I’m afraid this post is mainly intended for my local readers, so I hope I’m not annoying those of you who don’t live in the Twin Cities. But to cushion the blow for everyone else, I have a small giveaway at the end that is open to everyone, so be sure to check that out.
Last week I brought home a few items from Reclaiming Beautiful that haven’t sold there, so I thought I’d take a shot at selling them to my local readers via my blog
First up are the ironing board signs I made late last winter.
The white one in front, 2nd from left, was sold. The other four all came back home with me. These are vintage wooden ironing boards with the bases removed (to make them easier/lighter to hang on the wall as signs).
I’m planning to rework the apricot colored one, and possibly also the blue one. But the black one is available in its original form with that gorgeous french laundry stencil for $40 …
Although the obvious place to hang these would be the laundry room, I think you could also hang it in your mud room, or even a bedroom.
It might also be fun hung outside, on a fence or on the side of your potting shed.
The Laundry Co version (left, below) is also available for $40 (sale pending) …
For now, the blue one is also available for $40 so if you’re interested let me know.
If it doesn’t go I plan to re-do it as well.
Next up is one lonely yard stick shelf. I’d brought in several of them to sell and for some reason this lonely last one didn’t sell.
I use a couple of these shelves in my living room to display my vintage alarm clock non-collection.
This unique shelf can be yours for a mere $12 (sale pending). I suppose if it doesn’t sell I can always add a third shelf to my living room, which will give me an excuse to look for more clocks!
Next up are some vintage lamps that I had in my pile to bring in to the shop, but then, as I mentioned on Monday, the shop put a moratorium on vintage electrical items. That’s totally understandable, they don’t want to be liable for faulty electrical wiring. But now I have a handful of really cool vintage light fixtures that need to find new homes.
Starting with this fabulous green number …
I added some french words to the metal shade, and the green base is fantastic.
The original wiring on this one was definitely a bit dicey though, so I re-wired it. It’s actually relatively simple to re-wire a lamp like this. Just a question of taking the lamp apart, removing the old wiring, feeding new wiring up through the stem, and re-attaching everything.
It works great now and is perfectly safe …
This lamp is available at $22 for anyone local who can pick it up here at my house.
Next up, another vintage desk lamp. This one is a traditional brass desk top lamp …
This time I added a fun Tim Holtz metal tag to the shade.
Although vintage, the electrical cord looks to be in good condition. No fraying or cracks.
The lamp works well, and it provides a nice downward beam of light perfect for working at a desk.
This lamp is available to anyone that can pick it up for $20.
And finally, we have this little beauty.
This one also has its original wiring, which looks to be in good shape.
I tested this lamp as well and it fired up perfectly.
This one can be yours for $15.
If you are local and interested in any of these items, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, so as promised, I’ll wrap this up with a little giveaway. I also recently came across four of my old ‘hello fall’ book page banners that didn’t sell in previous years.
You can drape them just about anywhere to add a little Fall decor to your space.
So I’d like to give them away. And they are super easy to ship (unlike lamps and ironing boards), so this giveaway is open to anyone.
The rules: to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post. Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.
I will randomly draw the name of four winners of ‘hello Fall’ book page banners from all of the comments left on this post by Sunday, September 20 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).
The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $8, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, September 27 , another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.