Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Birthday Luck

Good day, ladies and gents!

Today is my 23rd birthday and to celebrate, I took the day off from work and went thrifting, shopping, and hiking. It was grand. First off, I found this amazing lamp at the Port Townsend Goodwill. It's incredible! I love these old late 60s-early-70s biggo lamps. They're so gaudy and colorful. Usually I can only find them in orange or brown but the gods were with me today. A perfecto lime green glass one--for only $9! Weeee! And the best part? Plug it in and the base even emits a soft glow. The wiring is a tad on the iffy side since it's so old, but hell, I can easily rewire it.
Here's my new lamp next to a thrifted 60s chair I bought at the same Goodwill earlier this year (I got it for, I kid you not, $15--how's that for a score?). I do say, they look like a happy couple.

Next up, I bought this splendid elephant shaped white ceramic teapot at a local independently owned grocery store for $12. I adore it. I saw a price tag next to the elephants that said "camel teapot" but alas, they were all out of the camels. I'll have to go back and snatch up a camel if they come back in stock. The green and white striped backdrop in this pick is a tea towel I picked up at the same store for a few dollars. I'm gussying up my kitchen in white and limey green with some vintage sass and the towel fits in like a charm (course, so does the teapot).
No time for more--I'm off to attend a birthday feast my mom is throwing in my honor. Mmmmmm...crab legs and then walnut pie for dessert..... Can't wait! Oh--the cuckoo clock painting did get finished and I will be adding it to the
shop this week. Photos are a'comin, I promise!

Enjoy your day, my friends!

6 comments:

Jen said...

You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you


:)

p.s. that is a sweet looking lamp. bargains are always so much fun.

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks Jen for the much-appreciated Beatles love. :)

Agreed--bargains are indeed quite awesome!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! I love that elephant.

Eggman Studios said...

Thank ya! I know, ain't he a cutie?

Alex said...

Hello and happy belated birthday!
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind doing me a little favor?
My mother owned a pair of those exact same lamps. She passed away in 1995 and the lamps(along with other things) were pilfered by the family before I could even say anything.
I've been looking for a pair for several years now, could you possibly look on the bottom for a makers mark and let me know who sold them?

Thanks so much for your time and consideration!

Alex

Alex said...

P.S. The original lamp shade that you asked about!

http://fostyd.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shopping-cart/product_images/Lamp-6.jpg