Our blog is dedicated to seasonal living: cooking with local produce (sometimes our own), sewing for the home and searching out vintage bargains.

We believe that most of the pleasure is in the journey - in the making and creating, even if in a simple way.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Shine a light

I couldn't believe my luck recently. How often is it that you go looking for something specific and actually find what you want...and more importantly, what you can afford?  In my case, almost unheard of!
Dagfields is one of those places that sells almost anything that folks had in their homes in the past...some beautiful antiques, but all sorts of stuff.  You know the kind of place. ..once loved dolls and matchbox cars, teapots and bits of china, old linen, trimphones, vinyl records....and so on.  Hours of bargain hunting in what used to be barns and cowsheds.  ( A succesful method of farm diversification!)

We were looking for vintage light shades and found two that are perfect for us.  This is the little one needed to replace a broken tiffany style shade...just a tenner, and so pretty, painted with sprays of flowers and bows.  The hole in the top was a bit big for the lamp, but Les found a couple of washers that did the trick.
Looks good at night too.  Will post the larger (and my favourite) shade soon.

1 comment:

  1. That is so pretty and so reminiscent of days gone by. What better glow for a winter's eve...

    Hugs from Holland ~