Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lamp Love, Oh My

Here's a little known secret about me.. I LOVE Lamps. Yes, thats right. I look at lamps everywhere I go.
In store, online, in catalogs, heck if I was at your home I'd be checkin out your LAMPS.

 I needed two that matched for my bedroom side tables, cause I'm just a matchy matchy girl , that way lol..
  I hung a mirror over each nite table so lamps alike were a must and I put my shell lamp over on the chest.

 It shouldnt be much longer till I get that room totally done and ready for her Showing. anyway, back to the lamps...

  I have adored these Ballard lamps since the day I saw them, over a year ago. I'd visit the Ballard site at least 3 times a week just to look at them.   One day about 3 weeks ago my online catalog arrived and guess what was on sale~!  yes, my lamps...  But I needed 2 and even on sale- ouchie ..

 Now you may be asking yourself why I'd choose this style of lamp for my bedroom nite table. I can answer that:)  I stayed at a bed and breakfast near Asheville and they had similar lamps and they were PERFECT for laying in bed propped up on fluffy pillows and reading, doing cross stitch and such.. Which is exactly what I do at night as I wind down to go to sleep.  The light can be adjusted to shine exactly where I need it to, unlike a regular lamp that throws light in every direction for a certain distance  , depending on the wattage of the bulb.  In this style a 40 watt beaming right where I need it is more than enough.. Beside I ADORE how they look~! So looks and Function too- how could I not love them.
 I restrained myself and continued to look through my emails , totally intendeing to just Bite The Bullet , go back and add them to my cart- check out- and wait for their arrival.

 As fate would have it, and I do mean Fate becuase folks, how else could I open an online catalog from another company and find almost the same lamps //well close enough// on sale on the same dang day..
 See I had looked at these before too but they were 39.00 each for about 8 months.. But this day they were on sale for  $19.95 - lemme tell ya I got Light Headed when I saw this ad.
   Sure they are slightly different and the Kirklands lamp was a brighter silver BUT, I knew how to make it have more of a pewter tone, cause I had changed other bright silver lamps in the past with my secret ingrediant-- Bri Wax in dark brown..  I ordered the Bri Wax and as soon as it arrivs I'll give the lamps a couple of applications- buff them up - put them in place and get some photos for Ya'll..

 The lamps are HEAVY~!  I was shocked to get such an excellent quality item for only 19.95.. They are KEEPERS and they are still on sale if anyone is interested...

Susan~~Meta Monday
 Thanks for visiting me..
 Happy Sunday to Ya'll