Brass Lamp

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in brass, family room, yard sale | 16 comments

This will be the first full week of school for my girls.

Daisy is in middle school, and Anna Belle and Lila Mae are in elementary.

My head is spinning as I look at our schedule for this week!

6 volleyball games,

2 soccer practices,

2 parent meet-the-teacher nights,

1 decorating job,

(I helped the family build the house, and now they are moving in!)

(You can see their kitchen here.)

I am wondering how in the world I am going to get everyone fed each evening?!

When will homework happen?

These are the days that I just have to take it one at a time.

I can have myself so overwhelmed that I become a monster!

These are the words that will have to stay written on my heart this week.

(and maybe on an index card in my car!)

“This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Sometimes my attitude is, “I will rejoice and be glad when it is over!”

But, I want to fully embrace and enjoy where I am in life right now!

On to this post.

So, what do I do when I am feeling overwhelmed?

Head to yard sales!

I took a few minutes on Saturday to hit a few that were close to me.

And boy, am I glad that I did.

I found this lovely treasure at my first stop!


I love the traditional look of brass.

The warmth of an old brass is beauty to me!

This $5 lamp was just perfect for this spot.

Check out the details.

Don’t check out the dust! I missed a few places!

It is styled after a weather vane. (vain?)

My husband was wanting more light to read by.

(His is the brown leather chair.  He does share, but he sits there the most!)

This lamp has 2 bulbs and puts off tons of light!

It should do the trick.

Now on to another thought. . .

I am in serious need of some organization at this house.

I am pinning away great organizational ideas.

My plan is to take one trouble spot every 2 weeks and completely organize it.

But, I want to organize with plenty of style.

Some of the organizational products are a little too sterile for me.

 I want things to look beautiful.

By writing this here, I am holding myself responsible to actually get this done!

I hope to share some great ideas with you and some inspiration to actually get it done!

If I want to enjoy life, I cannot live in chaos!

(First, I have to finish decorating Daisy’s room – it is looking too cute!)

Life to the full to you!

Here are the places that I party!


Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


Thrifty Decor Chick
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  1. Your lamp was a great find! Lucky you!

    I remember those days of piano and guitar lessons, school activities, church youth group, and homework. Whew!

    To voice a line from Trace Adkins…”You’re gonna miss these days, you’re gonna want them back”……
    Ask me how I know. LC

  2. I want to see your Pinterest page, because I’m definitely in need of better organization!

  3. Great lamp find, Melissa! I’m sure the first week or two will feel chaotic until you get back into a routine. Crock pot meals might be your best friend right now. : )

  4. In regards to organization, I am a big fan of baskets. Baskets with liners, either personalized with what they hold or not, and baskets with lids. You can even buy a hanging file box that is wicker. They’ve come a long way with making things that organize look good!

    In regards to the lamp…love it!! I think it IS weather vane. LOL I love the metal lamp shade! I can’t believe someone was parting with something so classy at a yard sale! That was truly a great find!

    My son starts school this week for the 1st full week too…of course, we live in the same area and I guess all the kids are on that same schedule! Hope yours has a great week. Don’t stress to much!

  5. Love that lamp…reminds me of various lamps and furniture that my grandparents had : )

  6. Ooooh, I love that lamp. It’s so pretty and timeless. Love the weather vane features.

  7. What a great find! Good luck with the organizing. I have some pointers on my website listed under “Tips for Tuesday”. Visiting thru Cowgirl Up.

  8. $5!!! I need to go garage sale-ing! That lamp is so designer looking and unique. Good find!

  9. Wow, that lamp is beautiful!! And for only $5.00!! Amazing find!
    Oh, and I couldn’t see one spec of dust. Everything looks spotless, love the room decor.
    Debbie 🙂

  10. That lamp was $5.00?? Wow! I need to get myself to some yard sales!

  11. What a great lamp and a super deal!

  12. Fabulous find! That lamp is gorgeous!! You are not alone in the chaos. I have 4 boys… one in middle school, two in elementary and one at home. Yardsaling is a great way to unwind. Especially when you score something great like your new lamp 🙂

  13. Gorgeous Lamp! And you can’t beat that price! 🙂

  14. The lamp looks great! Good luck on the organization! Thank your for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  15. Great find and looks great in your space – I’ll age to rethink the brass thing, I kind of gave up on it! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. That is a gorgeous lamp!!

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