Friday, June 24, 2011

Vintage Pink Coin Dot Lamps...

As my motto says in my intro; when in doubt, make a lamp out of it so we did! These are a pair of vintage 1940's lamps that I found at an estate sale several years ago for about $5.00 a piece. They were in desperate need of a good bath, re-wiring, and new shades so it was the perfect pink Saturday DIY project. 
I'm told the pattern name of the lamp base is called "Cranberry Coin Dot" of which I don't know very much about, I'd love it if anyone has any information they can share about the lamps or the pattern. 
I hope you enjoy the transformation of these whimsical little cuties as much as I do.
This project was what I had asked Mr. La Bella Vie for as a birthday present and we had so much fun doing this, I just had to share!


they were both pretty dirty and disgusting once we took them all apart!



but they had great potential...


 great little details...


and lots of old patina...


but these little gals needed a good bubble bath...


new wiring...


and a new place to show off their pretty new pink outfits...new shoes, new dress and new hats to match...


and somewhere to show them off...


sitting atop my June mantle all decked out in their pretty pink spring finery...which is a light and whimsical departure from THIS look just a few months ago...
Hope you enjoyed this little pink project as much as I did!

Linking up with; 
Head on over to take a look at her blog, its adorable!




38 comments:

  1. Awesome! Great job! I've always loved lamps on a mantel.

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  2. Oh how sweet I love them!! Martina

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  3. Oh, this is so sweet! Love your mantle.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Terry how precious and pretty. I really love what you created. You are talented.

    It's great to meet you sweet friend.
    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  5. Your little lamps are adorable, how lucky for them that you found them and brought them back to life! Your spring mantle is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

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  6. I am loving the new lamps you restored as I collect cranberry glass......they are treasures, for sure. Your mantle is so fresh and colorful for spring......fantastic job!!

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  7. What sweet lamps, Terry. The color is so pretty. They look lovely with your dishes.

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  8. Those are perfect on you mantle! Doesn't everyone enjoy a good bubble bath every now and then? :-) Happy Birthday to you! I will email you soon. You have been on my mind lately wondering how you are doing! We are crazy here, but I will definitely catch up with you soon!

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  9. Oh I just love those sweet little lamps- they are fantastic!! They look perfect on your mantle too!

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  10. Your lamps (and plates) are beautiful. What a great find/re-do!

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  11. What a beautiful display on your mantel! Glad you're back to blogging. I am a new follower.

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  12. Wow! I always love seeing mantle decorations. And two of my favorite items for decorating my home at lamps and plates. Y'all did a great restoration on the coin lamps. I'm also a follower.

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  13. Oh Terry, first off, happy to see you! I'm loving your lamps, they are just beautiful! They look like they have found a perfect place to been seen, along with those sweet looking plates and awesome mantle! Great job!

    Nancy

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  14. That is some sweetness there my friend. I love it. Glad to see you again. I know life get's crazy. Are you recovering well? hope so...

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  15. I love playing with lamp bits and bobs, you can recreate so many wonderful shapes and sizes. Great job, keep up the good work!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD
    Stop by and visit sometime.

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  16. Happy belated birthday! Love your plates and mirror. Those lamps are cute too. Too bad it took so long to really enjoy them, but I know how that is. Glad you got them fixed up!

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  17. Love the touch of pink, im impressed with the re-wiring I would be scared to death. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  18. I love your dainty little lamps!!!! I do admire do-it-yourselfers!!!! I really need to get out of my comfy zone. Your plates are beautiful; I truly enjoy the layout of your mantle. --- thanks for sharing!

    Janay

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  19. What an adorable DIY project !!! Your mantle looks great! .. catching up on blog reading and also loved your Orchid post below.

    Hope all is well in your corner of the world..xo HHL

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  20. Hi Terry,I made it by to check out those lamps, They look wonderful! Now I want to know when were going for pizza at the place you found while getting parts for the lamps?....♥ SIL TB

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  21. Hi lovely lady. It's been a long time sweet lady. I was looking at my side bar just now and you did a post. I love the wonderful lamp you put Together just Beautiful I hope you have a Great week.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  22. Hi lovely lady.
    I forgot just put a new Tablescpae on come see if you can.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  23. Hi Terry! I'm glad you got to peep into other folks cupboards. It was so much fun and I love seeing kitchens. Yes, this is the second year of some kind of Heart of the Home Party and if God willing we'll do another one next year!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Happy Birthday! This is a very special present, even if you had to do some of the work yourself. The results are very much worth the love you put into them.

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  25. These couldn't have turned out better. I love thrift store finds. I'm so happy that I found you on Pink Saturday. -Lola at http://www.dharmakilleddogma.blogspot.com

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  27. You did a wonderful job!! Your mantel looks so pretty! I hope Summer is going well too. :-)
    Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:08:00 AM

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  28. Finding an inexpensive treasure is such a thrill. And giving it a new life,.. even better!
    Thanks for showing uss how it can be done. Your mantle is so beautiful! Love the lamps.
    Thanks for stopping by StoneGable and entering the Mikasa giveaway!
    Good luck!
    Yvonne

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  29. You did wonders with that old estate lamp. Looks nice.

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  30. That lamp is the cutest thing ever!

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  31. You did an awesome on job with those lamps. They turned out so very pretty.

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  32. Your little lamps are so darling and I love how they look on your mantel with the plates. So cute.
    Babs

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  33. What a lovely vignette! It's amazing what a little soap and water can do for a lamp! ;-)

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  34. this is so very pretty! thanks for visiting my blog the other day! your kitties are so pretty!

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  35. This looks so great! I love the way it ties everything into your mantel! Thanks so much for linking it up to my {re}create into something new blog party! Also thanks for the shout out to my blog:) Hope to see you next week for some more awe inspiring transformations!

    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful! Lamps look so beautiful on a mantle!

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  37. mmmmmmm so wonderful, just love it all............... you have wonderful taste!

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