Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Vintage Market Place Purchase


I really had trouble deciding what to buy last week at the Vintage Market Place.  All the booths were wonderful and I could have happily come home with many different things from each booth.  Unfortunately my budget required me to be selective.  I kept going back to these lamps, and ultimately decided one large purchase would make more of style statement in my home than a few smaller things.  Pam also made a large purchase, which we will share with you as soon as she gets some pictures.

I opted not to buy a shade at the same place, in an attempt to save a little money.  In the end I saved $15 in exchange for a bit of time.  I had trouble finding a shade that was tall enough to cover the lamp hardware.  I bought the trim and matching tassel at Hobby Lobby and glued the trim to the bottom of the shade using a hot glue gun.  The tassel is wrapped around the base of the hardware and also adds a little extra detail.  The lamp was made from an old porch post.

Thanks for stopping by!
Robin and Pam


  1. OOh, I love this!! Someone got very creative making this cute lamp and I'm so glad that it's now yours.
    Love the shade too, very sweet. Looks wonderful in your room.