I stumbled upon a new alabaster lamp the day I bought our new chair. I say stumbled because although I have been indeed needing additional table lamps for our house, I hadn't expected to find one in our price range.
In fact, I have come to realize just how hard it is to find beautiful antique lamps - affordably.
I love the carved leaves on this alabaster lamp and its lovely accompanying alabaster finial. This lamp was purchased for $60, which was surprising considering that it is in such wonderful condition (no broken pieces, no significant chips, etc.).
All it needed was a good re-wiring, which I've just had done.
If you're an alabaster/marble lamp collector like I am, you will know that these days you can expect to pay well over $100 for one (due to their popularity in the last several years). And even at that price, you'll find that they are not in all that of great condition.
We were bundled up in our mittens and hats today. A chilly, wet cold front moved in yesterday, which even made me take out a pair of wool socks.
But Spring is here...the handful of lilac bushes are blooming in our yard. I haven't had the desire to clip any yet as the blossoms are sparse. Perhaps the cold winter was hard on lilacs this year.
P.S. Shari at Little Blue Deer has given my blog another sprucing up! I love working with her!