Saturday, September 04, 2010

I'm Not Suggesting You Try My Method...

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We were shopping at one of the local architectural salvage stores today, looking at vintage lamp shades. I was stooping to look at shades on a low shelf, and when I stood up, I slammed into the edge of a glass shade so hard that I had to go sit down until the dizziness subsided.

When I mentioned how dangerous this was to the gentleman ringing us up, he went and looked at the way things were displayed, and then only charged us for one of our shades.




We've been in our little house for just about a year, and we've only just gotten past the bare-bulb-hanging-from-the-ceiling motif in the kitchen.




The shade looks great in our 1940s kitchen, but the ceiling sure is squalid.

9 comments:

Kaaren said...

Owie! That's one painful way to get a discount. :) Do like the shade

Anonymous said...

I have got to just send you the photos of the weird stuff left in the barn- I swear I have a box full of the same sort of vintage glass lampshades in your photo. I have put stuff up on Craigslist and not to much sells, since everyone here has the same sort of stuff. Tell me what you are looking for in your house and I'll send you pics and measurements of what we have. Some stuff may be a bit rusty and need clean up, but is still servicable. (This week I am finally scraping, sanding, painting with rust inhibiting metal primer onto fabo vintage metal yard chairs- only took 4 years to get to it). Gary's Mom and Aunt will be visiting from England in a few weeks and I figure they do not want rust-ass when they sit outside and watch the kitties frolic. I swear, dont spend money on something that I may have been tripping over for years that you can use.

Annalisa

Gina said...

MMph! Ouch! Lovely background to the injury shot, though... :)

Btw, "Squalid Ceiling" is a fantastic band name!

camissonia said...

Lisa, love the shade, and the ceiling actually looks pretty cool too, in an unconventional kinda way. Btw, I've harvested the seeds of the Williamson's Clarkia that you asked about a few months ago. Shoot me an email with your mailing address at camissonia@earthlink.net and I'll mail a packet of those seeds.

Christine said...

Aaaah! Not worth the discount, but I'm sure it was a bright spot against a very ouchie experience. That shade is lovely! I bet the shadows it casts are really nice, too!
I really want to start incorporating those old shades into the garden, but first I have to use the zinc ballot boxes that have been waiting in my basement for good intentions!

Thomas said...

You should bump your head in a car dealership next time.

Ladyaero said...

Goodness, do we need to add shopping to the list of activities for which one should wear a helmet?! Hope you are quickly healed. :-)

Alice Joyce said...

Hi Lisa
Great glass shade. Love the vintage look.
Sorry to hear about the 'encounter' with the display.
Be well,
A.

Octopus Knits said...

Youch! The fixture is lovely, though :)

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