Beaux R'eves

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Borghese Lamps

We are back home from Florida.  
It was a short trip that makes 
me yearn for a REAL vacation!  
But that is coming soon enough,
as we take off on our road trip 
to our Colorado Mountain home this Saturday!  
Last year it was a family trip 
with all of Mr. Beaux's side 
of the family in attendance.  
This year it is couples only with 
his brothers and their wives.  
It is always hard to gather everyone together.  
I'm really looking forward to a relaxing, fun time!  
I wanted to quickly share 
my new lamps with you before 
I get busy packing for the trip.  
Remember the Estate Sale adventure 
that I told you about with my BFF last Saturday?  
 Well, remember that Saturday 
is usually Half-Off day?  
In this case is was kind of buy one get one free!  
We found these cute lamps in the 
Master Bedroom of an adorable Frenchy 
home where I also found some pretty 
Blue and White pieces.  
They are cast plaster with gilding 
on the details and such a great faded blue color.  
 Even the shades are perfect!  
Whoops the price tag is still on this one!  
They were $55.00 a piece but 
of course I only paid that amount 
for both of them.  
Maybe they didn't sell because 
of the chips on this lamp.  
But it didn't bother me, I can touch them up.  
The tag on the bottom reads "Borghese".  
I looked it up and I found out 
that the Borghese company manufactured 
decorative cast plaster items from 
the beginning of the 20th century until 1970.  
You can read more about it HERE.  
When I read the beginning paragraph 
I had to laugh - 
"Years ago at an indoor antiques fair in New England, I found an incredibly beautiful cast plaster urn shaped lamp base. It was robin's egg blue with gilded highlights and the patina was a knockout."  
It was as if he were describing these very lamps!  
Of course you know that I don't really care 
about the value of the lamps.  
I just buy what I like and what I can afford.  
But, I do like knowing the history behind it all.  

Hey, side-note:   
See the orchid in the picture?  
It is from Decor Steals 
and it came in the mail the other day.  
I put it in a clear short vase 
from the dollar store with some green moss.  
Looks pretty real doesn't it?  
And, I don't have to water it! 

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

Sharing at:
What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design 
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ 
The Charm of Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 

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Ron said...

WOW! I love the lamps, and you certainly got a real deal. I'm headed to Telluride next week!

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Your lamps were a nice find!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE those lamps!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love those lamps. Beautiful color and shades.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful lamps, Cindy! You got a great deal!

Unknown said...

Mad crush on your lamps Cindy. What a great deal as well. said...

Your new lamps are a lovely addition to your bedroom. Love the sweet orchid too!

Jeanette said...

Wow, I love the lamps! The chippys seem to go with your décor. You always seem to find the best things at the estate sales

Pamela said...

Beautiful lamps Cindy!! Thanx for sharing at THt.

This N That said...

Beautiful lamp Cindy. What a deal. They are gorgeous.

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