When interviewing Laurie Moulton from house of lolo for a story in House of Fifty mag, I was completely taken with some of the funky vintage finds in the boutique. Found at a local antique mall, Monticello, I decided to stop by this week to see what treasures I could uncover.
The first lighting finds were not as unique as Laurie's discoveries, but available at great prices.
...I came across these somewhat odd but very unique beauties. Can you just imagine what these shades would look like covered with fabric? A DIY project just begging me to take the pair home. I didn't. I may regret it.
It's hard to see the potential of this pair of very large lanterns, but someone could make them shine I'm certain.
This wheat lamp caught my eye as well, but I was thrown by the fusty shade. Looking at the picture now however, I see the lamp could be pretty fabulous with a tall large drum shade.
Can't you just imagine them hanging above a long kitchen island, perhaps in a beach house against a lot of white?
Green industrial happiness.
Ornate charm for a girls bedroom...
...and this pair of candle sconces would look great, somewhere. I just don't know where.
With kids in tow, to get them involved I challenged them to find one item they'd love to take home if they could. Max had fun typing on a vintage typewriter, marveling at the fact people ACTUALLY wrote entire novels on these things. While, of course, Isabella found a fashion find. A vintage Louis Vuitton bag in excellent condition, and therefore at a price that prevented it from coming home with us.
But...which of these finds would you have taken home with you?