Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Purple transferware lamp and Salvation Army finds

 A sweet purple transferware sugar bowl made into a lamp!
I found it on Etsy, and it is just darling. I had the lampshade so that was magic~
it arrived the same day another transferware treasure from Etsy came.
This mulberry platter just might be my most favorite of all!
Mr. Maison Decor knocked one of my collection off of the wall.
Well it was actually the second one he knocked off the wall and smashed.
Maybe I will ask Penny, of Comforts of Home,
 how to make something like the things she makes.
I have a box filled with my favorite broken dishes.
~~The Empty Spot~~
So it was time to get a replacement, 
but now I am too afraid to put it on the wall,
so I set it by the sink and put the lamp on the other side.
It looks nice with my fading purple rose~
I know, I know...
too much of two many things going on here...
so they will be moving.
But for now I can admire as I load the dishwasher.
These were in the mailbox today when I came home
 from an all too rare trip to Salvation Army.
I had my 9 year old step son in tow, 
and he really made out this time!
A complete drum set is now his!
 Scott is on cloud nine~he takes drum at band practice.
Have I lost my mind?
 This may be one purchase I will totally regret!!
 I was able to score two "Debro The Original" beach chairs. 
These chairs are my absolute favorite beach chair.

A classic chair and the most comfortable one I have ever sat in.
 I also use them at Scott's outdoor games. 
I only had one in hot pink~
so I was more than happy to buy these for our lake trip.
The other really cool thing I found was a 
pair of lucite lamps with fabric drum shades in turquoise polka dots.
These lamps make me think of Nita at Mod Vintage Life.
I am going to plan something mod with them for her new party
Mod Mix Monday.
 So you will see these next Monday, 
with Maison Decor going Mod!
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  1. Your transferware is gorgeous. Love the lamp and the platter, both are stunning. Great find on the chairs also. I laughed at the drum set. I remember my daughter going through that stage and just giggled. Hugs, Marty

  2. Beautiful pieces, that's so sad your pretty plates got broken, but it would be pretty if you had them made into a pretty mosaic design.That is a great drum set, the kids gotta practice right? if it gets too bad ...earplugs LOL.

  3. Oh my gosh, I love that transferware lamp, Amy! I know about hubby's breaking things ~ I'll bet it would make for a great mosaic something or other though. The purple and white is so pretty, too.

  4. You hit the jackpot!!!! The chairs would be perfect for lounging while camping as well!

  5. Wow! Lots of good stuff. First, love that lamp! Perfect. But I think your new transferware might be in even more peril sitting on the counter near where he might wash his hands! I think you are insane to get the drum set but I'm happy for Scott. A boy needs to be able to express himself. Yes, I love those lucite lamps. I would have grabbed those myself to use in my bedroom. Great finds!

  6. Great finds Amy! I love the toile lamp.


  7. Love that transfer ware and it is a color that you don't seen very often. I really love the new platter...and know how sad it is to have something get broken...ugh...I also know exactly what you wanted to say to your hubby and most likely didn't!;>) Cute chairs and I love the lamp! Have a wonderful Wednesday night. xo Diana

  8. Youve got to post the Salvation Army prices!!! thats the most exciting part!!
    I just got a BEAUTIFUL couch today for only $399... brand new.

    you are an INSPIRATION and those lamps are lovely!!!
    i love shopping at value village... do you have that too where you are?
    your blog is lovely as always

    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE


  9. That little lamp is darling! OMG, I am so jealous...

  10. I love your purple transferware! I've always meant to comment on it when I've seen it in your other posts and your lamp is darling!!!

  11. Wow, you found a lot of nice things. Love the new transferware pieces. The lavender is truly special. ~ Sarah

  12. Great finds Amy. I love purple transferware. I found a bowl just last week at an estate sale. I'm also loving the lucite lamps.

  13. Amy, The transferware lamp is adorable and I love all your pieces. The pink swing is wonderful.

  14. OK, the first thing to cross my mind was, do the drums stay at your house or can they go to his Mom's???? I love transferware, I don't think I have seen many in it!


  15. Really cool finds Amy! I love the drum set...I think that I would be using that! (*_*) ~Stacy~

  16. I love your purple transferware. And the lamp is wonderful!! Sure does look like your son cleaned up......Maybe you're not crazy if you're already deaf? *winks* vanna

  17. How sweet is your purple plate..... I just love it and it pairs perfectly with your purple rose.
    I'm loving those little polka dot lamps also!
    Have a great day!

  18. Don't you just love a good trip to the thrift shop????

    Wonderful the Etsy purchases also.

    Did you look for earplugs at the Salvation Army?

    Janet xox

  19. I love all your finds and especially love the faded purple rose next to your awesome plate!oh yeah and those lampshades!!! XO Christie

  20. LOVE your purple transferware!! I am not a huge purple fan but must say this is downright exquisite. Love the lamp and the shade is so pretty too! Always something gorgeous to see here!!!!
    Stop by..last day for my Kilim bench giveaway!

  21. Oh the sad empty spot! I broke one of my favorites hanging on the wall too... it happens. Wow, Scottie did make out, that's awesome, Sullivan would be jealous :) Looks like you really scored at the Salvation Army! Love the new transfer ware lamp too!

  22. Ok, that mulberry platter is my favorite of all your plates, what a perfect color, and the photo together with the faded purple rose should be in a magazine.

    And oh my god, your stepson must have been blown away by the drum set, it's so nice that you and he can have such a loving supportive relationship, and i know you were tickled to death to surprise him like that.


  23. Even though I do not have transfare ware I love it and that purple lamp is sooo cute.

  24. Beautiful little lamp...I see a piece of my favorite Clarice Cliff's Tonquin hanging on your wall!


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