Do you have a few items that are always on your list to look for? Especially those things you would love to own but they're just a bit too expensive or too hard to find to become yours? Well, one such item for me was an alabaster lamp. I have adored them forever, but their $90+ price tag always stopped me. It's not that that's exorbitant, I just have a hard time spending that much on one item, even if I know it's worth it. My frugal ways don't leave easily.
I've admired these gorgeous lamps at one of my favorite local antique shops many times. Trina from A Country Farmhouse even wrote a beautiful post on them that made me want one even worse. But I knew I'd have to wait for a bargain.
Well, I was at the flea market a few weeks ago and spotted this alabaster beauty in one of the booths. I was on a strict budget and pretty much only buying for the shop, not for me. But when I saw the lamp I just about knocked a lady over trying to get over to see its price (yes, I am a competitive shopper). It was $65. A good price, but what's the fun of a flea market if you can't haggle a little. After some bargaining, we finally met at $35 and I was sold!
I knew I wanted something clean but with delicate detailing for the shade. Not too sweet, but not too plain. I found this shade at Target.com for only $24. I love that the pin tucks match our kissing pleat bedding.
Also, now that this lamp sits atop my vanity, I have no idea how I did my make up without the extra light.
Next on the list...another alabaster lamp! I feel a collection coming on!
CourtneyI'm linking to Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage.