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Monday, 8 April 2013

Auction Love

This weekend my favourite auction house held a sale.  I only had to stick to two rules.  NO MORE CHAIRS and NO MORE LAMPS!  I can proudly tell you I didn't buy a single chair, though there were some beauts there.  Lamps?  We'll get to that in a bit and I'm counting on you to back me up.

In order to get this glass dome and pedestal ~


I had to buy what is called a box lot.  I have no idea what I will do with the wooden pieces.  Glass domes are scarce as hens teeth and expensive.  I bought this whole shebang for $5. ~


I've always wanted an alabaster lamp.  My Auntie Kay had one on the bedside table in her spare room and, as a little girl, I thought it was the most elegant lamp I had ever seen.  Although I have bought them for my shops, they always sell and one never came home with me.

When I walked in that auction house, the mother of them all was staring me in the face! ~



All eighteen inches of lamp base whispered my name!  And then, it shouted my name!

It begged me to look at the glorious detailing. ~


 A toothbrush and pipe cleaner will whisk away the dirt. ~ 



Maeve will provide the perfect foil for all that alabaster loveliness. ~




But, it is in the evening when my lamp will take my breath away! ~


Yes, I paid $70 for a lamp I didn't need.  Honestly, though, wouldn't you have done the same?

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