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!|
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)|