Saw on Friday at $30 for the pair...
(ignore the nasty shades - they can always be replaced)
Went back on Saturday (couldn't stop thinking about them)
and got them on SALE for half off!!
I already had these shades, and they 'could' work in the right (fun) space,
but I'd prefer solid or even a rectangular shade - which I did find at Target for only $12.
Similar shape and pair on 1stDibs for $4200
(hello? are you still with me??)
If you have the means - these are lovely and authentic - but
most of us are 'not quite there' any longer...
I found another similar shaped pair on 1st Dibs for $3100
Maybe $1100 off could help?
I don't think so... They are gorgeous - but
I'm happy with my look for less...
Originally $30 - on sale for $15 for the pair
Homegoods even had something similar - with a great shade - for $49
ebay had this little number for only $50
They called it vintage - but it has a harp for the shade - which is actually a newer lamp
("Made in China" has revolutionized mass production of lamps with a harp. Older style lamps and shades have what it called an "UNO" to attach the shade just below the socket. My thrifted pair has an uno shade, but it could be converted to a harp if necessary. Even with these add ons, the $15 pair still comes out less than what discount retailers sell lamps for.
But buyer beware when thrifting for lamps. I "thought" I had found this terrific pair...
LOVED them for Vero's project! And even from afar, the shades were OK.
But then I saw the "AS IS" on the tag...
I thought it was because of the lamp shade condition (A DIY gone bad), but after plugging them in, the deal breaker was one needing to be rewired. I'm not an electrician. I haven't ventured down that road (yet) and I do not want to be the cause of a electrical fire - so I passed on them :-(
Although I didn't purchase any of these lamps (below) they were some great shapes and deals (if they light - which most do - but check just to be sure)
With a black shade - this could look hot at only $10!!
Singular lamps for vignettes at $20 and half off so only $10...
Another pair on sale for half off of $30
Brass is in - but not this brass - shape could work great
if painted black or white gloss.
Amber glass could work great for a pop of color and paint the metal
at only $10
Spotted some Murano Art Glass lamps at a vintage shop...
but again too pricey for my thrifty budget...
But don't hesitate to snap a photo for inspiration!
Even the mirror top console you can create on your own...
Just place an over the door mirror as the console top (works especially great behind a sofa) and place your lamps on it. It's another way to play with the light in your space...
For more tips on lighting, check out my prior post
Happy Thrifty Thursday!