On one of my thrift store outings I found this wonderful globe lamp. I pounced on it even though it was missing its glass top. The beautiful swirl bottom is what I loved and a bonus, it lights up as a nightlight, very romantic! On another trip I spotted a top that might just fit-for $2.50. I wasn't sure it would fit so I passed it by. Two months later, the same top was marked .25 cents- now we're talking. This particular store is on two levels-while I was trying to get my stuff to the top level-where the cash registers are- I broke the top (part of me wanted to cry). I took the top anyway since I needed to see if it was right for the lamp. It was perfect--(Now I really wanted to cry).
I pieced the broken pieces back together as best I could. you can barely make out the top in this photo.
But there were pieces missing so... Mod Podge to the rescue! I tore some pages out of my craft copy of Pride & Predjudice and Mod Podged them onto the globe. I love the way it looks in low light, in fact I hardly use the globe night light on the bottom now. One of these days I'll run into another top for this, but for now I'm lovin' it.
This is my journey to an "Embellished Life". One that is creative and beautiful and blesses those around me.
I have been embellishing my home for many years with flea market and garage sale treasures. I love the thrill of the treasure hunt, the triumph of a good find and the satisfaction of creating something useful or beautiful from a cast-off object.
I call myself GypsyRose because I never seem to get settled in one place (see my other blog the gypsy hearth)
"A mistake is just an embellishment opportunity"
"When all else fails... add another embellishment"
I am an avid DIYer. I'm into Genealogy,Culinary mysteries,all-things Jane Austen and Cupcakes. My current obsession is crochet-I am a beginner; I also scrapbook on my blog- Clearly Scrappin', and like trash-to-treasure projects and secondhand shopping