the four-dollar floor lamp

I thrifted for the first time in almost a month yesterday. It was a beautiful, sun-filled, fifty-degree plus Chicago afternoon; as I type, gray has blanketed the city, the forecast calls for rain until this evening, and snow next weekend. Will we ever see spring?

Lucky for me, a $4 lamp is here to brighten the day.

Village Discount Outlet is having their fifty-percent off winter clearance sale. I spied this bad boy the minute we walked in and commenced to carrying it around the huge warehouse of a store. Originally priced at $8, I got it for $4 and eagerly plugged it in this morning: it works! I’d been looking for a floor lamp for a dark corner of our living room for eons. It’ll take a little re-arranging for the lamp to fit in the space but if you’ve read this blog for any amount of time you know that this particular room is the bane of my existence and moving stuff around always makes me feel better about its state, no matter that I can’t seem to ever get it right. Maybe the lamp will save me.

Since the grayness has turned our apartment into a dark cave, I shot this in the front room. If we end up getting sun this week I’ll update with the lamp in it’s new home.

I picked up some lotus bowls, too. I have an affinity for these guys but until now, only owned the smaller version. Now I have five big ones, purchased at $1/each. Not bad for my first day back on the hunt.


7 responses to “the four-dollar floor lamp

  1. Beautiful lamp and bowls! I hope warm yard sale weather hits up Chicago soon!

    • Girl, your second sentence says it all. Give us sun!

    • Pretty great post. I simply sbtlumed upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing for your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

  2. i would just like to interject here and mention that i was the one that found the bowls!
    you’re welcome! šŸ™‚

  3. Just found you via twitter. I love the lamp but I love the price even more.

  4. Pingback: dovetail lamp + a peek of the dining room | urban casita

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