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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Light of my Life

Hi fellow bloggers....I hope your week is going GREAT.
Some of you may remember this awesome lamp I put together for our daughter*in*luv, KATHY,
at Christmastime.

I loved how cool all the wine corks looked in the base of this tall and impressive lamp.....

and, secretly, was wishing for a 
WINE CORK LAMP
for me, too.   :O)

Now, I have PLENTY of nice, large lamps and really and truly do NOT need another lamp.....
but, I do have this thang about lamps...especially
WINE CORK LAMPS......

So, on a thrifting day, actually not long after CHRISTMAS,
I found a little fillable lamp....
a tiny little thing....
just about 11" high.
and
the shape was adorable....
a  HEXAGON.
 The great thing was that it was 2 bucks !!
 ...and, I knew I still had PLENTY of those awesome WINE CORKS I had ordered off EBAY.
(I have had a DEEP love affair with EBAY for over 10 years...LOVE. THEM!!
now...don't ya think it's a cute little thing ?



Small and can be
tucked into just about any place I might need a spot of light.....



I THOUGHT I would want a creamy white or a FRENCHY lamp shade but
I had this little black one and when I tried it on the tiny lamp,
it sighed a big sigh
and it was love at first sight.



How can you argue with a lamp ? 




I picked thru all my excess wine corks
and tried to find the most interesting ones....
I just LOVE wine corks.
Some of them are little works of art...
and ALL of them provide that lovely texture
we love adding to our tabletops.













See that little FLEUR ?
I love that !!


In fact, I just love my little new lamp.




 Isn't it great when such a tiny thing makes our heart sing ? !!

....for now, I have it sitting on my little black
BISTRO table in the breakfast room....
Just the right amount of light for a cup of coffee
and looking through an olden magazine, dreaming of pretty plants and flowers for SPRING.
LOVE AND KISSES, bj  
Joining in the fun at

42 comments:

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Oh Jean, that is just down-right darling! Love it!

Linda Chapman said...

Your little wine cork lamp should meet my little wine cork wreath!

I will have to watch for a 'fillable' lamp and make one. I wanna be like YOU-HOO-HOO!!!

Nezzy said...

I just adore tuckin' in a wee little lamp here and yonder and that little beauty is just perfect!!!

In fact...I'm kinda covetin' it!

'Just sayin'......Heeehehehe!!!

God bless ya and have a wonderful day sweetie!!! :o)

Susan said...

Your little wine cork lamp is as cute as it can be. Nice work!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

lOVE IT and wow what a bargain.
it looks perfect filled with wine corks.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like your lamp! :)

Loretta said...

How cute is this!!! Hugs

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT and love the black shade!!

Salmagundi said...

It's a cutie!!! Sally

Daffodil Hill said...

It is lovely when little things make our hearts sing! Love your pretty lamp.

Elizabeth said...

Love the lamp! Yes, I love it when a simple thing, can bring joy!

NanaDiana said...

Well, that is sure cute. I have a thang about lamps/lights, too. I could fill my house with lamps. One of our shirt-tail relatives is a corker- she supplies corks to factories all over the world. xo Diana

Ralph said...

The corks are neat - made from the original bark in your lamps, the cork is going plastic these days or even (shudder!) to screw tops! The simple artistry of crafts you create is amazing and artistic too!

Theresa said...

Love your new lamp! You are so talented to put that together! Have a blessed evening dear BJ, HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that little lamp. A fillable lamp base is now on my to look for list! Cute Cute Cute!! hugs, Linda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's super cute! What a great find. Love the black shade!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it looks amazing. I love it. Great find and the corks are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening BJ Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share tonight. I simply adore your lamp and the corks are so darn cute. That lamp is perfect with your little polka dotted cup. So cute.

I went to a yard sale and bought a popcorn tin full of wine corks for 50 cents. I couldn't believe it. I hurried to the house with this purchase. I put some of mine in an old jug that I bought back in Oklahoma, still had it's lid on it, and tied a little rafia bow to it. I love the look it has. Wine corks are so much fun, and have many uses in crafting. I still have over 1/2 of my popcorn tin full to play with.

Oh sweetie, thank you for sharing your gorgeous lamp once again. I so enjoyed my visit tonight.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Bunny Jean said...

Hi BJ!

That lamp is cute and for only $2. I think that shade, in black, is what makes it so darn cute.

All those corks really came off Ebay?! All of them???!!! Okay... I will just have to believe you :)

I am very happy to see that you will be sharing at my Bunny Hop Party this week... now don't forget to actually link up. See you soon!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Kathleen Grace said...

It's darling! And only $2! You really had no choice but to buy it.

Blondie's Journal said...

You struck gold with that lamp! I'm so glad you found it and that the black shade works so well with it! Corks on ebay?!! They have everything, don't they?! :)

XO,
Jane

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh...I love it..so cool and hip,just like you my sweet friend! x0x0

Debbiedoo's said...

Well that is just darling my friend. You done good!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love it, BJ and the black shade is perfect on your table with your mug and seat cushion! I collect corks too. My HUBBY keeps me supplied;):) xO, Pinky

Sarah said...

A real charmer, BJ. Love the fleur de lys cork. ;-)
Personally I like small lamps the best. Love to have them tucked here and there around the house. ~ Sarah

Love Of Quilts said...

The shade is a prefect fit for you girl goes so nice with your table and the black and white.. that we both love.Darling lamp.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new lamp is really cute BJ, I love the black shade too:@)

Zondra Art said...

Great and very decorative lamp, I love it!

Kisses and greetings!

Rettabug said...

Now THAT is a Wonderful $2 Bargain! It looks adorable with the black shade & sitting on your cute little black table...I just ♥ it, BJ! ~~applause~~

The French Hutch said...

Wow, you new lamp looks awesome! I love those little corks too and this is a great way to use them. Love the black shade………

~Emily
The French Hutch

Madeline's Album said...

What a nice little cork filled lamp. I must say you are very creative. Have a blessed day. Madeline

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh precious!!!! I am *in lust* over that little lamp!!!

Love your wine cork use. And so love any/all little lamps, which give ambiance lighting. Love 'em!!!! To pieces!!!

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

~Joseph Campbell

Kris said...

Perfect!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello Lady BJ...

That's amazing project. Love idea and it's an absolutely stunning.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from a freezing and icy Stockholm,
/chie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love your lamp, Beeeej, and I love Ebay, waaaaaay too much! I haven't been able to blog much with trip to therapy for Dad's knees 3x a week, but I do check on you!
xoxo
Me

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your new corky lamp too BJ! It looks very French to me...

Verna said...

I just love checking your blog. You are a delight to read. I love your little lamp.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I like the lamp, yes, but then I saw the black table and the black and white polka dot chair pads and that did it. The mind exploded..and ..well..I can't remember anything..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, that is so pretty! You are just too clever. You won a giveaway at my Valentine party. I need your mailing address. Please email me at bargainhunr@gmail.com
laurie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I know you smile when you see that darling lamp you created ;o) Sitting at that little black table, and reading a magazine...I can just picture you doing that. You make life fun!

Ellie said...

That's so cute! I've thought of doing that but we don't drink... Just not as cool. Ebay is awesome! I'm following you back.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

bj,
Love your lamp! & That black lamp shade makes it even better. Great idea with the wine corks. Pat