Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Im back...and what a Light I bring!

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?!



Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Oooooo AAAAAAAAhhhhhhh... you lucky bastard!*

*I say that last part with much love!


Missouri Michael said...

Welcome back, Mick! I've missed your posts!

I think that I would keep that lamp in town, so that I could enjoy it everyday!


Mick said...

I TOTALLY FORGOT to say, She Chalkware and dated 1951 haha but thats was no big!

MaryDeluxe! I saw 2 chalware matador Lamps in grey,turquoise and peach with matching shades and INSTANTLY thought of you! unfortunalty.... they were $400 : (

Michael! I went into Missouri several times during my trip and wondered where mich you be?! haha

Missouri Michael said...

Mick - I'm in southwest Missouri - about a half hour north of Joplin

Mick said...

Darn it! I was through there 2 days on my trip!!!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I certainly did not get anything that cool! Great score!!

Missouri Michael said...

Were you driving down highway 71? If so you were within a mile or so of my house!

Mick said...

Wow! Haha If I Get to go to Kansas again Next year maybe we could meet up and you could show me this shop where you get all your cool lamps and such.

Missouri Michael said...

Sounds good to me!

Mick said...


Leah@storybookranch said...

What a thoughtful gift! She is an amazing lamp, now you have to stop playing catch in the house ;)