Friday, March 25, 2011

this keeps me coming back...

my dining room

I found this chandelier at a thrift store recently for forty dollars. I just added a few crystals and the drippy candle sleeves. I love a good bargain like that. What about you?

Have a great weekend. I'll see you Monday, when I hope I can report that those cabinets are mine.

donna  

51 comments:

tinajo said...

I never do bargains like that, haha! Looks absolutely great! :-)

Sherri Cassara said...

Yes, I LOVE a bargain. In fact I just posted about mine this week too!! http://sherricassaradesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-monday-to-do-list.html

I do hope you get your cabinets!!! xo Sherri
P.S. Happy weekend! ;)

Acquired Objects said...

Great job on the chandelier and great buy. I wish you luck on the cabinets and I hope you get them as inexpensively as your chandelier.

Love Your Homes said...

I just love these stores.....and auctions, good luck with the cabinets this weekend!

Your chandelier looks great with the chrystals you added...I like the contrasts in styles.

There's a big annual antique show in Stockholm this weekend....always a pleasure to visit.

My best,
Ingela

Raina Cox said...

Well done you and Happy Weekend!

xo,

Raina
If the Lamp Shade Fits

Julie said...

Donna,

Your chandelier came out gorgeous. Congratulations.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You know how much I love a good bargain as well.

This is a really really great chandelier!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Love the chandelier! My $10 artichoke lamp has been my great find! Good luck with the cabinets & have a great weekend! -Ann

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh my... I LOVE that chandelier! The mirror behind it is gorgeous, as well :)

anita said...

Its lovely, Donna!
Have a great weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

Have fun treasure
hunting! This
chandie is proof
of your skills : )
xx Suzanne

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Gorgeous pick and even better find! XO

things that sparkle said...

Wow, what an amazing find! It looks gorgeous

Party Resources said...

I have a similar one in my bedroom and love it. What a great find!! xx

Bromeliad said...

Beautiful. And what a great photo, too. It could come from a magazine.

Bromeliad said...

Ugh. I think i may have messed up my last comment.

Anyway, beautiful. Great photo. Could be in a magazine.

cityfarmer said...

you little theif, you ...

sigh

Splendid Willow said...

Donna!!!! Looks amazing! And what a great photo too. I love when you show us your home.

And the cabinets are YOURS! You lucky cat!

Warm hugs and happy weekend.

Mon

brock street said...

some of the bargains in my home are my proudest moments (kidding of course), but i get it.
i really like the color of your drippy candles....they are good ones. that color is not easy to find.
have a great weekend.

Sparky said...

Absolutely love a bargain. I ran across my little vintage crystal chandelier for $10 on craigslist...it had a broken arm which my lamp man replaced. It is soon to hang over the breakfast table in the new sunroom...see it here
http://sparky-youngbloodstudios.blogspot.com/2011/03/when-you-wish-upon.html

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh my goodness I love this Donna! Great find.

les belles choses said...

Oh, lucky you! I LOVE that chandelier! Looks so French.

Angelika

Beadboard UpCountry said...

OOH you hit the motherlode with this! Gorgeous, congratulations!Maryanne xo

Windlost said...

Donna - the chandelier is stunning and your house is even more gorgeous...!

xox Terri

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

that was definitely a score!! gorgeous.

i am on thrifting hiatus since we're planning a move....though seeing this makes me want to get back out there.

have a great weekend, donna!

Villa Bisono said...

Thats an absolute great find! love love it.

www.villa-bisono.com

Gracefully Vintage said...

I cant tell you how jealous im am.. Im so In lOVe with the vintage gold chandeliers right now.. Just Beautiful..
Karryann
Adore your Blog

liza said...

You did that??!! With a $40 thrift find?! You are amazing. Love it! Thanks for your very sweet comment! Have a beautiful weekend, Donna.

Kathy said...

Beautiful!..I have a similar chandelier in my bedroom..I didn't add the crystals, but did add the candle sleeves and cream linen lampshades. Your chandelier is particularly beautiful....k

Tessa said...

I would have snagged up this beauty too. Looks perfect in your home!!

for the love of a house said...

love this photo! and that mirror is to die for........

happy weekend friend!
joan

Kathysue said...

Nothing like a good bargain especially on something so pretty and elegant, great find, Donna!!! Happy weekend,Kathysue

SHERRY HART said...

Love it! You won't believe it but I found one just like it in the trash on my street :) My girlfriend said "you aren't going to take that ?" and I said "Hell Yes I am!"

Charlotta Ward said...

I love all your finds, including this wonderful chandelier. Gorgeous photo too!!

Big weekend hugs to you.

xx Charlotta

Lesli DeVito's Blog said...

Gorgeous! what a great deal. I got one similar on bay for $114, it had been in a mansion in New Orleans, pre Katrina, and I have seen ones like it for over $2000!!!

quintessence said...

What a great find - beautiful!! In fact I love the entire vignette!!

The enchanted home said...

Wow lucky you! Its gorgeous and there is nothing that makes a purchase any sweeter than having gotten it for a steal!

under spanish moss said...

Donna...what a great find. Love how it looks in your room. Hope to see the cabinets next week.

Design Elements said...

lokks great! happy weekend!

camdesign said...

what a wonderful deal, very pleased for you !

Fabulously french said...

It looks fab, it is amazing the difference that adding a few sparkly crystals makes :-)

Leeann x

The Zhush said...

LOVING this little peak into your fab dining room...not to mention the uber cool new header!

d. reyné said...

This is a great find !
I love everything about it!
And the cabinets are amazing and I can't wait until Monday to see if you get them!
I love this look! About 3 years ago I bid on an old one from the town's Doctors office that was once right here in my house!.!.I really felt like I needed to get them back but...
They got so high...there was no way my hubby would let me continue bidding!
I wish you mush success though!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Donna

24 Corners said...

Look at you go with the sparkles and drips...could it be more perfect? No, I don't think so! Well done...enjoy your weekend!
xo J~

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

You always have the best scores! That chandi is lovely!

pve design said...

makes me really want to go back and get that bargain mirror that I spotted last week!
pve

Renae Moore said...

I am terrible at finding these type of jewels...you did good...real good!
xo

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Love your chandelier and what a find indeed. Always makes me feel triumphant to score a great piece. I feel good about re-purposing and saving money. Donna I hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a terrific new week. Cheers ~ x

Chatelaine said...

That is one great chandelier! And I bet you love the price even more.

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Love a great find and this is one for sure!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your find is gorgeous! Love it!