Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thrifted Blanc de Chine Lamp

While browsing a thrift store yesterday with my kids, I happened upon an awesome Blanc de Chine lamp!  I was so excited I yelped aloud and ran over to it.  After a breathless explanation to my four-year-old about the history and importance of Chinoiserie style, to which I received a bored, blank stare, I hauled my score to the front counter and paid five dollars. Well, my actual total was $5.50 because the four-year-old found some vintage Hot Wheels. I'm still on cloud nine.  Here she is:



And here are some more vintage Blanc de Chine lattice style lamps for fun:

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The lamp below looks just like mine.  
And I love the slick black lamp shade!

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12 comments:

Charlotte Parker said...

I love thrift store finds!!!!!!!!!!! They are SO MUCH FUN! Congrats on your find!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

amazing score!!!

Anonymous said...

That is one sweet score!

Ubu! said...

Score! I've already called dibs on my mom's lamps that are almost identical to your find.

Megan said...

Oooh that's a fantastic find! I absolutely adore the Chinoiserie style but don't know the significance of it, you should do a blog post!

Megan

Ispirato Design said...

Great score!!!

Meera @ firstsense said...

$5 for that beauty??? That has got to be the bargain of the year!

Meera xx

Emily said...

You lucky girl.
It is fantastic! Makes the thrill of the hunt even better when you find something unexpected, non?

A Perfect Gray said...

Love it when things like this happen. right place - right time....

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

What a find! I have a pair from an antique store and I just love them!

COCOCOZY said...

Ah i love that lamp! reminds me of the lattice jars on cococozy!

COCOCOZY 

Brandy Lewis said...

Stop! That is amazing! What a prized piece, especially at the price! :D Good for you!