Monthly Archives: January 2013

Vintage Lamp Score and More!


Sorry it has been so long from over here on Croydon Place. January is kind of  a slow month in our house.  Here in the Midwest it is cold and snowy most of the winter. My thrifting escapades are down to a  minimum.

I did manage to find this gem, buried (and I do mean buried) in a junk shop I frequent. I purchased the shade separate from the lamp but I think they look great together:

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This was unearthed at the same shop, in the warehouse next door. I am not sure if it is old or not. From my research on the internet, this (or at least a similar version) has been made by General Foam Plastics Co. for at least 50 years. I love the gold star burst on the front of Santa’s sleigh! Do any of you know how to date this item?

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I also got this Santa cutie at a thrift store that is on my regular rounds. One of the employees there knows what I am looking for and sometimes is able to set aside items for me before they hit the floor. How wonderful is that?

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He is big and made of styrofoam. His hat has a little wear on the edge, but I think I can fix him up! He might look good in the center of a big wreath outside.

Also from there, this vintage serving bowl has a pine cone motif. I thought it would be great for snacks in the basement during the cold months:

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Since all of the Christmas stuff is down and my house is somewhat back to normal, I thought I would show you a few shots. I move stuff around a lot, so you may see some things you recognize in new places.

I filled my basement shadow boxes with winter themed items, primarily skiing:

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These lead Barclay figures were a garage sale find. I found the same ones in a 1966 Sears Christmas catalog:

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I found this cool tray and the reversible bark cloth pillow hidden in a box in our storage room down the basement. I forgot I had them.  For over 2 years. Yes,  I must have too much stuff:

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The other side:

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Here is the new Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection “harvest gold” paint job down our formerly dark hallway.  Much brighter now 🙂

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See how the fireplace wraps around the wall into the entry:

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Our next project was to paint the master bedroom. That was before we had something come up needing more urgent attention.

You know, like the roof. It is leaking. Into my craft closet. Ruining the plaster.

I have had 2 contractors, the insurance company and an engineer here.

They are all still discussing it 😦

Stay tuned!