One man’s glass is another woman’s treasure

Sometimes you realize that you were missing something only after you find it. That was the case for me when I saw this lamp.

I first locked eyes with this beauty at the electronics table at goodwill. I liked the lines, LOVED the glass base but was only partially sold on the shade. It felt like a good fit for the little touches of modern I’ve been trying to add to off set all our treasures. Oh yeah, and it was $4.99. 

Worth a chance, but definitely in need of some heavy degreasing. 

Once I got her all pretty and new-like I temporarily set it on our ‘catch all’ counter. And wouldn’t cha know, it just felt right! I didn’t want to move it. My only switcheroo was to add a little marble cheese round I had to just keep it slightly off the counter. Which may or may not stay, but for now I am digging the whole set up. The best part? I found either the same version or a very close one at Crate and Barrel with a price tag over $300!

And that’s how easy it is to stay hooked on thrifting guys. It really is a sickness!

As evening rolled in I loved her even more.

I think lamps in the kitchen are my absolute favoritest new thing!

Do you have a lamp in your kitchen or are you part of the no-cooking-near-lighting-club?
One man’s glass is another woman’s treasure

23 thoughts on “One man’s glass is another woman’s treasure

  1. SO pretty! Can't believe the price too. Question- where is your silver cake stand and dome from? I've wanted to get one just like it for the longest time now.



  2. Kelly, the stand came from a garage sale, I just added my own glass dome. I believe they are pretty common though because they come from bakeries and grocery stores. Maybe try searxhifng eBay or online for 'commercial cake stand ' or some variation of that ;)


  3. I love it! I have to say that my little boy broke a lamp yesterday morning and I was debating for a very long time between a glass lamp at Target that looked almost identical to this one (I hadn't seen your post yet!) but ended up grabbing a wooden one. Alas, life with a boy… wood lamps don't break. Ha! Such a cute idea for a kitchen lamp. I think my counters might be too low… Hmm. Have to check that!


  4. Many years ago, I went to a home of a friend and her house was “decorated” so beautifully and she had a lamp in the kitchen. I said one day I am going to have a lamp in the kitchen.3 houses later, I finally have the right space for it. Love your find thrifty find.


  5. I too have a lamp in my kitchen because I like the soft lighting it has in the evenings when walking through the space. Lucky you to find it for such a great price. I think I would have had to fight you for it!


  6. I agree…thrifting is so addictive…you never know what you're going to find…If I don't thrift at least once or twice a week…I feel like I'm gonna miss something…Like that $4.00 lamp you just…SCORED!


  7. Love the lamp!!!! I used to sell Home Interiors and it looks like the one we used to sell from the Better Homes and Garden line. They were $60.00 new if I remember correctly. It was at least 8 years ago. And I always have a lamp in my kitchen!


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