The fabulous lady at Quilting in My Pyjamas has brought back Favorite Things Friday. I'm coming late to the party since it was Friday in Australia yesterday, but it's still not too late to join the fun. Mrs. Pyjamas is not a stickler for which Friday we observe. Click on the button on the right if you want to play.
Okay, so my favorite thing this Friday is Ebay. I've sold items and I've bought items. The things I've bought in the past are usually along the lines of ink cartridges for my printer, soft paws for my cat (back when it wasn't against his policy to wear them), and the like. Generally cool, but not mind-blowing.
Now, I know you're looking at the picture of the lamp thinking I bought it on Ebay, and you'd be wrong. I bought only the lampshade on Ebay.
Here's the story: My grandparents have had this lamp in their house for the past thirty years (perhaps longer, but that's the limit of my knowledge). Once upon a time, it looked like it does now. And then the lampshade got broken. I never saw it in its original form. By the time I had knowledge of it, it had a replacement shade that was plain white because a matching shade could not be found.
When we made the move from Nevada to Kansas, the replacement shade got broken. Not really a big surprise. The thing is pretty fragile.
So I went searching through Ebay looking for yet another replacement. I was just hoping to find another plain white shade that fit. You cannot imagine my shock and surprise, when I came across the shade that was a perfect match to the base. And it cost me $10 plus shipping. Unbelievable!