Monday, April 1, 2013

Favorites on the First... Favorite Lamp

So I'm blog hopping this a.m. in my p.js and hot cuppa and The Other me is Sane has this neat post about Favorites on the First. Thought I'd join the party. I have a thing for black, and I another thing for butterflies. So many, many years ago when I saw this lamp at a craft fair, I needed it.  My husband was not so happy, the $ was a little more than he wanted to pay, not to mention that he preferred to watch TV in the dark.  I've always been happy that I didn't lose that disagreement.  It's still one of my favorite lamps, even after all these years.  I've changed the shade a couple of times, and of late I've wanted to disassemble it so I can properly clean the glass, I'm a little nervous about that, since I may need some "electrical" assistance from handy Andy, and he's just such a calamity.  Lately I've wanted to do a lampshade class.  My upholstery instructor is big on lampshades as well, and she just amazes me with her enthusiasm.  Yes I could probably go and buy a lampshade, but ... I've never been very good at that, I just need to add some blood (from pricking my finger) sweat, (from the too hot studio), and tears, (handy Andy had dirty hands when assemblage happened) to everything. Silly wife, what could I be thinking.  So if you have a favorite lamp hop on over to  Polohouse, Favorites on the First.


Reading: The Burning Air, Erin Kelley

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad you got it too! It's lovely!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Lamps are wonderful, aren't they, dear Irene? Yours is all the more beautiful for being so special to you. TG likes overhead lighting (?????) but I am all about lamplight. I dislike glare. Happy Monday to you.

Vicki said...

What a great lamp, and I love that wicker end table too!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love your lamp, and your story. It's a lot more fun to read about "things" when we get a little background about them.

After reading your story about cleaning yours, it makes me think I should've cleaned the dust off my lamp before taking pictures of it!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your lamp is so pretty and so unusual too! I am glad you won that "disagreement" too!

Thanks so much, Irene, for sharing at Favorites on the First! So glad you came over as a result of seeing Eva's post. So nice to cyber meet you!

xox
Alison

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Very nice!
Blessings,
Cindy

Sarah said...

It's always fun to have a piece with a story. Thanks for sharing your lamp and the story behind it.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love your story, and glad you have the memories and the lamp!

Trish said...

Love this cute little story! We don't have lamps in our TV room--well I guess except for the floor lamp behind the lazyboy recliner. I typically don't read when the TV is on but last night I grabbed my book light and did the best I could while Scott had the lights off.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter Irene!

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

That lamp is so original - it's lovely. I have a thing for butterflies too.

Pamela said...

So interesting...I like it. And I love the sculpture in front of it, too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous! I get so happy when I get something I really love. Yours is a special treasure, I love it and the story behind it too! The wicker end table is great, as well. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.
FABBY

VioletSky said...

I also have a collection of favourite lamps. I'm sorry I missed out on this favorites on the first, since I was given a new favourite lamp on the weekend. A Niagara Falls lamp of all things. I absolutely love it. I will have to post about it next week.