My mom is gone and I was in a serious funk yesterday afternoon. It is hard for me to talk/write about this, especially since I know my dad reads my post (Hallo Vadder!). Every time I voice how sad this makes me, my parents think I'm unhappy or ready to get a divorce, which is not the case. I'm just stuck between two countries and missing my family so much, but that doesn't mean I hate it here. Do you somewhat understand what I mean or do I make no sense?
Anyways, lets get down to business...my bloggy friends on Facebook already know that I've been eyeing up these lamps. Well yesterday morning I finally went and bought them. I saw them for the first time when I went to look at a wing back chair and the guy selling it just unloaded them from his truck. I dropped everything and asked him what he wanted for them. He told me $40 each. Woah! I asked him if he could do less and he said no.
I decided to not get them, because I knew the hubby wouldn't be too happy with another set of lamps and they were way too expensive. The shades need some serious work.
They stuck with me and I couldn't get them out of my head. They kept popping up on craigslist and after 3 weeks they were down to $15 for the pair. Nobody wanted them. Are they crazy? Or am I? Haha!
So my mom and I before she headed to the airport stopped by his house and bought them. She liked them as much as I did and the price made it easy.
So here they are. Turquoise and Gold Hollywood Regency Gigantors!
Yuck, look at those shades. The scale is awesome but they need some serious work.
And look how huge they are compared to my chairs. They are bigger than my 6 year old daughter.
They read f.L. Co. 1963.
Now that i have them at home, I have to admit that they dwarf everything else in my house. They are THAT huge! I have ideas in my head on what to do with them but some of those ideas will (for sure) not work in my home.
My thoughts right now are that they would look phenomenal at my sister-in-laws house. I mentioned her living room (that I painted a couple of years ago) in an older post. Here it is again and sorry for the quality, it's one of her iPhone photos. I need to go over to her house and take pictures.
Wouldn't they look cool in her circus living room? I think so! If you ever get a chance check out her bakery "Vegan Treats". The bakery has been named one of the World's 10 best bakeries by "Departures", an American Express magazine. How cool is that? And if you are vegan then I'm sure you've heard about her already, right?
I think I'll have to let them sit somewhere for a little to think about it. I call it brew and stew in my head.
What do guys think? Please do tell!
Talk to you on Friday. I've worked on a Christmas project that I'd like to share with you.