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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good things Come to...

...Those who lose on Ebay. Last April I blogged about this vintage Lotus Pendant Lamp. I bid on it on Ebay, but didn't win.

Some fool paid $455 for it. God bless them. Hope it has brought them lots of joy. I thought I was going to get it for $100. Maybe I'm the fool. I have thought about it on occasion and hoped to find another one some day. Last week I stopped by a new consignment store in Wilmington, A Perfect Find. No, I didn't find the pendant but I did find...

This. It is a giant candle holder that I think looks just like the lotus pendant. Or pretty darn close. Close enough to make me a happy girl. Do you think I snapped it up the minute I saw it? No. I don't know why. I got all excited then decided I didn't need it. Later I panicked. I went back a week later. Thank you god of shopping bargains, it was still there and for $20 it was mine. Welcome home Lotus candle holder. I think we will be very happy together.

Pretty close match don't you think?
Have you gotten any good deals lately?

P.S. If while out shopping you see a match to this candle holder, holler. I would love to have a pair but doubt lighting will strike twice in little ole Wilmington.

30 comments :

  1. oh, baby, that's good. and such a bargan. see, karma. you didn't get the lamp. universe KNEW you needed the candle holder more....

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  2. you were trying to be fiscally responsible by walking away, but the pull was too hard...you were meant to have that lotus look-a-like. Enjoy it.

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  3. Just discovered your blog. I am a LGN follower, but live here in Wilmington and was so excited to see a local blogger! Love the lotus chandelier, but agree, $450 is crazy. will keep my eyes out for a matching candle holder!

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  4. Look online for a very similar pendant!! Midnight Farm on Martha's Vineyard has them for a good price! I have been eyeing it myself!

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  5. a new consignment store?! Fun. I LOVE it. I would have done the same thing- waited and gone back, but you are lucky it was still there! Wilmington's hip- surprised someone didn't snatch it up. And while I think the pendant is coolio, I think I like the candle holder a tiny bit more. xo.

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  6. Wow, funny how things like that are just a mere sign that the stars are aligned. I think you should have it made into that light fixture....
    pve

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  7. you make me laugh!! you got so excited and then left w/o it! and everything doesn't need to be in pairs Noah!

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  8. I have found several fabulous deals at Scott's as of late! There is nothing more exciting than a great find. I love the candle holder. It was destiny!!

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  9. Very nice! I came across these yesterday, http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=585&f=5853

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  10. So happy that she was still there waiting on you to take her home! Hope you have a FUN day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Love it, I'm sure spending $20 over $450 also makes you happy. Did I mention I love it? Great find! xo

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  12. Great find. Consignment stores are the best. I just bought a great piece of artwork that is beautifully framed at a consignment store this past week-only $50!

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  13. GREAT find! I would be positively giddy if I were you.

    and I love it when I wait and wait for an ebay auction to come to a close thinking I'm going to get the greatest deal on earth only to lose out and have said item go for twice or more than I what I would have paid. UGH!

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  14. oh you have horseshoes... can't believe it was still there, wow, anyway great purchase...

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  15. I have to say, I like your piece even MORE than the ebay light! Its so great...and if I run across TWO of them I will hollah, cause the first one will be MINE! (Not nice, but totes true.)

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  16. Great score- its very pretty!

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  17. Hey there- the book is called FLIP for Decorating, by Elizabeth Mayhew. I ordered it from Amazon last week but it has not come yet so I cant say personally what its like yet. Hopefully I love it though!

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  18. I like your candle holder much more than that fool's pendant lamp. Well done!

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  19. Loved going on your little trip there. Made me smile. I do that too: Fall in love with something... Decide not to get it... Think 24-7 about it until I finally cave. Good times!

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  20. So pretty! You've just inspired me to hit up my favorite junk/antique stores this weekend.

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  21. Looks pretty similar - great find!

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  22. I just spent the last hour reading your blog. Hysterical! We are from the same era. I get it all-- I will be reading you daily from now on.

    Thanks for a great blog!
    Julie
    monkeygrasshill.blogspot.com

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  23. LOVE it! I remember when you initially posted that light fixture. Thought it was very cool then, but love your much more reasonable but equally chic candle holder. Great find!

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  24. What a great find! And certainly more versatile than the pendant...

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  25. Don't you love when things like that happen! I love it! Honestly, I like your candle holder better than the pendant and for $20; man, oh man!! Great find and I'm glad you went back to get it!

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  26. LOVE this! Maybe you can have it turned into a chandelier . . . ???

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