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Saturday, May 12, 2012

My New Lamp

Since I borrowed my doggie lamp from the familyroom, and put it in the guest room, I needed to replace it.  My Goodwill always has a huge selection of lamps.  Some of them really, really, ugly, but usually there are a few to choose from that are pretty good.

 I found a great one.  I don't have a lot of room, so a small table was all that would fit this area, that means that I need a small based lamp.  I think this fit the bill perfectly.


 It works well on the table and next to the two leather chairs.


 The antique bronze color is perfect and I thought the geometric shape added a masculine touch, plus for $4.99, I couldn't beat the price.


 There is still room for my Anniversary clock and a couple of items for a small vignette.


 I borrowed the shade off my rooster lamp.  I thought the square shape went well with the geometric shape of the lamp.


 I put a bell shaped shade that I thought worked great on the rooster lamp and it is one that I already had so I didn't have to buy anything new.  Using what I have, that is always a good thing. (Did that sound just like Martha?)


So GW to the rescue again and a great look for $4.99.


Seems like I am always swapping lamps and shades.  Do you switch things up, or do you leave your lamps the same?


38 comments:

  1. I love to switch things up to Marty! What a neat lamp you got there for such a great price too! Looks like it was made just for your table and lampshade! Love those leather chairs!
    Have a great Mother's Day!

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  2. Love the geometric shape on the lamp and wow, what a great price! It looks perfect with your living room decor :)

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  3. What a great price for your lamp. It is perfect for that table. I switch lamps around too.

    Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.

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  4. Looks wonderful Mary.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Great new little lamp. I change my own lamps around all the time...and I love the tassel. xo Diana

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  6. You sound like me, Marty! Yesterday I was doing the table lamp shuffle over here! Lamps were going from guest room to sunroom, master to guest room and I wound up buying a new little one from Hobby Lobby for the master. I think I'm good now!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. Yet another great find my friend! I also love your new drapes. You are truly talented.

    I have a praise in that our home has officially sold. I now have just 32 to days to find a home, pack and move. A little pressure? :) We put a bid on a home yesterday that will give "The Money Pit" a run for it's money.
    I wanted to let you know that I so appreciate all of your support and kind comments and if I am absent the next few weeks from your blog please know I will return soon.

    For whomever you nurture, have a happy and blessed Mother's Day.

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  8. I always love how you switch things around! Love the new lamp, Marty!

    Happy Mother's day sweet lady!

    Nancy

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  9. Honestly Marty, you must have the most fabulous GW in the world! What a perfect little lamp. The tassel makes it just right. Lucky you.

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  10. Marty, you lamp is gorgeous! I can never find anything much at our Goodwills here, when I do its way over priced. You did good my friend!

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  11. Marty, I love the lamp and the shade. I am so awful I have a closet shelf full of spare shades. I buy and sell lamps too. Joe and I are now just about certified lamp repair people. hugs, olive

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  12. Looks great. Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother's Day.

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  13. What a great deal and the lamp is perfect. Kudos to you Marty. Enjoy and have a happy Mother's day.

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  14. Your new lamp looks perfect on that pretty table! I have to confess that I always leave my lamps the same but, after reading your post, I think I need to change things up a bit and stop being boring! We have a brand new, great big Homegoods in town and I need two new lamps...I think I may have the chance to do some swapping!
    Happy Mother's Day,
    Robin

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  15. Perfect lamp, perfect price and you can't go wrong with a cute little tassel added. :)

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  16. What a great find, Marty. It looks very much at home, and that shade and tassel is the perfect finish.

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  17. Looks great and great price! I really like the tassel on the shade.
    I really need to do some switching around here as I need a new look.
    Have a great day tomorrow - Happy Mother's Day !

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  18. What a great find. It's always fun to switch things around. It always makes me feel like I've redecorated a bit. Have a happy mother's day.

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  19. What a great find and it works perfectly with your beautiful room. Lamps are one of my favorite things to look for at the Goodwill. Like you, I am constantly changing them from room to room.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!!

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  20. Wow Marty you always get the best deals. LOVE the lamp and it looks great in your room!!

    Nann

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  21. I love how some of us when we need something or just feel like shopping around a bit, head for Goodwill, garage sales and when we want to splurge, TJMaxx and Home Goods. I have so many friends who don't understand this. They're the ones who only shop at Macy's and Bloomingdales. I think they just don't get how much fun the hunt for treasures is!

    Have a happy and blessed Mothers Day Marty!

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    1. Oh I so agree. I love my thrifty finds, and the hunt is part of the fun. Besides, I love the challenge of seeing what I can redo and how I can make it look great in my home. Happy Mothers Day to you also.

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  22. Your new lamp and shade is so pretty! Love the little tassle you added too...just perfect :o)
    ~Des

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  23. Happy Mother's Day!

    I don't switch lamps very much...I just switch everything else! Your GW is so much better than ours. I never find anything here that I would want to bring home.

    Aren't you just loving the look of your "new" room. It seems so bright now with the sofa change!

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  24. Wow, I went away for a couple of weeks and you have made so many changes! the living room looks wonderful and love your new lamp. I hope you are having a very Happy Mother's Day!

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  25. You found the best lamp! You have such a beautiful living room. It's perfect... Happy Mother's Day!

    Jody

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  26. Great find Marty! It looks so nice with that shade. You have a great eye.

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Pam

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  27. Hi Marty! Oh, that's a great lamp and shade! I love the shape of it.
    I hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. Hi Marty, We don't visit too often but had to come and wish you a Happy Mothers Day. Love the lamp, wow $4.95 can't believe the price. Hugs...Lu

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  29. I left the same old thing for years.
    THEN I discovered blog land, and now I switch things up. Love your thrifty lamp!

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  30. It looks perfect Marty. You find the best stuff at GW. Changing the shades was really smart, I'm going to start looking to see what I can switch up! Thanks so much for linking.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  31. great lamp and great price!

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  32. Looooovly, goes so well in your very cosy looking room. Love it all. Great find. xx

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  33. What a great find! I like the shade that you chose and the tassel. I love lamps and find I buy way more of them than I can use.

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  34. Marty, I think this was a great find! It look very pretty on your table and the lampshade and tassel looks gorgeous! It is all perfect for your living room! I also change my lampshades, actually, I have several of them in my storage closet. You never know when you can use them!

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  35. Marty,
    I continually switch the lamp on the hutch in the dining room here on the Prairie! I adore the height of the Good Will lamp. Perfect for your chairs and a great reading height! I found some 'amazing' Good Will finds Saturday @ our local Good Will. Unfortunately, with the unexpected expense of the NEW refrigerator...they will have to be someone else's Great Finds this time around!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  36. I LOVE your new lamp. I've been looking for a square shaped lamp for a while now and can't seem to find exactly what I want. I saw some at the antique store near my house, but they were the wrong color. That one just looks perfect there.

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  37. Lovely lamp you have in there. Your room looks really stunning. Also very relaxing. :)

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