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Thursday, November 13, 2008

{let there be light on thrifty thursday}

I love a good light fixture as much as the next gal, but I'm not going to pay full retail for it.  There is a can't-be-missed flea market around these parts and I've found some seriously smokin' deals there.

Today I wanted to highlight some of the ceiling light fixtures I have in my home.  The people who had this house built chose some hideous fixtures from the 80's even though the house was built in 1998.  I'm not even going to go into the non-options this house has.  Well...just that there was no garbage disposal and no water hookup for the fridge.  1998, y'all.  Let me just say we have a garbage disposal now...yes ma'am.  And...I'm pretty lucky 'cause my dad is an electrician and he only lives about 3 miles away.  So for me, there is no cost for the installations of these babies.

First...over the kitchen table...

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(Don't ask me what that black stuff is on the shade to the left...I didn't notice it until I uploaded the picture here.)

I think this is a way cute light fixture and it looks great in my kitchen, if I do say so myself.  And do you know what I paid for it?

Wait for it...

$1.

Yep.  You read that correctly.  I said $1.  It was from my favorite booth at the flea market's dollar table.

And how about this one?  It is in my 'formal' living room.

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This little beaut has cute leaves and stuff above the globe on it.  And here she is all lit up, showing off for y'all.

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I got her at the $1 table too.

Don't hate me, y'all.

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Maddy said...

Where is this flea market???

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

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Ok, I soooo hate you. Those light fixtures are fabulous! I know I shouldn't and all, but I covet your flea market. We have nothing like that 'round these parts...NOT FAIR!

Anita the Immigrant Mom said...

That's great! really where do you find such great bargains???

Cheri said...

I'm on the hatin' side too. Sorry. Yep - you'll have to tell us where the flea market is... With a new house, the dollar table is quite the place for me to shop!

Jen said...

For all of you in the 'frustrated cause I don't have a cool flea market like that near me' camp, don't get too mad. It is only a once a year thing. They used to do it in the Spring and Fall, but now...just Spring. I'll let you guys know when it is coming up next Spring, k? :)

Danielle said...

WOW!! Great job on the fabulous bargain shopping. As hard as I work to find deals I can't say I've ever found one that good!

Amy said...

I think the South is a wee bit behind with decorating. We moved into our house in Little Rock 1 1/2 years ago, it was also built in 1998. Every light fixture and ceiling fan was brass. Needless to say they were ALL replaced with in a few weeks. The one we have over our kitchen table is very similar to the one you have above yours. Love it.

Natalie said...

love the new lights! i need to find myself a dollar table!

Carol said...

The light fixtures look great and so do the shoes you got for your family. I'm going with you to the big flea market this time!