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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Red, White, and Timeless

Outside, it is still all white. I took a picture this morning, through the conservatory windows:

Dion has the right idea. He's napping through the worst of the winter's weather.
He was up late last night, watching the Westminster Dog Show, cheering for his favorites.

That's about as much outdoor as I'm getting today, except to dash to the car
through some persistent light snow flurrying. But inside, something new.


Ever since daughter Anne raided -- I mean shopped -- our house for furnishings for her apartment, we've been short on table lamps. I've had trouble finding what I like. In an old home, I love a classic urn or ginger jar, its porcelain curves covered in a stylized Asian design.

If you can find them new, they cost the moon, and look too . . . new.

Vintage things need that hint of dust in their tiniest corners, as if time has gotten stuck in the nooks and crannies.
You need that little bit of fuzzy-wuzzy that will only come out on the point of a dampened toothpick; it blurs any sharp or shiny edges.

I keep an eye on vintage table lamps offered on Ebay, and recently I bid. All out -- ten bucks. I won!
Yesterday, through the steady snowfall, the UPS man tossed the box up on my front porch,
where it skidded to a stop against the front door.


I love the touches of red and turquoise, the black, the dull gold color. . . .

I even like the scratches; this gal's been around the block a couple of times.

I'm not sure where she's going to perch, but after I give her a cleaning and find the right lampshade,
I think she'll migrate into the parlor. Her colors seem right.

Yesterday, I won another lamp on Ebay -- 99 cents. Not old, but I think it will work in our front hallway; we'll see.
If it doesn't, maybe Annie can use it!


Three blog parties today, including a quite new one: Timeless Tuesday, hosted at Paula Grace Designs.
Click here to go there!

Thanks to Sue of It's A Very Cherry World for hosting Wednesday is REDnesday. Click, below:

Thanks to Susan of A Southern Daydreamer, for her Outdoor Wednesday blog party. Click below!

A blessed Ash Wednesday to you -- Cass


  1. LOL the dog is adorable..Happy Outdoor Wednesday

  2. What an incredible piece for $10.00! It would be an incredible piece for a lot more. Shame on the UPS man for treating is so disrespectfully. I am glad it found a home to love and nuture it. Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday. BTW ~ your dog is adorable. Enjoy your day :)
    Paula Grace ~

  3. Love it, love it!! I'm still kicking myself for not taking the mate to mine. Make sure to post it's final destination :)
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  4. Fun to see inside your conservatory. I can just imagine how pretty your house is dressed in snow.

  5. Lovely shade of turmeric and saffron with a touch of turquoise, so very pretty!

  6. That a great outdoor pic! The dog is enjoying himself. I love the lamp!

  7. Wow, you got some good Ebay deals! The lamp has pretty colors. I can't wait to see it after you place it!

  8. Hi Cass! Oh, how purdy! I love that lamp - it's so gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Wow - You are getting some great deals! $10 and 99cts. The UPS man slid it to your door?!?! It must have been packed well. I laughed at your comment about dust in the tiniest corners. I was looking at pics. of some things in an upcoming estate sale and most everything is covered in years of dust.

  10. How pretty Cass...and in your LR it will be GREAT!! Love Dion too funny...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. Wow, you are an awesome Ebay shopper! I can't believe you got that beautiful lamp for $10! And another for 99 cents. And I really like what you said about dust! Makes me feel so much better about all of mine!
    Happy REDnesday!

  12. Wow Cass, your are really finding the bargains. I love all the colors in that lamp. Just beautiful. Your dog is so pretty.

  13. You can really find the bargains! Me - they say here she comes, raise the price! Love those colors.

    UPS is either really good or very careless.

    Have a great day!


  14. Love the lamp! And what a cutie of a dog!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. Congrats on your win! Can't wait to see it with a shade!

  16. WOW 10.00 I can take that off your hands!!~ I love the dog is a cutie!!~ Your home is beautiful and so warm and inviting looking!!~

  17. Speaking of red and white.. I might be able to get my hands on a 12 person serving set of Mason Vista ware... I just looked at prices on line and OMG, what a steal. Do you know anything about that type of China?
    Can it be used daily?

  18. Your puppy is so cute. What is his;her name?

    Take care

  19. I love your vase!

    And I have to say that Dion looks like he has the right attitude! :)

  20. you can never post enough pics of that gorgeous pup - we have a cav too - the light of my life, after my kids, DH, etc etc... but I do love him to bits! Yours looks gorgeous too - they all do I guess...

  21. Oooh look at all the colors you have to work with. What an interesting lamp.

  22. Case you have so much more snow than we do and I'm in Canada lol
    Yup incredible for sure. I ADORE your little fur baby lying on the couch. Good idea actually. It's been a long day at the root canal dentist : (
    Happy Rednesday Case
    Love Claudie

  23. wow! I love it! ten bucks? :) you go girl, I have been so busy the last couple of days on my "project" that I have not even been on line. BUT, the table is done, and it is darling, after I reinstall the pull I will take some pictures and then its back to the cellar to start on my coffee tables. I have got to get on Craigs L, and Ebay. take care.

  24. Wow! Lovely pictures and what a find!

    Your home looks absolutely lovely.

  25. You have a lovely home, Cass. Happy Rednesday!

  26. Cass,
    I'm in love with your doggy. So very cute, and one of my favorite breeds. Don't tell Chloe, my Westie! Anyway, the lamp, what a steal. So very elegant and sophisticated. Love all the details on it. Great choice.

  27. Cass, I love all of your things, but mostly I love that you do have a bit of dust and dog bowls in your pictures! She's real, she's really real! lol Stop over and take a look at my little table, whew! Now onto the coffee tables.. what was I thinking? You know, I always do this to myself, start something huge that I have to finish, but luckily, I have either gone mad or am on my way. :)

  28. Your ebay finds always amaze me! I don't find much, because when one adds duty and postage bargains aren't such bargains. Gorgeous find!

  29. Lucky you! What an amazing find--absolutely gorgeous!


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