Friday, May 25, 2012

A Thrift Shop Find and Garden Lamp

Happy Friday!
A 3 day weekend no less!
I'm super pumped!

Myguy is actually closing shop after today,
and we have no plans.  None!
We are just gonna do whatever we want.
Hopefully that's gonna mean eating  some smores,  .... a watermelon,
 and  a motorcycle ride 
 in the mountains at some point.
  I'm thinking a flea market or two are 
definitely in order.
"Pretty please Myguy!!!!"  

Speakin of flea markets; I'm searching  for another old iron bed. 
I have four peonies that need to be transplanted into a permanent spot,
and a new flower BED is much needed.  If I can't find a reasonable  iron bed,
I'm thinking about using picket fence for a head and footboard.  
So that could be another project for me this weekend.

Hey did you notice in the photo above that the
Christmas cactus is blooming? 
What a surprise!

 Thought some of you might like to see  a recent thrift  find!
Ya know how sometimes you'll come across something at a yard sale
or thrift shop that you just "know" if you don't bring it home you'll regret it?
From across the room, this  was .... love at first sight.
The lady I bought it from said she thinks it's  from the 20's or so.
When I saw the flourishes... and rust.... 
it had me at hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 See what I mean?  
For now it's in my garden.
But come cold weather I think I'll bring it into our bedroom  and 
put candles in it for a little ambiance.  
Whatdya think?

 Here's still  another project.
I bought this antique floor lamp at a yard sale for five bucks.
It actually works but I'm thinking about cutting all the wiring off and turning it into 
a bird bath?  
Do you see a bird bath at all?
If I cut the wallpapered cardboard things off, I think the birds could perch on the three
pedestals.   And the right pie plate, or large vintage dinner plate could be glued to the top.
Are you seeing what I'm seeing?
Might sound strange but I also like it as is.. just
hangin out in the garden.  - Minus the cardboard things and cord.

 Someone painted it this ugly gold ...
I'm not too fond of it but it's starting to rust
a little.  Being outdoors now will speed that up.  
It needs to find the perfect place.
I just set here to snap a pic.

The base is nice and heavy.  
I'd love to hear your ideas if you see something else.

This weekend, I'll be keeping my eyes open for a large plate
or pie pan.  Even one that is graniteware;  deep enough 
for the birds to bathe or feed.  

Hope yall have a great weekend!
Happy junking if you go too!
junque... not junk right?
It  just...

Holykisses xoxo


Rebecca said...

Oh, I see a bird bath or bird feeder! Sure do! And I think your old heater will be positively romantic with candles in when the weather gets cooler!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I LOVE that cast iron(?)white heater? looking thing! GREAT CHARACTER for the inside and out! YES, the GARDEN LAMP is AWESOME, that could be so many things...A true repurposed item. I kinda like the old gold especially if it RUSTS in the Garden. I hope you received my reply on the paint.....Have a wonderful weekend!! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

Lea said...

You can see it too Rebecca?!! Think I'm gonna go for it.. -- Hope I can find something to put on top. The olde plates I have, I don't think I can bear to glue to it. lol
Roxie- .. I haven't seen the reply yet... but will go see! I want to know more about painting those doors!!! Have a great weekend!

Dee said...

I think both of your finds are good ones...I will be looking forward to see what you do with them. Have a grand weekend.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Your birdbath idea will be PIN worthy!! I love that idea and sure can see it!! I've been looking for a old lamp to make a bird bath from but no luck yet!!! And I just adore that fire insert, wow what a find!!! I can see flowers blooming from it now! Enjoy your weekend chickie, I hope to play outside too! Hugs!!

Debra said...

Hello Dear One~
Oh you just made me faint...wait a minute til I get up-I LOVE that THING-that heater thing-what is it? And with candles on it-oh my word....awesome.
I think the bird bath lamp sounds awesome. Can't wait to see how it turns out-but actually-it's really cool just like that. I have stuff like old mower handles in my gardens just for bird perches.

Have a wonderful weekend...We are going junking too! (Squeal!)
Love, Debra

Attic Clutter said...

Love all you cool finds
.. is your Hubby retiring or are ya just going on a vacation...
Hooked rugs..oh yes looks like someday I will do some of it....ask Debra ..maybe she'll have a clue about it (:) hugs,Patty

Sunnyside Up said...

Cant wait to see what you come up with!! I know it will be GREAT!! You ALWAYS come up with thee coolest ideas!!! We want to see the final results !! Love the bird feeder idea & you must bring that olde heather inside this winter & put candles in it!!

I need your sign!! Did you make it?

Wishing you & your guy a HAPPY weekend....with MORE than a chance of AMAZING!! :)

Fran. said...

Well Lea another thing we have the same!! I have two old lamps like that!! One I use for my purses in my bedroom to hang on and the other one is in the hall with a couple of rusty things hangin from it. Gonna be re-doing the hallway so I'll be changing that. In the garden will be cool! Yes I can see a a pie plate for the birdies to eat or even the granite bowl for a swim!! You could hang suet cakes on it too for them!! Off the arm thingys!! Have you ever heard of freecycle? You have to sign up for it with a yahoo account but it is kinda cool. You can ask for stuff or people post stuff. It goes by your zip code. It's "" check it out sometime my friend always finds alot of cool things on it!! Maybe you can find a rusty bed on it! Will be sending that recipe to you soon!! Still diggin in the gardens!! Hope you and your guy are having a scrumptious time together!! You go girl!! XOXO LOve, Fran.

Janet said...

Hi Lea,

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I am your newest follower now.:)

Your blog is sweet. I love your blue flower 'pot' lol

I will be back to check things out.

Have a good night and a great tomorrow.

Take care, Janet W...

From the Heart said...

I love the way you get so excited over these tresures. It doesn't take much to make you happy. Bet your hubby is glad of that. Look forward to seeing what you do with these fines.
Luv u, AE