Sunday, February 17, 2013

Epic Lamps and other Vintage Finds

I hope you're having a lovely week out there in blog land.  I had another busy week and came across some fabulous finds!  I visited an architectural salvage warehouse for the first time this weekend and scored these totally epic mid century (70s?) lamps.  I'm keeping these for sure, and just need to find the appropriate shades.
Huge Vintage Brass Armillary Sphere Lamp - $25.  Yup. Mine.

The Scales of Justice Lamp - $25.  Perfect for my husband's law office!  
My 5 year old son immediately started playing with it. 

As one would imagine, the Hulk is definitely the heaviest Avenger. 

I also scored this cute vintage fabric.  
The top fabric is a retro pillowcase, in the middle is a sheet, and on the bottom is some Waverly Home Decor fabric.  Do I really need more vintage fabric for my stash?  Yes, yes, I do. 

I have such a weakness for vintage needlepoint!  I'm not even into the look of cross stitch, but this large sampler was too pretty to leave behind.  I don't know if I'll resell it or maybe remake it into a cute pillow.
 

Finally, I found these Danish style enamel bowls at an estate sale. They were covered in cobwebs and dirt in the garage when I found them, and I scored the pair for $5.  They were used as planters, so the insides are really scratched and stained, but they are still beautiful! 
These are made in Japan and retail for $50 each in excellent condition. 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the vintage journey with me!  I love hearing your comments, and word verification is off!

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35 comments:

  1. I love that scales of justice lamp!
    Very nice that you turned word verification off...Sometimes that thing gets so annoying. =0)
    Hope you had a lovely weekend,
    Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  2. whoa! Those lamps are epic! Very cool!
    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  3. love the cheerful colours of the danish bowls. great eye for spotting them in a garage. you can never go wrong with enamel.

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  4. The bowls are wonderful! You can try cleaning the inside of it with barkeepers friend, I would be careful with the outside decoration as it can be abrasive. If that doesn't do the trick, you can pour some boiling water on them and add oxiclean, let it sit for a while. It will make the bowls look clean!

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    1. I will definitely try that! Thanks!

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    2. Wow, you scored! Those lamps are great, and it's good to be able to weigh the superheroes.

      Visiting from The Weekly Thrift at Young Heart.

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  5. Holy Moly---those lamps rock!!

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  6. Beautiful finds! Love the bowls and the needlepoint:)

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  7. Oh, wow. Those lamps are incredible! How lucky that you found the Scales of Justice one for your husband. It's perfect.

    Have a great week,

    Erica

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  8. the needlepoint is gorgeous but my favourites have to be the bowls i love them! great to find you via the linkup xxx

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  9. hey you stopped by the big thumb! that's fab and did you see did you see....i'm follower 100! I have always wanted to be a follower 100 and today it happened! so happy for us both! i also took part in the link-up but that post is on my family blog, stop by and get a treat with the best dog's bed in the world ever! I think i may like it here as well xxxxx

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  10. I love the scales staged with the beautiful toys of course! :D I love all of the finds and the lovely photos and staging.

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    1. Thanks, what a huge compliment - I've learned so much from reading your blog!

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  11. The lamp is stunning! Great find on the scales too. :)

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  12. Love the needle point! Amazing!!! Great work finding all those amazing things!!! :)

    Following from the blog hop!
    http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love architectural salvage! I work in historic preservation so this type of stuff has a special place in my heart. My husband also loves mid-century modern so we have an interesting mix in our house!

    Stopping by from the GFC Hop.

    http://holly-higgins.blogspot.com

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    1. How cool that you get to work in preservation - I bet your house is very interesting! Now following you!

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  14. Stopping by from the hop! What great finds!! Now following~ Stop by and visit me sometime!! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  15. Those lamps are beautiful (cracking up over The Hulk and what appears to be Thor). Also, the enamel bowls - score!!! Thank you for lining up! :)

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  16. I am sooo jealous of those lamps. They are completely awesome!

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  17. GREAT finds and vintage too! I love the Armillare sphere, I have one, but not made into a lamp and now I'm thinking I would love to turn it into one!! Both lamps are great, your hubs is going to love the scale one also! I have new finds too, hope you come over...they're not vintage, though..lol Hugs,
    FABBY

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  18. Great finds and I must say no post is complete without some Avengers in it!;) Thanx for partying!

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  19. Tat shopping spree really paid of for you. Everything was a great find. I have several needle point pieces I did when I was younger and could see better.

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  20. I am a lamp lover(am a buyer for a furniture store), so I am fascinated with your armillary and your scale lamps! Hope you find just the right shades for them. Visiting from Pamela's party. ~ Sue

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  21. Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage. That armillary lamp is to die for! I've never seen anything like it, wow. How awesome. I have two non-lamp armillaries in my home and just love how they look. That lamp would look fabulous on my desk. Wow, I am SO jealous!!!

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  22. Wow you got some great thimgs :) featuring your post this week on Creative Mondays,thanks for linking up with us last week :)

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing your finds at Knick of Time Tuesday - you're being featured at the party tonight!

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  24. I have always thought those scales were neat...always wanted some. Love the lamp and needlepoint.....(and the blue jars too).

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  25. Really Awesome finds!!! Thanks for sharing them with us : ) Featured today!!! hugs...

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  26. Great thrifted treasures! I remember that scale at my moms house when I was little! Sorry I am so late in visiting from last week's party. It has been a hectic week. thank you for joining the party!

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  27. Hi
    I have one this Scale of Justice lamp selling on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321526761651

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