2.04.2013

Gathered Over Time

I have been on the hunt for an alabaster or marble lamp at a good price for quite some time. I already have a small brown alabaster lamp that I got for a steal of ten dollars a couple years ago, but then I wanted a white one.

I finally came across this little vintage beauty on One Kings Lane back in December and was thrilled when I received it last month.

I love the details on this one. I didn't care for the shade that came with it, but had a spare one that worked out nicely for now.

I wasn't sure where this little beauty would be used and then I tried it on this chest in the dining room.

I already had the blue and white vintage covered dish here and added the old blue crock filled with wheat.

I love this covered dish that I found last year at an antique mall while out of town. I was thrilled to find it at 50% off.

The wheat was just added for texture and to add softness to the vignette plus I think it gives a French Country feel.

My favorite thing is still the old collie painting. I love how it is very old and discolored and imperfect.
That just adds to the charm.

Everything in this vignette was gathered over time.

Sharing at the following:
A Stroll thru Life
From My Front Porch to Yours

Information about the painted sideboard is here.

55 comments:

  1. And there's that dresser that I love so much. I will never get tired of seeing pictures of that piece. The new lamp is lovely, and I like where it ended up. Not sure what the original shade looked like, but I like the one it has on, as well as the rest of the arrangement. Have a great week!

    Debbie

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  2. Pretty lamp! I like that covered dish , too. My mom has two alabaster lamps that are a little bit bigger. I don't know where she got them Happy Monday !

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  3. Morning Kim,
    Your new lamp is really pretty and looks great in this vignette, also very pretty, I might add.
    Hey, I have a question. I was showing my daughter your new green kitchen cabinets and tutorial you did a few days ago as she is thinking about doing
    her bottom cabinets a different color, but she was wanting to do the expresso color, so know you had
    a post with a link to your kitchen with the black cabinets and we tried to find it but couldn't.........and was wondering if you could possible when you get time, send me the link to it and if you happen to have a tutorial on it as well, that would be great, that way she can get a good idea how it would work for her.
    Thanks for your time hon,,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  4. Kim.. love the lamp. My parents had a big one when I was growing up. Wish I had it now!

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  5. Great lamp! It looks perfect on that sideboard.

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  6. Very pretty. I remember when you started to paint that piece of furniture and I was in shock. It is so pretty that blue color!

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  7. That lamp is fantastic. I love the floral wrap around design. Very pretty. I love all the deep markings in the center. This has a very authentic French look. My husband's parents (in France) have marble floors all throughout the first floor of their house. I have always loved that. Wonderful lamp. You have a gorgeous style!
    Karen

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  8. Very, very pretty vignette and I love the old collie painting, too.
    Lynda

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  9. Love the lamp Kim! The whole vignette is so pretty and I love the addition of the wheat in the blue crock.

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  10. That lamp is an awesome find!... love the blue in that dresser, wow. You are sooo good at what you do with paint, Kim.

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  11. I just love that Collie painting! Alabaster lamps are one of my favorite things too...I sold a large one at Luckett's fair last year for $10! I'm wishing I would have kept it for my house now. I just love that vignette and dresser :)

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  12. The lamp looks as though it has always been there - perfect with the covered dish.

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  13. Your lamp looks great in it's new home Kim. I have an alabaster lamp that was on my beside table. After I put the two porch baluster lamps in there I moved mine to my little office, which is not set up nice enough to blog about yet...lol.

    I grew up with a collie names Laddie and love your paiting!

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  14. Love the lamp and such a lovely vignette. I think the wheat is such a great compliment to the display. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Beautiful. Hugs, marty

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  15. the lamp is a vamp! thought it was there for ages. it all goes well for the entire theme.
    i always liked your styling. keep it up.

    http://diyandmore.com

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  16. Love the collie painting.

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  17. I had an alabaster lamp in Joe's closet for YEARS and never used it and think I gave it to GW when we moved:( I am so sorry, I would have given it to you. If I find it I will let you know. I just never had a place for it. Yours looks so pretty on the chest with the other pieces. XO, Pinky

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  18. The first thing that caught my eye was that collie painting. It is beautiful. The entire vignette is gorgeous but that painting certainly anchors it - and I've always loved the color of that chest.

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  19. Gorgeous vignette Kim. Love the covered dish and the lamp. The finish of the sideboard is so beautiful too!

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  20. Glad you finally found one! It's very pretty! I had no idea (when I found mine) that they are so difficult to find. I will say that it is one lamp that I've never tired of and stored in the basement like all the others have. LOL! I know you will enjoy using yours for years to come.

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  21. Kim, this is usually how I decorate!Something picked up... something brought from another room... another thing found. It does take time and I am usually not in too much of a hurry!
    I didn't get the chance to tell you how GORGEOUS I think your kitchen came out. Outstanding!!! And thanks for the tip about the glaze. I have that very same glaze way in the back of my supply closet. I used to use it before ASCP dark wax. I am painting my dining room chairs and I think the glaze will work better than the wax. Thanks so much!!! Lots of beauty and inspiration at SSS! I must check in at least once a day!

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  22. What a lovely space! The lamp is very pretty, as is everything.

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  23. Very pretty and I love all the blue!
    -Shelley

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  24. I love your "gathered over time" vignette, Kim! Your "new" lamp is beautiful, and you know that your aubusson blue accent chest is one of my faves!

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  25. Love that lamp, I'm getting ready to paint my son's bed aubusson blue - I hope it turns out even half as nice as your sideboard, so pretty!

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  26. I love the alabaster lamp. I have an old beat up one and walked away from one that was very low priced and need to be kicked for it.

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  27. Yay! You finally got one! Cute lamp. Love the covered dish, too.

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  28. I just love it...I bet it looked good while it was waiting to look like this too!

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  29. What a fantastic little lamp-great find.
    The vignette is so pretty and I just love that collie picture.
    Have a good week

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  30. Lovely score, Kim! I adore One Kings Lane. :)
    xo Heidi

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  31. I adore alabaster lamps, and yours is gorgeous! I have one, but would love to find others. My favorite piece of furniture that you've done still remains that aubusson chest. So gorgeous.

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  32. So pretty Kim, and the color of the painted piece is striking and perfect for the vignette.

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  33. I think this is a wonderful vignette. You've just inspired me to use some wheat in a container that I have. The little alabaster lamp is a great size. It's so hard to find the smaller ones.

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  34. Gorgeous vignette Kim. I love that lamp!

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  35. Your lamp is so pretty! I found one the other day for an amazing price, but then I noticed there was quite a sizable chunk broken off, so the price didn't lure me in.
    Mary Alice

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  36. Nice lamp, Kim. Alabaster lamps are wonderful accessories. We have one that we've enjoyed for 15 years. It's heavy and adds substance to the room. Your vignette is lovely.

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  37. Such a pretty lamp! I have been nervous about ordering from One King Lane but maybe I will go for it since you were so happy.

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  38. Kim,
    What a lovely vignette!!!
    Your lamp is exquisite!!!
    The plates on the wall and the covered tureen are such nice complimentary pieces. Being from Kansas...I love the wheat in your blue crock!!!
    Totally agree that your Collie print is the crowning jewel!!!
    Thanks for sharing.You have truly filled me with inspiration!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  39. I have always loved those lamps and I love the color of your chest...so pretty!

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  40. Those are always the best vignettes, those gathered over time and comprised of well loved things! Your new lamp is beautiful and I love that collie picture!

    Kat

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  41. What a beautiful lamp Kim! :-)
    Vanessa

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  42. I love the lamp and it's perfect on your sideboard!

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  43. That lamp is gorgeous!...and such a perfect place for it!...I am still on the hunt for a new pair of lamps..I guess I need to scout OKL more often!!...the vignette is perfect as always and I must say that I LOVE the covered dish!!

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  44. That is one gorgeous lamp and works so perfectly where you placed it!

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  45. This lamp is gorgeous! That is a lovely vignette too. I also really like that table it is on.

    Cynthia

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  46. Kim, has your home ever been featured in a Magazine? Because it is absolutely beautiful... :)
    xo
    Angelina

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  47. The lamp is perfect Kim - great find and great vignette!

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  48. Those are all lovely pieces that you have pulled together so nicely on the blue cabinet, Kim. Love the paint colour on the cabinet and the covered dish is a wonderful piece. I'm used to seeing the brighter blue of transferware and it looks like that is a deeper indigo blue. Gorgeous.

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  49. I think the best vignettes and decorated rooms are made up of items that are gathered over time. Your little lamp is adorable and fits into the gathered vignette just perfectly!

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  50. I believe alabaster is one of the loveliest lamps, because they are so versatile. One of our bedroom's has a white lamp with a black shade. Love it!
    BTW, you did get a great deal.
    Helen

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  51. I love that alabaster lamp.....they are hard to find now at a good price. You make vignettes look easy :)

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  52. What great pieces Kim. Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  53. Hi Kim. I love this color combo…so much that I highlighted it as one of my inspiration pieces today on Curb Alert! If you have any other blue projects that you have worked on (I've explained it in the post) I would love for you to link them up as well to help me get the link party kicked off.
    Thanks again for the inspiration!
    Tami @ Curb Alert! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2013/04/bluesday-tuesday-link-party-starting.html

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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