June 25, 2012Thrifting and Antiquing Finds – Two Vintage Radios And A Tiger Lamp
We have pretty much been hitting the mid-century jackpot around here lately, which is great after about six solid months of not finding anything we were really interested in buying! For a while, Tom and I were squabbling over everything out there. If he liked something, I didn’t. If I tried to talk him into what I thought was a sweet score, he wanted nothing to do with it. But finally (finally!) our nothing-streak broke, and we found a few things that we both agreed were far too awesome to be left behind.
A new radio for the living room, which was picked up at this estate sale for $8. We were both pretty excited about this one.
We also found this really awesome blue clock radio at Americana in Bay City. As you can see, I was so excited about it I wouldn’t even let Tom finish taking the tag off before I snapped a picture of it.
It looks like it is actually an alarm clock, but the color matches out kitchen cabinets so perfectly that it is going to live in the kitchen, next to the carafe collection!
Hmmm…let’s see. There was something else I wanted to show you, something so awesome that we both decided we couldn’t live without it.
Oh, that’s right:
It’s a tiger lamp!!
Or is it a lion?
Either way, totally awesome. We found this one for $25 in a little antique place this past weekend. Tom spotted it amid a booth full of Victorian furniture. Not that there is anything wrong with Victorian furniture, but since I don’t really care for it I had completely skipped over the booth. I was looking at a row of cookie jars a little farther down, when I looked up to see Tom waving his hand at me like crazy. I rushed over and the first thing I saw was the two-tiered shade. I was pretty much instantly sold.
The cat on the bottom just made it a double score.
Not sure yet where we are going to put this baby, so for now it is hanging out on the laundry room counter with our other mid-century misfits, waiting for inspiration.
And now…I’m off to cut the rest of the tag off of that radio. Hope you had a great weekend!