Saturday, October 2, 2010


Another banner find day at our local Habitat for Humanity

really….some days are just good that way.


Pinecone Ginger wanted a gratuitous head shot…Drama queens in the back yard. sigh.

Now you may laugh

go ahead insert laugh now

But I caught this little orphan in the corner of my eye…


Used to be brass…in it’s heyday…now it kinda looks like mercury glass. kinda


With a sad shade…

But I also found the piece of heavy grasscloth wallpaper for 4 clams.

I’m thinking covering the shade with it…




9 clam lamp….yea or nay?

Also found a gorgeous little wool textile….

a rug that may land at the foot of our bed…or somewhere nifty.


Enjoy your Weekend….go find your local Habitat store

…and support it!


Melissa said...

I'm going to my Habitat store today in search of a bookcase, but they never (never!) have stuff as cool as your store!

Joyce said...

A wonderful little treasure you found! I'm sure you will dress this little gal in the finest shade. xo

Simple Daisy said...

I really need to get to our Habitat store soon!
Maybe today!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Well...I'll tell you.There are days that nothing inspires...and then there are days where many things do!

Anonymous said...

Fab finds Linda.

I just checked the Back Porch on your sidebar. My new address is:
Not posting at the old one, these days.

Have a great weekend...we have a b'day party for our Gabi, who is 6! Can't believe it!

katiedid said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!OK Where is my Habitat score....I mean store?!?!?!?

That is such a great find Linda!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Love the softened brass... funny how that happened. I'm guessing it's going to be a very versatile piece in your pretty home. Pleasant weekend!

Deborah said...

You are BRILLIANT!!! lOVE LOVE! Oh, let me not forget to mention the drama queen...Beeeeeutiful. Very Christmasy. **kisskiss** Deb

La Petite Gallery said...

I would have grabed it first.
Thats a winner,


anita said...

you are way too good linda...brilliant for sure !!!!

Sharon said...

Not bad at all. Are you spray painting too?

Visual Vamp said...

The lamp is great. We sell a pair at perch., are you sitting down, for 650. EACH! And I recently saw a pair on eBay for 270. that I nearly bought just bc the prices was so good.
Buy the lamp even if you don't know where you will use it at this very moment.
xo xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Dayum VV...$650?

I was considering spraying the base black, cause it is in worse shape than the ole' lamp. We'll see.
Thanks for the props!!

Ivy Lane said...

noo..... don't spray paint is fabulous the way it is! I think once you jazz up the shade with the grasscloth wp, it will be a keeper for sure!

have a great weekend!! :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

IVY...If I did just the very bottom the rest I would leave.

Working on the shade this am...will post a pic for you!

dec0r8or said...

Great stuff, Linda! I adore that lamp--can't wait to see what you do with it!!

rjerdee said...

Love going to our Habitat Store..."Restore" is what we call it here...lots in there to restore!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Ivy Lane said...

mmm....perhaps just the bottom base..might look really good...shiny? or matte?..... can't wait to see the shade!

Happy Sunday! :)

SarahWhite said...

SWANKY for sure! Love it's figure and love the shade idea. I have a roll of that grasscloth stuff...never thought about a shade. Hurry...I wanna see it! And the Nate looking rug is a keeper for sure.

You are killing me on the finds...I'm trying to unload some old finds before I go looking for new finds. Very difficult when everyone is talking about current finds. My friend (new to the thrifting thing) found a TO-DIE-FOR nude painting yesterday...$10 bucks. It was so pretty. I was SO tugged at me like the baby painting does. I've got to say though...our Habitat is nothing to write home about...mostly broken junk.

Cobalt Violet said...

I must admit I didn't even know they had stores! Thanks for the tip! I totally see the mercury glass!

somepinkflowers said...

love the ginger ~~rose~~


don't you love how
makes you
and really LOOK at things!

and look at you--->
a 9 clam wondrous lamp!

{{ i am learning to love
naked old lamp*shades
with their bones showing.

the art
of the wire skeleton...

yummmmmmy... }}

SeaWorthy said...

I woulda scooped all of that worthy stuff up in a heart beat, too.

All we have at our re-store is doors and must have the Nordys of the restores...again with the lucky!!
Coastal Nest

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Love all the loot!!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Great finds! I just scored the most wonderful chinoiserie lantern at our local store - so psyched!

D. Jean Quarles said...

Great stuff! Lucky girl.

Stephanie said...

great finds! Our Habitat store does not usually have such great stuff...guess I have to keep digging.


Leah Moss said...

score! what a find Linda!


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