April 28, 2009
Yesterday I promised I’d show you my finds from Sunday’s local Antique Fair. Okay, here goes.
First, I found these huge genuine crystals at a lamp dealer, and haggled him into selling me six of them for $12. [Total steal, cause these puppies retail for $7 to $10 a piece.]
I dismantled one of my broken necklaces, and used it to attach the six almond shaped crystals to my dining room chandelier.
The crystals catch a lot of light coming in from the French doors and they give the room some extra sparkle.
Before and After:
My second find was a set of four butterfly prints from a dealer who’s prints are all vintage. He guaranteed they were original prints over 50 years old. Not that that really matters to me, I just thought they were pretty, and I needed some art for the empty wall in the guest bath. His price tag read $10 each, but I offered him $30 for four and thankfully he accepted my offer.
I bought some $7 frames from Michaels, and hung them in my blue botanical guest bathroom.
The bare wall Before (ignore that paint sample please):
My last find was a funky lamp that I just love. I needed something in a shade of spa blue for my living room, but I had been searching for months and I hadn’t found anything I liked that was reasonable in price. Then I saw this at the Fair:
Asking price was $40, but I offered $30 and it was sold !
Here is the lamp in my living room – it works perfectly:
Now all I need is this chocolate colored drum lamp shade from Restoration Hardware, and it will look so fabulous. [Unless anyone else out there can find a cheaper alternative, cause RH’s shades are 50 buckaroos – ouch.]
Total money spent: $12 crystals; $30 prints; $28 frames for prints and $30 for the lamp = $100 total.
I just love treasure hunting ! What great treasures have you scored lately?