what: 1968 gold chandelier with dirty crystals
where: summer block garage sale in decatur, illinois
why: the seller just wanted it out of her garage!
how much: originally asked $10 but bargain-jen chimed in with "will you take $5?" it's a deal!
i left this yard sale feeling like i had just stolen from this lady. has she heard of ebay or craigslist? out here in california, this chandelier would have been $200-plus in a beachfront shabby chic store. but why am i complaining? i removed all of the crystals, gave them a good windex and water bath; i packed them and brought them back on the plane with me. the frame of the lamp, i spray painted black, and then shipped it to california. when we returned, some touch up paint, two sets of little hands to help me hang the now sparkling crystals, and i now have my rescued treasure.