Thursday, January 23, 2014

my latest steals...


These treasures have been stashed away for awhile, I found them before the holidays but
hadn't decided where to put them. Actually, I'm still not sure!    


This console with cane shelves, bamboo style legs and pretty brass details
is 60" long and was $20! It showed up on Craigslist late the night before Thanksgiving.
I knew it would be gone in a flash, and convinced Mr. Simple that we needed it :) and I would
be so thankful if he went downtown to get it for me while I slaved in the kitchen.


I love the brass details...


This pair of brass lamps were a thrifting find that was meant to be!
I was headed to a friend's house and she was running late, we were chatting about the
logistics and she suggested I waste a few minutes at a thrift store close by. I spotted them
for $10 each, but didn't take them - crazy I know! Later on that evening I came to my senses
and mentioned them to her, when she went to pick them up they were 1/2 price!
Yep, $5 each, beautiful finials (which I didn't take a photo of) and a nice wood base.
I do have a plan for these and can't wait to get them situated and show you!
 I was trying out a shade - it's from Target, $18. 
I'm debating if it's ok, or if a little larger would be better. Chime in if you have an opinion.


In case you didn't notice that's my unfinished gallery wall I mentioned in my

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends,
and thank you for stopping by!  

39 comments:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh wow Pam, that table?! The Mister going to get it on Thanksgiving? I am speechless at how cool both are! And seriously $5 lamps - only you and your savvy thrifting skills (even if accidental) could score those!! Have fun with your new decor-toys :)

gina said...

Love the bamboo console table! What a find!

Bethany DeVore said...

Great finds!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Dying!!!! First, my husband would never go and get it without me....ever. Glad you got it. And yes, I actually think a slightly larger shade without any taper to it at all. Good luck!

Dana Frieling said...

What a sweet mister! Can't wait to see what you put in your gallery wall. Love the lines of your console. Good eye, friend!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love those shelves and I have that lamp that I inherited from my mom- classically good. I got the bigger shades from Target with gold liners for $24.00. Enjoy! Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

Andrea said...

Sweet finds! That table is awesome and you know how I feel about lamps. I would have wrestled those away from you if I had been there. Love the black shades. I think a tad bigger would look great too.

Julia Konya said...

Awesome finds! I want to find lamps like that!

Vickey said...

Love that table! BTW, where did you get those frames from. I am looking to do a gallery wall with black/ white frames also. TIA.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the table and love the chunky brass lamps!! I just finished up a gallery wall in my living room yesterday.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

my heart is racing with jealousy! LOVE!

Angela Santaniello said...

I am seriously, seriously, in love with that console!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

You are the best Craigslist shopper ever. You need to spill your shopping secrets because I NEVER find great things like that console (which I'm in love with by the way). And those lamps? Great finds!!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

$5 each?!?! That is insane. And wonderful.

Kim said...

Love it all ... go for bigger shade! And the fact that you got your husband to do this. You might need to start another blog with husband tips! xo

Nat said...

Such great finds!!! I like the shade but I do think you could go larger.

CackyBrown said...

Love the console!! Can you share your Craigslist tips on how to search?

Amy Olszewski said...

Gorgeous scores!! I think the black shades are just perfect! Your Craigslist is so much better than mine. ;-) Hugs, Amy

pam {simple details} said...

CackyBrown - great idea, my tip is super easy, I'll share it next week!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What unbelievable finds!!! I can't believe the price of the lamps!!!

Cyndy Aldred said...

Wow! Such great finds!! I can't wait to see you pull everything together! Have a fantastic weekend!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

Great bargains! I love them. I really like the black shades, but maybe a little longer (just my opinion though!). Glad to see brass still 'agrees' with someone out there - Ha! I like it too and just can't get over it. Have a great weekend!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Wow! Good shopping, Pam!! Can't wait to see that gallery wall when it's finished! xo Carrie

Laura said...

great finds! i think a little larger shade would be perfect!

Hill said...

Hi Pam, just found your blog hunting for tips about Fiddle Leaf Figs...I read your post from July and wondered how your tree is doing? Coincidently, I live in Denver also and am trying to navigate giving my tree the humidity it needs. Beautiful blog by the way. We don't share the same style, but your photography is so nice I'll be following along!

Divine Theatre said...

Wowie! Fate for certain!

xo

Andie

Unknown said...

Great find on the console. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Great detail! Loving your gallery wall, too. Rule of thumb on shades... about double the width of base on a full base. A shorter harp would bring it down a touch, too. Voila! You always have refreshingly great ideas!! You got me on the headboard on your room makeover. So fabulous!

Have a magnificent weekend~
Judy G.

Lisa said...

What's going in the frames? Looking for ideas! :)

therelishedroost said...

I love big brass lamps. they are great!

Stacey said...

Those lamps !! Love them! What great finds Pam!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Great finds! I'm in love with that table and I love the empty frames because I've been living with empty frames for years - YEARS! I walk by my dresser to look at a lovely couple that are complete strangers to me. ;) Maybe one day I'll get our pic in there. ha.

Carollynn @ www.designGumbo.net said...

Gorgeous! I'm a fool for bamboo and brass! Between you and Victoria Elizabeth Barnes, you're the best a thrifting !

Ivy Lane said...

LOVE the console! And yes on a larger shade. Can't wait to see the gallery wall when you finish it! So many fun projects you have going on there! :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Love the table - bamboo, cane...perfect! And yes, the fact that your husband picked it up for you is impressive. As mentioned above, you need to start a blog with husband tips! We need to know your secrets! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Shelley

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Those lamps are so good! I don't think the shade is too bad...it's tough to say. It's so hard to find reasonable shades that are larger than what they have a Target! That's why I had to adjust my big shades from Ikea for my green lamps. And the table...sigh. It's so pretty. Love where your gallery wall is headed, it's going to look great!

Tiffany said...

Wow, I need to stay on top of Craigslist. Although, truthfully, I think my area's Craigslist finds kinda suck. Boo.

pam {simple details} said...

To answer a couple questions - the frames were a crazy good find at Goodwill last summer, I think I got 11! I'm still waffling about what to put in them - either black and white or a collection of colorful abstracts.

pam {simple details} said...

Hill ~ my fiddle leaf fig is doing much better, I think I was over watering. I water once a week, and give it about 2 cups. It did drop a few more leaves, but keeps getting new growth! Good luck with yours!

Vel Criste said...

Aaaaaagggghhh! What great finds Pam! I LOVE that table, so unique and beautiful and those lamps? $5??? I wouldn't believe it If I didn't score one myself recently ( not a pair though)! You are one lucky lady, can't wait to see it all styled up!

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