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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthday week thrifting orgy, part the first (status: keep on lookin' to see)

So last year I found two Paul McCobb chairs and an awesome Baumritter Danish style lounger on my birthday.  This year I did not find anything on my birthday because I was at the vet with a sick kitten (when I say "my birthday was poop", I mean that one of my kittens had some baaaaad diarrhea).  I decided to do some hardcore thrifting over one week, and hit 34 stores in 5 towns and 3 counties- that's why I call this my birthday thrift orgy; I will present my finds in several parts.
Today we view the lamps:

Ummy, three really nice lamps.  It used to seem like I saw cool lamps pretty regularly and so I became very picky about how much I would pay for a "common" mid century lamp ($4-5); those salad days of finding lamps seems to have ended so now I will jump on them for anything under ten bucks.


Gaze on the drip glaze glory of this huge 26" tall lamp.  I need to clean the base as it has a few spots of surface rust but, otherwise, this baby is good to go!  This came from the west side Volunteers of America in Columbus.
I actually have another of this white  24" tall "onion bulb" base lamp (twins!); the photo doesn't really show the "pebbly" or "lava" texture of the base that contrasts to the smooth wood neck.  I found this lamp at the Indianola V.O.A. in Columbus.
This last lamp came from a Goodwill in a small town near my hometown.  The chevron design is pretty cool, I think it's supposed to look like the veining in a leaf or like a palm frond.  This is the shorty of the trio and only stands about 22" in height.
BTW: sick kitten is not frequent blog guest Bubba- but is Mimi, who is one of my two Manx kittens.
Mimi is on the right and Toutou is on the left.

4 comments:

  1. Aw poor kitty, hope she's feeling better now! Also, I heartily approve of your birthday thrift orgy, I too always go thrift or vintage shopping in honor of my birthday. Rad lamps, I've put myself on a lamp ban as I don't have enough room for all the ones I keep finding, sigh.

    Can't wait to see the rest of your finds!

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  2. LOVE the white lamp! great finds!

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  3. The white lamp looks pretty similar to a Quartite lamp that recently found a new home from our store. 1958 and marked along the bottom. Looking forward to more picks and will start following...

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  4. @The Thriftaholic (leilani)- Mimi is fine and her butt is even clean, now.
    @Bandita- Thanks and i'll miss your blog.
    @A Modern Line- This is a run-of-the-mill pebbly ceramic lamp, I wish it was quartzite. I'll add you to my blog roll, as well. Thanks!

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