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Monday, August 10, 2009

Today’s Thrifty Treasures – Figural Lamps

From July 30 to August 6 I was privileged to visit my sister, her husband, three grown children and four grandchildren. They live north of Tampa, Florida.
As hosts my sister and her husband exhibit great warmth and joy of living. So this week my blog posts will celebrate their lifestyle, their home and garden décor and their entertaining. Despite the fact that just a few days before my arrival my sister sustained a serious injury that made her unable to walk, the couple outdid themselves in making me feel at home.
Since they both enjoy finding bargains at yard sales, antique shops, and thrift stores as much as I do, that will be today’s topic.

At a yard sale my sister and her husband found a pair of figural lamps. The asking price was $2.50 each. The female was is great condition but the male figure had a damaged hand, that is, it was broken off. So they asked for a reduction on the male figure and got it for $1.50!
Here is a photo of the gentleman figure, with his hand now glued back on by my brother-in-law:

This is the lady figure

A pair of suitable lamp shades were found at Lowes. The lamps look great in their master bedroom with its light finished bed and side tables.

It is also suitable with the two French style side chairs.

Please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more thrifty treasures.

I am also linking this post to to Donna's "Second Time Around" at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words. See more participants at her blog.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty lamps!

I love the furniture, too!

marty39 said...

Oh, I absolutely love the lamps. So pretty. What a great find, and so perfect for the room. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

Those lamps are great and look wonderful with that beautiful furniture. Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

The lamps look like they were made for that room! So pretty, and such a great deal too!

Pear tree cottage! said...

I just truly adore that things that are no longer loved by one can be found and loved agian by another........Your sister and brother in law have a very special eye for seeing a good buy.

I am so pleased you enjoyed your day. Lee-ann

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Gret deal they found and they look great with the furniture.

Martha said...

I have a lamp fetish -- those are darling and I can't bleieve the price and even with new shade . . . what a bargain!

jeanne said...

Very pretty lamps, that's what a bargain is all about. Who would know the hand was repaired. I hope your sister is ok. Lucky you were there to be of help.

Have a happy day.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a steal on those pretty lamps! They really look great with the furniture and room decor!

I have enjoyed hearing about your visit with your sister and seeing some of her neat things!


Kammy said...

MY, you have a beautiful bedroom re-treat ! Just lovely !

Sharlotte said...

I really like your lamps! They are perfect with your gorgeous furniture!