Remember that "fun" school game staple of musical chairs. A game designed to selectively weed out child by child till only one remains? Well today I played the grown up version - musical lamps (please note that no lamps were injured in this game although one has gotten hurt feelings over its impending fate!).
A thrift trip produced this on Monday:
Lovely vintage Italian alabaster lamp. Working - check. Needs harp - have one hanging in the basement stash (doesn't everyone have a stash of lamp parts in their basement?). Needs shade - well I did buy two shades last Friday at Ballard when trying to outfit the super cool tripod lamp that my husband transformed for me. Surely I'll get home and the shade will look bad. Oh hello, I was so wrong on that score.
This is the thought process my brain goes through as I stand in the aisle like a somewhat delusional crazy lady. Thoughts continue with, "I'll just sell it. Someone will buy the base. I have to rescue it." On and on it goes until I finally put the thing in the cart and continue on my psycho way.
Once home the harp fit and the shade was awesome. Well we need another lamp like...I need more junque. Thus begins the dance and our game of musical lamps commences.
We start with my current bedside lamp:
Pretty marble base vintage glass lamp with thrifted shade. Take this lamp and move it to my daughter's room which has:
A less cool vintage glass lamp with thrifted shade. We've been meaning to raid our stash of lamp parts and make this one better but, well, you know the drill. And yes, that is a plastic Hello Kitty teacup alarm clock. Not vintage so not very cute. She's almost 7 - we have to give her some say!!!! Nor did I ever really like the shade but she LOVED the beads and this is real life where we have to acknowledge that not everything is perfectly "sculpted" for the optimum vignette.
So this lamp is now headed for the parts bin or the junque to sell stash and my bedroom lamp looks like this:
Thus concludes our game of musical lamps. For now. Possibly only for today in the event that I find another one at the thrift tomorrow.
Am I the only one who plays musical lamps, chairs, furniture?!!!!