126 photos of readers’ thrifty vintage finds

lamps with night lights in their basesUploader now closed. Watch every Friday for what goodies we’ll showcase next. Meanwhile: Check out the 126 reader photos of vintage furniture, collectibles, decor, lighting and other midcentury treasures contributed this week.

Yum: A pair of vintage lamps that not only feature original fiberlass shades with atomic stars but which, more astoundingly, are designed so that there are night lights in their translucent bases. Brilliant. Not sure whose fab find this was — it came in among 121 photos of readers’ vintage finds when I opened the photo uploader for you all to share. Identify yourself, lamp-night light owner, so that we can applaud your hunting skills. And rest o’ clan: Has tag sale and flea market season been good to you?

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  1. Elaine says

    Whoever has that whiskey barrel couch, I have been looking for a good picture of that. I have the game table, four chairs and four counter stools to match it. What a vision that would be, all of them together in one room!

  2. Just another Pam says

    I don’t know a lot about linoleum rugs but my maternal grandmother moved her’s from what’s now part of Boston to Canada at the beginning of WWII and had gotten it to go with her 1920’s furniture. It was the same pattern as yours if that’s any help.

    I did a hasty glance at Google and there’s lots of info there….my links never seem to work so just type in what you want and hit images. Awesome beauty and a great find for you!

  3. Jenina says

    Wow! There are some great things here! I have 3 atomic lamps, beautiful fiberglass shades and interesting brass bases. Any hints on how to clean the metal or whether to do that? The brass looks dingy to my eyes. The bases are enameled, which I just wipe down and dust. Any tips would be appreciated?

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