Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Three Sweet Mid-Century Finds

I'm getting ready for some extended family time, so this will just be a short post (and probably the last one for a week or more).

My friend Bargain Hunter sent me a text last week that said "Did you see the sweet lamp on the vanity at that sale that starts tomorrow?  Are you going?"  I hadn't seen and wasn't going.  The sale was billed as a 'Huge Tool Sale' and I'd looked at a few of the pictures, got bored with all the hand & power tools and then skipped the rest...and the best!  Thanks for the heads-up, Bargain Hunter!

The lamps were VERY cool and I was determined to get them...
The sale was less than a mile away, so I got there at 8:10 for a 9:00 start.  I was number five and the four people before me (and two right behind me) were all men -- the early ones had arrived at 6:10!  By 9:00, I was still the only woman there and was the only person who went into the house instead of the barn -- how cool is that!

I asked where the lamps were, saw them and snagged them -- SWEET!   They're a pair of 1950s ceramic vanity lamps with great two-tier fiberglass shades.
Pink & gold ceramic vanity lamps -- so cool!
Right after I got the lamps, I picked up these two pink Pyrex mixing bowls.  Finding them makes me laugh, because I'd searched for them for over a year and couldn't find any.  I finally ended up buying the ones I needed at the antique mall to complete my set.  Here were two just waiting for me!  It seems like I always find more of what I've been looking for AFTER I stop looking.
The other bowl is a peach confetti melmac bowl -- like Texasware, but not Texasware. It's in great shape and the price was right, too.

I went out into the barn because there was a gorgeous starburst formica table there, but it was much more than I wanted to spend.  The dealer gave me her card, though and told me to check back after the first day was over.  Well, it was so high-priced that the table didn't sell.  The second day was going to be 25% off, but that was still too much.  The dealer invited me to make her an offer, so I went down to 50% off and she took it!
I forgot to take a picture of the table, so this is the picture from the sale listing.  The starburst pattern is so unusual!  I wish it had come with chairs. (Never satisfied, I guess)
Those are my three mid-century treasures.  It's amazing to me that I got all three, since they were literally the only three mid-century goodies in the sale.  All the rest was newer stuff or tools.  It was a good shopping week!


Nostalgic Vicky said...

ooh love the table x

ThrifterSisters said...

Thank goodness for Bargain Hunter! I would have been sick knowing that I'd missed those Pyrex bowls:-)

Enjoy your family time~


Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I'm so glad you got them!!! I love them!

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