Thursday, 8 August 2013

Like a Magpie, I Live for Glitter

I like a bit of bling as much as the next girl. In the words of Mika... "like a magpie, I live for glitter", or in this case, brass and gold. Anything shiny and metallic usually catches my eye and my heart. When I tried to convince my husband that a particular (rather expensive) brass light needed to make it's way into our bedroom, he whisked me off to a local 2nd hand shop. Upstairs we found a plethora of old brass light fittings, and I was like a kid in a candy store! 

I chose a beautiful three-armed light - I love the shape of the arms - and with some Brasso and elbow grease, she came up a treat. We bought some large, round light bulbs, because I love the mix of old and new, and Mark wired it up. I couldn't be happier, and do you know how much that light was?... $10! (plus the bulbs). We still need to find the do-dackies (that's the technical term!) that cover the screw-in part of the bulb, and then it will be perfect.




In case there are more metallic lovers out there, I've complied a small selection of my current favourites. I already own the Jonathan Adler gold zebra dish, Tom Dixon candle, and Lindi Kingi bracelets, and the other items are high on my wishlist.




Carnaby Metallic Zebra Stacking Dish - Mondegreen | Brass Wall Sconce - One Forty Three | Gold Cushion - Collected | Cross Brass Stool for Kate Sylvester - Douglas and Bec | Tom Dixon Eclectic Scent Candle - ECC | 6mm Bead Bracelets with Skull - Lindi Kingi | Futagami Brass 'Galaxy' Trivet - Douglas and Bec | Gold Leafed Bar Cart - Furbish Studio

6 comments :

  1. Ooooh what a lovely light! It's got such a beautiful shape and I really like those big fat bulbs! I am hoping to glam up our new place and get a few key glitzy items - maybe something like that pretty brass sconce (just need to get Jordan to learn how to wire it up)!

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    1. Thanks Meghan, yep love those bulbs. x

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  2. The large round light bulbs look very effective. Looks like you found yourself a great bargain there!
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    1. I am guilty of wanting to spend money and buy new, Miss B, but it's amazing what treasures you can find if you look around. x

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  3. Fabulous pendant and picks Vic! I'm looking for those do-dackies in brass as well!! I need them for our Diamond Lights by Eric Therner for the living room, but as of yet no luck, so let me know if you track some down!! x

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    1. Love those Diamond Light, Michelle. I'll let you know if I track down the do-dackies :) x

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It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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