Friday, June 8, 2012

Vintage Industrial

I just love Vintage Industrial Style! Imagine my delight when out junking today (with Mom) I found two great industrial pieces. There was only one Estate Sale in town today and there just wasn't any thing there that spoke to me. I did pick up a couple of small things and mom found one or two little treasures but overall it was very disappointing. We moved on to a little thrift shop in Trenton SC that had placed an ad online that I happened to run across last night. Once we finally found the place (don't ask - we are so directionally challenged even with a GPS) I wandered around and thought to myself that we had traveled all that way for nothing. As we were getting ready to go I happened to look up and saw a vintage industrial wine rack. The price was right and all of a sudden I was feeling better about the day. There is one like it listed at Factory 20 and it dates to the 1970's, mine is much smaller than the one they have listed. Lesson leaned here - always look up!

Vintage Industrial Wine Rack





Since we were already in SC we decided to drop by our favorite thrift spot and boy am I glad we did. Last time we were there Mrs Thrift Shop promised me and Mom that she would have her husband take us out to the warehouse where they store a bunch of old stuff and let us dig around the next time we came in. Well today was that day and Mrs. Thrift Shop made good on her promise. Mom found two great chairs and a nice old box but I only found one thing and it was the find of the day. Of course I knew this was going to come out of Mom's mouth and it did "What do you want that for?". Well I know that you all will appreciate this beauty. It's a vintage industrial Britesun carbon arc lamp. I am going to have it rewired and converted to a regular lamp and this baby is staying with me (I don't know how I am ever going to make any money when I end up keeping half the stuff I find).

Vintage Industrial Britesun Medical Heating Lamp












I did find a very similar lamp on Urban Remains, it is described as a 1920's piece. It's a Alpine Sun though, but the lamps are almost identical. I can't believe what they are asking for theirs. Does anyone ever really pay that much???? Makes me glad I'm a junker.

More pic's here on our Facebook Page.

21 comments:

  1. Very very nice finds. That lamp is so unique - and when you convert it - hope you write about that too - it will be such a great reading light.

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  2. Sorry the estate sale was a dud, but if it had been super you might not have ventured out to find these treasures. It all works out in the end. Great finds!!

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  3. OOOOOOO...I love industrial too Verna....that lamp is to die for I LOVE IT...I'm off to show my hubby...

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  4. Great industrial items and so fun that they can be used for such great everyday purposes. Thanks for the sweet comment on my French Man relish pot!

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  5. Great stuff! I really like the lamp. Great to be a junker huh! Thanks for joining us at Cap Creations.

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  6. It's great to be a junker and to be able to junk with your Mom!!! You did some major treasure-hunting! Love the heat lamp!

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  7. That lamp is gorgeous! Enjoy it!

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  8. What I like is your staging, and the wine rack and the lamp! I like how you juxtapose different styles and then, you make it work!

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  9. Super cool finds. Great finish on both.

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  10. That lamp is amazing!! I'm green with envy and would have scooped it up in a second.
    Kelly

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  11. You found some really interesting pieces. The lamp is great!

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  12. Envy - love the wine rack and that lamp is wonderful .

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  13. Love the details! Totally great idea to rewire it!!

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  14. Yay! Yes, I see the charm in these industrial pieces! I read the above post as well, and looks like you discovered a valuable lamp! I am so excited for you! I think it is a fun lamp for your bedroom!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  15. That lamp is worth crazy money. I think you can get it if you are patient. This lamp that I found sold in a local shop for $500: http://www.pdxpicker.com/2012/04/weekend-wonder-2-of-2.html

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  16. Love the lamp! What a great find. Isn't digging fun? I got to have a picking adventure on Thursday and I was in the heighth of my glory. Found some fun old surveying equiment. My hubby is an Engineer so I will give it to him for Fathers Day. He probably won't like nearly as much as I do. lol! Vintage industrial pieces are pricey. I bet your lamp would cost plenty at an antique shop. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Amazing lamp--I'd love to find one like that! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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