Sunday, June 28, 2009
I learned that having a guest in my home for two weeks was a bit of a unexpected chore. I know when I've travelled, my routine was out of whack but it works both ways. I found it rather challenging because I fell behind on so many things and I feel like I gained some weight and that makes me just want to eat more which doesn't make sense. I really need to make a date with my treadmill, make some serious changes and get my focus back to things that have been shelved as of late.
I know I can, I know I can, I know I can......
Monday, June 8, 2009
We had a bit of a worry yesterday when our blind guy was squinting in the eye that we believe is totally blind. It clouded over last summer and a visit to an insensitive vet implied that it was not big deal to poke it out and sew the eye shut. Ummm... oh, yes it IS!
When I saw him squinting, I realized he may have run into a twig or the kitty may have given him a swat, catching his eye. My greatest fear was a more serious problem so I just said a little prayer and when I greeting him this morning it was a bit gunky and I had to clean it three times but he's not squinting anymore and looks good now. WHEW! Thank you, Lord.
The pupil pretty much fills the whole iris area but whatever irritant got in his eye caused the pupil to shrink down to a small dot. Strange. It's now back to 'normal', which isn't normal at all but normal for his condition, LOL. I'm quite relieved.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I'm in love with vintage lighting and love finding a bargain even more. I hate spending top dollar for vintage items knowing full well that there are goodies out there to suit the 'practical budget'. Vintage lighting is one of my collections that I can't resist but must control. I was told to stop buying lamps at one time but I can't turn away a great deal when I find one. I do have more lighting fixtures and they're looking for a place to live in my home.
I just love the detail in the chrome of this lamp. It actually was purchased with a 100 watt light bulb. Wow!
This was a barter with a local antique dealer for a pair of funky 50's lamps (below) that I got from a yard sale for next to nothing. It was a mess and I spent meticulous hours making it just so. I believe it's a Schonbeck and it resides in my bedroom where I turn the dimmer switch down real low and stare at its sparkling beauty.
I just adore my TV Duck Lamp. I got it from the same yard sale as the 50's lamps and paid about $5 for it. Such a deal!
The base of this light fixture was a mess but the shade is in perfect condition. A bit of craft paint did the trick. It was an eBay purchase and very reasonable.
In a damp box with a $10 price tag at the back of a tacky antique store. It was ugly cheap brass but I had to have it and some elbow grease and ivory paint gave it back some of it's formal glory. I used to loathe those aurora borealis crystals but now I find them quite beautiful.
I found this cute tole chandelier in an antique store in Vancouver. It's perfect for my kitchen.
This is one of a pair that I found on eBay (and yes, a bargain price). I LOVE the glass star base. The only shades I could find suitable were from Wallmart. Who knew?
I must get a better shot of my brass bird of paradise lamp (another eBay deal). It didn't come with a shade but I managed to find this vintage pink fiberglass shade at a thrift store for just $5 and I think it works just fine.