Saturday, February 19, 2011

Found Object?



A new antique market opened last week, so I stopped in to take a peek.  There were only a few booths open.  Just your regular flea market clutter and such. I was quick to stroll through and look for any goodies.  On a shelf tucked between the beer steins and McDonald's glasses this gem caught my eye.


Vintage Irmi...for just a few dollars...be still my heart.


Gorgeous muted yellow, felt brim hats and hankies.  Choo- choo chains and doxie dogs.  


Stunning little blossoms adorn the engine.  Little yellow ball feet lift the base off the table.  


How could you not love this gorgeous little art from the past.  Yet, there it was amongst the ilk from the 70's with a price tag that didn't do it justice...lucky for me.  I have yet to give it a fitting lampshade.  Although, it promptly found a spot in my studio and was graced with light. Very fitting that I was bidding on another Irmi lamp on eBay that was not listed under Irmi.  I thought I could sneak in and get it cheap.  So did someone else.  This made it all okay.

9 comments:

Kim K. said...

It's simply irresistible. You did good, my friend!

Nan said...

What a sweet lamp and a really great find for you.

Sandy said...

How cute!!!!!!! I got an Irmi Humpty Dumpty lamp because the person listing it on Ebay said it was plastic! It wasn't.....I just have to make a shade....don't you love a good bargain? So cute!!!! And I am sure when thsi Irmi came out, I hated it! LOL Go figure.....:):) Sandy

Mary said...

SO sweet! and in a loving home where it'll be cherished.

Sentimentally Me said...

That is DARLING :) (and sounds like a bargain, too!)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Adorable and could not go to a better home. I hate those sneaky bids on Ebay...

Angela said...

That is one of the cutest lamps I have ever seen!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Renee! I have had such fun looking at your studio make over photos! OMG! are these my most favorite types of posts! It is such fun to see what someone collects and how they decorate with them. Such inspiration! Another yellow Irmi for you. I wish I still had the photographs of the many pincushions I made from lamps taken apart. They were to die for. I will have to see if I can find them on flickr in the collections of the people I gave them to. What fun! Have a lovely week ahead! Elizabeth

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh!! That is absolutely adorable!!