There's sometimes a nice fuzzy frugal feeling of satisfaction when you've found (via car boot sale, charity shop, auction, hand-me-down) an old object because you like it, then spot a similar item in a magazine for loads of pennies. Maybe a bit of that feeling comes from my sad inner craving for validation (see, I knew it was nice/valuable/fashionable!) but it does please me, however that my vintage or retro finds are 'on trend'. I spotted this beauty in Woman & Home February issue p159...
|Orla Kiely Lamp £400|
Image from Unique and Unity
..And it reminded me of my version - an original mid-century lamp a friend gave me when clearing his parents house. It's teak and brass. It needed rewiring and a new baton holder (parts approx. £3) and a new shade (£9.60 Dunelm)