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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teeny Tiny Business

Hey, everybody .....
hope everyone is well and happy.

I found this teeny, tiny lamp and shade at Walmart, of all places
and I really like it.

I have a thing about lamps....
especially little lamps.

I have them glowing all night long all over my house.
I dearly HATE it when I get up at night and everything is pitch black.
I like little lamps, lighting my way.


Live ...Laugh... Love...
we should all live by these words, don't ya think?

It's already a cutie pie lamp.......but........

would it be even cuter IF.... I added a little round of BLING to the base....??
I have quite a few vintage prisms  that could circle this little baby doll lamp.

Dust catchers, tho.........hmmmmm







And....if I add BLING POWER to that cute base....

maybe I need a little something to add to it's hat shade..??





And......while I'm on the subject of TINY....

did I ever show you my tiny VINTAGE filing cabinet??

(boy...talk about changing subjects in mid-air !!)


It's just about the cutest thing you ever saw...

A grandgirl, LACEY JEAN, and I went to a garage sale about 10 yrs ago when she was about 9.
We both fell in love with this little metal beauty.
The seller said it had belonged to her dad and he'd had it ever since she could remember.
She was about 60.

I said, "Lacey....we've already spent all our money and I just have about a couple of dollars
and some change left.....not nearly enuf to buy this."

Lacey said, "Give me the change and I'll see if she will sell the cabinet to us."
I guess the lady thought Lacey was so cute so she sold the filing cabinet  to her for
mere change....(I did give the seller what money I had in my purse)
Lacey wanted me to have the cabinet....but, 
someday, if ever she wants it, it is hers.


.....the cutest little drawers....
I added cute paper.....Candies.....Candles.....Teas
 ...the olden, rusted key still works the lock.

Someday, I MAY repaint the filing cabinet..........someday..........maybe.....


I don't need to lock it, tho.....it's EMPTY.

If ever I get BAGS OF MONEY, I'll put it in here
and
LOCK  IT  UP.....
 (won't Lacey be surprised when she unlocks it years from now.....hahhaa)





Now that I'm thinking about it all....

think I'll just leave it like it is for awhile...

less to dust...
prisms have to be dusted...

Mr. Sweet would have to drill some holes around the base to hang the prisms on...



Hope you are having a wonderful day...

xoxo





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34 comments:

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

BJ, what a lovely cabinet! The lamp shades are cute too - sometimes you find great stuff where you least expect it :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new lamp is adorable BJ! Love the cool filing cabinet too, cute story:@)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cute. it is nice to have a handy man available to help ya out.

enjoy your week. ( :

A Quiet Corner said...

Adorable lamp & cabinet! I leave our candles in the windows lit year round to give us light in nearly every room!!!...:)JP

Theresa said...

I should just send you money to shop for cuties for my house! PRECIOUS lamp and I LOVE that cabinet! Have a blessed day sweet BJ, HUGS!

Rettabug said...

Your new little lamp is just PERFECT, BJ! I like lights on in the evening, too. Have you noticed that it is getting darker sooner? Monday night, as I left my quilt guild meeting at 8:30, it was already dark. Booo-Hiss!
AND it was only 45ยบ this morning! Brrrr! I think our summer is over. :-(

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

What a cute story! I love the cabinet! That's a great idea to add a little bling to the lamp as well!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That little lamp is so cute BJ and I love your vintage petite metal cabinet!

Madeline's Album said...

I just love the lamp shade. The little filing cabinet is adorable. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sandi Mcbride said...

my dear dear friend...sometimes we need to leave well enough alone, yes? Or as my Mac would say "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Love the lamp and the cabinet...just as they are!
Sandi

Adam said...

nice lamp

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Cute lampshade, and a cuter story about buying the file cabinet!

Stacey said...

Both really cute! Love the bling you added to the lamp. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! And I'm wondering if I can make a postcard banner like yours. Can I copy you? I sure love it!!!! Hugs!

Lorrie said...

Your little lamp and cabinet are so sweet. Love them both. How fun that Lacey was able to get the cabinet.

Linda said...

I always enjoy seeing your pretty things! Hope you have a wonderful day! Love visiting with you!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Personally, I like it the way it is.....and what a perfect piece of furniture.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet story behind the little file cabinet! You don't get those memories going to the store and getting what everyone else has! The lamp is pretty too. I like little lights around the house at night too!

Coloradolady said...

The lamp is adorable and so is the cabinet! Thanks for linking in today to share. Happy VTT

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm going to look for that lamp when I'm next at WalMart. Love it! I like small ones, too, and this really has caught my eye!

LV said...

At the rate you are going, you will know exactly what and how you want things in your new home. Houses are really selling around here.

Michelle said...

I do like that cabinet!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your little lamp is adorable, with or without crystals. I like your filing cabinet, too. You always find the cutest items! I hung crystals from one of our living room lamps. I didn't drill holes or put them on permanently and it is a good thing I didn't. Every time my husband reaches for anything on the lamp table he knocks the crystals off. I think if they were permanently attached he might have knocked the lamp over. I tell him to just leave the crystals, I'll find them later. I do. I put them back on. The next time he comes along he manages to knock them off. They are smaller than your crystals and are apparently not too fragile. He is so good natured when it comes to all of my decorating attempts.

Jemma said...

Bj,
Your little lamp shade is super cute-would you believe I purchased 2 lamp shades from Walmart a few weeks back!

Such a sweet little vintage cabinet and I love the story that goes with it!
Happily following you-bloglovin, and pinterest too!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Bj, I honestly think we are related somewhere back there. I also leave tiny lamps lit all over my home..day AND night. I cannot fall asleep in total darkness. It's a childhood thing.
I am just a short way from Walmart. Perhaps :):) I should stop in and have a look see! This is the sweetest little lamp!
Hugs.
Mona

Mindy said...

I just love your posts.

Crafty Allie said...

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Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi BJ, thanks for stopping by! I love that filing cabinet, with its little shallow drawers, that's so unique! And having the key to it is great, so often you find something vintage but the key is lost. Cute lamp, too! Oh, that lighthouse photo - can you image having to paint all those giant diamonds all over that thing?! Yikes, pretty though.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi BJ, thanks for stopping by! I love that filing cabinet, with its little shallow drawers, that's so unique! And having the key to it is great, so often you find something vintage but the key is lost. Cute lamp, too! Oh, that lighthouse photo - can you image having to paint all those giant diamonds all over that thing?! Yikes, pretty though.

Audrey said...

I see why you love the little lamp. It is so cute. You will have everyone running to Wal-Mart for that lamp. The file cabinet is great too. So useful.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Kelly said...

That is a sweet looking lamp on top of the books. I like that quote, "Live, Love, Laugh" too.

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Don't go changing. . .I love the lamp just the way it is!!! Great to have a little light in the middle of the night!!!
Love, LOVE, L O V E the story behind the cabinet!!! I agree, Lacey is going to love having that cabinet. . .someday!
Fondly,
Pat

Beverly said...

I really like your little bitty treasures, BJ.

Jann Olson said...

Bj, the little lamp is pretty darn cute just as it is. You could always doll it up later if you decide. Love, love the filing cabinet! I can just imagine Lacey's face when she opens it up and finds, 'buckets of gold'! lol!
Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann