Friday, January 24, 2014

Star Quality!

Hello All!

I am working on a couple of projects that I hope to post soon --one is a diaper cake for twins and the other is my craft room makeover.  But, no matter what projects I'm working on, I always take time out for American Horror Story--I am a big Jessica Lange fan--and was thrilled to see that a lamp I thrifted is the same as one used on the set!

So, here's my lamp.  I found it at Goodwill for $15.  It came at a great time; I was looking at mirrored furniture for the master bedroom.  Of course, mirrored furniture is crazy pricey so this lamp gave me the pop of mirrored decor and for little bucks!

and here's a lamp like mine on the set of AHS!

In this past week's episode (#12), Fiona is sitting for a her portrait when she gets a nose bleed.  The camera cuts to the lamp--MY LAMP!! LOL!--and Fiona sees her reflection. I thought I could download a clip but wasn't sure how to do that so I just took a picture of the screen - LOL

My thrifted lamp has a twin who is a star - I knew it was special ;) It's been sitting in the Master Bedroom with some other treasures I've thrifted but I hadn't shared them yet because I hadn't decided yet how to put them all together.  I had also found a large, mirrored frame for $12.50 that looks great with the lamp but I'm not sure how to arrange it.  I don't have artwork large enough for the frame -

The mirrored frame was $12.50.  The console and owl came from TJ Maxx.  The gray frame ($8) was a terracotta color so I painted it (and it still needs another coat). Isn't the detail simply gorgeous?

The picture is by Eugene Garin, the same artist responsible for the other artwork in our room ( this post: HERE.)

The large basket was $2 from B Thrifty and so was the chunky knit throw.

 Since I was already snapping pics in the master bedroom, here are the other thrift finds in there.  I hadn't shown the dresser yet because we were thinking it needed to be refinished.  The longer it sits, the less I think so!  Dan and I found it at the Salvation Army in Richmond and I think it was maybe $75?

I found the painting at Village Thrift in Woodbridge.  It is signed "Wesner" and titled, "Maine Shoreline".  When I bought it, the frame, although all wood, and the mat blended in with the brown and ivory of the painting.  One day it occurred to me to paint the frame using the colors in our bedroom.  It was amazing how it brought out the beautiful shades of gray and teal in the painting!

The gray candlesticks, moon and stars candle holder, and one of the turquoise glass candlesticks were all thrift finds too.A few months after finding the turquoise candlestick at Goodwill for $1, I found the mate at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $2 or $3.  The gray candlesticks had plastic baubles hanging from it so I replaced them with glass turquoise tear drops.

OK - I'm going to get back to the diaper cake.  Dan and I are heading to Class and Trash tomorrow to pick up an all crystal chandelier for the craft room so I really need to get the cake done.

I'm linking up!

The Thrifty Groove, Thrifty Things Friday #144
Elizabeth & Co, Be Inspired Features and Link Party #102
Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday #197

Have a great weekend!


  1. Neat lamp...those paintings are what really caught my them.
    Have a great upcoming week.

  2. Thank you Marigene! I'm pretty in love with them too ;)

  3. Love that lamp! What a great find and then to see it on your fav show...awesome! Thanks for sharing all your ideas at TTF!