Monday, July 7, 2014

Drum Shades

I love drum shades ceiling light fixtures.
I have always liked the look of it.
But they are pretty expensive...especially for the larger sizes.
So imagine my reaction when a friend of mine text me and asks me if I would like 4 of them.
Yes, you read that correctly, not 1, but 4.
Two are matching, and one is super large size.
I forgot to mention,
for FREE.
A friend of a friend just bought a newly remodeled house in a really nice part of town.
Apparently she did not like the new fixtures that were put in, and had them changed them out.
My friend happens to stop by for other unrelated matters,
sees the light fixtures on the floor and asks her what is she going to do with them.
Her reply: Do you want them?
So that's how these beauties landed on my doorsteps last night.
I am so excited.
These are brand new, and really nice.
This person, whom I don't even know, just wanted to get rid of about $1000 (if not more) worth of light fixtures.
It just so happened that my friend knew I LOVE them.

So true:
freely give and freely receive.

Stay Frugal,


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh my gosh I would have died if someone were giving those to me, they are just wonderful and I am sure you will be so happy with them in your home...can't wait to see...come for a visit

Julee Gray said...

Oooohhhh lucky you x

Lena said...

Now that's definitely your lucky day :)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is so awesome! I love it when opportunities like that come around!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I just love when stuff like that happens. Can't wait to see where you put them. xo Laura

Revi said...

YAY! A blessing for you, good and faithful servant. :)

Libby said...

...freely give, freely receive...So true!

Those shades are beautiful and it was a blessing your friend was in the right place at the right time. :-)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Che bella cosa! Una amica che ti ha pensato al momento giusto, e sei stata fortunata! Poi ci farai vedere dove li metterai…
Un abbraccio ,

Carol said...

Well, YAY, for super generous friends of friends! Look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Anonymous said...

Those are absolutely an amazing gift! How fortunate you are.

Carla from The River said...

YAY!! What a score. :-)
I am excited to see what you come up with. :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
That is incredible and hard to comprehend that someone would just throw those out...!
Your luck and for sure they will look fabulous in your home. Love them and love your friend for being so considerate for thinking of you.
Hugs to you,

Kelly said...

Lucky you! I like drum shade lights. I think they would look good in your house too. I remember when you made one. You'll have to be sure to share where they end up!

Kerry Moody said...

So true, give and it will be given back to you!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Now that's a good friend to think o of you! They are lovely and even nicer that you can enjoy them knowing they were free.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

A truer statement I've never heard. Have fun with your new shades!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...


Vicky Hunt said...

Wow! What a blessing to receive those light fixtures! I love drum lights too and have a small one in my guest room. Yours are gorgeous! What a nice friend you have...:)

Blessings, Vicky

Cristina Garay said...

Lucky you, I love them!

Marissa said...

That is such a blessing Daniela
and your statement is so true too.
I love when blessings are poured on us with love.
Post a picture of your new fixtures.

Marissa said...

oops was not done.

When you hang them up...
xo marissa

Mindi Carwin said...

Ummm that is so stinkin awesome!!! I am super excited for you! Gotta love that kind of luck, what a great friend to think of you!

Katie Mansfield said...

Wow. That is awesome.