Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I LOVE this lamp. And some other stuff, too. (And one thing I don't love.)

I've been searching for a table lamp for a while. At no point did I ever say, "Self, you need a table lamp for your living room." But I would find myself looking at them at all the stores I went to whether retail or resale.

Now, you should know that I'm not a patient shopper. I hate to do it. So my "looking" consisted of a quick dash through the lamp section. I don't dwell over purchases. I'll know if I like it or not within seconds of spotting something.

So imagine my surprise when at Salvation Army, I found the perfect lamp for me. I was about 1/3 of the way through the lamp row, saw it, and said, "That's MY lamp." It was $8.99. Yay!

So, here it is -- the lamp that set my heart aflutter:

It's like a ginormous flower standing on my end table. And I LOVE IT. Love.It. When I bought the thing, it had an on-off only switch in it. So I stopped by the hardware store and picked up a three-way switch and a three-way fluorescent bulb *cuz I'm all about the energy effeciency, people!* I changed the switch myself and IT WORKS (electrical genius, I am - who knew?!?)!

Anyway, the thing weighs a ton...made out of metal with a milk-glass shade. (I think that's the proper name for it - whatever, it's white glass.)

I'm curious about what era this is. Any clues, anyone? I couldn't find a manufacturer's mark on it anywhere. I'm thinking mid-century modern (hehe! that just cracks me up!) but my knowledge of decorating trends/eras is dismally non-existent.

After Salvation Army and the hardware store, I stopped at Dollar Tree. And guess what they had? You'll never guess, so I'll tell you. They had big Cadbury chocolate bars with Irish Creme filling. Jealous much? Yeah, I knew it.

I remember when I was a girl mom used to buy Breck shampoo and conditioner. They had some at D.T. so I bought a bottle of each for old-times sake. Yeah. Mistake. The shampoo didn't suds up and the conditioner wasn't very, well, um...conditioning. I wonder if I could return it? I wouldn't foist this stuff off on anyone I know - they'd hate me forever.

Hoping to see Juno this weekend. So there's that to look forward to. After yet ANOTHER test in my Saturday class. (Is this semester over yet?)

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