Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2nd Time Around/Tuesday Trade Days

Thanks for stopping in. Today I put the Welcome mat out because I hope I have lots and lots and lots of visitors. I am going to be doing a lot of visiting today so I hope everyone comes over here to see what I have to trade. Click on the button on my sidebar. But before you look at the trade I wanted to share my 2nd Time Around treasure . . .

Someday soon this will be a really cool candle holder. Can you guess what it was? I bet you already guessed. But just in case I'll give you a couple of hints. See the little round hole at the bottom there in the middle of that curve? Now look way up at the top there is another hole about the same size. Opp's I can see the second photo. . . I need to move that down so you can keep guessing. OK. I don't think you can see it now. Keep guessing and I'll tell you where I got it.

I actually received this from QVC we used to buy damaged, return and removed from stock items from QVC and we sold them on Ebay it was quite lucrative. Somethings were too damaged to sell but some things were new and perfect like this item. At least it was before I got my hands on it.

Did you figure it out yet. Well you can problem see the photo from here. Yes it was a lamp.

It was really funny shaped see it has two light bulbs. The shade was glass and it is or was a tiffany reproduction. It was pink and coral. I really didn't like. We never put it up for sale because of shipping costs. It is heavy! Well I tried to give it away a couple of times no one wanted it. I tried to sell it in a rummage sale for $20.00 someone offered $4.00 I said no. Now this thing is heavey and was really nice. Until . . .
The deer head that was hanging on the wall next to it fell off and broke it. Yup this dumb deer hit the lamp and knocked it to the floor. Shade broke. So now I am turning it into a candle stand. I think it will look great when I find just the right piece for the top.
I actually thought it would be easy to take apart but I had to get Cowboy to help. This thing was not cheaply made! It was in two sections and then the light kit was secureeeeeeeeeeed inside. He worked on it for thirty minutes getting it apart!
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed the visit. Come back Thursday for my tablescape. I have been working on it already. The table cloth is already on the table and I was auditioning plates Go back up to the photo and you'll see it.
We'll be having a mexican luncheon oh I guess around 11:00 or so for appetizers. See you then.
Before you go please check out my trade items. I have decided I really want some fat chunky white candles so if you like any or all of the items I will trade. If you have something you want to get rid of let me know.


Kim said...

I laughed out loud when I read about your deer head hitting the lamp! I like your 2nd Time Around idea, too. I'm going to have to do some de-cluttering to see what kind of treasures I can find.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Converting that lamp to a candle stick is a good idea. Sounds more difficult than I would have thought. Nice to know QVC has well made products.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Wow - great idea! So creative.


one gal's trash said...

You have some great tips...Thanks for stopping by and helping me reach my goal! Happy Birthday to you too.