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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday



Vintage or antique things bring back memories of another time. If you enjoy seeing them, join me and Coloradolady at http://colordolady.blogspot.com.

How about a vintage tie lamp shade. I doubt there are many around. I spotted it in an antique mall.

This is an antique coil bed springs. I remember these very well, but had not seen them in many, many years. Of course, they are not used for beds anymore. Thank goodness.

33 comments:

Julie said...

Love the tie lamp. How fun is that!!!

Gayle said...

I thought the tie lamp was crazy and then came the bed springs. Non thrifter/collectors don't know what they're missing.

Marydon said...

Oh, I remember those horrible spring coils under our mattresses! Clever usage. The tie lampshade is a fabulous idea ... great for a man's office.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Vonlipi said...

What an unsual lampshade! Very strange yet crafty!

Thanks for sharing :)

Postcardy said...

I have a bunch of vintage ties because I one made a crazy quilt with them. I don't think they make sense for a lamp because they block the light.

Beth said...

Those bedsprings would not make for the best night's sleep, would they? Fun to look at, though!
Beth

blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

The tie lampshade is too much. I love vintage ties they are just so gaudy you can’t help but love them.

Coloradolady said...

What a lamp.....and I had forgotten about those springs....you know, I wish I had a set of those....I saw some on another blog the other day, and now want a set for myself!!! Have a great VTT!

Maureen said...

The world really is full of creative people! Repurposed ties? Who knew!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I used to sleep on one of those horrible coil bed springs.... Yipes!!!!! BUT--I've never seen the vintage tie lamp shade.... George does have some old ties which probably would look good that way!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

P. said...

I've slept on a few beds with those springs, like at my grandma's. If you found just the right spot that didn't poke you or sag too much, it was a pretty comfortable night's sleep. If not...well, it's a good thing I was young and not bothered by a few aches and pains!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Coil beds! Wow that sounds very vintage :-) Great post!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Oklahoma Granny said...

I saw a table made out of old coil springs once. It had a glass top showing the coils below. It was a very unique piece.

marian said...

wow those spring coils would make an interesting conversation piece!

Happy vtt :) x

Miri said...

Hilarious! You would need just the right spot for that bed spring "sculpture"!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! this is so whimsical.. tie lamp shade! never see one. happy VTT

Mumsy said...

Wow..the lamp is special, and the bed springs look fantastic on display like that.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I remember sleeping on one of those things at a relatives house - the thing was so old, that a coil came through the fabric and cut my arm up! Talk about torture devices! yikes! But it is pretty neat how they reused it for display purposes.

jlshall said...

That's an interesting use of old neckties, but I don't imagine it lets much light through. They'd make a great doll skirt, though! And I love the old bed springs - sort of a funky room divider? Good stuff!

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Summertime! from Joy @ Joysweb

Pam said...

I used to sleep on a bed with the spring coils. It took me a while to get used to sleeping on a box spring - it was too comfortable I think.

AshTreeCottage said...

That lamp shade is great!! Seems like the perfect Father's Day gift. Maybe it was made by a father who was tired of receiving ties for Father's Day! About those springs ... go over to visit Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage. Her friend made a wreath out of old springs and it's pretty cute!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ann said...

My hubby never liked ties and I have given so many away over the years. Pretty unique shade. I remember sleeping on beds with coils-think I'd rather make something like this.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I've seen quilts made from neckties but not a lamp shade, lol! Great VTT!

Blessings!
Gail

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi LV!
Hah! That lampshade cracks me up. That's very resourceful. :)

Happy VTT!
Sally

Dave said...

that antique coil bed springs is insane.

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

I think both of these are truly vintage treasures. Not sure about the tie lamp but still fun to look at.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tammy said...

I like the tie lamp shade. The coil bed springs look really uncomfortable. Another great vintage post.

bj said...

Oh, my goodness...yes, I remember all these things. I've slept many a night on those coil springs.:)
How funny!

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JEANNE said...

Hello Meme, I have to say the tie lamp shade is very interesting. Smile. I never would have thought of such a thing. The bed springs take on a whole new look huh? I probably slept on one but I have no memory of it. This is a clever idea.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow. I am late visiting as usual. Busy day today as always.

Hugs, Jeanne

Rebecca Everett said...

That tie lamp is the neatest thing. I have never seen anything like that.

Stacey said...

That tie lamp is wonderful- Very original!

Cathy said...

That lampshade is actually pretty interesting! Looks like a good way to put some old ties to good use! Thanks for sharing!

Just Breathe said...

Those are so different :)