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Sunday, August 31, 2014
More home furnishings and a freebie
My list of home furnishings to acquire continues to shorten. This week, I picked up the above lamp from someone, as I was commuting back home from work. I needed another lamp for my bedroom, which is North facing and none of the rooms (except dining room, hallway and kitchen) have ceiling lights, so lamps were needed. I previously posted about other lamps that I had purchased. This lamp was posted on a local town's Facebook tagsale page for $25. I emailed the owner, asking if she'd consider $20. She accepted. Great, as $20 is my to price that I want to pay for a lamp.
This matches beautifully with my bedroom decor. The owner stated that she thought it was a Pottery Barn lamp, but when I got home, I found out (sticker on the bottom of the lamp base) that this is actually a Laura Ashley Home lamp! My valences are LA as well, which is why this coordinated so well. I went on line, and comparable LA lamps, per their website, retail for $139. Egads! My $20 lamp suits me just fine. : )
DS #1 had a now in the military but home on leave friend stop by for a visit, T. brought me these HUGE courgettes as he calls them (he's British) from his Mum's garden, stating that he remembers that I like to bake cakes and muffins with them. Very thoughtful. Now to break out the Cuisinart and shred them, freezing the veg in 2 cup increments for another frozen asset. I may also chop some for soup, spaghetti sauces.