Several years ago, in a jam-packed antiques-type store, I saw a large, old-fashioned hurricane lamp that was absolutely gorgeous.
Naturally, its price was wayyyyyy out of my very limited budget so it was bye bye lamp after letting out a big sigh.
A couple weekends ago, I went into ReStore, looking for a small old window with panes.
(I wanted the window for a craft I eventually did, which you can read about here, if interested.)
Unfortunately, a paned window could not be found that particular day.
Inside a box in the furniture section, however, something caught my eye.
It was large, round and covered with pink roses------a hurricane lamp!
Actually, I think this kind of model is actually called a "Gone with the Wind" lamp. (Remember that movie with Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler?)
Anyway, the lamp was huge, in perfect condition and drop-dead gorgeous.
I even asked one of the volunteer attendants if he could plug it in to make sure it lit. It did.
Even though I actually didn't "need" a lamp, this one was way too beautiful to pass-up and it was exactly the same kind as I saw all those years ago in that store!
The bottom globe is just a night light with a tiny bulb.
It can be lit alone or along with the brighter globe on top.
Price tag on the box? $30.
It literally fills the living room with pink light, my favorite color.
Today we are joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life.
Stop by. You will love all the great posts that you will find.
Thanks for hosting, Kathy!
DID YOU SEE THE MOVIE 'GONE WITH THE WIND?'