Monday, October 21, 2013
In The Basement...Under A Table...In A Box. Even After Being Number 28 Through The Door Saturday Morning I Was STILL The First To Grab Up This Pendant Lamp! Status: Cleaned Up And Ready For A New Home (Update - GONE!)
Well, this is actually Better than what I was presented with when I fount this set in the basement of the second estate sale Saturday morning. The glass was covered in years of dust and there was some old old Old newsprint stuffed in there ostensibly for padding.
The "cones" of the shades were not pointing up like this when I found the box so it's easy to
understand why the other scavengers might have missed it. The scrawling on the end of the box
probably didn't help. There was lots of good retro stuff down in this basement but I wasn't really
looking for much...anything I could score was just icing on the cake. There was a pair of what
looked like Baumritter Danish style lounge chairs, but I didn't even give them a second glance...and
I think they might have been sold already. I didn't really need 'em. I was only looking for small
goodies this time.
And small goodies I got! I didn't even bother to pull this three light pendant out of the rather dirty
box it had been stored in to see if it was complete or broken. It was cheap enough that it would have
still been a bargain for just parts. But when I got it home and stuck some bulbs in the sockets it lit
right up! And bonus...no broken or missing parts! How lucky am I? And Oooohhhh, I was Real
careful with it after my last debacle with a three light pendant.
I just need to wire up a temporary plug to the end of the swag chain before taking this beautiful set
to my booth at The Green Shag Market but this is more or less available now. If you're looking for
some cool mid century lighting, check out The Shag. I've got TONS of lamps and lighting in my
booth (so much that I had to shade my eye's when I plugged in the Orbit lamps I dropped off
Sunday!) and many of the other vendors stock great options as well. The Green Shag might just be
your best bet when trying to find that perfect piece!