Mr. Crafter, the dear, chivalrous man that he is, drove halfway across the country to pick up all the goodies I bought on my recent picking trip and drive them back in a UHaul. Because he loves me. And because he is awesome, he did some pickin’ of his own on the way home, with incredible results! So incredible, in fact, that he needs a whole post dedicated to his finds.
First, the lamps. Sweet baby Jesus, the lamps. I had already found about 10 lamps that I thought were great. But then Mr. Crafter moseyed on back with 11 of the most gorgeous 1950s lamps I’ve ever seen, putting my hard-sought lamps to shame! Here they are in all their glory.
One is not pictured here because it is elsewhere in my house, where it has found a permanent home. Stay tuned on that one. But lets take a closer look at these beauties, shall we?
I think this wood grain lamp with a tulip is really special. It’s so different from all the other 50s lamps you usually see.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this gold and turquoise lamp with starburst shade. I REALLY want to find a good spot in our house for it, but I don’t think it’s meant to be. We just don’t have a spot that would do it justice. And the black and gold lamp is super special too. The shade is pretty spectacular on it’s own. The white lamp on the end reminds me a bit of a Moss lamp. It’s so sculptural and beautiful.
How about this little peach and gold cutie? Isn’t she a doll? And that gold confetti lampshade! *swoon*
A matched set of olive green zig zag lamps. Incredible. I truly think there are very few things as gorgeous in this world as a 1950s lamp, and Mr.Crafter’s finds are all perfect examples of my theory. And as you other vintage lovers can attest, beautiful 50s lamps with shades are so hard to find anymore. This is a real score!
But he found more than just lamps!
He brought back tons of gorgeous mid century pottery and planters.
He also scooped up this amazing shadowbox. It needs some of it’s mirrors replaced, but these are so rare and hard to find that we both think it will be worth it. He found so much more – a 50s working Motorola TV with stand, floor lamp, and even 2 gingerbread men blowmolds for Little Betty!
And now for the Mr. Crafter finds that are just too good to let go of.
These deer salt and pepper shakers make my head explode. They are perfect.
We did pick out a few pieces of pottery for our credenza in our entry way. I’ve been feeling like that area needed a little better decorating, and this does the trick for me. Please excuse the sticky strips on the caning on our credenza. Bad kitty!
And the lamp that is just too perfect for our house to say goodbye to?
Isn’t she lovely? She compliments our bedroom perfectly. I really needed some dark green to echo the green in the drapes, and the chartreuse lampshade looks great against the wall. I adore this lamp. Don’t worry -the turquoise zig zag it replaced is just moving to a different room in the house where it will make much more design sense.
I definitely think Mr. Crafter deserves the fancy meal of his choice cooked by me as a thank you for his good taste and general awesomeness.