Thursday, November 10, 2011
Enough Of Other People's Stuff! Time To Shed A Little Light On My Own Surroundings! Status: Unavailable.
I almost forgot that we even have this lamp! It's tucked away in the Girlfriends closet room and I never get to see it. I'm going to have to find a less fantastic lamp to replace it so I can use this elsewhere. It's just too great to never get to see.
You know, I can remember back a few years ago finding a lamp (maybe without a shade)
like this every weekend at the thrift stores. I hardly ever find them any more! Where did all
the cool retro, danish, kitschy and vintage modern lamps go? Have they all been snatched up
and sold on eBay? It used to be just the shades that were hard to find. I probably paid less
than three bucks for the lamp at the Value Village. I can't even begin to remember where I
got the shade. I wish I had a couple more just like it!
I do seem to have more great lamps than I actually need. I guess I'm glad I "stocked up" when
I had the chance! I do still have some lamps that I need shades for and some shades that I
need lamps for. The lamps and shades just don't "go together" so it's kind of a big mismatch
until the right corresponding pieces come along. I'm sure that this lamp didn't come with a
shade like this but when I found it and put it on, it just looked right. Serendipity has served
me well but you know what they say, luck favors the prepared. I guess having a collection
of possible lamp bodies is sorta like being prepared! Yeah, I'm not a crazy hoarder...I'm