Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm So Excited

I'm so excited that I just had to go ahead and share my fabulous finds now instead of waiting on them to be delivered. I could not believe I have finally found one of the things I've been searching for for such a fantastically great price. I found my chandelier shades for the chandelier in our dining room this week. I've searched for awhile now trying to find the perfect ones that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. I was about to give up on it when I decided to give Ebay a try. I have looked at Home Depot, Lowe's and many many other places on line and the cheapest I could find a set of five was in the neighborhood of $35.00 Now I know this might not sound to rich for most people's blood but for mine, well I wanted it to be more frugal for our families budget. My chandelier is old, it's probably in all likely hood been hanging in our dining room since the house was built in the early 30's. I have always disliked it. It's made of brass and wood and very fragile glass shades. Half of the shades were broken and after hanging in a house of smokers for years and years I couldn't get them clean. So a few weeks ago I just finally decided to remove them altogether.

I found these little beauties for........................$1.99 each. Can you believe that? For less than $20. I have a new set of five silk shades with glass beads dangling from them. I plan on adding some silk ribbon to the top and bottom of each shade when they arrive. I am also going to paint the chandelier in a country pale blue. Naturally I'll post before and after pictures when the project is finished.

I'm even more excited about this next find. I am redecorating our master bedroom to soft blue and chocolate colors and have been doing some shopping around for accessories. I really really want to find a vanity and mirror for myself but so far no luck. Next stop for those items is the thrift store and goodwill. In the meantime however as I said, I've been looking for some pretty blue and chocolate accessories. While I was looking on Ebay to find the chandelier shades I kept shopping. I love window shopping on Ebay as much as actually ordering/bidding from there. I know that's weird, most people don't like to window shop without money, but it takes me away from everyday life. Geez, get back on the subject ME. Another few things I've been looking for is frugal/cheap apothecary jars. While I was perusing what Ebay had to offer on those I ran across this gorgeous blue/gold one. It instantly took my breath away. I fell in love at first sight. I placed it in my watch category and was hoping, and doing some praying as well, that I could win this beauty. She's 11 1/2 inches tall and just perfect! Her starting bid was only $9.99 for her. I watched it for a few days and then finally placed my bid a few hours before it was over. I just new I would have to fight for her and figured in all honesty she would never be mine. I have my limits for spending and figured someone would outbid me quickly for it. Not one other single person placed a bid but me. I got her for the minimum bid of $9.99. WOO HOO!!!! Isn't she just gorgeous. I have no idea what I will use her for, if anything at all, other than simply to look at! She's going to be beautiful sitting on my soon to find vanity table.


Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Awesome finds!! I love the lamp shades and I think adding some ribbion is a fabulous idea, can't wait to see the before and after.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such beautiful bargains! I can't wait to see the chandelier. it's going to look so great with those shades. That apothocary jar is gorgeous! laurie

Gail said...

Great finds for sure. It is so much fun to find just what we want at a fantastic price. I know how you feel because that is how I felt when I found my pink bin pulls for my kitchen for 1.98 each, I ordered them on the spot.

Happy Valentines Day
Happy Pink Saturday
Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I love the turquoise jar, I want it:)

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I love the turquoise jar, I want it:)

Linda said...

Great buy on the lampshades! Looking forward to the before & after photos, sounds like it will be gorgeous! Love Love that apothecary jar! It is just lovely all by itself.