A "Light Bulb" Moment...

December 13th, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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I had one of those "light bulb" moments in my garage the other day when I arrived home from shopping and needed to place to hang my wreaths while I dug around for my keys in my purse...Ahhh-Haaa!  A vintage lamp base did the trick...and after a few "embellishments it now welcomes guests on my front porch...


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Laurel Putman
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, cottage, eclectic, whimsical, outdoor spaces, white

Comments (16)

shabbychick writes: Laurel,

This is so welcoming and I love the colors! That's such a perfect use for a lamp base.

Kathy Posted: 11:07 am on December 22nd
54girl writes: Just saw this post with your vintage lamp holder. It is just beauitful! I did one this year too with a different type of vintage lamp. It is the type with only one socket on it. I really like yours where you can put blubs or stars, or whatever on it. I also had a black lamp that I put out for fall and Halloween. Love the vintage wheel add on! Great job! Posted: 6:45 pm on December 20th
Prior writes: Thanks to your light bulb moment... I "dimly" remembered having one of those in the shed...This is great! Lezlee Posted: 12:23 am on December 17th
suewhitney writes: I think you have a lot of light bulb moments my friend. This is to die for fabulous. Yeah!!

Happy Holidays,
Sue Posted: 9:03 am on December 15th
SantaClaus writes: I spray painted my vintage lamp like yours; added votive cups where the lightbulbs USED to go; inserted candles. I just love it! I'm going to embellish it with some greens for Xmas. Posted: 8:47 am on December 15th
CottageElements writes: Laurel, this is way cool! Great display and oh so welcoming. You rocked it, girl!

Lani Posted: 12:39 am on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is just gorgeous, Laurel! I love the touches of red and the silver balls are too cool. I have seen this type of lamp base in thrift stores before and I must say I never thought to use it as a wreath holder! Love it!
Candy Posted: 11:24 pm on December 14th
fellowjunker writes: Another gorgeous post Laurel...just beautiful!!
xojanis Posted: 1:29 pm on December 14th
RustyDiva writes: Very nice welcome Laurel! Love the colors and the creativity.

Kenda Posted: 10:32 am on December 14th
junkermidge writes: Oh, that is just way too cool! Laurel, you rock!
Midge Posted: 11:25 pm on December 13th
NDJunkGirl writes: You're KILLING me!! This is SO COOL! I have one of the these lamps in my garage collecting dust as we speak...what a grand idea and the embellishments are PERFECT! Wow, do we have the same taste or what? Too dang crazy! Andrea Posted: 9:53 pm on December 13th
bluebucket writes: Very beautiful. Those old lamp bases come in handy for a lot of various uses.
yours in junking, doreen Posted: 6:10 pm on December 13th
monakent writes: Very, very nice. Your last photo simply screams: "WELCOME" (in a nice way)!!! gailmarie Posted: 6:07 pm on December 13th
alicemom writes: Laurel, That is absolutely the best! Very welcoming for sure.
smiles, alice Posted: 4:31 pm on December 13th
mountainfarm writes: Wow! It's amazing what you can think of when you have to. Great imagination! Posted: 3:44 pm on December 13th
MakinItHappen writes: That looks great, and it works and looks better than my store-bought wreath hanger. Just goes to show you, hand-made is better! ;^} Posted: 3:41 pm on December 13th
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