What A Trip!!!!!
I was sad there wasn't Internet where i was staying because I kept finding great things and was just DYING to bring them on here for your "oooo's, ahhhhhh's, and overall approval of my finds!
Well Much like that first Jr High dance we've all been to, im gonna take it one step at a time! In the next few days im going to time warp and post everything that went on during the vacation!
We arrived in Perry Kansas at the home of my parents friends on December 27th after the giant snow storm here in Texas.
Once we got there we all sat down and exchanged presents, I could hardly wait for my "aunt" her present. (It was a really good homemade present) Well She hands me a tin red and green flannel lunch box, and says "Merry Christmas" I open it and there was a small flamingo ornament. As nice as it was, the selfish feeling in all of us started to come over me... BUT I smiled and laughed and carried on with our party. When everyone had opened their gifts my "aunt" whispered to my "uncle" to go get something off the porch. He goes out and comes back in with a massive sack and sends it on the coffee table in front of me, I knew instantly what it was
... My Carmen Miranda Lamp....
This lamp has been in the down stairs foyer of the Lawrence Ks Antique Mall for as long as I can remember provably since I was 5. I cannot tell you how much time i have spent staring at her behind the glass display case, big eye and wanting. Forever it was priced at $150 then last year at Christmas I saw it marked down to $80 and I vowed after 17 years of admiring it that in 2009 When I went on the yearly trip to KS I was going to buy it.
What FANTASTIC Christmas surprise that she bought for me! (and I think she got it cheaper than $80 too!) But now I don't know weather it should go on top of my console radio here in town, or find a place out at the Casablanca!
What do you guys and gals think?!
Did anyone get any super cool gifts for Christmas?!