Good morning friends!
Just popping in this morning with a little post about a floor lamp I found
that has caused my heart to skip a beat!
I first saw it in the front window of a shop in my hometown called
Farmers Country Store. Farmers is known for its selection of quilting fabrics and
decorative primitive home accessories. I remember shopping there with my mom back
in the early 70's. It's a neat old mercantile. Their valentine's window display caught my
eye this year with several chippy white pieces and lots of pink. This lamp was front and center!
Upon first glance, I thought the lamp was made from an old spindle.
How cool would that be?
But, when we got close enough, we realized it was a newly
manufactured piece made to look old. And topped off with this
wonderful ruffly lampshade. I knew it would be the perfect piece for
an area in my kitchen that I have been tweaking...and tweaking....and tweaking.
So I started saving up and we went by there yesterday, hoping it would be still be there.
Here's a couple close-ups of the chippy patina....
It really does look old, doesn't it?
So, it has found a new home in my kitchen in between my refrigerator and my old shoe cart.
You see, the light in my water dispenser on the fridge has gone out and we've never gotten
around to replacing it. I get up through the night and stumble downstairs for a drink of water
and I'm forever spilling it down the front of the fridge because I can't see! This lamp will cast
a warm glow right where I need it. Plus, it will highlight my beloved ironstone collection.
I'm working on just a few more things and will soon share how the kitchen
has turned out. No major remodeling or anything, just trying to create a look
in a difficult room!
Hope your weekend has been well!
~ xo ~
P.S. The "subway art" you see on the back wall is from TJ Maxx. It's a large
canvas....super light and easy to hang. It was $60. I got it with a Christmas gift card
from my in-laws.