Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Little Retail Therapy is good for the soul!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Well, I decided that I needed a little "retail therapy."
You know, a little diversion from the thrifts, restores and junkin haunts.  Sometimes I just need to peruse the boutiques and the big box stores.  I have been wanting a new lamp for this table in my livingroom.
I found this.  I love the kinda retro look of the shade and the base.
The shade looks like a cut velvet.
It looks expensive....yes?

The shade and the crystal base are from Lowe's Home Improvement Store!  The shade was $20. and the base was $36. for a total of $56.
I think that I did pretty good.  Do you like it?
I think it was a good deal but always in the back of mind is that little voice saying maybe, just maybe I would have found one during my junkin escapades!

I'm working on my built ins and I'm thinking of adding some pink, thanks Amy, Maison Decor!  If you do not know Amy, then you are missing out on some great decorating ideas.  Be sure and stop by and introduce yourself.  She's a real sweetie.

Found the pink plates and the pink depression glass at the thrifts.

I want to thank everyone for giving me the information on this basket.  I learned from all of you educated bloggerettes that it is an  antique artillary basket used to hold ammunition canisters.
I have sense seen a few on some blogs which have numbers imprinted on them.  Sherry at No Minimalist Here used hers in a unique way.  Stop by her blog and check it out.  She takes decorating ideas to new heights. 

Everyone go out and have a great week!



mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sissie, I think the lamp is beautiful and goes really well with your decor. I too need to get a fix of retail therapy every now and then at the big retail stores or little homewares stores. There are so many pretty things at the shops and always like to see what's out there! Yes I know Amy, I love her decorating style so I wasn't surpised when she recommended to add a little pink. Sometimes I think our white palettes need to be lifted subtly with a little color too. Your home is just beautiful and love watching how you decorate it! take care, Maryann

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Yes, yes, yes I like your new lamp!!! I saw that shade the other day at Lowes and my heart skipped a beat :) It's SO pretty!

bj said...

ummm, you couldn't have found a more perfect lamp for your adorable table. You just KNOW what will look good together. I love it all..and love that little bathing beauty, too. :)

Donna said...

Your lamp is a perfect find, Sissie! And I really love your tray, and the mermaid table is gorgeous! I don't know how I ever missed that table before, but it is oh so stunning!!

Here On Crow Creek said...

oooo Love your lamp sissie!:) Looks fancy and really looks good on that pretty table with that chair I love!! I love lowes. I think you are such a great decorator. I love your style.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie the lamp is beautiful and perfect there. Sometimes you just have to buy the perfect item for full price. Love the touches of pink.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new lamp and shade. It is gorgeous and so pretty on the table. I also really like the pink you are adding to the builtins. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

LuLu Kellogg said...

That shade and that lamp are just beautiful and perfect for your table. I am loving all the pink in your built-ins!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the dishes from the thrift pretty! Really neat lamp and goes so well with the table, I'm also looking for a lamp for on top of my sewing machine cabinet. I've looked at GW but no luck so I think I need some retail therapy too.
Have a great evening,

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahhh Sissie~ you are teasing me again with the mermaid! Love the lamp.. and the way everything flows.....but of course.. I keep scrolling up to see her....
Have a great week!

Suzann said...

The lamp is PERFECT for tat beautiful table.
What a great find!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

LOVE the new lamp and shade. gorgeous! And your pink depression glass looks so lovely against the white backdrop.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, I had a few comments today from people you sent over, so I wanted to come over and see for myself. Thanks for the shout out, and it is weird as I have a post going up tomorrow morning that I referenced your blog and you darling girl about your shabby ruffles! We continue to have a lot of crossed paths and commonalities! If you paint your shelves before I paint mine, I'll be more determined than ever to get mine done ASAP. I have been a little side tracked right now with the bed and bath makeover, so come by tomorrow!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Ps I love that seashell mermaid table. Did you blog about it before I came to blogland? Do tell!


Oh my goodness Sissy, I love it! Once in a while, Lowe's comes up with those little gems.


Low Tide High Style said...

Hi Sissie, I'm getting caught up on my blog reading after being sick this past week. I love your new lamp, which I think was a good deal, and that shade is beautiful! But you know what I'm drooling over besides all of the beautiful pinks on your built-ins?!...that shell table! Oh my word, it's gorgeous!

Have a wonderful week!

Kat :)

June said...

Oh girl, you really did do good! It is beautiful. I have a big crush on that shell table too! But I have a big crush on your entire home my dear!
Thank you so much for coming by to cheer me up Sissie. It makes my day to have you stop by and check up on me.
big hug to you...

Elaine said...

Wonderful. A great lamp and shade and i love that lady figurine on display with it.

Take care..have a good week.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, I just love the lamp... and I think that the pink is going to be gorgeous against the white in your built in's!!! Can't wait to see more!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that table!!! You find the most original pieces, Sissie. The lamp is perfect for that spot...I never thought to look at Lowes. I have a lot of luck at Target and Marshall's when it comes to lamps, but now I have a new hunting ground! ;-D

I love the pink on your shelves...good choice, Amy has always been a great help to me as well. She knows her stuff!


Donnie said...

What a lovely lamp. Such beautiful photos. Happy Pink Saturday.

raggygirlvintage said...

I love your new lamp, very classy! You know you're gonna start a run on Lowes now! (which we don't have up here:-(

Kathy said...

Girlfriend...Love the big store lamp and shade...Perfect with the cool shell table.
Know what you mean about waiting ...cause you know you might find a deal.
Sometimes we just have to get out there and BUY it!
Try a pink lightbulb!!!!
Could be very cool!
Hugs, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

CHERI said...

The lamp is exquisite. And you deserve it. That's really a good price for a lamp these days. And, of course, you should use the pink. That is definitely your signature color.

Annie Louise said...

Love the lamp on your beautiful table, perfect combination!
Take care,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First the pink is great, don't sweat paying for a lamp, it does look expensive and you got it so reasonable. Now, that table is amazing, I am sure somewhere you blogged about it sometime, but wow, what a conversation piece.


Jane said...

That lamp does looks expensive! Love the combination of the base and the lampshade. The pops of pink look great on the shelves.
Have a great week.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the lamp. I have been looking for a lamp too. I need to check out Lowes.
Love the table!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, Your new lamp looks wonderful! How have I missed seeing this gorgeous shell table before? I am in love with the table and tray!

Thanks so much for the mention and your sweet comment. Sissie, You are such a doll!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is one pretty lamp and a keeper! I had a couple of these baskets when I was in the business...since then I have wished that I had kept one for myself. Thanks for coming to my weekly PARTY!!!!


Janean said...

girlie, you did a wonderful job putting it all together!!! everything's lovely indeed. :)

Lululiz said...

Hi Sissie, I do love your new lamp, very stylish, but even more than the lamp, I love table it is on! WOW, now that is really handsome.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hey Sissie~Your to cute! I love retail therapy and I am lovin those shades so much I am off to my local Lowes as well, I already have lamps but need new shades.I also think the pink in your built ins would be so perfect! ~Cheers Kim

Cindy said...

The lamp is beautiful! It totally compliments the space... and i love the shade! The color is so right. It was a perfect choice... You could have spent all kinds of time looking for something else and not found anything any more perfect.


A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sissie...I have a lamp similar to that! I was going to switch it out but after seeing yours I think I will just switch out the shade! The basket is fabulous and unique!!

Ginger said...

Your lamp is just beautiful, you did GOOD!! And I love the pink and the basket. You never cease to amaze me.


Sares said...

I think the lamp is beautiful, especially the shade. I think the price was very reasonable too, lamps and shades can get quite expensive.
I will have to go see the two ladies you mentioned, I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.

BTW~I am NOT from Texas! I'm from Washington State. I think the boots may have thrown you off! We just THINK we're cowgirls!
As for the zebra rug~$44 at the local Walmart!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Sissie-
I love your lamp, it is classy, and beautifull- I do have something for chrystals, too---it is gorgeus with the dark brown lampshade.
And the pink blossomed plates, are worth a dinner with Marie-Antoinette--love them .
Big monday hug-Dorthe

Thanksfor your sweet comment on my photo dear friend

Artist Terri Smith said...

Ah Sissie..I LOVE the lamp! That table is exceptionally wonderful too! But the new photo you've posted of yourself is my absolute favorite! You look so beautiful! I know I haven't dropped by in a while and when I got to missing you, I headed on over. We're snowed in today in Middle Georgia. Even hubby didn't haven't to report to work. He's looking after Mama so I could pop in and say hello. Know that there's a hug and a smile coming your way..with a little sunshine thrown in..from the lovely Peach State this afternoon. xoxoTerri

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

The new lamp is wonderful, and that table is amazing! Good to know about that awesome basket!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sissie, I love your Ammo basket with the huge flowers in it. You are going to have so much fun messing with it. Wait until Christmas when you fill it with your white flowers and tons of greenery...or whatever...I have had mine for about 13 years now..and have never been sorry I bought it or ever wanted to get rid of it.
Yours is wonderful.

Sylvia said...

Hi Sissie...the lamp looks great on that table...which I love, love, love by the way. haha


The Painted Cottage said...

We LOVE depression glass ... And the pink looks so great on your bookshelves! :)

Hoping if the weather is better to head over to your booths tomorrow! Have any GREAT new things? :)

Vicki said...

That table is fabulous and the lamp is perfect. I'm glad you decided to get it.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie, OH YES! Sometimes we need a day of retail therapy! The lamp looks perfect on that table! And what a GREAT price!
Have a pretty day!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sissie,
I love it all!!! Wow--how gorgeous!!!!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

The lamp is super! Pink on your built ins is a wonderful, overdue idea. :) Gorgeous!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

I think you scored on the lamp! I love that cut velvet. It looks a lot more expensive than $58! I also love your shells under glass too, you have great style girlfriend! Lisa
PS I'm heading over to see Sherry's blog now.

trash talk said...

Boy howdy...the vote is in. We all love your choice of lamp and shade(which btw is 2die4), but now we want to hear about the table. You may not know it but I'm a seashell freak. Did you make it or was it found like that. Either way...I adore it. It suits you and your style.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OH Sissie! We LOVE that lamp - it's perfect for your table! Retail therapy is our favorite :) We'll go ANYwhere - ha ha ha!!

Diann said...

Hi Sissie!
The lamp and shade are just perfect! It is always such a nice surprise to find soething so pretty at a big box hardware store! I love the table it is sitting on as well!

Ms. Bake-it said...
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Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sissie!

Your new lamp is great! But, I have to admit, that what I am really admiring is the table and mermaid! I love it! I also love the porpoises on your built in shelves!

~ Tracy

Once upon a rose said...

Dear Sissie

Your projects and booths are beautiful,I'm looking foward to see more wonders! And thank you for the follow.

Hugs & Blessings ~Wendy

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup