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I am posting early today, as we are beginning to get some very serious weather even as I type. I don't know if I will be able to post later. I am thinking the possibilies of us losing power is highly likely.
For those of you in the south....Be careful and I am praying for everyone's safety.
I mentioned that I paid a visit to my favorite store, At Home, on Monday.
I always get inspired when I walk into that store. And that inspiration is the basis of my post today. While in the store I was eyeballing all of the chandeliers and lighting. There was my favorite, that turquoise chandelier. Amazing. I could never duplicate, so I need to get a high paying job/position...quick....so if you have any ideas let me know. Hmm.....Prince Harry is still available isn't he? Oh, yes....but I'm not. There's always some sort of wrench, isnt there?
But I digress. I spotted a pair of chandeliers that really stood out and had me saying..."Hey! I can do that!"
They were made from bushell baskets, turned upside down and a light source added.
This isn't the At Home bushell basket chandeliers, but this one by Tentpitcher Designs is very similar as well and will have you thinking...
If you aren't crafty or don't have the time, you can order one.
I just love lamps that are created using others materials. Things that aren't obvious lamps, things with a story.
Remember my lamp that I had my precious friend, Jim create for me after I spotted one in a store for $600. I saw one yesterday for $400.
Mine cost $12, a 6 pack and a homemade cake. A bargain. And I LOVE it. It's exactly what I wanted, and it is meaningful because my friend made it. (Thank you Jim! You're da best!!!)
I LOVE my lamp!
Here are some other lamps made with items that are not your ordinary lamps.
These have instant charm and conversation starters attached.
These two are ammo boxes...
This one is great for a boys room, a man cave, or perfect for a bowler!
This one is perfect for a fire fighter...or someone like my Uncle David whose job it is to build and check fire extinguishers.
Fishermen, Fishing chicks (like myself)...Adorable in a beach or lake home, even a cabin!...
I love this one for a cabin or lake house, even a country home....it's made from a thermos!
Think outside of the box! I love lamps made from pottery, baskets, Silver Teapots, antique tins, old architectural molding and pieces. The possibilities are endless!
Do you have a lamp that is made from something that wasn't intended to be a lamp? I'd love to know what it's made from!
And now onto our tablescape....Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..
All of my tablescape dishes all of which can be found AT HOME....
Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit.
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