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May 16, 2013

Thrifted Find – A Sweet Little Frankelite Vintage Bathroom Light!

By Sara In AZ

A few weeks ago Mike and I were scrounging around a local antique/flea market-y type store. This place is a whole mish-mash of stuff, so you REALLY need to dig otherwise you could miss something good! There was a side room loaded with stuff they called “electronics”….even though some of the stuff really was not what you would consider “electronics”…..technically anyway. I guess their definition of electronics was anything that had wires???? Could turn on with a switch?…..I guess that would make it more “electric” than “electronic” though wouldn’t it? I digress.

Right away I spotted this cute little vintage bathroom bar light. I came in for a closer inspection and saw that it actually looked like it had never been used, as most of the original parts were still sealed in the original bag…..and there was no sign of the usual dust and grime from a light hanging in one’s bathroom for the past 30 some odd years.


And here is the whole kit and caboodle. You can see everything is here, even the instructions!


Here is the sealed baggie with some of the mounting hardware.


Here is the back of the wiring box. You can see the wires look like they have never been wired in for installation, and you can also see the old ‘Union Made’ sticker.


Here are the instructions. This light was made by the Frankelite Company in Cleveland Ohio. I tried looking the company up, but is looks like they no longer exist.


Here is a close up of one of the stars/snowflakes. The design is applied with tiny raised glass beads – it’s not just painted on.


And, one last look at the glass light cover…..super cute!



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9 Responses to Thrifted Find – A Sweet Little Frankelite Vintage Bathroom Light!

  1. deb Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 7:37 am


    • Sara In AZ Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Totally! 🙂

    • Jeff C. Reply

      October 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Hey, I worked at that company as a teenager. What a blast from the past!

  2. Queen of Fifty Cents Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Holey moley, what a deal! Would have been good at three bucks, but seventy five cents? You definitely get bragging rights with a score like that!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

      I totally could not believe it either Queen, I kept questioning it as I brought it up the the register “Will this REALLY be 75% off???”…..sure enough it was!

  3. Silvercat Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome! What a great find.

  4. Andrea Reply

    May 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Wow, Sara! I cannot believe you found that! Fantastic find, that’s awesome!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      May 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks Andrea….I was pretty shocked myself that I found a light for THAT cheap! CRAZY!!!

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