Sunday, July 5, 2009

Yard Sale find

Today I am participating in Southern Hopitality's Thrify Treasures



I want to show you a gorgeous lamp (at least I think so) I got at our Firehouse's yard sale. The town fire dept is moving into a new safety center and held a yard sale to de-clutter. I found this lamp for $15. I didn't even try to haggle because I thought it was a great deal at that. The shade is a silk type material. The lamp itself is quite heavy and it even came with a florescent light bulb. So, it is an Earth friendly find too.



Here is the rider up close.



The best thing is that I had wanted something like this. As, my daughter and I both like horses. She rides and I attempt to stay on But have never found anything in my price range.... cheap. This totally fits the bill.

As I was leaving the sale proudly carrying my buy a gentleman stopped me to ask about it. He told me he owns a store and the lamp would sale for much more in his store. If I hadn't been so enamored by the lamp I probably could have sold it to him for a profit. But it just made me more proud of my find.

Hop on over to Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality and check out the other treasures.

Thanks for visiting and have a happy day.
Sabrina

14 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is beautifully made. I am sure he is right about it being much more valuable. Great find!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sabrina, that's a beautiful old lamp. Hang onto it & enjoy it & later on if you decide, you can sell it for a profit.

~~Carol~~ said...

Sounds like the lamp is perfect for you! I agree that you got a great deal. You'd pay more than that just for the shade! Great find!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love the lamp and what a great price!

RedAries said...

very neat!

Sue said...

That lamp is a great conversation piece, as well as being something functional. Not a bad price, either. And it went towards a good cause!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

what a great find! I'm glad you didn't resell it :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous find! It's a great equestrian lamp. Sounds perfect for you! LOL @ your daughter rides and you just try to stay on!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Helen Joy said...

What a wonderful piece to add character to your home:-)

Kammy said...

Great find, looks so rich !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Rhonda said...

Hi Sabrina,
Thanks for visiting me.
I adore your lamp. What a great find.
Rhonda

Eddie said...

I was very proud of your find. It seems we always have been blessed to be at the right place and time for bargains like that. It fits well with the area you placed it. Hopefully if we can sell it for a profit later, it will pay the kids tuition!!

susan said...

Sabrina-I think you made a great deal. Lamps like these would usally sell for a lot more. I am glad you kept it!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very nice lamp!

Manuela