Monday, 15 August 2011

A Find!

Do you love browsing thrift stores and antique shops? I do. Wandering thru the aisles  looking for that one item that fits that one spot .. or maybe speaks to you for the memories  it brings.
I am drawn to  coloured glass and milk  glass especially hobnail, first . . Then antique dish sets  from England, would love to have many sets of dishes from plain white to bright  Christmas.  Only 3  sets so far Wedgewood , Black and white ,   Royal Doulton  , green and white, and  a blue clear glass .  Working on  collecting a few of the  new bright Fiesta ware pieces   ,  so  cheery ..
 But   most of all ,  candle holders and candles...
...I am always telling myself  "You don't need  any  more candle holders"
So  what did I find  when wandering the aisles of a local thrift store Value Village ?

Aren't they  pretty?
A pair  !  a matching pair!  of   copper   hurricane lanterns with  bevelled glass  each about  12 inches high and  each side  6 inches so they are substantial..  Notice  the    loops for hanging..
I did  try to talk myself out of   this purchase.Yes, I really did.
 After all did I really need more  candle holders?
 " Yes but they do match the  copper bird house  just purchased.!"
"It is a pair!"
" They will look fabulous hanging in the  trees  by the patio, once the tree branches are big enough to hold them!"
" Lit with   red votives sitting on the front porch
for the Christmas season won't they will be   a nice welcome for guests"
."Price  couldn't get any better at $4 each".
I could not come up with any negatives...I tried really I did
.... So won't they be lovely  at Christmas!


Rosanne said...

Those are awesome, you couldn't pass tham up at that price!

Karen said...

Rosemary, these are gorgeous! I wouldn't have been able to pass them up, either. (And I can't drive past an antique store without the yearning to just run in and see what they have.)

Love this post!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely find. I love to check out thrift stores too. I can see your new lamps with a bit of holly and a red bow on the.

Kim and Victoria said...

You could send them to me! Ha ha! Great find.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Rosemary, Seriously! $4 dollars each! They would be at least $20 or $30 in the stores. What a great find! I agree that they would be great on a patio and perfect at Christmas.