"The soul is the truth of who we are."
Marianne Williamson

Monday, August 31, 2015

ONCE AGAIN MY QUIRKINESS IS SHOWING................................




Allright......I will admit it.  I love having things in my home that are homemade...not store bought...and are like nothing you will see in someone else's home.  


I also love mixing the quirky with the refined  ~~ something homemade with a fine piece of art.

Since downsizing and moving I'm finding myself with many things that I can no longer use or are just simply wrong with the feel of this house.  So I end up taking things apart and reusing them in new ways.


The little lamp above was made from an old lamp base from World Market and a shade that had ripped and torn over the years.  I incorporated various lamps parts of other fixtures that we are no longer able to use here...and 
voila'!  A new little lamp that is both funky and artsy at the same time.  My dear husband loves the idea of the shade being there and yet not being there.   I only use a flicker bulb in these lamps as they are really more for decoration and not function.

It is amazing what one can come up with with old junk that is around the house.  I love this new trend of re-purposing and re-using stuff......don't you?

Have a great day.

Jo


9 comments:

  1. Eclectic, and wonderful Jo! I too prefer things I have made from this and that. To have something totally unique, no, not perfect, just perfect for us! Have a great week, Christel

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  2. Hello, my friend. It was so good to hear from you. I always enjoy your creations. You have so much talent.
    Mary

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  3. Jo I'm Loving your Sweet little Lamp Creation, so Unique and Interesting! Thanks for coming by for a Blog Visit, Jo my Retail Spaces are at The Brass Armadillo West in Goodyear, cross streets are McDowell and Dysart... my Showrooms are #133 and #114, perhaps I'll even run into you there? I Work Tues and Fri Nights from 5-9pm there at the Antique Mall ... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. I love that little lamp! You're so creative! I want to downsize too, to feel less cluttered, more organized…Every move I make, I seem to get rid of a lot of stuff that I never used. It feels good to lighten up! Have a great weekend, Jo!
    Jen:)

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  5. We must be on the same wavelength!! .... downsizing all summer....I love recycled & re-purpose....that is all we do now...Much more fun & so unique!!! anything handmade is what I like.... Love what you did with the lamp Jo :)

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  6. Creative, one-of-a-kind, and beautiful...what could be better?! Love your wit, dear Jo!
    xoxo
    ~ Irina

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  7. Thank you for the prayers and for visiting my blog! What a lovely blog you have here! Beautiful eye candy! I will be visiting again soon!

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