Thursday, September 1, 2011

What One Can Find in a Basement


I have been slowly moving more of my things into my Grandma's house a.k.a Retroville. I bought this bookcase a month or so ago at an estate sale. It was found in the basement. Like I have said a few posts back, the basement is where I tend to find the best stuff. Estate sale newbies take note! ;) Because of this, I have started to carry a flashlight on a regular basis now, verses only bringing it to sales that look dark. Anyway, back to the bookcase. I talked the lady down from $40 to $30 and was thrilled to get it for that price. Once I get it all filled up with my vintage books, I'll post an updated photo.

The plant stand (also found in the basement at the same sale that the bookcase was found), was a steal at $1. The following weekend, I found the pot (again, in the basement!) and scored it for $2. Fast forward a few weeks, I found the same plant stand (in the basement hehe) at a sale I went to. I got that one for $1 as well. Now I am hoping I can find matching pots to put in them and I will move them to either side of my faux fireplace in the front room.

I promise I will post up close photos of all the stuff in this photo, but for now, let me tell you about those awesome hanging lamps! They used to be the "chandelier" over the dining table, but when my Dad was helping my Grandma redo her house, she decided to get a different light for over the table and moved these to their current spot. There are three of them and my Dad saved the other one, which my mom told me I could have! I can only imagine how cool and mid century modern they looked in the dining area. However, I kinda really like them here too.

Emily




80s does 40s Dress: Value World

Belt: JC Penny

Tennis Shoes: Target

7 comments:

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I used to have that exact same bookcase in my first apartment!

Jill said...

Neat old lights!!!

Protector of Vintage said...

Ooh, love that bookcase!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I'm so envious of your bookshelf, I've been wanting to replace my secondhand Ikea one for AGES but still haven't come across an inexpensive MCM shelf. Also the plant stands were a steal, they're pretty hard to find too!

Lauren said...

It's so great that you're finding so many period-appropriate things for decorating! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Betty Crafter said...

I am loving those lamps! How wonderful they've survived in the house all this time!

Kelly said...

Just found your blog and love it! Adding you to my links list. I, too, live in Ohio...Springfield.

Kelly