Friday, November 7, 2014

Unearthed Treasures

I'm cleaning out my office closet. The plan is to relocate storage of Etsy listed items from my studio to the office closet, clearing up the studio for what it was designed: a space to create. I have, of course, three piles: keep, toss, and give away. Right now, my give away box is the fullest, mostly because the other two aren't really piles: whatever I keep gets stored right away and whatever I toss gets tossed the same.

But I'm turning up some good things I'd pretty well forgotten about

I bought this lamp base about 15 years ago when I was in a lamp-making mode. There was a cool antique store in Dallas--it may still be there--that had a warehouse of antique stuff behind the store, one floor being entirely lamp parts and such. Loved that store! But only two finished lamps ever came out of my lamp-making days. This base, and the lamp part below, I never got around to using. They've been stored ever since.

I bought this at the same time. They're not matching pieces but they don't look bad together.

This pic of the two of them together shows why I never made a lamp from them. Another piece is needed to bridge the two and since I no longer have access to that cool store in Dallas I've stopped looking for something to fit.

This too was tucked away in the office closet. I have another  somewhere; I think it's in a bureau drawer in the guest room but I wouldn't swear to it. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm not sure what it was used for. I started with three but have since given one away. I picked them up at an antique store sidewalk sale in Plano ages ago.

Ditto on this one as to where I got it, but there's only one of it. In one of my old houses, I had it hanging above a picture. I twisted some wire around that center section to make it hangable.

This last piece came from a thrift store in Ft. Worth. I know it's a little odd to have something like this, even more odd to treasure it, but I do. I have no idea if it was on a crypt or what. It's certainly worn.

I'll most likely be cleaning this closet all weekend. Who knows what goodies I'll find? The first two on today's list I've currently listed in my Old Stuff shop. The rest I'll be keeping for myself, just because I really like them and they're not big enough to take up significant space.

Ta, y'all. Hope you have a good weekend.

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