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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Let There Be Light

Yesterday was the big lamp sale at the craftsman lamp company near us...OK...not really near us but certainly freeway close. The sale started at 2:00PM so we figured we'd go a little early just in case there was a line. Oh yes...there was a line indeed and we were #31 and #32. While waiting outside, Rick was like a little kid...he just couldn't contain his excitement and enthusiasm. It's probably because he has wanted a lamp from this company for years now and here was his chance.

Because the place is so small, they allowed groups of 15 at a time so we were in the third group. While waiting outside, we could see people coming to the checkout table (a folding table set outside for the occasion) and Rick was getting more nervous by the second. Would there be anything left by the time we were let in? Finally it was our turn.

Truly...the place was just one room with two center tables with lamps and some shelving around the walls for sconces and other small items. We immediately went to the lamp tables and, lo and behold, there was one in the large style he really wanted just waiting for us. We immediately scooped it up and, while I waited with it, Rick went off and found a small lamp he liked. Now we'd saved a place in our living room for the large lamp but, honestly, there isn't a table or shelf to put the small one on. Nonetheless, Rick wanted it and who was I to deny him?

So here are photos of our new lamps. We're still wrestling with a place for the small one but, for now, we've found it a temporary home.













12 comments:

Lynn said...

Ooooh...ahhhhhh. Those are two really pretty lamps. If you can't find a place for the small one, I'm sure there would be a place for it at my house.lol

Patti said...

Very nice. They cast a warm glow, don't they?

Renee said...

Is there something special about these lamps? I mean they're pretty, but that seems a bit much for a lamp. (I guess I'm too lazy.)

Mom said...

Doesn't it feel wonderful to finally get something you've always wanted! Enjoy basking in the warm glow of these lovely lamps.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I like 'em a lot. I love the fact that they are really "earthy" to me if that makes any sense. It gives off a nice cozy feeling even when they aren't lit up. Almost a "Zen" feeling. Very nice lamps, Joan.

Ralph said...

These lamps are 'funky' in style, and the retro styling is cool!

meno said...

OOooh, those lamps have a name, you know for the style. I just can't remember it. Old age i suspect.

And, as Lynn said, if you can't find a place for it in your house.....

the moose buyer said...

I love the lamps and they go great with your furniture.

I cannot believe you have managed to find something to blog each day. I am truly impressed. You surprise me all the time and I love it and you.

patches said...

Nice choices. I'm guessing the larger lamp is by Rick's chair :)

I like the amber shades, they make the lighting more intimate.

PEA said...

I just love your new lamps...I would have been fretting too while waiting in line for my turn, if there would have been anything left I wanted! lol Great choices!! xox

Linda said...

OOOhhhh....pretty!

Susie said...

Love the wonderful glow they cast.
Glad you were able to find the style you've been wanting.
xo