Friday, November 9, 2012

The One That (Almost) Got Away

I decided that I needed a brass table lamp for this chest in Madeline's nursery.
These images convinced me of the need for the lamp:

So I set out to find a lamp (via the internet 'cause I am too preggers to go random lamp shopping right now).  Not many retailers were offering brass lamps in my price range (trust me, in a few years brass will be everywhere when the retailers catch up with the designers).  Here's some of the unaffordable goodness that I found:
Arteriors Home Ryder Small Vintage Brass Table Lamp
Vintage Brass Hammered Table Lamp by Arteriors
Carter Antique Brass Lamp by Arteriors
Saffron Polished Brass Hammered Lamp by Arteriors
Mary McDonald Pythagoras Table Lamp  by Robert Abbey
Next stop, Etsy and Ebay.  I thought there would be tons of brass lamps left over from the 80's, but the pickin's were slim and kinda pricey.  I fell in love with this little gem on Ebay:
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(Imagine it without the hideous lamp shade)
It was more than I wanted to pay, but with a mere 30 minutes left I sensed that my presence on Ebay at this particular time must be some sort of divine intervention, so I placed a bid with 10 seconds left in the auction.  Unfortunately I was outbid.  I was saved from the wrath of the Hubs if he found out what I was willing to pay for this lamp but I was really mad that someone else got this lamp.
The next day I regrouped and did another search for a modern brass lamp and what to my wandering eyes should appear but this:
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Another lamp just like the first one but much cheaper and with no other bidders!  I stalked this guy for a couple of days and put in a bid at the last minute.  I am the champion and this beauty is en route to me at this very minute!  It's the little victories in life that excite me!

1 comment:

  1. That is so awesome. I think it will look wonderful on the chest. Isn't it great to get exactly what you want after you waited?