Wednesday, March 28, 2012
While Out Estate Sale Scavenging Saturday We Managed To Find A Few Other Treasures At Other Sales Despite Late Arrivals. Status: Lamp Share
After the "big" estate sale that both Nick and I attended, the Girlfriend and I decided to peruse a couple of the other sales in the area that didn't make the "wait in line all morning" cut.
This lamp was still available for the taking (buying) even as late as Noon that Saturday! There
were some great Retro formica covered end tables at the same sale that had unfortunately
already been snatched, but I figured they would be and wasn't particularly disappointed.
I might have left the lamp behind if not for the impeccable condition of the shade as well as the
lamp body. It's rare to find vintage lamps in this good of shape. It wasn't the cheapest lamp
I've ever found, but I couldn't resist. Even if I never flip it and have to keep it, I'll be happy.
Finding a lamp such as this at the thrift store would likely mean buying it either without a shade
or with a dented or crushed shade at best. I was pretty anxious the whole drive home, hoping
I didn't do anything stupid to bust up that shade! The base and body are in excellent condition
as well, with absolutely no finish wear to the brass or ceramic. And check out that reflection!
Ain't that purdy?