French Lampshade Thrift Store Find

May 25, 2013

Have you ever had one of those days when you actually heard the thrift store calling you?  I had one of those days recently and boy was I glad I did!  I really wasn't expecting to find anything special but I stumbled upon this.

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Okay, so if you know me at all you know I love nothing better than an amazing thrift store steal.  Unless, of course, it's been French-i-fied.  Bingo on both counts.

$5.99.  I'll say it again. $5.99.  Score!
Love how it looks on my Wal-Mart revamped lamp.

My pictures really don't do it justice, but I'm hoping you can at least see the blue/brown color combo that's just to die for.  Not to mention the whole French grain sack script thing going on.

There were actually two of them and I snagged them both right up, feeling rather giddy if I do say so myself.  Now I'm no French scholar or anything (6 years of study way back when) but I'd have to say that the writing on the shade doesn't really say anything.  Strike that.  I meant to say that it just doesn't say anything that makes sense! If anyone out there can shed some light on it, please leave a comment!

Either way, I'm not upset over what it says or doesn't say.  I'm happy about how it looks!

To all you U.S. readers, happy Memorial Day weekend!  We're spending it at the lake.  Today it's chilly temps and overcast skies.  But hey, it's still the lake!

What are you doing this weekend?
I'll be linking up here:

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Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh my gosh Kathleen....TWO of them....for $6.00........MAJOR SCORE!!!
I'd be giddy for days!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, I say this is "good clean living"! Wow, what a score! I love your shades! I rarely find the items you find at a thrift store. Ours are far too expensive! I love this vignette!

The Charm of Home said...

I like that lamp shade! Very pretty! Have a great Memorial Day!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...


Thanks for sharing this pretty and thrifty shade at my party today.


Shabby soul said...

Love that lampshade!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, what a fabulous find. I love it. Amazing price too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I do like the shade a lot! If you find out what it says let us know.
I have a piece similar to the one you have hanging on the wall, but the space I wanted to hang it is to narrow, so need to rethink.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend. We were on a lake also - weather cooperated, but mosquitoes were really bad.

The Style Sisters said...

Come share this post on Centerpiece Wednesday
Karin :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow! At first I thought you were writing about just the shade and you were showing us what you did to it. What a score to find two of them all prettied up. Not sure what it says either, but you could Google a French to English translation.

Stacey said...

Wow great find! It looks fantastic on your lamp. I always think a unique lampshade can make a room.

At Home in English Valley said...

WHAT?! Oh my gosh, you were not kidding, they were calling you, first name and last! It's only May but this just might be your find of the year...I am awed by your thrifting skills! ( Plus you're so darn nice ;-). Love, Penny

Jeannie and Linda said...

Score is an understatement, lucky you.

curiositaellya said...

Love the lamp!

Have a great day!


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Now that's' a thrifting bargain Kathleen... well done. Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday. I'll be featuring this at today's party.

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