cookie Jug, a Cannon dishcloth and an
old cherry motif sifter that still bears its 59 cent price mark.