... is definitely this gal's treasure!! I scored this perfect cottage lamp in early April and the baker's rack on Saturday...
Just look at this sweet, chippy reading lamp that was sitting in front of someones house with a FREE sign attached to it!
And here's the white baker's rack with the FREE sign still attached! Again, just sitting at the end of someones driveway (and now temporarily plunked down in my backyard).
This is the coolest lamp. The light and shade extend out for reading and then swivel back in when not in use. Now the shiny gold has to go... it will probably be painted creamy white to match the lamp... And the pleated shade has a cracked plastic underlayer, so eventually it will need to be replaced, but for now it's just perfect as it is...
Just look at this old, scuffed up base. I couldn't faux paint a perfect worn finish like that if I tried!
I thought this baker's rack could work nicely as a trellis for either the cardinal climber or scarlet runner beans or moonflower vine that I'm going to (attempt to) grow... And maybe some plants on top of the shelves?
Now can you believe that my husband tried to talk me out of BOTH pieces? (Why is he always in the car with me when I spot this stuff??) There was actually a FREE rocker next to the lamp but he said "No way!" when I tried to talk him into helping me load that into the van, too! Sometimes he just can't see the beauty in "one man's junk" that I do! But I have to admit, he balances me out, and that's a good thing because we certainly did not need, or have room for, another rocking chair in the house!
P.S. We had our first hummingbird on Sunday. This is the earliest I've ever seen one. I'm so glad I had already put out the feeders!