I had always heard these called “Crumb Catchers” and was planning on doing an intro joke about how they are a mom’s best friend. Then, once I researched it a little further, I realized they were called “The Silent Butler.” Turns out they aren’t the mom’s BFF…they are actually the Mom.Read More
Here are my favorite finds on DC Craigslist that I think you should be buying this weekend!!! (click on the image for the link to the listing).Read More
I was going to post something the other day on my Chairish shop and described the item as “rattan”. Then I stopped and said “wait, is this wicker.” Then I realized I didn’t really know the difference and I, incorrectly, use them two terms interchangeably.
I wanted to share what I learned from the ole Google machine because, you know, we can’ know everything.Read More
Here are my favorite finds on DC Craigslist that I think you should be buying this weekend!!! (click on the image for the link to the listing).
All of these items are located in the DC Area and surrounding parts....I have not contacted the owners of these posts as to their availability but all are still posted on Craigslist. Remember, you can try to negotiate these prices down. Many sellers do not expect to get their asking price.
Not always in the best condition, I do try to post items that require little DIY or refurbishing. Most appear to be in good shape but, again, I haven't seen any of them in person.
Good luck and please tag me on social media with #CAPITOLVINTAGECHARM if you post any of these purchases!
I have a real love for vintage lamps. They are an instant conversation piece in a room. Adding a vintage lamp to a modern side table is such an easy way to add a cool touch of vintage to your room!
Personally, brass lamps have my heart. They add just the perfect touch of glamour and smooth texture to a room. What I love the most about brass lamps…they are basically a neutral. You can add different lamp shades to create entirely different looks to fit your decor.
But then using a great vintage lamp with color adds such a pop to a room! Look at this lamp I have in my living room. It is so tall (approximately 43 inches with the shade) that it completely towers over the space and adds such a cool touch of pattern and color with its height and stature.
START BY CHOOSING A VINTAGE LAMP
All of the lamps can be found in my Etsy store
CHOOSING A LAMPSHADE
Scale. Scale. Scale!!
WIDTH: The rule of thumb is that the bottom base of your shade should be twice the size of the base of the lamp.
HEIGHT: The base should be about 60% and the shade should be 40%. Your eye will tell you if you have this right. HOWEVER, if the neck of the lamp is really long, pay attention to how much of the neck of the lamp is sticking out from the bottom of the shade. You shouldn’t be able to see more, than say, an inch of the neck from the bottom of the lamp.
Below is a round up of some of my favorite lampshades to add to vintage lamps!