In order to get this glass dome and pedestal ~
I had to buy what is called a box lot. I have no idea what I will do with the wooden pieces. Glass domes are scarce as hens teeth and expensive. I bought this whole shebang for $5. ~
I've always wanted an alabaster lamp. My Auntie Kay had one on the bedside table in her spare room and, as a little girl, I thought it was the most elegant lamp I had ever seen. Although I have bought them for my shops, they always sell and one never came home with me.
When I walked in that auction house, the mother of them all was staring me in the face! ~
All eighteen inches of lamp base whispered my name! And then, it shouted my name!
It begged me to look at the glorious detailing. ~
But, it is in the evening when my lamp will take my breath away! ~
I'm sharing this with ~ What's It Wednesday, Transformed Tuesdays, Show And Tell Friday, Feathered Nest Friday
I think I just may have, yes!!!!!!! It's gorgeous Maureen - and the glass dome for 5.00 - it doesn't get much better than that!ReplyDelete
very pretty -- I completely get the purchase. (I too feel similarly about chairs.) Enjoy your treasures.ReplyDelete
Yes indeedy, that's a beaut. Only Maeve could make it even more gorgeous. Glad you spotted it. DebReplyDelete
That lamp is a beauty. I sold two alabaster lamps about 5 years ago and could KICK myself. Yours is beautiful...and that dome (lot box) was worth every penny and more! xo DianaReplyDelete
So glad Maeve has such an elegant new prop!! Love the Master's Choice salt and pepper under the dome. Even though I DID try to stop you from buying the lamp, I am so glad you ignored my admonitions.ReplyDelete
The lamp is gorgeous Maureen! I have never seen an alabaster lamp. You got a steal of a deal on the domes. The bowls could be painted for some fun!ReplyDelete
Hi Maureen, I wanted to stop by & say thanks for the nice comment, then I see your Treasures....Oh, I love that Dome, a box full for $5 that is unbelievable & of course you had to buy that Beautiful Lamp, I would have done the same. I think that one wood plate, platter is Curly Maple & the other with the inlay is also pretty ~ReplyDelete
Lucky lamp to have found such a good home with someone that loves it for all of its glorious beauty!ReplyDelete
Oh my! I totally would have bought that lamp! Alabaster is just so ethereal in all of it's glowiness. How fun!ReplyDelete
The lamp looks really pretty!ReplyDelete
Yep I would have bought it too. I love the shot of Maeve behind it.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful, okay so don't think badly of me but my Mum had a glass dome a while back about a week pre blogging and asked if I wanted it, I said "like I need another dust collector and now I think it's long gone.
OMG...as I started scrolling down the page I stopped at the sight of it...the detailing Maureen is so gorgeous. Oh, I would have bought it too and like you I do not need any more lamps...well, except that one. Yes, I may need that one so if guilt sinks in then just let me know. ;)ReplyDelete
After all the extreme bargains you have scored, you deserved this thing of beauty!ReplyDelete
Absolutely. I love how you can create something out of nothing, adopt dumpster material and turn it into glory, and accept neighbour cast-offs which you then turn into beauty. AND you have an eye for a gorgeous little number like this. You are the real deal my dear.ReplyDelete
Beautiful lamp Maureen ... I say you should keep it and enjoy.ReplyDelete
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
I certainly would have paid that for it,it's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your visit and comment. My hubby is still laughing about how we think he is crafty.He says he doesn't need any more room,and as if he has a choice. Ha Ha.
Most emphatically Yes!! To this alabaster lamp!! What a beauty-who could have resisted?!
Beautiful!! Must have had quite a few bidders...ReplyDelete
Quite the haul for $5.00. Love it all!
I can totally back you up on this one Maureen. I don't think I could have left that auction without that lamp either. I think $70 is an amazing deal. It is absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
You just can't pass something that pretty up! It's beautiful! Oh, the detail - I love it!ReplyDelete
Yes, I would have paid that and more. The lamp is glorious! You really had no choice, when you find your heart's desire, you just have to go for it.ReplyDelete
Lovely, thanks for letting us bask in the glow!
Hello Maureen! I am so glad you stopped by my page at http://FeedingBig.com. I hope you come back. I have just spent a few minutes looking around your site and I am loving it! I love the lamp, love the glass cloche too! I think I would paint the wooden platters and find some use for them at that point. Stick them in a closet, you just never know!ReplyDelete
I love your chickens, we used to have some and I miss them greatly. Love the Union Jack Table and would love it if you would come and visit me and paint one or two fo my tables!
I read with interest about your beautiful daughter. I hope she is doing better. She is so beautiful on the inside and outside.
I look forward to reading more of what you are up to!
That lamp is fabulous and sometimes a girl just has to treat herself! I have honestly never found a dome, I love lot boxes, sounds like a great auction!!ReplyDelete
You did the right thing. It's beautiful! And you did save money on the box of items so it all worked out. lol. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.
What a great haul, love that alabaster lamp !ReplyDelete