Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hello, Retro Gods? Lamp Department Please...

Today was just to amazing!


Wednesday is the day I take my grandma to the beauty shop. Seriously If she wasn't in the chair by 1:00 sharp the world as we know it would come to a grinding halt....

Well after we visit with our FAVORITE hair dresser Deanna. we go out to wal-mart to get granny some groceries. Theres a Goodwill store next to the wal-mart and I asked grandma if I could stop in there "What are you looking for?" she asks "A Tv lamp" I say "either a black panther one or the drama faces, but they provably wont have anything." My grandma replies "You never know...."

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So I walk into Goodwill and the Retro Gods give me a sing i'm going to find something worth my trip, how Do i know this you ask? "Oh Mickey your So fine" is BLARING over the stores loud speaker...lets do this... I hunt up and down the isles thinking maybe they will gift me with a pyrex bowl, or perhaps some dishes or matching glasses, but nay it was not so. Just as I am about to leave empty handed I spot the top socket of a lamp that I thought was made form a wicker basket. but as I stepped closer, I saw pink black and gold and literally had to slam my mouth shut from emitting a squeal like that of a school girl!




B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!

I was just about to become sad because this lamp requires a clip on bulb when I remember this 2 sided picture one that I have. My grandmother bought it for me on a whim, and its a $56 lamp shade *GASP* I know... but it goes excellently with this lamp base! I'm going to have to get a light kit from Hobby Lobby and I will be going back to Goodwill to see if theres a mate by chance (I looked and looked but I don't think there is).
So thank you Thrift and Retro Gods! You saw my plight over the chalk ware lamp and brought a new 'light' into my life. (ok you can roll your eyes Now and snicker 'this is why you don have a girlfriend Mick') Haha.
Either way i'm happy!


-Mick-

16 comments:

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

The God's are with every step of the way Micky! ps. your grandmother is as cute as a coconut cake.

Missouri Michael said...

Your grandma reminds me a lot of my grandma! That lamp is a great find. And hey, there's nothing wrong with the single life!

Missouri Michael said...

Mick - the next time I'm in Pittsburg do you want me to see if they still have that black panther tv lamp that I posted? I can pick it up for you and ship it down there if you want to buy it... I know half the fun is in the hunt though. Email me if you want me to, though it may be another week or so before I can get over there.

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Sorry about being a comment hog - my computer posted the same comment three times (ugh!).

Midcenturymadam said...

That is the coolest lamp I've seen in a long while....and you know the lamp Gods and I are pretty tight. That is an awesome score....and Granny is adorable. You're such a good guy Mick. The world needs more people like you, honestly.

Vonlipi said...

WOW! That is one rocking lamp! The retro/thrifting gods were sure smiling down on you!

That lampshade is to die for! I wish I had a grandma left but they both went to retro heaven.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Love, love, love it! The shade is wonderful, too!

Holly Hall said...

So cool, especially with that shade.

Nick said...

Absolutely LOVE that lamp and shade!! What a find!

Zootsuitmama said...

Cool Mick! I love it! That shade is worth every penny, esp. because we make up for it with all the cheapo retro thrift store finds. I guess all us thrift store people get those gifts from time to time...and when I do, I LOVE it. And, I feel silly, because I kept getting you and Nick confused on my blog! Sorry, you probably think, what the heck is she talking about, on some of my replies! Hope your rehersals are going good! Zootsuitmama

art*deco*dame said...

aw cute lamp AND Grammy!

Temperamental Broad said...

Love the lamp shade! I've been searching for shades for my Arabian dancer lamps for years but still no luck. Moonshine shades may have to do...

Amber Von Felts said...

I literally just gasped and put my hand over my mouth! Waa waa wee wow!

Mick said...

Im such a dope! I forgot to say the lamp's actual retail price? $2.99 SOLD!