How I Struck Gold

How did I strike gold? . . . Well. . . I did not REALLY strike gold,

not sure that gold is in the hills of North Carolina.

However, I did strike a deal on beautiful gold and crystal sconces.

So when you find a deal, you feel like you have struck gold!

While browsing through an antique mall in Virginia last month,

I spied something shiny and twinkly.

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Have you spotted that beauty yet?

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I paired the gold and crystal sconce with a gold framed mirror

that I purchased several years ago at a frame warehouse sale . . . They were one dollar each!

I purchased 5 of them….should have bought a dozen!

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The owner of the antique booth was there that day fluffing and adding merchandise.

She stated that the sconces were vintage. I am not an expert on these types of items

so I shall take her word for it. Actually if they weren’t I would have bought them anyway!

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I originally had a full length mirror in this space and it moved across the room.

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I also had these sconces in another area of the room;

however, I decided they looked the best flanking the bay window.

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For a total of $22.00, including the mirrors

I was able to add more gold to the room . . . more bling too!

A few more changes and the room will be ready for the “summer look”

Keeping with the theme of Summertime Blues.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend

making your own kind of music, singing your own special song.

And just maybe humming along to the tune of Summertime Blues.

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday

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  1. Very pretty Shirley! They are a great addition to your beautiful bedroom.

  2. I’m glad you posted this and show how to use gold.As I’m hanging pictures in my new home I hesitated on during my gold but now I see how to use it so I’m glad I didn’t get rid of them.

  3. Hi Shirley, beautiful additions to your gorgeous bedroom! Ready for summer and perfect. So unique which makes it special.
    Happy June! CM

  4. Oh, I like those and what a steal!

  5. They are gorgeous. What a fabulous find. I love your bedroom, it is so pretty and the sconces are a wonderful addition.
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  6. WOW, you REALLY scored!! They are gorgeous and if my calculations are correct less than $10.00!!! They are anaother beautiful addition to your gorgeous bedroom. You find some beautiful things.
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  7. Beautiful room!!! They are a great addition to your room. You did strike gold, your pot of gold is growing.

  8. What a great treasure, they work perfectly in your beautiful room. fondly ~lynne~

  9. Forgot to say I always love seeing your finds. fondly ~lynne~
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  10. Spectacular Shirley, they sure give the room a lot of glitz. Beautiful arrangement like always girl.
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  11. Linda miller says

    Very pretty. As they say, “What goes around, comes around”.

  12. Your new sconces are beautiful….I love them flanking your bay window!!! I saw some that were very similar on One King’s Lane a couple of weeks ago and they were over $100 a piece. Great find!!!!
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  13. Donnamae says

    Those are lovely! You got quite the deal. Enjoy your Sunday! 😉

  14. YOU did strike Gold. I absolutely ♥♥♥ these sconces and you placed them perfectly, a beautiful addition to your room
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  15. Love the sconces! I also love the gold table in front of your sitting area. What a wonderful shape it has!
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  16. Your sconces are so unusual and look beautiful in your bedroom, Shirley. What a great find and a great deal!

  17. I’ve never seen any that look like that. What a great deal! Can you share the paint color? I love that shade of blue!

  18. Great find and they look so good where you have them. MB looks great.
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  19. I’m behind…we were at Hilton Head grabbing a week of vacation before the move, but what a nice post to come home to! I love the symmetry of the scones and mirrors–great job!
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  20. That would be SCONCES, autocorrect!!
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  21. Your sconces are so beautiful, Shirley, and even more so at such a great price. They look so pretty flanking your bay window.
    Mary Alice
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  22. The sconces are VERY pretty and they look fab flanking the window. You really got a great deal! The add the right amount of pizazz to the room.
    Michelle from

  23. Whew, so, so, nice. They look vintage Italian to me. If I had seen those I would not have purchased those fast enough. And, what a deal…..sconces like these cost $100 plus if they know anything about Italian gold gilt. I am talking per sconce……I need to go shopping with you. You are always finding great deals. They look good in your bedroom.

  24. Hi Shirley, I agree with Nancy that the sconces look like vintage Italian. This is a beautiful room and I love your new purchase.
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  25. Those are real beauties Shirley! Love the new addition:) That gold framed table is a real beauty too!
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  26. this is such a gorgeous room, the sconces and mirrors are like jewelry. so pretty!
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  27. Beautiful! I love the sconces with the small gold mirrors, they are a stunning combination , Shirley. Your bedroom is such a warm, welcoming room, I am particularly enamored with your color scheme, and then there are those ceilings! Divine!
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  28. Shirley, I love the vintage sconces! I have always preferred gold and with a little bling added it is so perfect! I love the way you used them with the mirrors! Have a lovely week! Pam (
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  29. They are beautiful Shirley and they look great in there new home!!
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  30. oh those sconces are just beautiful and they look perfect with the gold mirrors! Your room is just beautiful!
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  31. These are beautiful, and I think it’s safe to say you scored the deal of the Century!
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  32. Wow, great deal Shirley and they look fabulous in your bedroom.
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  33. I love your sconces Shirley! I always swoon when I see your beautiful tray ceiling 🙂
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  34. Exquisite!!
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  35. I simply love it… You did strike gold… very nice…
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  36. Love the blue color! What is it?

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